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Hello everyone!

 

I’m a 4th year uni student and I’m doing my dissertation on the sub-culture of airsoft and the rise of it and I was wondering if I could ask a few questions to aid my research into the people behind the sport.

 

Any answers would be greatly appreciated

 

Thank you once again!

 

What is your age/gender?:

What’s your day job?:

What are you hobbies?:

What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?):

Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops):

What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect):

What is important to you in life – what motivates you?:

 

Once again, thank you very much for any help you can give!

 

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This is airsoft not paintball, although similar activity, it's a pretty different sub-culture, sure you're asking in the right place?

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fair enough lol, I'll start you off;

 

What is your age/gender?: 31/M

What’s your day job?: IT Engineer

What are you hobbies?: Airsoft, Music Production, Snowboarding, Cycling, Kayaking/Wakeboarding,

What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?): Style - Quality - Price (in that order)

Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops): Online

What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect): Both reviews and word of mouth, or calculated risk

What is important to you in life – what motivates you?: Pseudo Psychology and caffine :)

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What is your age/gender?: 40M


What’s your day job?: Technical Clerk


What are you hobbies?: Motorcycles (building/riding/trackdays), gunsmithing, beer, and obviously airsoft


What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?): How much alcohol I've consumed that eve lol, I'll always try find the item I want at the best price but want quality kit, buy good; buy once.


Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops): Local Surplus store is first port of call as like to help local businesses but will always shop around online to try find a better deal


What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect): Guns would be they look cool and are generally the higher end of the market, research them on here, on YouTube and by seeing how my friends rate them


What is important to you in life – what motivates you?: My friends


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What is your age/gender?:

23/M

 

Whats your day job?:

Assembler for biomedical company making centrifugal evaporation units and freeze driers

 

What are you hobbies?:

Airsoft, music, wargaming

 

What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?):

Price, quality of build and internals and availability (plus service)

 

Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops):

Online, second hand from other airsofters

 

What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect):

Looks, reviews and other peoples opinions

 

What is important to you in life what motivates you?:

My daughter and fiancee - plus my friends

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What is your age/gender?: 19M


What’s your day job?: University student


What are you hobbies?: Gaming,Golf,Flying


What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?): Decent quality to price ratio


Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops): army&navy,local airsoftshop,fourms


What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect): Other peoples opinions, and youtube reviews


What is important to you in life – what motivates you?: Being successful


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What is your age/gender?: 47 Male

What’s your day job?: Manager in Print company

What are you hobbies?: Airsoft, Computers, Travelling, DIY,

What is important when you buy your gear? (Price, quality ect?): Quality & Price (got loads of crap that ain't)

Where do you buy it? (online, small shops or big chain shops): Online

What makes you buy your equipment? (reviews, word of mouth ect): Both reviews and word of mouth, or calculated risk

What is important to you in life – what motivates you?: The wife's nagging - I do as I'm told for peaceful life

 

could go nutz and loads of silly remarks but yeah we are a mixed lot from all areas/walks of life

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