A "sport" for people who are too afraid, young, or cheap to play Paintball. Airsoft involves shooting small 6mm plastic BB's out of a cheaply made (usually also plastic) Chinese made gun. Airsoft players tend to try and find reasons why Airsoft is better than Paintball, when really they are backing themselves on false claims so they can feel better about themselves. Many Airsoft players are in the 10-12 year age group. One common claim Airsoft players make is that Airsoft BB's fly much farther than Paintballs. This is a clear example of the ignorance of an Airsoft player, they do not understand that it takes a well made piece of precision engineering to launch a Paintball 150 feet accurately. While any Chinese nobody can create an Airsoft gun that easily can shoot over 200 feet.
Before the explosion of cheap Chinese Airsoft guns, an Airsoft player could expect to pay $200-$300 for an entry level gun, which is roughly the same as an entry level Paintball gun.
Person1: Hey man wanna go paintballing today? Its an awesome day for some woodsball.
person2: No way man my mom says I'm not allowed to Paintball, how about some Airsoft in my backyard instead?
Person1: Why am I still friends with you?