Airsoft and Chill Edition
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Keep strictly real-steel topics in >>>/k/ , gun and gear porn's cool as long as you don't spam.
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What're your favorite patches? They have any significance, or could you burn them tomorrow and just not care?
look in the mirror faggot
>lel i'll pretend these guns are real, i bet i look cool
What do the people who like to stick things up their arse go when they want to talk about their toy guns? Face it, you're currently the faggot derailing the thread, nigger. I look at the OP image, and it's a VFC FNX-45. You look and are apparently too blinded by rainbow sleeves to notice the airsoft gun and the half-dozen other images posted in the last thread with the same composition. Delusional people who complain about people they perceive as degenerates have their own board too. Why don't you go there and let us talk about airsoft?
>trapfag comes an attentionwhores in unrelated thread
>complaining about this means you're a /pol/cuck
Maybe people are complaining because you're posting trapshit on the alternative sports board.
You're DELIBERATELY showing the fact you're a cross dressing faggot in the pictures because you know it'll get you attention, positive or negative, and that's what your fucked up delusional brain begs for. If you wanted to talk about the gun, you'd post a photo of just the gun. Did you? No, you didn't. Case closed.
>acknowledge they are looking for attention
>give them attention
way to go guys the general went from autistic circlejerking, gear queer lite, and intricate airshit gun parts to autistic cock fights
This picture is true for traps and female
Leave this board forever
airsoft faggots getting rekted in their own thread
You should be able to understand that his intention was never to promote the gun just like the bitch in the picture doesn't really care about the object.
Also, not everyone is a boogeyman from /pol/.
I know, look at all these degenerate traps all camwhoring. Now just wait, my next post I'll show off my whole kit so you can all see how cool I look wearing it.
Got more patches from the 2hu patch guy, so now my Touhou Warfare 2 collection is complete. Also, Lagoon, NEET, and POMF. I think pomf is a new favorite. Gonna take good care of it.
>He thinks I'm the one in the OP image
>He thinks I'm anything but a cis white male sick of perpetually offended faggots ruining our nice things
>He doesn't realize he's currently the perpetually offended faggot ruining the thread.
You've already made up your mind, buddy, but whether you like it or not, this website is full of all stripes of folks, male, female, straight, gay transexual, transvestite, furry, brony, and so on. Sometimes, they like things, so they'll post on boards and in threads about the things they like, such as this one, and they'll post pictures and gear in their every-day clothes like people here do. If you have a problem with this, tough shit. They're as entitled to it as you are. You however, are not entitled to shitpost about unrelated nonsense in the airsoft thread.
Do you think 4chan is some sort of reddit hug box where faggots can gather and br accepted or something?
Being anything but white and straight on this website labels you a shitskin or a freak. This might as well be white supremacy: the website.
>looking for good eu retailers
>website has good selection
>calls them BB rifles
I know, it's annoying. I never expected to use the gun very much since its just a throwaway until I get my UKARA license then i'll sell it on but one game with irons was enough to convince me to switch.
It was. It was right in the middle of the FFS.
No they aren't. There's a tiny minority that think it's okay and also think it isn't gay to like traps, but it'd a tiny minority for a reason. 4chan is stormfront with discussions about stuff other than politics in that they might talk about movies or airsoft with you, but if you're a faggot or any sort of deviant or non white they'll dislike you.
Personally I just don't like faggots or non whites. Traps are faggots to me, as are trap lovers.
Traps have always been pretty pervasive on just about every board. Sometimes mods delete their posts if they're completely off topic, sometimes they don't. Some people appreciate cute boys, some don't. Getting called a faggot and being told to leave is just part of the package and I'm pretty sure most trapposters know that.
t. experienced trapposter
SOON™ seems to be the general consensus based on his FB posts. Not really interested myself though. Don't tend to go with patches that are immediately, obviously anime. I prefer for people to have to think about it first.
>4chan is stormfront with discussions about stuff other than politics
>This might as well be white supremacy: the website.
>This is what stormfags actually believe
Sure thing, buddy. Gonna tell me mongolian moving tapestries are off-topic next?
Kyrtacs are high-quality, but make sure to detorque your body pin screws to prevent them from cracking your receiver. Ares are much more likely to lemon and their M4s are plastic. Krytac is MUCH better if you can pay the price.
