It's still played in backyards, it's still made with stuff around the house, and you still play with a small group of friends as nerdy as yourself. It has only evolved.
Where as paintball has changed. It was once a backyard game that is now an international excepted sport.
(edited BKs post for my clarity).
Right on, girly.
Nerf is a hobby where we need not take it so seriously. It's not as though there are huge amounts of money on the line, or that swarms of people will swoon and seek someone's autograph. No. We have fun.
Paintball's evolution into the "professional" arenas has both pro and con. Sure, it puts it on the map and makes for great innovations. But oftentimes now, it boils down to who has the most money will win, or at least do really good. And with that are the really sucky attitudes that many so-called "wannabe pros" will have, with others. That's why I've gone back to rec-balling with new guys and rentals. They know how to have fun without attitudes.
Is airsoft going in that direction? The few people I've met who are serious airsofters here in Hawaii are pretty down to earth, nice people, but we'll have to see as it begins it's trend in popularity. Again, I have my reservations about shooting weapons that are way too realistic in appearance. And honestly, if I saw someone on my property with an AR-15/ M4, I wouldn't be able to tell if it were real or not. I'd get out some firepower and/or call law enforcement.
What I do know is that if airsofter is only using the discussion boards to tell everyone how awful Nerf is compared to airsofting, he'll last a couple of weeks and then get tired of trying to proselytize us. For the most part, our minds are set. Love it or leave it.
-Piney- of White Dog Hobbies Armory
<!--quoteo(post=209846:date=Feb 5 2009, 06:27 PM:name=boom)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(boom @ Feb 5 2009, 06:27 PM)
It's to bad you live in hawaii I bet there are not many wars there.Wait what am I saying<b> you live in hawaii you lucky bastard.</b>