Today we’re going to be sharing our discussion with Sidewaze, one of the Members of Canadian team, The Direwolves.
Firstly we can get the boring usual stuff out of the way: Sidewaze is a Canadian airsofter who uses a Krytac Trident CRB & KWA LM4, he plays at Ultimate airsoft, Siege airsoft, Rapidfire & PRZ, As for kit, He uses a mix of Flyye, Emerson and 5.11. now that’s out of the way, lets get down to business.
Q1. If you could introduce a single new rule to airsoft, what would it be?
Gee this is tough, there’s a few things I’d like to see but if I have to pick one then it would be a maximum BB weight for indoor fields being .28g. Here in Canada indoor fps limits are usually between 380 to 400fps measured on chrono with .20g BB’s. While that’s fine, I personally don’t see the need for using anything heavier than .28g as there’s no great distances to shoot or foliage to punch through and definitely no wind to contest with either! Despite this sport being largely based on honour, there’s always those few who don’t call hits and players think using a heavier bb will fix that, when it won’t, and CQB with a .30/.36 or higher runs the risk of an injury happening! Yes there’s the fps limit but those few who don’t call hits because a few to turn up the fps combined with using a heavy BB. This would be hard to enforce I know but if a random check was done and you were found using a heavy BB, you’d immediately be asked to leave the field and your day would be over.
Q2. What’s the most disappointing piece of kit you’ve ever bought? Now this isn’t “what’s the worst” but more, something you’d heard great things about but it didn’t live up.
Honestly, I haven’t a bad experience with anything I bought be it an airsoft gun or piece of equipment. I try to do as much research as possible before going out to buy it. I find reading reviews and talking to those who use it first be it in person or over social media has contributed to not having any buyer’s remorse. So far, that has worked out for me and hopefully will continue to *fingers crossed*
Q3. What 3 words best describe your play style?
Fast! Aggressive! Calculated!
Q4. With the Airsoft community in Canada and the US seemingly booming, is there anything you’d like to see done differently or changed?’
While I can’t speak for airsoft in the US, here in Canada I would like to see more big games. I think it would be great for the sport and community as a whole! So if a couple of the bigger organizations would consider hosting Op’s I feel they’d pleasantly surprised with results.
Q5. Between the time you first started playing airsoft and now, what do you feel to be the biggest change positive and negative change?
Positive wise, I have seen this sport grow with more people playing it and thus the community has gotten so much bigger and continues to do so! More fields, indoor & outdoor, have opened up as well as a lot more retail stores too. There has also been variations to styles of play to suit everyone’s taste. Be it MILSIM, skirmish games to the newest being SPEEDQB, there is sure to be something that any beginner airsofter can enjoy.
As for the Negative side of things, well the only thing with more attention and more people is you do get more of those people who don’t conduct themselves accordingly. Be it cheating, not taking hits, hit calling, over shooting and/or using ‘hot guns’ happens a little more but using that old analogy of “One rotten apple in every bunch”, more bunches of apples sadly contains more rotten ones.