Source: GunGamers

For some time, there are many rumors about the thing called “speedsoft”. The topic is quite popular in the west and considering the current airsoft manufacturers trends it will expand even further.

What is it and what is it based on?

When it comes to uniforms and military clothing – it’s completely different from the milsim airsoft, wherein use are the camouflages, army/trekking boots, boonie hats or other military head covers. They’re replaced with civil, loose clothing, even with some dedicated sports blouses from the Speedball world.

The equipment is also totally different in the speedsoft world. Players don’t use the heavy plate carriers, nor big chest rigs and belt kits with backpacks. The biggest piece of equipment that could be spotted on the speedsofter is a flat micro chest rig.

 

So what are the characteristics of speedsoft?

Analogically to the speedball, the speedsoft is all about the speed and competition during the short games. It’s not a simulation, only a rivalry between two teams, like in soccer. The visual aspects are completely irrelevant – players wear what they like and what makes them faster.

speedsoft loadout

Source: Popular Airsoft – Gun Gamers

The equipment

When it comes to the uniform – it’s completely different from the milsim airsoft, where in use are the camouflages, army/trekking boots, boonie hats or other military head covers. They’re replaced with civil, loose clothing, even with some dedicated sport blouses from the Speedball world.

The tactical equipment is not so tactical, which means it’s totally different in the speedsoft world. Players don’t use the heavy plate carriers, nor big chest rigs and belt kits with backpacks. The biggest piece of equipment that could be spotted on the speedsofter is a flat micro chest rig.

The replica

The main gun of the speedsofter looks often like AIPSC race gun (more about AIPSC here) – it has all the possible cuts, aggressive colors and is very light. Inside is often powered by HPA engine or gearbox with DSG modification – both of the solutions give a player the highest rate of fire and trigger reaction that can be achieved.

The mask

In opposite to the popular in airsoft, milsim world mesh masks and helmets, the speedsoft sticks with the dedicated masks with huge, mirror visors – like in the speedball games.

speedsoft mask and replica

Source: Popular Airsoft – USAirsoft

Does it affect airsoft?

Yes and no. Our two different worlds often meet in the open, commercial games at private sites. Some people argue that the speedsofters destroy the spirit of the airsoft, which is the realism in looks and equipment. Besides that, the two kinds of players play with each other in dedicated games, where no one can complain about the other side.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook