Airsoft is about having fun above all else.
You cannot do that if you lose an eye or a tooth because you disregarded the importance of face protection.
Being safe in Game is 50% equipment...50% common sense.
Read on to educate yourself on the more important aspects of Safe Play.

GUN SAFETY

Anytime you are using an Airsoft Gun there are four basic rules which must be adhered to.

1. Always treat your gun as if it is loaded and assume that it could fire at any time.

2. Keep your gun pointed in a safe direction at all times and never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are on target and ready to shoot.

4. Be sure of your intended target and what is behind them.

GOGGLES

If you’re not wearing your eye protection, you’re not even allowed to watch a skirmish at SOA. The simple fact is, you can’t see the future, and you won’t be able to see anything else if the 6mm ball of hard plastic hits you in the eye, so predicting that the worst will happen is easier than hoping to avoid it. Standard safety glasses will not suffice here at SOA, we recommend either Mesh or Perspex GOGGLES. Choosing shatter-resistant goggles is an obvious decision. The worst thing you can do however, is negate the entire purpose of protecting your eyes, by removing your goggles to wipe out condensation. Safety glasses manage to stay free of fog naturally due to their open design, but goggles are notorious for it and can make choosing difficult. Condensation can accumulate when moisture cannot escape the pocket created by your goggles, whether it be from sweat or humidity in the air. For this reason, Mesh may be a better choice especially during the warmer seasons. . Keep in mind, eye protection is simply a preventative measure in the occasion that one or too many rounds intersect the path of your face. When possible, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and don’t aim for their head in the first place.

BOOTS

Ankle support is a paramount consideration.
Choose high sided boots that allow for flexibility in your lateral (forward) step, but don’t allow for much side to side play. Boots in good condition and with adequate tread, are just as important in active injury protection as they are in prevention. Remaining upright as you climb up and down hills, or across slippery surfaces, through areas with water where obstacles may remain invisible, is dependent on your balance and a confident foothold as you tread perilously in the direction of the enemy

FOLLOWING THE RULES

Rules are rules...and are here to be followed. Any player who openly disregards the rules will be removed from the play area. 
The rules are there to protect you! The people that run this site play too, so they want you to have fun. We have already covered ourselves for the most part with a safety waiver, and cordoned off dangerous areas to cover the rest. It is imperative that you stay away from areas that are off limits and listen to the instructions of the marshalls. Unplayable areas may contain
 a blind drop or steep ravine. You don’t know. The simplest thing you can do is to keep within the boundaries.When you bring in new players, make sure they know the field. Make them aware of the safe zone, and that a minimum of safety equipment is expected, where the boundaries of the site are, and which areas are recommended to stay away from. 
Safety is synonymous with having a good time. Cutting your day short because of a twisted ankle or someone’s been shot in their eye, is clearly the opposite of fun. Take the simple precautions...protect your eyes and watch your step. If you think you are capable of following these simple guide lines then join us on site, listen to the guy with the hi-vis and have a good time!

ADRENALINE 

You pull the trigger,single fire...clear hit... yet the target doesn't move. No hand up..no shout out "Hit"?! Ģrrrrrrrr!!! It is going to happen...how do you deal with it? 
Shout and Bawl at the Player in question, Holler and point in their direction...Cheat,Cheat,Cheat...Marshall!!!!!!
No! Please contain yourself in this instance... you may call the attention of the Marshalls and Hold up the entire Game but we suggest another way.
Your First Response should be to eliminate the probability of your BBs not reaching their intended target...Swicth to Full Auto and let loose.
A Cheating player will give up the Ghost quick enough when rained down upon by Plastic Death! And you get the enjoyment of Teaching the creep a lesson.For this We say Thank You...We have no room on our Site for Sneaky Snakes who like to F**K-UP our Games

OH YES!!! What a rush...you have gained access to a CQB area after you destroyed the entire perameter guard in an epic battle.
Adrenaline rushes through your veins...you are unstoppable...yeah!!!
Not if you take your aggressive distance-play into close quarters and physically assault another player.
Sometimes it can be hard to controll the Warrior within, especially when you are kicking ass,
So please keep in mind you are only winning if you are playing safe.
No Kicking in Doors (or holding them shut), No Physical Agression towards anyone anywhere and
No senceless behavior which may cause injury to another player.
Again...Thank You for keeping SOA Safe.

 

 

 

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