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TokyWoky – Coach of the Month – Krypter

Today we're going to be looking at our coach of the month for January - December 2018: Krypter. Since he became a coach a year ago he has answered over 1200 questions and helped people with a huge range of questions ranging from what is the best gun to buy, what comes with new guns, and helpful hints and tips for new players. Malcolm, aka Krypter is, from Fife in Scotland  and has been Airsofting for four years, playing at local sites both Indoor CQB and at Outdoors Woodland Sites. We caught up with him to ask him a few questions, along with getting a few photos of his loadout, and to find out where he plays.

PatrolBase Jonny
How long have you been playing?

Krypter
I've been playing airsoft for about 4 years now, my only regret is that I didn't try it sooner.

PatrolBase Jonny
What is your local / go-to site?

Krypter
I have 2 sites I try to visit regularly as they both offer a different style of play. The Fort is a large woodland site with a lot of great features and Fife Wargames is my chosen site for when I want the action to be a little closer, it offers a good mix of mid-to-close range firefights.


Image Courtesy of Fife Wargames

PatrolBase Jonny
What is your Favourite Gun?

Krypter
The Tokyo Marui HK417 recoil is my favourite gun, It was the first one I bought new and it gets used almost every game. I have to make a point of leaving it behind in order for my other guns to see any game time.

PatrolBase Jonny
What loadout do you run?

Krypter
My normal loadout is based around a multicam Warrior 901 chest rig with matching mag pouches. A Viper dump pouch at the rear, a Viper grenade pouch on the chest and on my right side, a double pistol mag pouch.
The clothing side of my gear, I have definitely neglected, running with either the original, and now slightly faded, Viper "V-Cam" combat shirt and Elite trousers I bought when I first started playing, or an almost identical set in plain boring black, with a pair of 5.11 taclite 8" boots and a random pair of unbranded gloves.
 
For head protection I have a Nuprol Fast helmet with a One Tigris multicam cover, that's paired with a clip fastened ACM Padded Half Face Mesh Mask.
 
Finishing off with the all important eye protection, currently provided by some excellent Revision Desert Locust goggles. I always carry a spare set of eye protection with me during games and these come in the form of a pair of Bolle Raider glasses.
 
I also recently added a modified Viper drop leg platform to carry a TM mk23, which in turn is kept secure by a DTD 3d printed holster.
Previously I used a WAS universal pistol holster, which has been relegated to being a backup.
 
Typically the mk23 is paired with the TM HK417, which externally has no attachments aside from the occasional FMA foregrip, but internally has been upgraded over the years as parts have worn down.
It's currently loaded up with a BTC spectre mosfet, r-hop, SHS steel gears and a metal toothed piston, all shimmed and sits at a comfortable 345-350fps. My battery of choice is a VP Racing 7.4v 2600mAh 25C LiPo with deans connector and it likes to fire Nuprol RZR 0.32g bio bbs.
 
For room clearing purposes I use a Dynatex .38 time delayed grenade or the trusty mk4 thunderflash.
I always take at least one back up weapon with me and my current weapon of choice is a Krytac LVOA-S. It's totally stock internally but has a NUPROL NP Point E1 RDS Sight slung on the top.
 
Up until recently, I used a Viper 3 point sling to help carry these around but after around 2 years of use it gave up on me and I'm currently looking into replacements.


PatrolBase Jonny
What is your Favourite Camo?

Krypter
I love the Kryptek camo patterns, it's just hard to find all the extras for a full loadout.

PatrolBase Jonny
What is your Favorite Airsoft Moment?

Krypter
My favourite moments usually happen at the safe zone, the one I recall the clearest was at my very first game. I had borrowed my friends M249 SAW for the day and let loose. At lunchtime, after terrorising the opposing team for most of the morning I was surprised at how many complete strangers would come up and start asking me questions about it. I couldn't answer any of them so we decided (with my friends consent) to start stripping it down for a look at what was inside.
 
It was one of those strange moments that really reinforce how great the average Airsoft sites playerbase truly is, especially to newcomers.

PatrolBase Jonny
Do you prefer Gas, AEG, or HPA?

Krypter
AEG is my preference, gas is great when it's warm but too unreliable in the cold. I've only just started experimenting with HPA (in the form of a TM breacher) so maybe my opinion will change, but for now you just can't beat a good AEG.


Image Courtesy of Fife Wargames

PatrolBase Jonny
What is your Favorite Brand?

Krypter
Tokyo Marui - I've tried a decent number of brands since I started and very few seem to have the same degree of build quality, reliability and out of the box performance to them. Saying that, a lot of manufacturers have been stepping up their game so who knows what will happen in the future.

PatrolBase Jonny
Do you have any advice for a new player

Krypter
Don't be afraid to walk up and ask questions, especially the younger players. On the whole we're a friendly bunch so if you have a question about someone's gear (even if it's a cheeky "Can I try your gun out?" Ask away. At worst they'll say no but mostly they'll be more than happy to oblige, and most of us won't even charge you for it.


Image Courtesy of Fife Wargames

Once again, thanks to Malcolm for helping the community out on TokyWoky, and thanks for taking the time to answer our questions! Also thanks to Fife Wargames, who provided us with the images, who are based in Crail, Fife, Scotland. The Fife Wargames site is over 23 acres, including 1km of corridors, with a mix of outdoor and indoor areas, giving a mix of game-play for every type of Airsofter. If you want to check them out you can check out their Facebook Page at:  www.fb.com/FifeWarGames, or visit their Website at: www.fifewargames.com

For those who haven’t yet used TokyWoky, it is the Chat System we have running on our website which is featured at the bottom right, and has as similar style to Facebook Chat. The chat box allows you to get in contact with other Airsoft Players browsing the site, allowing you to ask any and all questions should you need the help! The system allows people to rate each other, and allows people to become Coaches, showing that they have helped people with their questions! Each month we will be selecting a user to be our Coach of the Month, and will be someone who we pick who has helped the other users the most!

- Patrol Base Jonny


Written by PatrolBase Jonny, who has written a total of 80 posts.

Jonny has worked for Patrol Base for 5+ years, working in the media department and on the main website. Responsible for managing the software which runs the website, bringing new features wherever possible. You can get in contact via Facebook and Instagram.


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