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by mr. dude
Sun May 10, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Concept & Dream Water Blasters
Topic: What are We Actually Trying to Do?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: What are We Actually Trying to Do?

That's a fair point, that it's much more about your playing style than it is about what equipment you have. Cleats and sneakers for any sport always try to market themselves as being useful for a specific type of player: Nike Mercurials market themselves to be for the speedy soccer player, Adidas ma...
by mr. dude
Sun May 10, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?

I've never shot an XP 90, but the EES Turbine has a pulse setting and yeah, somehow it's more satisfying to have your gun do the pulsing! What kind of spray nozzles? I've been thinking of a shotgun type of blast that can cover multiple targets, without being as soothing as a fan blast, and could def...
by mr. dude
Thu May 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Concept & Dream Water Blasters
Topic: What are We Actually Trying to Do?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: What are We Actually Trying to Do?

Oh yeah, absolutely, there's no one "point" to a hobby. The point of a hobby is to enjoy it, however you choose to do so. Though I'm often away, water warfare has been a hobby of mine for about 18 years. My other dominant all-consuming hobby is Warhammer, which has a similar breakdown of collector, ...
by mr. dude
Wed May 06, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Concept & Dream Water Blasters
Topic: What are We Actually Trying to Do?
Replies: 4
Views: 559

What are We Actually Trying to Do?

Vague question title, I don't have a more specific way to put it right now. I've been slowly looking into paintball, which got me thinking about the umbrella category of imitation-gun hobbies. Water warfare, paintball, nerf, airsoft; I feel like none of these hobbies would actually exist if we could...
by mr. dude
Mon May 04, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: CPH Progress = Ongoing
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: CPH Progress = Ongoing

I realized I've abandoned this for a month. Basically, I tried it out, pump worked great but the the PC was leaking badly. Then the hose barb and end cap shot off the PC and I haven't gotten around to putting them together. It was quite deflating. I've been... busy... Discovering new video games to ...
by mr. dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?
Replies: 5
Views: 673

What Gimmicks Did You Actually Like?

I'll be honest, I loved the Hydroblade and Helix! I've handled them, I've shot them, to this day I think they're some of the most fun blasters I've used. Another one, though I never got to shoot it, is the Triple Aggressor's tiny pistol, that I started thinking about building a homemade version of (...
by mr. dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: CPH Progress = Ongoing
Replies: 2
Views: 473

CPH Progress = Ongoing

Here's a CPH I started building in 2008. I got it working in 2011 or 2012. Last week, I needed to do some maintenance on the pump because the seal had broken, but I decided to address a major design flaw as well. http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/aws_waham/IMG_2031.jpg Basically there was a lot ...
by mr. dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod

Thanks! I finally decided not to Netflix or PS4 yesterday and today, which gave me opportunity to work some more on this. It leaks pretty badly still so I'll have to look at the PC connection. Performance doesn't seem great right now, I'll see how it looks once I address the leaks. As for handling, ...
by mr. dude
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod

Thanks! I like Hydropower blasters, but they definitely lack that extra kick. They can get good range and output, but they do it so gently. I'll see if I can bring myself to post a shot vid in the coming few days.
by mr. dude
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Concept & Dream Water Blasters
Topic: Mini WBL, a New Class of Water Guns?
Replies: 9
Views: 2554

Re: Mini WBL, a New Class of Water Guns?

9 years later, I was browsing and found this topic again. I did a little dig to see if the times have given us new technology to make this idea more feasible, and I remembered edible water bottles/balls! This video shows a nice way to make them at home. It's basically a water balloon but made with s...
by mr. dude
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Balloon-Only PC
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Re: Balloon-Only PC

I'm going to resurrect a six year-old topic to share my experience with this. Granted, I was much younger when I tried a balloon-only PC, maybe there are some details I missed, maybe I'd miss more now. Who knows? You really need high quality balloons. The balloons I used ended up breaking inside my ...
by mr. dude
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 891

15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod

https://i.ibb.co/KyfXN55/Snapchat-2059198863.jpg https://i.ibb.co/Jc517C4/20200322-185702.jpg https://i.ibb.co/0tV1NsM/20200322-190801.jpg SO HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED However many years ago, I decided to power mod my WW Lightning. If you remember the Hydropower series (Lightning, Blazer, Orca, etc), th...
by mr. dude
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo

I'm currently looking at treating the Max D valve like any hardware store's ball valve and not really bothering with a trigger, I'll cook something up if it gets really inconvenient. The nozzle does have plenty of spare plastic attached to it, I could set up a little return spring there and find a p...
by mr. dude
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Re: Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo

Because it's made of parts derived from a Max D 6k, a Hydrocannon, and apparently a Lambabambababoo
by mr. dude
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1217

Max D HydrocaLambabambababoo

Four years ago, I picked up a broken Hydrocannon of the side of the road. I outlined what I did with it here , (in case you're wondering, no, I haven't touched it since my last update there; I's a busy busy boi). However, the side project I talked about, I've been inspired to work on again. The idea...
by mr. dude
Thu May 08, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Hydrocannon
Replies: 36
Views: 5433

Re: Hydrocannon

Oh man that looks good! I've left this thread in very capable hands.
by mr. dude
Mon May 05, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Favorite Water Warriors Blaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

Re: Favorite Water Warriors Blaster

In order to answer that question, I decided to watch a few videos of rhinos giving birth, they don't do much, just sort of chill there while the baby comes out. So I guess I used a bad example, the WW Scorpion is loud, apparently significantly louder than a rhino in labour. As for the nozzle selecto...
by mr. dude
Sun May 04, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Favorite Water Warriors Blaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

Re: Favorite Water Warriors Blaster

For me, it goes: -Lightning ('05 remake): Lightweight, but still busts out a thick 5x which, at least on mine, pretty reliably hit 40'. I find it very comfortable, although others may dislike the handle. Pumps up relatively quickly too. -Blazer ('05 remake): Like the Lightning, better at most things...
by mr. dude
Sun May 04, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Your Soakfest Top 25
Replies: 18
Views: 1981

Re: Your Soakfest Top 25

My experience with soakfests was mainly a collection of Blazers and Flash Floods facing off, with the Blazers having the upper hand the whole time except for when it was time to actually pull the trigger. After that point, it just became a game of whether the FFs could connect the hit then run quick...
by mr. dude
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: If You Were A Video Game Character
Replies: 36
Views: 4980

Re: If You Were A Video Game Character

It's hard to think of something realistic that I'd have. Probably magical attacks. You know, summon up rain clouds, tidal waves, strong winds, etc.

Hard to say for sure though, magic is unpredictable at best.