New Airsoft Joule limits in The Netherlands

Author // Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen Categories // Special

As per April 1st 2019, new FPS/Joule and Max BB weights will be effective!

New Airsoft Joule limits in The Netherlands

The Dutch Airsoft Assiciation NABV announced new rules per April 1st 2019. No, this is not an April 1st fools joke, these are carefull considerations and discussion. Now after month of testing and arguments, the new rules set has been determined and will be effective soon! Former 2013 rules will be replaced entirely. Main consideration are safety, bringing back fun gameplay and limit joule creep. Foreign players that will visit The Netherlands, please also take these new rules into consideration!

The 4 biggest changes in the new 2019 rules:

• The maximum limits are set in Joule instead of FPS.
• A new class has been added: CQB-only. This makes a total of 4 socalled classes.
• Tests are done with at least 0.30 gram BBs.
• A maximum of 0.40 gram BBs are allowed on all game area's.

The above CQB class is exclusive. This means if only an organizer chooses to use it, every airsoft device must comply with this. The choice to use this class lies entirely with the organizer, not with the NABV. The DMR class has a max rate of fire: 4 shots a second, single shot only!

See the detailed graph below for all rules per class. Remark the 0.9 Joule limit for CQB games!

mondingsenergie nabv 2019

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Ronald “SlickAxe” Meeuwissen

Owner of NLAIRSOFT.COM and since 2002 |  Co-Founder of the Dutch Airsoft Association NABV since 2004 | Co-Founder and boardmember of the European Airsoft Association (EAA) since 2009 | Into #airsoft since 2001 Poland

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