Krytacs are great, but their Achilles's Heel is that the rear receiver pin is a screw in type instead of the standard push pin. This more or less means that you'll crack the receiver if you over torque the screw.
>and they'll post pictures and gear in their every-day clothes like people here do
not even on planet faggot is rainbow-striped sleeves "everyday clothes"
>but make sure to detorque your body pin screws
So just loosen them a little?
>likely to lemon
Newfag, what does that mean?
I was looking at either the G&G SRXL or Krytac CRB. SRXL is around £100 cheaper and slightly longer. What makes the Krytac worth the extra money?
Combat machines are cheap beginner guns. The one you mentioned seems to have a plastic receiver as well. Lonex, Krytac and G&P guns are what you want. Lonex and Krytac have pretty much the best internals of all stock guns. G&P has better externals and the internals are good enough.
G&G make good M4's now and while the CM series has really improved recently, Krytac are just better quality weapons. Where I'm at an SRXL retails for £190, a Krytac CRB retails for £290 or an SRB for £320. The £100 extra is invested well with better quality and better parts.
Don't get me wrong - a CM will rarely fail you, but they're bog standard. Nothing special. Krytac make the best M4's if you ask me.
Are Krytacs mostly metal?
And stupid question, but I know almost every M4 type rifle can share magazines - is it the same with airsoft rifles? Obviously not GBB to AEG sharing but would standard M4 mags fit a Krytac?
CRB is about 90% metal. The mix is similar to a real M4.
And yes, mags are almost exclusively universal with M4 Type AEG's.
Seriously man, you can NOT go wrong with a Krytac rifle. They're exceptionally well made, look the name of the rifle you'd like to buy on YouTube and watch reviews of them. Airsoftology did a good review of the CRB, it's an impressive rifle and I honestly think it sets the bar for M4's.
>Also, good airsoft youtubers?
Not bad. I'd change that stock for something like a VLTOR imod stock though.
Get a shovel handle instead.
>Amped Airsoft (A retailer, super honest in their reviews though. Specialize in hoseguns.)
>BrainExploder (Good quality gameplay. Plenty of weirder guns.)
>Robo Murray (HATO trash, but the best HATO trash. Don't expect too many uploads, though.)
>Oxide (Not exclusively an airsoft channel, it is quickly becoming that way. Well edited montages of RUSFOR at MSW events.)
>Bullet4MyEnemy (Doesn't upload gameplay that often anymore, but the videos are good quality. Almost exclusively GBBRs)
Does anyone use one of these style helmets? I want to know if it's possible to just screw off the rail attachments since I want to put a cover on top of it.
Here's my 2 favourite patches.
Custom made CS:GO patch was the first patch i ever bought. Kinda cute. I wear it on the front of my PC.
The PVC Nyancat one i wear on the back on my flatpack/PC alongside my nametape.
> gay transexual, transvestite, furry, brony, and so on. Sometimes, they like things, so they'll post on boards and in threads about the things they like, such as this one, and they'll post pictures
>They're as entitled to it as you are.
Sure, everyone is entitled to exercise their free will as a human being, the vast majority of people find these behaviors deplorable though and in response will have a negative reaction to showcase the fact that society does not accept these groups or their deviancy.
Does this make sense?
If/When I play Russian, I pack fresh food for every day. Typically I will ration as I feel, but this can and will include:
2nd type of fruit (normally something with a skin, oranges and such)
pre-cooked meat, like garlic sausage
something sugary (normally cheap chocolate)
I get on quite well with that. It gives me a good amount of carbs and protein for running about all weekend. Sometimes I'll add the odd can of food or something for a shitmix borsch with everyone else.
if not russian then ration packs.
I might want rails late. Also the internals don't look as comfy.
Why not just get the heat guard and grenade launcher combo
Dubs says what I write on my glock 18c aep
The gas that pushes the pellet is quite soft. Thus the "air" is soft.
I have some retarded new-fag questions.
is there a massive difference in performance etween M4 length rifle and a short PDW type SMG, I just joined my local club and they are keeping an eye out for A G3 but while they are looking for that would it be worth picking up a MP5D or is it only really useful in extreme close quarters?
thanks, I'm hoping t eventually use a Sliding stock G3 and have an MP5 D or similar on a harsh bungee as a backup/building shoothouse weapon, is that viable or can i get a holster that will handle the mp5 without putting the mag at severe risk of breakage
I know your pain.
