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by SSCBen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water Warriors Power Raider sold under their own branding in UK.
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Water Warriors Power Raider sold under their own branding in UK.

I found the following interesting: For the past two years, Walmart has moved away from brand-named water blasters, instead opting for their private label in part, to avoid consumers from being able to do cross-store price comparisons. I've read that Best Buy has similar tricks to avoid price matchin...
by SSCBen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 64
Views: 8237

Re: Spyra One

My Spyra One came in today. I won't open the box for a few days to quarantine it, but I'll let you all know about it in the coming week.
by SSCBen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher

Great work. I've been planning a blaster with an air source, and I had wondered what to do with the air when the water runs out. A water balloon launcher would be reasonable there. Nice to hear that you've found the combination to be effective. Also, a 1.05 L accumulator tank blaster outranges a CPS...
by SSCBen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: PRODUCT RECALL on Nerf Super Soaker XP20 and XP30.
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: PRODUCT RECALL on Nerf Super Soaker XP20 and XP30.

The reason was surprising to me: The decorative sticker on the water tank of the Super Soaker XP 20 and Super Soaker XP 30 water blasters may contain levels of lead in the ink that exceed regulatory limits. The presence of lead is limited to the decorative sticker affixed to the water tank of the bl...
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 64
Views: 8237

Re: Spyra One

A look at the internals of the Spyra One:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKN__OvcvfY

(Otherwise, I've been busy lately but am hoping to start working through the backlog of posts made over the last month.)
by SSCBen
Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: YouTube homemade water guns
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: YouTube homemade water guns

Nice find. It would be easier to use a QEV instead of an air-actuated ball valve, but I guess they were improvising. If they switched to a QEV then they could in principle use the same air cylinder that they used to turn the ball valve to operate a hopper.
by SSCBen
Sun May 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: More Reliable Pump Construction
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: More Reliable Pump Construction

Great work! Using manufactured pumps would be far more reliable. I'll probably do something along these lines in the future.
by SSCBen
Thu May 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Concept & Dream Water Blasters
Topic: What are We Actually Trying to Do?
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: What are We Actually Trying to Do?

There are roughly 3 categories of people in the hobby: Collectors Builders Battlers Many people are interested in more than one of these categories, but many people have a dominant interest. Over the years there have been many people who feel that the point of the hobby is X, usually where X is what...
by SSCBen
Sat May 02, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?

I've attached your photos here as external images tend to break after time and we want to preserve as much repair knowledge as possible. Repairing this will require a fair amount of work but is possible. Personally, I would find a broken CPS 2500 and swap out the entire front part of the valve with ...
by SSCBen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?

Welcome to WWN!

Post the photos once you have them. This should be repairable. What tools do you have available? A drill might be useful depending on how the nozzle assembly broke.
by SSCBen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Flash Flood 2005 repair
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Flash Flood 2005 repair

Hi, welcome to WWN!

Which part is the sound coming from?
by SSCBen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 706

Re: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod

Nice to see you around again and good work. I never particularly was a fan of Hydropower, so I like your PC replacement. I'm looking forward to the upgrades being completed.
by SSCBen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Help Identify Mattel Water Gun from 1991?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Help Identify Mattel Water Gun from 1991?

The only blaster name I can find possibly related to this is the "Totally Rad Soaker", as mentioned here: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/27/busi ... sence.html

The logo possibly could be for Talk to Me Products or for the Totally Rad Soaker.
by SSCBen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Help Identify Mattel Water Gun from 1991?
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Help Identify Mattel Water Gun from 1991?

Hi, welcome to WaterWar.net. I'm not familiar with this blaster. There are a large number of little known water guns. Your guess that this wasn't widely released is probably true. But, possibly someone here might know more, particularly iSoaker. The history of the patent listed on Google Patents is ...
by SSCBen
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Advice on organizing local wars
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Advice on organizing local wars

Wow, looks like Nerf Haven also took a nosedive in activity. Although in that case it's probably just because nobody likes to post on forums much anymore. It sucks because the quality of conversation is always so much better than on Facebook or Discord or whatever. Yes, NerfHaven is not what it use...
by SSCBen
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Advice on organizing local wars
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Advice on organizing local wars

Saw this post by Daniel Beaver at Nerfhaven : The steps I would take are: 1. Post a thread of Nerfhaven. Which you've done already, good work ;) 2. Post a comment on r/nerf. Also search through the post history for North Carolina and Durham to see if anyone else has posted about it, and message them...
by SSCBen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: Most Powerful Water Stream?
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Most Powerful Water Stream?

Nice video. I've read a fair amount about these sorts of systems. They don't use the term "breakup", instead preferring "aeration". (Not that there's anything wrong with breakup, it's just not the word those folks use.) The purpose is to dissipate energy and one of the more effective ways to do that...
by SSCBen
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

Probably would be easier to tie a string (or several) over where the pinch tube is ballooning. Looks like it's limited to just one segment so replacing the entire tube isn't needed.
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1432

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

Great review! I'm disappointed by the performance but agree that the release of this classic series is a good sign. The durability of the plastic was one thing I noticed as well from the earlier photos. I am sorry to hear that the bayonet fitting and pinch tubing aren't anywhere near as durable as t...
by SSCBen
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 64
Views: 8237

Re: Spyra One

My Spyra One should be coming soon! I got an email from Spyra today saying to send them a shipping address. I paid them through Kickstarter a while back. I won't be able to test the blaster any time soon but am looking forward to receiving it. I'll post here when I get it. Anyone else order one?