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by SSCBen
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2020 Walmart Adventure Force Water Strike Soakers
Replies: 3
Views: 50

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: 29

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: 6
Views: 86

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: 6
Views: 86

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: 1371

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: 3
Views: 85

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: 269

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: 1572

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: 298

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: 298

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...
by SSCBen
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Can someone rank these soakers from best to worst please?
Replies: 7
Views: 298

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

Hi, welcome to WWN. The answer to your question depends entirely on what you want. What do you intend to use these for? I'm not familiar with the newer blasters, so I can't comment specifically on how they'd work for my needs. You might find iSoaker's water gun comparison tool to be useful: http://w...
by SSCBen
Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Gun Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Gun Storage

This datasheet says that latex tubing can handle temperatures from -65 F to 180 F, so the weakest component of a CPS blaster is not a problem. The seals probably have a similar temperature range. I'd be more worried about the potential for mold growth. Empty the reservoirs and dry pump them with the...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3745

Re: MOAB 2019

Sorry, I'll have to sit this one out. See you all another time.
by SSCBen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3745

Re: MOAB 2019

Congratulations on getting your PHD btw. It's probably too early, but do you have any idea of where you are going to be applying for jobs? Thanks. I won't be applying to any jobs until after I graduate. I'll be taking at least 3 months off then and will have plenty of time to apply to jobs. I'm ope...
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Is Water Warriors Dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Is Water Warriors Dead?

Based on a blog post by iSoaker, Water Warriors continued to exist in 2019, and even is releasing a new blaster.

http://www.artofsoaking.com/2019/02/23/ ... dent-2019/
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3745

Re: MOAB 2019

I should be graduating May 25 or 26. So sometime the week of the 27th would be the only time I can do it it before June.
by SSCBen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Is Water Warriors Dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 1893

Re: Is Water Warriors Dead?

You're right, Water Warriors is no longer mentioned on Buzz Bee's website. I'm not sure what to make of this. This is the worst news in the hobby in a while.

Spyra and homemades might be our only hopes now.
by SSCBen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Autumn Invitational War
Replies: 36
Views: 3828

Re: Autumn Invitational War

Dec. 29. I don't know about the time.
by SSCBen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers

Great find. Post again if you figure out the other screw size as I only see these sorts of repairs becoming more common.
by SSCBen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force

We have some information on pressures reported on Super Soaker boxes here: http://www.sscentral.org/physics/man_pumps.html Drenchenator figured out the forces for various water guns based on the reported information. It would be simpler to use a smaller pump diameter than to use a lever. The net eff...