Player Spotlight: Tim Selby aka RedWolf Tim!

Here's a player spotlight I've been looking forward to for a while, a player that is a great ambassador for the sport - you'll have seen him as the face of RedWolf TV, RedWolf Tim!

So Tim, thank you for taking part in the FFA player spotlights! How long have you been playing Airsoft? What originally got you into it? And what do you love most about the sport?

I’d like to say around 11 years, even if 3 of those years were spent in Australia. Ever since I was 10, I’ve had an interest in toy guns. I used to buy cheap springers and had a whole collection of them but unfortunately, it was Paintball that eventually got me interested in Airsoft, not the way one would assume. When I was 14, in my first ever Paintball game, I had an unfortunate incident that involved a high velocity Paintball pellet from up close, colliding with my crown jewels. This painful memory made me believe that smaller pellets would do less damage but I didn’t know Airsoft games existed. So, at the age of 16, my friend Yonathan, one of the previous presenters of RedWolf TV, invited me to an Airsoft game and I loved it. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of going to Australia for College thus completely removing Airsoft from my existence, until I finished my course. I flew back to Hong Kong and was fortunate enough to find that RedWolf had an opening. Being around Airsoft all day, nearly every day, and having the opportunity to show them to the world is what I truly love about it.

Where is your home site?

There were a few CQB sites in Hong Kong before I travelled to the UK and America. I don’t know anymore. I love diversity and changing it up.

What are the most memorable sites you’ve played?

My favourite game, by far, was American Milsim’s Iron Clad II. There was always plenty of action, fireworks, explosions as well as a lot of running. There was always something to do, a mission to complete and the Kaiju to keep safe.

What's your playing style?

I change it up depending on the field. I tend to take the aggressive approach but I’ve learned that patience tends to be the better option. It’s hard to say. It really depends on the scenario.

What is your weapon of choice? And what load out do you normally run?

There are moments where I use my TM P90 at Hong Kong CQB games but they’re so small, that I would much rather use my G17 instead. At the American Milsim games, I would run my G&P M4 RIS that Oppenheimer Airsoft did some custom work to and the TM 226 as my side arm. Since I’ve played in a few American Milsim events, I would wear my Emerson Gen 3 Multicam Pants and Shirt so I don’t have to worry about wearing additional knee or elbow padding. The Ops Core Base Jump helmet protects my scalp and the Smith Optics Boogie Sport is light enough to make it feel as if it’s not there. I’ve recently adopted the RWA Mission Spec EOC and the Haley Strategic D3CR for my M4 and 226 magazines with the Flatpack at the back. Good boots are very important as you’re walking or running most of the time and the Merrell Moabs have been amazing. My load out is incredibly light which allows be to be quick and agile.

Is there anything you would like to say to other players out there?

Airsoft is continuously growing and maturing yet it is far from what it could be! I’ve spent many years promoting Airsoft in a positive light but I cannot do it alone. The great thing is, I know I am not alone. There are folks out there willing to teach beginners what Airsoft is all about, promoting safety, pushing Airsoft into a competitive direction and making sure you’re having fun. Think of Airsoft as a brand that wants to bring good to the world but had a rough start. All of you are its brand ambassador. Let’s show the world how useful it can be for training purposes, how competitive it can be in IPCS and 3 Gun Nation, how fun and thrilling it can be at large events. Most importantly, let’s show them how safe it is. If you see someone doing something wrong, teach them rather than scolding them. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We’re all here for each other.

Where can my readers find you on social media?

You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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