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by SSCBen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

I don't think those are what I bought. Looks like I bought 7678T2. This has a very rough interior, so rough that I'd recommend against its use. The ones Drenchenator mentions might be better.
by SSCBen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 2267

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

GHT should attach well to 3/4" NPT threads. They're not exactly the same, but they're compatible enough for nozzles, which won't be under heavy continuous pressure.
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies

Very nice find. I don't recall seeing this sort of fix before.
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

Good comments, marauder. Makes me think that one accessory I would like to see is some way to extend the water capacity. Perhaps a bottle or bag that can be attached to the nozzle. A ziplock bag would work, but seems unlikely to stay closed in all but a casual battle. Might be too late in the design...
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

I backed the Kickstarter basically as soon as I got the email and I was still only backer 254. Their Kickstarter is already 67% funded after 10 minutes! This seems like great news to me.

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ri ... water-guns
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

I find the price reasonable, particularly given the electronic components and higher build quality. Unfortunately parts are becoming more expensive now. Personally, I'd rather the blaster not have the electronics as I don't mind pumping. But maybe this is a killer feature, I don't know. One strategy...
by SSCBen
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K9 Kannon
Replies: 2
Views: 845

K9 Kannon

https://www.amazon.com/Hyper-Pet-Kannon-Ball-Launcher/dp/B00BQRSBPC I bought one of these tennis ball launchers by chance. Sturdy construction. The draw on this is very long, so it can store a lot of energy. Ergonomics aren't the best, but not bad. I think this would make a decent water balloon laun...
by SSCBen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2018 Water Warriors/BBT Blasters
Replies: 23
Views: 2865

Re: 2018 Water Warriors/BBT Blasters

I completely missed this thread because I was busy. Lots of interesting comments here. In terms of advertising, I recall reading about targeted advertisements via social media. Apparently it's not too expensive (roughly $0.50 per click) to buy some of these. Might be worth looking into for WWN as a ...
by SSCBen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

Hi Rike, I signed up for the email notification. The product looks great in the video. Looking forward to the Kickstarter!
by SSCBen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: HOG
Replies: 101
Views: 10366

Re: HOG

The 21st could work for me, but I'm not able to commit to such an intense war then. Sorry. If I didn't have to travel the next day I'd be more willing. Hope it goes well.
by SSCBen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Soakemore 2018 planning thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: Soakemore 2018 planning thread

Yes, I meant July.
by SSCBen
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Soakemore 2018 planning thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: Soakemore 2018 planning thread

Thanks for offering to host.

I am in MD right now, but I'll leave on July 22, so July 21 would have to be the latest I could do it. Don't worry about me not being able to make it; I'm really busy anyway right now. Hopefully next year will be better.

[Month corrected.]
by SSCBen
Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Covert Costume Mist Sprayer
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Covert Costume Mist Sprayer

Hi, welcome to the board. I have not seen anything like this before. I think LRT with a soft vinyl tube leading to the hands would work. Pinch the tube to stop water flow. Fill the end of the tube with epoxy putty and poke a hole through the side of the tube with a needle to make the nozzle. This sh...
by SSCBen
Sun May 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Time Spent Fighting at Major Wars
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Time Spent Fighting at Major Wars

This is great news. I know some Nerfers keep track of the play time as well. Let's see if we can get 6 hours in one day in the future.
by SSCBen
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Water Storage????????
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Water Storage????????

Thinking about it, a battle with very limited water would be interesting. I'd like to try that at a future battle.
by SSCBen
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

Glad to hear from you all! From a purely aesthetic perspective, this is good, though I don't buy based on looks so perhaps you should ask more people who do. I usually dislike water guns which put the handle at the back. The balance with one hand generally is poor. My heuristic is that the center of...
by SSCBen
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Cylindrical CPS replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Cylindrical CPS replacement?

Latex tubing is your best choice. See the link below.

http://sscentral.org/repairs/broken_cps_bladder.html
by SSCBen
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: League Operations & Development
Topic: 2018 WWN League Season
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: 2018 WWN League Season

Sounds like a solid plan. I'd like to participate, but my attendance is iffy at best this summer. Pick some dates that don't conflict with my plans and I'll work with it best I can. There's one conference I know I'll be at next summer from July 22-26. Those days and probably a few days around then a...
by SSCBen
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

I sent you an email. Let's keep the technical discussion private in case you all want to get patents. (The ideas I have are not patentable as-is, but if you all can think of implementations then that would be patentable.) It also is quite likely you all know some things I do not as I switched to mai...
by SSCBen
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 5755

Re: Spyra One

To be fair to Spyra, they said the shots would be precise to 10 m, not that the total range would be that. I assume this means negligible breakup before 10 m, which would be impressive. That would put the breakup length at around 1500 nozzle diameters for a 0.25 inch nozzle. This is around where I w...