springs

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  1. i'm another one that suffers from sweat inside the goggle and what not. on both my fan assisted ones and my ESS glasses. after every game i normally come back and give them a clean of anti-fog spray. a couple of times i've had to come back early as the vision got worse.
  2. is there any further news / interest? as those that want to come down would need to book a hotel for it
  3. helmets are good for some sites and setups. I've got a fast helmet but recently i've been wearing hat and glasses as i just end up sweating all over the place.
  4. I'd be up for it. as long as the date doesn't change to the 11th Nov. @warlord might be up for it as well with some of the gang?
  5. being one of the above to attend, my main points are: Getting there: As it's in the middle of the town centre there aren't any signs saying where it is. I got there earlier than our main group and ended up walking the whole way around the building trying to find a sign or some sort of visible entrance. in the end where we had originally looked it was the right place, but again no signs to advise this in any way. the signs that were there all pointed to a gallery which was the opposite door On-site shop: probably the better part of the site. guns, ammo and other bits available. tuck shop with cold drinks and some sweets mainly. prices aren't out of this world but certainly not the cheapest. Marshals: no visible marshals for pretty much the whole day. No one in high vis jackets advising people of generally being there for people to ask questions. Every marshal they had was playing the whole day and never really made themselves stand out. Chrono: as mentioned above. it was a bit of a joke. their chrono's were all over the place. I had checked both rifles the day before and they were well within the limits set by the site. when going through their chrono, you used your own ammo / mags. It isn't a major problem but some players using different weighted ammo meant they kept having to change the settings on the chrono. Another site i've used asked the weight, you shot and they said yes / no as they could tell if its safe or not. one of the younger players were using black coloured BB's. for some reason that was not explained the person doing the chrono said that no coloured BB's are to be used and can only use white. have no idea why this was said and i assume the kid managed to get some standard coloured ammo as he was playing during the day. Their listed site FPS is 340, but when going through the chrono, it was mentioned on more than one occasion that there was going to be lots of "ouchies" because there seemed to be lots of players with weapons close to their limit. at the end of the day it's a very close CQB site so short range hits are to be expected and as long as the weapon is withing field limits there shouldn't be any problems. It sort of gave the impression that normally they have lots of lower powered weapons on site. as well, none of the guns were tagged in any way to say they had passed which meant you could of brought out a untested weapon and started using it with no issues. Safe Zone: the "safe zone" if you can call it that was 2 rooms that branched off from one of the main rooms. Both rooms were just protected with a door each. i would of expected some netting for the time where players are coming in and out during game plays and could get caught in cross fire. The main shop / toilets, although are down their own corridor they aren't really covered by any protection, if you happened to take a wrong turn you could of ended up in the shop with a loaded weapon. lots of dry firing as well throughout the day with no player marshals advising not to do it. Parking: it states on their website that there is no onsite parking and that you'd have to use one of the 2 local NCP car parks instead. they mention that is apparently £4 for the day between the hours of 11am and 5pm but as you have to get there before hand it ended up costing us £12 to park for the day. It would be nice if they could get a deal with NCP to either get fixed rate tickets or some form of discount so it's not so bad.
  6. if you want it just for display purposes and don't intend to shoot it, can't you just open it up and remove the contents of the gearbox and therefore it won't be able to shoot
  7. it's got to be the way Redwolf are importing the items into the UK via their courier. they must not be declaring it correctly so it just gets flagged up and customs.
  8. yer the angel customs one is the one i'm after over the ICS one. will have to look at getting one from the US at some point
  9. i've seen the tappairsoft ones before and i want to get them, only i can't stand the dual ICS mag and want the single drum mag but will have to import one from the USA
  10. depending on what defence is given. if it's UKARA then you can either try getting in contact with UKARA directly to check or contact your local airsoft shop and ask if they can verify their number. you use to be able to do this manually but since their DB issue this feature isn't available. If they give their site as a defence then it's the same as above in that you would need to contact the site to confirm they play there regularly
  11. ive done a couple of mid week games on my own. it all depends on what sort of person you are and how you interact with others. when i last went it was a pretty quiet night so although i spoke to some during the games i just kept to myself for most of it.
  12. i did enjoy the site when i visited. my main gripe was that there was hardly anything going on inside the buildings. would of been nice for some of the games to be pushed inside a bit more. They did use one of the buildings but ended up having 95% of the action outside and a few people going through the buildings. will be back there at some point to give it another go.
  13. i end up going to different sites all over the place at the moment as i go with @warlord who's based further up north. I've been to The Mall in reading multiple times as you're close to eversley you might want to look at Ambush Adventures "The Billet" site in Aldershot
  14. as mentioned before the biggest issue is getting people to commit on a regular basis. as well as getting enough people to cover the costs of the site. although i live close to eversley i've not played there as it's not my sort of field, which will be another issue for some people. if you could get 2 - 3 sites then you could rotate and hopefully get more people attending
  15. not sure yet. haven't really thought that far ahead. I was told the place i'm doing the training at use Yamaha XJ600's which don't seem to bad from what i can find. I'm not really built for sports bikes so will be looking at more of a cruiser style bike. once i've completed everything i'll go looking and see what i can get on with