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by SSCBen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: 15 Years Later? WW Lightning Mod
Replies: 4
Views: 191

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: 83

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: 83

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: 158

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: 158

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: 132

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: 326

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: 326

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: 59
Views: 6797

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?
by SSCBen
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2020 Nerf Super Soakers - Return to Form?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: 2020 Nerf Super Soakers - Return to Form?

That's a nice find. Thanks, iSoaker! I'm getting the impression that the Super Soaker brand at Hasbro is a revolving door with no long-term vision. People work on the Super Soaker brand for maybe a few years and then leave that department (or Hasbro entirely). That could explain the lack of consiste...
by SSCBen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2020 Walmart Adventure Force Water Strike Soakers
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: 2020 Walmart Adventure Force Water Strike Soakers

Interesting. What's the history of Adventure Force from Buzz Bee? Just a Walmart-only line produced by Buzz Bee? Because Water Warriors isn't on the Buzz Bee website any longer, there were concerns that Water Warriors doesn't exist any longer: https://waterwar.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7228 I'm...
by SSCBen
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: YouTube homemade water guns
Replies: 0
Views: 326

YouTube homemade water guns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOSu6l5DVkk This one has over 87K views at the moment. It uses an electric pump powered by a 12 V battery. Probably fairly heavy for its size, and the power leaves much to be desired. But the lack of pumping could be useful. Post any other interesting homemade water g...
by SSCBen
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: LRT McMaster-Carr alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: LRT McMaster-Car alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering

Wonder if it would be possible to make a cast for a spherical pc at home and cast one with liquid latex used in mask making? I vaguely recall people talking about this a long time ago, but I don't think anyone actually did it. It's worth a shot. I think the main problem with the durability of bladd...
by SSCBen
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: LRT McMaster-Carr alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Re: LRT McMaster-Car alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering

Welcome back! Sorry for the relatively brief message as I'm currently focused on other things but wanted to post something before I forgot. Bladder/accumulator tanks might be a better option for many. I recall someone back at SSC made a fairly powerful water gun using a large bladder tank in a backp...
by SSCBen
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Unconventional high power water gun designs
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: Unconventional high power water gun designs

Progress in this hobby has been slow for the last 5 years. I had forgotten about most of the discussion here, unfortunately. In 2020 I'm planning to make a small prototype blaster that will have only an air pump (no water pumped by hand) and use an air cylinder to both fire the water and refill the ...
by SSCBen
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: Time-to-target
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Time-to-target

Back in 2013 or so, I proposed "time-to-target" as a useful statistic that's practical in Nerf. It's also practical in water wars. In this case the target would be located X feet away. Most practical I think would be time to maximum range, though this is debatable. After browsing through the Soaker ...
by SSCBen
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Most Powerful Homemade Ever
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Most Powerful Homemade Ever

Too powerful, I think. Seems fairly dangerous and has too much jet breakup. For kicks I've been thinking about making a water "machine gun" using a massive air cylinder I found in a junk pile. While the pressure wouldn't be anywhere near as high as this I'm confident I can beat Mark Rober in range, ...
by SSCBen
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: 3D Printed Replacement Internal Parts
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Re: 3D Printed Replacement Internal Parts

I don't think anyone has followed through on this, but depending on how your CPS 2500 trigger is broken you may be able to repair it without replacement. Post a picture and some details and we'll try to help.
by SSCBen
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Can someone rank these soakers from best to worst please?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Can someone rank these soakers from best to worst please?

Okay, thanks for the clarification. "Decently sized stream" seems to be different for me. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the above. Given what you've said I think the Hydro Fury would be your best choice. But I wouldn't worry too much about it and just focus on picking something you be...
by SSCBen
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Can someone rank these soakers from best to worst please?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Can someone rank these soakers from best to worst please?

The Shot Blast seems to be the best performing of the ones you mention, but it's not compact: http://isoaker.com/Armoury/Analysis/2010/super_soaker_shotblast.php The Hydro Fury is a pressurized reservoir blaster that doesn't seem to have very good range but is compact. Most of what you mention are r...