I don't understand how that impacts anything. I'm right handed, but I find it more comfortable to shoot left handed since I'm left eye dominant; especially when it comes it pistols.
Close quarters: AKS74U
General purpose rifle: AKS74M
Long range semi only DMR: M16A4
Long range bolt action rifle: VSR10
Two guns for one category is too much.
You must be new, fampai
But those kids look very much like beginners with cheap gear. People in the picture are probably bit more serious about the sport.
Get a little older and you stop caring. Airsoft is a time for friends to make good memories and have some laughs. Don't take it too seriously, catch a buzz and have fun.
I am fortunate to have a pretty good adult airsoft community around me and we have fun.
>People in the picture are probably bit more serious about the sport.
autistic more like. I see a lot of this type retards around here and they always get shit on because their gucci gear doesnt really help them git gud. unless they have a radio and some coordination. thats a different story
I find it weird that kids are sometimes biggest tryhards on the field to be honest. Took my dad to play airsoft there were a group of kids that were just really shitty to be around and to play with. But there was one kid dressed in flannel he was cool.
nice ad hominem there. Ill retort with the same fucko. but nice implications nonetheless. looks like youre insecure about buying tons of useless shit and are now projecting to defend your stance
What? I'm agreeing with anon about having a good time and not to take things seriously. My experince with that group of kids was that they were bad to be around and play with.
Also are you accusing people of samefagging?
>tfw most people absolutely hate guccicam here
I dunno, I think it looks fucking sweet if done correctly, even in Russian kits. It is overused, though.
Well I do a lot of cqb so I have to switch the rifle from strong to weak side in order to pie corners effectively. Ever try to pie a left hand corner with your rifle shouldered on the right? Doesn't work so good, so you also have to learn to shoot with both eyes open since half the time your rifle is behind your non-dominant eye.
I don't think anyone here can disagree with that. Even Tigerstripe, the Fedora of camouflage, can look good if done right. Doesn't mean that it's not done wrong just as if not more often, and it doesn't change that the tryhards who do their best to look like their favorite Seal Team Six operator in their multiglam are insufferable faggots.
So this again comes down to retards carying loads of useless faggear and thinking they be cool. I mean sure if youre also doing outdoor stuff then the expensive shit will be useful but for shooty tooty run and scooty? Not so much
>ywn give your battle buddy a tactical blowjob mid game
Getting ready for this weekend's milsim game.
Who else /milsim/ here?
>night desert and aor2
I can only get so erect
But then people who want to be FSB or Alpha operators are not insufferable faggots, right?
Look if you guys don't like reenactment don't shitpost about it because it's something different from airsoft.
Then there's the people that claim to have a super duper SEAL loadout and it's absolutely wrong, those are insufferable faggots, people who do it properly don't go arround flapping dicks saying they are SFOD-D TIER 1 DEVGRU SUPER OPERATORS
>I'm on reenactment forums
These guys know their shit, and they don't say they are like them, they know where's the line.
The problem is with kids playing airsoft thinking that it is just like that, that they are fucking MARSOC or something.
Also most of reenactors don't give a shit about playing, they are for the experience, camping, taking pics and all.
>tfw ''professional'' tech spends 3,5 hours installing two mosfets and expects for the customer to pay for his incompetence.
What guns were he working on? If it was some shitty marui clone that has its gearbox hidden between million screws and he wanted to be delicate with them the I'd say it was okay. And if he changed the wiring straight to the fet then it will take more time than just slapping in between the original wires.
Just finished my first rifle. Stuck IRR tape to cover the two tone green for when I'm playing.
The electrical engineer who's been handling our mosfets for the past couple years moved away. I'd have to drop the gun at his parents house, wait for him to visit them and pray that he doesn't anything more valuable use for his time.
E&L AK74M. You don't even need to open the gearbox to install the mosfet for V3. They gave me an estimate of 1,5h / 20€ which is little overestimated, but I could have lived with that.
Another mosfet unit was installed to spare trigger contacts. Shouldn't even take half an hour if you know your shit. I was prepared to pay 25€ or maybe 30, but definitely not 50.
The gun, parts and the service were all a single order from their store. I haven't paid for anything yet and I don't plan to unless they lower the price for installation service. I don't expect to order anything from them in the future, if I have to cancel the whole order.
