Catskill Mountain S.E.A.L.s Official Thread:
Location: 2 hours north of New York City, near the city of Kingston.
Number of players: 3, but I have a friend who might be able to fight sometimes. So 3 to 4.
Age range: 11 to 15.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Armory: See my profile.
Experience: Ehh... I'd say 3 out of 5. We're just sort of average.
Our story: (Beware, it's a long one.)
Once upon a time...
Anyway, when I was 6 or 7 I saw my first water gun in a store. I was into guns at the time, so I really wanted one. I can still remember waking up early in the morning and finding a pack of 4 squirt pistols in my living room. Well as you can imagine, we played with them the whole day. Soon after that, we began collecting them. I think we had like 50 squirt pistols laying around the house and yard. Then one day, we went to Toys 'r us. I remember going "Wow." at the sight of the 'Huge' blasters. (Remember, we were used to little tiny squirt pistols.) Me and my brother both walked out of there with 2 Storm blasters. I had a Storm 760, my first air pressure soaker, and my brother had a Storm T-Shock 8000 (This one.
) which was a hose charger. (We never could figure out how to fill it.)
Later,(I can't remember if it was before or after getting the storm guns.) I brought my first Super Soaker. I thought that because it was called a 'Super Soaker' it would perform really well.(The squirt pistol company was called 'Splash'.) It was only a piston powered Mini XP 70 though. I remember thinking that the full-size version must be huge. Anyway, I had a friend who owned a CPS Splashzooka. (He also had a Storm gun, but I forgot which one. It was bigger then ours.) Of course he beat us easily. So I went on the SS website, (It was a lot different then!) and saw the Monsters. I figured, if I had one of those bad boys, I could beat my friend any day. I went to Toys 'r us, and saw a Monster X 2002 edition. The one on the website was the original version, so I wondered what was up. I ended up buying it though. My brother brought a CPS 2100, and my youngest brother brought a Max-D 6000.
I believe the ol' MX could outrange my friend's Splashzooka, so I was happy. I also got to show off my gigantic blaster. We always wanted the MXL, but we never found it... Near the end of summer, I brought a Max-D 5000, and my brother got a CPS 4100. I believe those were the last blasters we ever brought in 2002. After that we sort of dropped out of interest. For a long time, those blasters sat in a box in our driveway... *Sniff* We were so foolish...
Anyway, in 2007, we got a Hasbro catalog in the mail. In it, I saw the whole new '07 lineup. My interest was rekindled once again! My favorite one was the Arctic Blast. I looked on the Super Soaker website,(Much different then I remembered.) and saw not only the new models, but ones from 06 as well! (I think there was also a '05 Arctic Shock there.) My younger brother, (The one who brought the CPS 2100 and 4100.) picked out the Flash Flood, and my youngest brother,(Who was a little too young back in '02 for soakers. He did buy an MD-6K and a few others though.) chose the Oozinator. So we placed our orders.
It was at this point, when I first discovered iSoaker.com. I wanted to find all my old blasters, and of course I was curious about the history of SS. So I browsed the web for a while, (I think I found SSC, but back then I wasn't interested.) until I found iSoaker. It was a dream come true for me. Here was, not only all my old blasters, but almost every SS in existence! I spent hours
looking at all the blasters. I knew then, that Water Warfare was for me. Anyway, back to the blasters. We got them all in the mail eventually, and had a few battles. Unfortunately, all
our old soakers, (A lot of them were broken anyway.) had gone to the dump since then, so we only had 3. Of course that wasn't enough for us. (Nobody can have enough soakers!) So we got a few more blasters. Unfortunately, the Oozinator and FF broke (Usual trigger problem. Stupid Max-D's.), and this was before we knew how to fix them, so they went to the dump.
We brought quite a few soakers from then 'till now. We brought 11 blasters in one big purchase from ebay, and we even found 2 SS50s at a yard sale for 5 bucks apiece! Our team formed in 2008 I believe. I didn't find these forums until early this year. I joined in April of this year, and the rest is history!
So that's that! It's kind of lengthy, but I like to go into detail.
Anyway, if anyone is up for a challenge, I'd be glad to get together sometime. Unfortunately, I don't have my drivers license yet. Once I turn 16 in November, things should get a little easier. Until then, either you'll have to come here, or I'll have to ask my parents to drive me wherever we want to battle.