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by SSCBen
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Blast from the Past- XP150 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

80 feet? Sounds unrealistic. That's worse than Drewsky's 75 foot claim on his 21K. :p Take a tape measure, mark where the gun was fired and where the stream ends (not the last drop of water). Measure from the first mark to the second. Even if the stream begins to dry from whatever surface you were ...
by SSCBen
Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Blast from the Past- XP150 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

I am not going to be be "humble" either way; I don't believe in lies and won't inflate my statistics. Please remember that I am not trying to sell a product (yet at least!). I won't go measure ranges and take the best because I simply could get better ranges every single time. (That is the method B...
by SSCBen
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Blast from the Past- XP150 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

The riot blast goes at least 30. If someone doesn't believe me I could likely make a video in the upcoming weeks, but not at the moment. The output is easily 40 to 50X depending on how much you pumped the chambers. Yes, mathematically that is 1.5 liters a second. It's not impossible or even unlikel...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Accessory Mods - Share your knowledge, or gain some...
Replies: 22
Views: 2691

I once used a piece of PVC pipe as a sight, but it wasn't very useful. It was somewhat similar to TPM's CPS 2500 on the Black Barracudas webpage. Nearly everyone has tried attaching a flashlight or laser pointer to their water gun. I doubt either would have much use except in a fight where the sett...
by SSCBen
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Is it safe to store my super soakers outside?
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

I've tried freezing some LRT chunks that aren't usable anymore. Nothing really happened. It won't hurt the CPS tubing after a day or two I suppose, but always try to minimize exposure to cold, especially when some water might be in the internals! Racer wrote a guide to storing water gun . He doesn'...
by SSCBen
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: supersoaker commercial - talk about supersocial commercial
Replies: 22
Views: 2454

2002 and 2003 commercials are available temporarily . Don't forget the first Super Soaker commercial incredibly dubbed in Chinese either! I removed the commercials because I didn't think they were worth the space... we have more than enough right now, but I still would like to use this space for ot...
by SSCBen
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Your Armory
Replies: 314
Views: 52552

Check valve freezing is required for heavy K-mods and some other modifications. It can even be a repair. All it does is remove a safety pressure release valve that is sometimes triggered when you do modifications to increase the total pressure. Please visit the modifications section at SSCentral to...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Buzz Bee Toys/Water Warriors - News, Suggestions and Other Info
Replies: 347
Views: 32979

While diaphragm technology does unfortunately reduce laminar flow, as Doom said, it could very well defeat Hasbro's soakers' mediocre range. Anything could beat the current range in water guns! The companies know what they are doing and know how to get better range. You could do a lot to that desig...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Buzz Bee Toys/Water Warriors - News, Suggestions and Other Info
Replies: 347
Views: 32979

^ There is no spring in the Blazer's PC. :;): There is the "spring modification" which involves adding a spring to the PC, but the only person who tried it was disappointed. HydroPower PCs from what I know use the same rubber-stretching to get power that normal CPS PCs do, just in a different way (...
by SSCBen
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: >>>Petition to Hasbro to bring back the CPS line<< - petition
Replies: 28
Views: 2426

yay! someone's finally doing sometihng about the weak gn problem!!!!! BTW if you wanted more sigs you should probably post it on SSC. He asked the staff to post it in the news, but I declined because I don't think petitions work. He's free to post it at the forum however. I personally think it woul...
by SSCBen
Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Acquired the XP150 - ^
Replies: 5
Views: 870

My XP 150 has the exact same problem your XP 150 does iSoaker. I have found that you can close the valve by pulling the trigger forward and then getting one pump in to let the pressure keep the valve closed. :cool: I could have tried the rubber band or spring repair, but this simple solution works ...
by SSCBen
Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: A Project requiring input
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

The only feature requiring the use of electricity I'd like to see probably wouldn't turn out too well. That is, unless you can make a light-weight, high-pressure fast automatically pressurizing water gun that won't get fried when shot. :;): What is the display going to show? I don't really see how ...
by SSCBen
Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: A Project requiring input
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

As Adrian said, electronics and water guns generally don't mix. A mechanical pressure guage is well enough for an air pressure water gun. Some have made small mechanical "fullness" (not pressure because pressure is constant) guages for CPS water guns as well (look at the CPS 2500). An electronic pr...
by SSCBen
Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Special Nozzle Design - Probably doesn't belong in the Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 715

I'd ask Xray if you're looking for more information. :) I have made my own special nozzle design , yet untested by myself, but in theory it should reduce the turbulance in the nozzle. I have seen similar designs used (in a hose nozzle of all things) and reportedly, some water guns use a similar noz...
by SSCBen
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: 4 guns for sale--More to come!
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Max-D 5000: Perfect condition. This one was actually won in a contest a few years ago (when SS.com gave out the awards for the best sites) and I hardly used it.


What site did you run? There's not too many people who received those awards! :)
by SSCBen
Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: NOOO! MY MonsterX/CPS2000 Hybrid! - It's playing up!
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Yes, there are pictures of this extremely simple repair completed. Please note that the duct tape of the CPS 2100 valve is only in place to keep the rubber band a little more centered -- it may or may not be necessary in your Monster X valve. Not that I want to sound like a snob or something, but w...
by SSCBen
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: NOOO! MY MonsterX/CPS2000 Hybrid! - It's playing up!
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Another alternative repair (if you're opening the valve casing) would be to replace the sping on the inside. Taking the spring off should be relatively easy if it's like my CPS 2700. Just find the end and spin it until it's removed. Replacement of the spring should be relatively easy if your local ...
by SSCBen
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: NOOO! MY MonsterX/CPS2000 Hybrid! - It's playing up!
Replies: 20
Views: 1981

Common problem gets a common repair: My XP 150 has the same exact problem. The spring that closes the valve shut doesn't close it all the way (likely from age), and pressure will close it. That explains why it leaks out when it's near empty. Solution: Add a rubber band or spring to close up that va...
by SSCBen
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: The Nerf Advantage - ^
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Not really. If someone points out an error in my posts (and they're quite common actually), I'd be more than happy to fix them. Why? Because I'm only asking people to make more of an attempt at spelling and using grammar correctly. That and everyone makes little mistakes. They happen. :cool:
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: The Nerf Advantage - ^
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

That's an improvement? ??? No offense to anyone at NH, but most people there are just plain annoying. 3/4 of them are little kids trying to act cool, and the remaining 1/4 actually know what they are talking about. I'm not sure when poor writing skills became an acceptable standard there (since you...