I can. I just find it very frustrating and time consuming which is why I try to avoid it if possible. The service was supposed to be cheap.
The electrical engineer I mentioned made and installed them in less than an hour. It shouldn't take 3,5 hours just to install two, especially when the other one is only being soldered to trigger spare trigger contacts.
Would you be okay with it if someone changed tires / oil / filters / whatever to your car and claimed that it took a whole week?
>are G&P LiPo batteries worth buying? only their batteries come stock with mini deans or should I just buy turnigy and replace the connectors? how safe is it to replace connectors on LiPo anyway?
Fuck you man.
In literally no other situation would I get a blowjob from a guy but for some reason getting a tactical BJ from a battle buddy just sounds arousing.
I need to take some time off 4chan.
One step too slow mang.
No, if the last year or so has told us anything, Slavsofters can be insufferable faggots too, but you can wear multiglam in Russiaboo kit too. It's the bad attitude, feeling superior, and not calling your hits that pervades high-level multiglam kit that stands out. It's fine to want to have a good kit and operate operationally, but when you let your camo-fueld ego get in the way of actually playing the game, you become the problem. It applies to everyone, but guccicams most of all.
>Slim Skelly - Ability to dodge BBs and be able to survive hits
>Newbie Norton - Just started, runs fast, but doesn't take hits well
>Gank 'Em Gavin - Don't let the UCP fool you, he's full of Russian might
>Fat Frank - The skull mask fools the enemy into thinking he's Slim Skelly and allows him to tank damage
>Woodland Thug - Desert Punk's long lost cousin
>Tall Tyler - Slim Skelly's brother, is slower, but his master use of the bayonet on his rifle allows him to take enemies out quickly
>Private Pyle - Easily angered, don't overshoot him!
At this point it looks better with the neon green.
I hadn't refreshed the page in a while and it was there, go figure
Whats the best look and why is it casual tactical
Because just because you are being tactical doesn't mean you have to be uncomfy.
>Triple Aught Design's Ranger Hoodie LT
>wearing desert camo in snow
Yeah, and it's still a waste of money to pay $215 for a HOODIE. I don't care how nice it is, for clothing, you're looking at diminishing returns because clothing wears a hell of a lot faster than gear since materials need to flex and therefore can't be as stiff and sturdy.
Yeah. I do. I think at any time, any place, people can fall in love with each other. But if you love someone, you have to be able to protect them.
what did u think of grozny vid senpai?
Also, who /Elkon/ here?
It was pretty good. Lots of grenades though.
All my friends were saying that it had the best "culture" out of any recent MSW events. Really wish I could have made a kit in time for it.
I supply the nades for Rusfor for most events
Better proof soon
That much money though? Seriously, that hoodie will last what, maybe three years before it's ruined through hard woodsoft use? Meanwhile, I can get ten hoodies for the same price, each of which will last at least two years individually through the same conditions. I cannot for the life of me think of why anyone with a functioning brain would pay that much for something that's done as well or better by something literal factors cheaper. The ONLY reason to buy it would be to say "HEY, LOOK AT ME, I SPENT TONS OF MONEY"
And I'm not gonna lie, you sound quite a bit like you're talking about yourself in the 3rd person here.
This basically boils down to what people have been talking about earlier. Why buy expensive shit if its not goin to be used outside of airshit. I mean youre not going to wreck your equipment or clothes that fast or at all unless youre a braindead moingoloid.
>you can be kosher, but you'll forever be the dude with a $215 hoodie.
>another is legit surplus thats kind of hard to get
Just because you can't find it doesn't mean it's hard to get.
As another anon said, it's his money, do you guys have any other hobbies? Because airsoft/gear is cheap compared to many others.
You are also passing the gun which is quite expensive too but hey it's a VAL right? That's not a problem just because you are a bunch of RUSFOR cucks.
>inb4 it's a gun hurr durr
Quality gear quality time.
Go on /k/ check out milsurp threads. It's not hard senpai
Yeah, even if you don't have any friends to play with you can just go to a team and ask them if they wanna play with you. 90% of the time they will say "Yeah, sure!" and you can befriend them outside the field too.
Just don't go there and stand in a corner all by yourself all day every day. You're not a regular, you're just a fag.
Well, I actually have three Triple Aught Design hoodies, and a jacket. Bite me.
One Ranger Hoodie v6.5 (2010 edition), Stealth Hoodie (the jacket) v6 (2010 also), Ranger LT (2015), and Flux Hoodie (2015).
