What is Airsoft

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Airsoft is a Military simulation that's both fun and exciting. Think of it as playing Battlefield or Call Of Duty but in real life!

In layman’s terms Airsoft skirmishing is an action game based on military simulation. Airsoft is many different things to many different people, but the one thing that binds most Airsoft skirmishers together is the imaginary element. You are suspending belief for the short time you are playing, immersing yourself in a fictitious situation and playing in character.
Airsoft is so much more than a simple game of ‘tag’ as Paintball tends to be, it is an all-encompassing experience, which constantly evolves and changes. In this respect it is much more akin to the film industry or re-enactment than Paintball or Laser Tag. Airsofters role play simulated situations, knowing in reality they are safe and won’t be hurt. Airsoft is not about winning, or about leagues and competitions, it's about suspending belief (to borrow a favorite term from film and TV), 'taking part' and 'having an experience', not to mention the beneficial aspects of teamwork and exercise that are part and parcel of the airsoft experience.

How does it work?

Airsofters use 'Soft Air' replicas to fire non lethal projectiles (BB's) at each other. The replicas are in looks and function as realistic as they can be, this means during the simulation magazine changes are as realistic as possible, adding to the experience. Different types of Soft air replicas are available for different purposes, just as in real life. There are to many varieties to list, but they include pistols, sub machine guns, rifles, assault rifles, sniper rifles and support guns. All have appropriate magazine capacities and although they fire the same ammunition, they function and handle in very different ways.
Endless scenarios are acted out by opposing teams and players, from simple base swaps, or capture the flag games, to complicated hostage rescues. It's not uncommon to see a VIP being escorted through a specific game zone, it's as varied as your imagination allows.
The whole system is based around honor, there is no paint or mark left by the BB that hit's an opponent, so we all rely on the honesty of the other players to indicate when they have been hit. The system works surprisingly well once players get the hang of 'feeling' or sometimes 'hearing' when they have taken a hit.
The velocities 'Soft Air Weapons' operate at means they are non lethal, that has two advantages. The replicas can fire in fully automatic mode (this is a function that is banned for lethal air weapons) and the minimum safety equipment Airsofters need is eye protection, this all adds to the realism and experience so players can get the most from their gaming days.

Who can play?

Anybody can enjoy skirmishing.
Airsoft is played by a massive cross section of society, lawyers and city bankers rub shoulders on the airsoft field with police men, trades people, single mums and everybody in between. Age isn't an issue, we take players in secondary school education to those well into retirement.
There are no fitness requirements to play, unlike other action games it's not essential to be fit to play airsoft, there are roles for most shapes and sizes. Some actually use airsoft as a means of getting fit and burning off excess energy after sitting at a desk all day, much more exciting and enjoyable than going to a gym.

News

NEW SITE

Xsite are teaming up with Hurricane airsoft in Redhill, Surrey to run, develop and manage a woodland site sitting on 12 1/2 acres of mature undulating woodland.

Hurricane took on the site, but lots of other commitments means they cant concentrate on milsims, which is their passion, so we have joined them at the site to put the development into the site it deserves.

Xsite will be running the site as one of ours, Hurricane will be taking a step back and running a milsim every quarter. A great arrangement for both parties and even better for players.

To start with game dates are 1st and 3rd sunday of the month, once the warmer weather sets in, we will start to introduce Saturday games and a mid week game in school holidays. As with all our sites, any day other than pre-booked game days the site will be available for private hires, the day is yours for either a skirmish, team training or even a themed game. Prices per head remain the same for private hires, we just need a minimum 16 people to run your day

Hurricane already have a day running on the 5th Feb, Xsite and Hurricane will be running the day together and it is nearly fully subscribed. The first full Xsite only day is 19th Feb

Thoroughly looking forward to developing a new site and making it awesome 

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We are a growing Airsoft company based in High Wycombe but have an ever growing list of Woodland and Urban sites all over the UK!

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