There are not much Soakers left I did not test myself.
As I do modify and repair broken blasters there are a view guns, I really had to work hard to get them working again.
Blasters hitting this are:
CPS 2500, were the nozzle-selector-plastic stab ( the plastic head, where the nozzle selector is fixed on and where the nozzle selector rotates around) was broken off and the Pull-valve pin is leacking. This was something I nearly failed to repair... Old plastic cannot be glued well, and it will break as soon as you put force on it( first I tried to drill in a screw to fix the selector again, which led to a big crack in the plastic and water spraying out and draining myself completely...)
A big problem and very disturbing thing was my CPS 1500 which I modified to the best blaster ever. Haha, Who could think about this ?
The main problem was that the Pull-valve Plasic casing was broken and had many cracks, all over its outer part. Also the Pull-valve-pin was leacking heavily and a check valve was partly stuck, not to forget the broken pull-valve, which lead water coming out till the pressure was high enough...
Haha, this was so much work and I nearl gave up... I replaced both check valves, modified the PR-Valve(so it can stand more pressure), I replaced the plastic pump stab with a aluminium one, I installed a new rubber on the pull valve and also a new spring. I replaced all screws, which keeps the pull-valve together...I k-modded it and as worst of all, I had to close all the small cracks... This was most difficult, the more cracks there are, the more incredible it gets to seal all up. I nearly gave up but then I just covered the whole thing with my special industrie-super glue. And yes, all is fine now. Installed 4 nozzles, and after a big deal of work I may have built the best Soaker ever! haha
Despite this I would consider the ARTIC SHOCK as the worst Soaker ever... The one I had was terrible and even its pump did not work smooth... Also I had to put pressure into the tank to get the pump suck water, the vacuum was that weak, that It would not force the water to come in, this said the pump was not seal enough for air, as soon as it sucked water, there was no problem anymore. This might be the case with the gun I had, which does not mean that each Artic SHock is that bad, but in my case I would consider this as the worst gun ever. I would prefer using a XP 210 over the Artic Shock! All said...