The first Ranger Hoodie is still in active use, it's my go-to fleece for winter use. And yes, they don't only see airshit use, but civilian yes. So I suppose they don't last two or three years, but a lot more, despite not only being confined to occasional use in the woods. Yes, I wear tactical clothes outside, bite me. I don't actually own a single pair of non-camo pants, not counting the shown before grey ones.
SR-3M, actually. But, you have a very valid point. What's the issue if I want to spend my shit on high performance and swag as fuck clothes and gear? It's my jew gold.
And, just to trigger you guys further, have the oldest pic of my first $230 hoodie, from 2011.
As a side note, if interested, there's plenty of decent clones of the Ranger Hoodie around, for an affordable price. Helikon makes one at least, and Condor has a decent clone of the Stealth Hoodie. Varusteleka's Särmä has also a fleece heavily influenced by the Ranger.
If anyone is interested in buying a sniper rifle, Taiwangun just stocked A&K M24.
>90 degree steel trigger assembly
>Steel cylinder with aluminum piston
>Cylinder set has perfect air seal
Only the barrel, bucking and maybe the spring need to be replaced with better ones to get a decent sniper rifle.
Call me a shill. I don't give a fuck.
True, but camo is meant to be used in a specific way. It just losses it's purpose if it's mixed. I mean, I get it, you just wanna play some airsoft, not assassinate the Czech prime minister in his holiday resort in Siberia, so matching camo is not a MUST, but it does look a bit better to have matching items. Hell, if you don't like camo you can wear some 1900 french uniforms and still have lots of fun.
>second airsoft game on Sunday
/hype/. I hated on this sport for ages, now that I've actually played it I'm really looking forward to playing again.
Also who /gorka/ here?
I just wore a hoodie and some multicam ACU trousers last time I went but I was absolutely freezing. Going with OD BDU'S with a Gorka 3 over it. Replaced my old Plate carrier (shitty Mil Tec one) with a Viper JPC, other one was far too heavy.
>needing more than 1 hicap
I run 4 + 1 midcaps and I've never had a problem with ammo.
I ran one high cap and 3 mid caps last time but the mids didn't feed properly.
I probably don't need more than one, but it has space for 3 right out the box so might as well fill the spaces.
When you say you have an extra in your bag do you mean a separate backpack or one of those molle pack things?
I was going to get the same PC (different brand but same design) but I seen in the thread that it doesn't fit those molle packs.
I like his playstyle, but I think his mechanical knowledge is a bit lacking. His all CNC-ed steel kits are barely competitive with DIY style mods you can find on Airsoftmechanics but they're five or six times more expensive, and about as hard to actually install/tune.
Well, at least he got his head out of his ass about R-hops.
Sorry I deleted my post because it had a small mistake. Is he one of those people that is much worse in person than on video or something. Idk maybe he is just similar to some of the milsim guys that I see.
I like the Vavann. Very little commentary, 100% gameplay focused French youtuber. He plays in private airsoft fields in West French forests, and the man is every bit as good a shot as Novritsch, and much more stealthy. In one of his videos, he just stares at a guy until he realizes that there's someone with a gun pointed at him. Then Vavann bounces a shot right off his eyepro.
I finally marathoned Black Lagoon and have found myself with zero urge to play video games anymore, and a burning desire to get back into the field. I'm teching my MP5 right now, but it's a pain. What're some good shows to watch while wrenchwielding or to get pumped for airsofting?
I have always been slightly interested into Airsoft.
Is there a good place for newfags in Miami? also any gun you guys recommend for something like [spoiler]120$?[spoiler]
I dont want to expend too much if i dont know if i would like it. and renting is a waste of money if i do end up liking it.
>watch youtube videos
>rent gun on site
>save and buy when you're sure you like it
It's not rocket science anon, although maybe a local site of yours doesn't offer rentals. Go ogling 'airaoft near me' normally brings up any nearby ones.
Yeah, i guess thats the only option.
The thing that buggs me its that rentals i will end up paying 50 bucks (at least). Just because rentals.
As i say i can afford it, but i would have to play at least 2 times before being confident that i like the sport.
So my question is if there is a decent beginners gun around that price... i mean at least i could keep the gun until i get a better one you know?
I'll bite. Here's my DMR. It's a Classic Army Proline.
