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|03-26-2013, 03:26 AM||#41 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
As it is, most paintball fields that charge prices considerably higher than what outlaw paintball costs, still aren't able to supply a topnotch product. Airsoft is that much easier to play outlaw (there is very little residual "mess" left after the playing is done), therefore to convince airsoft players to pay enough to make a commercial field viable is very difficult. But as an add-on to a commercial paintball field, airsoft customers don't have to pay for all the overhead. Most of it has already been covered by the paintball portion of the business.
Airsoft really attracts two major types of players the way I see it. There are the GI Joe wannabes, who get just as much out of playing dress up with realistic gear as they get out of playing tag, and then there are those that feel paintball is too intense and/or physically uncomfortable. Either way, it's a different demographic than traditional paintball players, so from a field's perspective, it is drawing from a much bigger customer pool.
It's sort of like Toyota adding pickup trucks to their product line. Truck buyers and car buyers widen the customer base and since Toyota was already in the vehicle manufacturing business, adding tucks to their line up made perfect sense.
|03-26-2013, 08:27 AM||#42 (permalink)|
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