The introduction of high-performance HPA technology has changed the airsoft arena. With the advantage of easy tuning and changes to velocity comes challenges for field owners to effectively regulate safe velocities. Open communication between fields, retailers, and coordinators and the HPA manufacturers is critical to ensuring a safe, fun experience for everyone. Being fully aware of the concerns and challenges that HPA technology presents to field owners, we have designed our products to be as safe and easy to regulate as possible. We are constantly seeking the input of retailers and field owners to help us find solutions for those concerns.
To our users
As an HPA user, you must recognize that your system is capable of seriously injuring other players if not used responsibly. We ask that you treat the technology and other players with respect. While we have created the system to make it as difficult to abuse as possible, we recognize that it can still be done. We rely on YOU to show honor and respect to other players on the field and help keep the hobby alive and well!
To retailers and field owners
As with any system, HPA or AEG, there will always be players who will find a way around rules and regulations. But, we want to do everything we can to address your concerns and make it as difficult as possible to abuse, and as easy as possible for fields to enforce their limits on our system. Please contact us at any time to provide input. Help us create an HPA product with outstanding performance that you can feel comfortable allowing onto your field.
All Wolverine Airsoft systems can be controlled with a simple regulator tournament lock. There are many models of regulators on the market using different styles of tournament locks, but virtually all of them have an easy locking solution. If you have questions regarding safe tournament locking practices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Chronograph Best Practice
Much has been made of the “joule creep” issue. If you want a more thorough explanation of that phenomenon, please watch this fun video. When it comes to effective enforcement, the simplest solution is usually the best. We recommend having HPA players (or all players for that matter) chrono with field provided heavier weight BB that is close to what they will be using on the field. For this task .32’s are generally sufficient. This is a simple, inexpensive step that will increase the safety of everyone on the field. If you have questions on how to implement, or what FPS you should limit with the heavier BBs to match your field limit with .2’s, please contact email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.