HBWW wrote:- Add durability/maintenance as a reason to disliking current manufactured soakers.
- Willing to order online to any site that ships to the main 48 states.
- Willing to order online, but NOT by phone. (Should be an option.)
Thanks for this. Durability was already listed, but I added the other distinction.
HBWW wrote:By far, the largest problem with homemades at the moment is getting the ergonomics correct, while still being easy enough to build. I think building blasters that fit into shells might work, similar to how air blaster internals going into different shells are common in the Nerf community. Definitely need triggers too.
What additional questions could cover this? I can think of a few, feel free to add more.
How important is a nozzle selector to you?
These allow you to select different size nozzles. For example, see the rotating nozzle selector of the CPS 2500: http://www.isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis ... ps2500.php
A fast operating nozzle selector is essential.
Unscrewing the nozzle to swap them is fine, but a nozzle selector is preferred.
Doesn't matter. I only use one nozzle anyway.
What length is ideal for a water blaster to you?
You can get an idea of the length of different water blasters at iSoaker.com: http://www.isoaker.com/Info/2012/10/201 ... s-2012.php
Liquidator sized: less than 1.5 feet (0.46 m)
CPS 1000 sized: between 1.5 feet (0.46 m) and 2.0 feet (0.61 m)
CPS 1500 sized: between 2.0 feet (0.61 m) and 2.5 feet (0.76 m)
CPS 2500 sized: between 2.5 feet (0.76 m) and 3.0 feet (0. m)
Monster XL sized: more than 3 feet (0.9 m)
What dry weight (that is, with no water) is ideal for a water blaster to you?
You can get an idea of the weight of different water blasters at iSoaker.com: http://www.isoaker.com/Info/2012/10/201 ... s-2012.php
Liquidator sized: less than 2.0 pounds (900 g)
CPS 1000 sized: between 2.0 pound (900 g) and 2.6 lb (1200 g)
CPS 1500 sized: between 2.6 pounds (1200 g) and 3.1 pounds (1400 g)
CPS 2500 sized: between 3.1 pounds (1400 g) and 4.0 pounds (1800 g)
Monster XL sized: 4.0 pounds (1800 g) or more
I want to make a question about handles, but I'm not quite sure what to ask.