Prometheus 363mm 6.03mm Tightbore
ZCI 14: Reinforced Gears
ZCI Integrated Cylinder Head
SHS SCAR Aluminum O Ring Nozzle
ZCI Stainless Steel Ball Bearing Spring Guide
SHS Nylon Tappet Plate
Overvolumed Brass Cylinder
SHS 15 teeth Nylone Piston
SHS Ball Bearing Pison head
Prometheus M150 Spring
SHS 7mm Steel Bushings
Lonex SCAR Nylon Nozzle
16 gauge wire
My boy's little trick is that it's cylinder is nicely overvolumed for its comparatively (for a DMR) short barrel. That means that while it shoot .2's at 480, .3's at about 420, it'll throw .4's at 430.
Animu wise, Jormungand is pretty good, but I have yet to meet a man that liked the finale. Usually I'll stick on any shootybang movie or series within reach while I'm getting my shit ready for the weekend. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are two of my personal favourites, especially as I play at a WW2 themed site.
Jormungand is very similar to Black Lagoon. Also pic related, no one has ever recognized these at the field I play at.
>underage bragging about clothing his mommy and daddy bought him
>people are actually getting upset at this dork instead of just laughing at how pathetic that is
>Desert camo pants
>Black boots and headgear
>"4" years later
>still retarded clashing patterns everywhere
>unit patches because you're a faggot
>black hoodie blends well with headgear
Hey maybe he's finally learni-
>straps giant green/tan pouch to the back of his head
Stop trying anon. It's been four years, according to you, and you still cant put together a loadout that isn't completely cringeworthy.
But Anon, not all of us are plebs who can't understand what he's saying, and actually find that sort of thing interesting.
>Quick post your airsoft guns
Where in that post did you specifically mention photos only? Technically he followed the instructions you laid out to the letter. It's not his fault you're too much of a mongoloid to actually type what you mean when you post.
Russians operating with German camo and American weapons
"the cheapest, ugliest shit I could buy" loadout
Dont even try to justify it
Man I wish I could get ICS guns without importing them. Retailers barely even stock NG Maruis here. Only thing they have shitloads are JG and other china brands. Ofcourse with 200€ and up pricetags
Woah, someone's getting triggered.
All I'm gonna say is that the "giant pouch" is a counterweight, SOE's one, except only one half of it, because I don't use the other.
And the rig in the 2011 isn't a PC, it's a chestrig.
Just shoot left handed, after one day it will feel natural to you.
Many cross eye dominant guys in the army said that fuck dis imma shoot right handed like i've been doin with muh bubba's squirrel gun but after a few times at the range they all switched to left handed.
Squinting or closing eye to force right eye to be the main eye is very fatiguing to the face muscles and hurts accuracy.
Also AK based rifles are easier to manipulate left handed imo.
Airsoft versions maybe, but a real AK is a pain to use left handed. Brass will hit your face.
If you're left handed, you need an ambi rifle that can change which side it ejects spent brass from, or a rifle specifically designed to eject spent brass to the left.
Some people say a brass deflector can mitigate it, but it's not true. For airsoft it doesn't really matter though, unless you have one of those weird brass ejecting rifles.
I have a hard time believing it will shoot .4's at 430 if it shoots 480 on .2's, unless you've tested it and it does so.
AEGs don't joule creep that well, and 480 on a type 0 out of a 363mm barrel isn't even that overvolumed as it is
>youtubers chronoing Krytac CRB and LCT LCK74 at 380 FPS +
>limit for full auto at my field is 360
>they've never had either of these shoot above 340 out of the box
Is it an American thing? Are guns intended to be shipped to the UK shipped with weaker springs due to fps rules?
I'd normally agree but the people I asked are a really good store, they chronograph 5 guns out of a shipment and average them to put as the FPS for a description on their site. I've no reason to disbelieve them, but you could be right.
Prometheus blue flat bucking and a flat tensioner. You can make the tensioner out of a lot of things. I've been using foam from the packaging of an SHS motor. Don't buy a motor just for the foam though.
According to the former sales guy at my usual site (rip ;_;), yes, UK shipments get weaker springs. Depending on who's doing the importing and how many they're buying anyway, one random snowflake cyma would show up shooting 400+, but ordering a dozen would get them in at ~328. Depended if it was worth it for the springs to be changed somewhere up the line.