The ever increasing popularity of Airsoft can be beneficial to an individual for different reasons. Here, those benefits have been broken down into three key areas of how Airsoft can positively affect you, both in the sport and your day to day life!
Running around a forest and dodging projectiles flying at your head really does take it out of you! Airsoft will require a vast range of movements over the duration of the skirmish.
The 5 D’s of dodgeball are very relevant here, where you have to dodge, duck, dip, dive and… dodge in order to stay alive! Doing these range of movements will certainly take it out of you, so overtime, airsoft will most certainly improve physical fitness! And let’s be honest, it’s a lot harder to dodge a BB than it is to dodge a wrench!
Co-ordination is certainly going to be improved over time from airsoft. Learning to aim and shoot from cover takes a certain about of concentration and balance to be able to pull off effectively. Moving quietly and swiftly from cover also requires a certain amount of co-ordination, to ensure you don’t trip over something on the floor or even your own feet!
Reaction times will definitely improve, as there is only so many times you can get shot in the chest without thinking “I should do something about getting out of the way of this…” And trying to avoid flying pellets will build your endurance, meaning you can run and shoot for longer.
The best thing about all of these aspects? They can translate to everyday life, meaning your life could be improved by taking part in airsoft!
Airsoft offers the perfect get away from your everyday life, without isolating you from the world. You are placed in an environment where you are unable to be glued to your phone or laptop, meaning you can completely let go without having to worry about what is happening in the outside world.
Airsoft gives the opportunity for you to take part in a “dangerous” scenario, without the added danger! Adrenaline will be pumping, and you’ll experience a rush and feeling like no other. You will also become much more aware of your surroundings, and notice things that you may not have noticed before, perfect for when your significant other asks if you’ve noticed anything new about them!
Self-confidence can also be improved, as nothing makes a person feel better about themselves than remembering a victory or some extraordinary feat that they managed to pull off in the battlefield. This can help give you a more positive outlook on day to day life!
As an overall, the Airsoft community is a great thing to be a part of, and is extremely welcoming. The fan base is ever expanding, giving you the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, which you might not have been able to do in your day to do life.
There are always people willing to help you if you are looking to get involved in airsoft for the first time, and will share experiences with you!
Building relationships from people within Airsoft doesn’t mean that those friendships have to stay limited to the sport. After skirmish activities (pub anyone..?) will help build key relationships, and this bonding experience can yet again be beneficial to your day to day life!
These are just a few ways in which Airsoft can be beneficial to an individual, and each person will draw their own experiences from taking part. So why not have a look at our airsoft guns and get involved in the joy that is Airsoft!