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by SilentGuy
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: WW Orca Review
Replies: 149
Views: 9988

Yeah, I've gotta say, you guys have done a great job. I actually liked the squealing, but the air was a bit of an issue. Balance was great!
by SilentGuy
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: HydroBlitz
Replies: 112
Views: 10923

iSoaker, could I use a different account and let you deactivate this one? I have to log out to view WaterWolf's posts...this is too much. You're right about the burst fire feature - definitely uses that second bladder. That also probably explains the reduced range - the second bladder has to be wea...
by SilentGuy
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Review: WW Tiger Shark - ^
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Nice review! The red tubing does seem out of place, and I'm still wondering if I could get a Tiger Shark and cut off part of the hand guard. My fingers fit inside, but my hand itself does not. My Orca also seems to lack power - the large nozzle doesn't get much range. I guessed more range though, e...
by SilentGuy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Hands-On: WW Tarantula - @iSoaker.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1282

Wow...it looks weird, but in a neat sort of way. Sweet!

Hard to tell when it's still inside the box. ;)
by SilentGuy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: WW Orca Review
Replies: 149
Views: 9988

Nice review. Comments: The picture of the nozzle selector has some weird lighting. Was it from flash or something? Also interesting: the top picture makes the reservoir seems much smaller than it actually is. :p I found the streams got a lot of range even when the trigger was pulled back less than ...
by SilentGuy
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: HydroBlitz
Replies: 112
Views: 10923

Haha...dual-wielding miniguns?! :laugh: I was just thinking of a nozzle selector mod in order to get smaller streams. But as you say, it did cost a lot...hmm. If you do decide to keep it, I'd do the nozzle mod (the original burst nozzle doesn't seem to be too smooth anyway) and maybe a bladder mod....
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: WW Orca Review
Replies: 149
Views: 9988

That could definitely be part of the reason the streams are so disappointing. Now I'm really inclined to try it - the sound wasn't too bad for me, but the stream change could be a real improvement.

Maybe you could pass that on to Big Bee...although they've said they're redoing the design.
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: HydroBlitz
Replies: 112
Views: 10923

Wait...it is my computer? Weird, I'll have a look in dreaded IE...might have to see if it's an extension or something is causing a problem (doubt it). I still can't see it though. *looks in IE* Hmm, it's fine in IE. I'll try to see what the problem is, although this is the strangest thing I've ever...
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: First water war - And totally confused.
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Yup, a soakfest is just drenching everybody, no rules really. Don't worry about the teams...you don't need to have a whole community devoted to soaking. Just have fun. You can even have a single team that splits and fights itself each time it meets. 1HK is kinda weird, but you have to factor in ran...
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Steady stream - piston based bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 2011

A spring might have more unused space - depends on how much it's compressed. I suspect they didn't want a bladder, as constant pressure is actually bad here. Using a spring means that you can get more force the harder you pump. I'd also say it's more difficult to use a bladder for such small volume...
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: worth buying? - Twin Packs
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Hmm...I was sure somebody had one. Might have been Evangel (?).

The Orca is a fairly large gun. Just not as boxy and probably not as heavy. The beauty of it is the balance and the ergonomics - it doesn't feel heavy at all.
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: HydroBlitz
Replies: 112
Views: 10923

Wow...is that the fifth of WaterWolf's posts that's been messed up? Is there something wrong with the account? Great pics! That last one was neat. :cool: The burst system sounds interesting. Anybody know how the burst-fire system from older guns worked? I'll check the patents, I'll swear I saw some...
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: WW Orca Review
Replies: 149
Views: 9988

Nice information, thanks!

Good to know it doesn't drip much. Clever observation with the air, I wouldn't have thought of that explanation. Sounds like you chose the right place for the hole - not too obtrusive, and it'll stay above the waterline even if you point the soaker up.
by SilentGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: First water war - And totally confused.
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Great news! Great job of taking the initiative too, you sound motivated! 1. I only fight with people in my neighborhood - so it's easy for us to wear normal clothing and perhaps change out of it afterwards. That said, I generally wear a tee-shirt and sports shorts - light, loose clothing that doesn...
by SilentGuy
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: HydroBlitz
Replies: 112
Views: 10923

Nice, complete review. Glad to see it's not that disappointing after all.

Perhaps it's a bit underpowered for its size, but I'm wondering what it would be like if you increased the power of the bladder. Great range and output would at least make it more intimidating. :cool:
by SilentGuy
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: WW Orca Review
Replies: 149
Views: 9988

I prefer metric for all scientific measurements, except if I'm just working on a project (such as homemade water guns). I like feet and inches for measurements less than 10 feet or so. Beyond that, I like feet, but I'm hopeless at estimation. Miles for running distances. "5K" means absolutely nothi...
by SilentGuy
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Hands-On: WW Tiger Shark - @iSoaker.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Nice review! I'd still love to see those ranges though. ;)
by SilentGuy
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Water Warfare Theme Songs?
Replies: 51
Views: 8976

Wow, I know pretty much none of this...besides the music from the movies. Duel of fates, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc.
by SilentGuy
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Steady stream - piston based bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 2011

Yeah, I don't use continuous streams any more!

I'll keep in mind the burst of energy thing. Gotta have the mindset. That's probably why I'm so lousy at sprinting - I take long strides and try to be efficient.
by SilentGuy
Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Has anyone tested the Arctic Blast?
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Somebody has one, I think - perhaps it was Leviathan? I think the riot blast still has good range, with a wider spread now. No ice core. The blaster looks pretty chunky to me, as with a lot of this year's SS crop. I'm not 100% sure on any of that, though. Do a search and it'll probably come up. :co...