Thanks Storm! I'm glad to hear that you like the idea of a Spyra One! :)
As marketing lady, I should probably be more promotional about the maximum range by exaggerating the highest possible range. Though I think in this community, it's preferable to talk about scientific facts. Can't fool you guys anyway ;)
So when we speak of 10 meters range then of course we mean a precise 10-meter shot measured under standardized scientific conditions. I think iSoaker talked about standardizing measurements some time ago? Pushing the stats, in any case, wouldn't be a challenge. Even a couple months ago we made 12-13 long shots with an earlier prototype easily by angling the shot and shooting indoors where there is no wind interference. (On the other hand, these conditions could be realistic if you plan indoors scenarios.)
Storm, sound like you saw our post on weight and capacity (www.spyraone.com/weighty-questions
) on our blog? Your comments resonate with what we found when we did our outdoor tests and events a couple of weeks later.
It turned out that we can easily include 40+ shots per tank, it hardly makes a difference in terms of weight or size because each shot is so small. (I should update that post!) What we hadn't anticipated and will consider is the feeling of each shot - if you make it too small, you can't feel the recoil of the shot anymore. Technically, there's no difference, but it's just a lot less fun without the haptic feedback. :D
Eventually I think we will have to determine the sweet spot between number of shots and the power and range of each shot, rather than worry about weight at all (we estimate a max of 7-8 lbs for a fully loaded Spyra One). Yay!