Annoying misconceptions about soakers - stuff that people beleive but isn't true

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Post by BlueMage » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:15 pm

i was just sticking my xp 220's int the fridge to chill them, when my dad came up and said "don't put those in the fridge, they might leak" now, i know for a fact that my XP220's don't leak, but i can understand his concern because some of my other broken soakers have leaked everywhere. i just thought it would be interesting to see other common misconceptions about soakers, and what other people have heard.
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Post by supersoaker » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:49 pm

People believe the FF releases it's entire water supply, but doesn't even come close to it.
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Post by DX » Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:53 pm

Here's a few:

.The CPS 4100 is fragile and can break easily-There are 2 marks of the 4100, so there's a 50/50 chance of this, not every 4100 is so fragile.

.The FF must have a 30x nozzle, look how big it is!-Isoaker rated it at around 11x, proving that actual output, and not size of the nozzle, matters.

.I don't want to make a homemade because they are difficult to build-If you know how water guns work, building a homemade is really easy and really fast.

.This gun has really good range, 30 something feet!-So many people think that's good, and I am willing to say outright that 30ft plain sucks. Really, learn a few mods, or buy some older CPS soakers. You can get ranges of over 45ft. with a stock 2500, 2000, 1500, etc, and ranges of over 60ft with 3 simple mods, a few hours of free time, and a 2100.
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Post by NiborDude » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:12 pm

and ranges of over 60ft with 3 simple mods, a few hours of free time, and a 2100.


Not to mention the 1000 or 1200.
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Post by Spinner » Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:11 am

Myth: Super Soakers are just for little kids. Organisation in a water fight is stupid.

Truth: Super Soakers can be enjoyed by people of all age groups, and organisation can greatly enhance the attraction of waterfighting.
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Post by Soakologist » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:07 pm

Myth: The CPS 2000 sucks because it has only one nozzle and takes forever to pump.

Truth: A skilled CPS 2000 user is damn near impossible to beat. :cps2000:




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Post by BlueMage » Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:54 am

um, i kind of meant misconceptions by the general non-soaker-obsessed public.
like my parents thinking that all soakers leak. :D
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Post by emperor_james » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:26 pm

Ummm... what other kind of misconception like that is there of people that don't have soakers? Maybe that they will make people more likely to kill people because they are vaugely gun shaped... lmao.
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Post by trekkie00 » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:52 pm

Myth: The CPS 2000 is strong enough it can severely damage your eyes.

Fact: A. That's never been proven...
B. It would require an extensively modified 2000 (aka, Colossus modded or with an extremely small nozzle.)

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Post by JJJJJJ272 » Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:56 am

people think the x's on ss boxes are h's. i see people on ebay selling "helihs and mah-d's" lol
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Post by isoaker » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:04 am

trekkie00 wrote:Myth: The CPS 2000 is strong enough it can severely damage your eyes.

Fact: A. That's never been proven...
B. It would require an extensively modified 2000 (aka, Colossus modded or with an extremely small nozzle.)
Actually, though not on the CPS 2000, I've been given the impression that some safety tests had been done on a couple of models of Super Soakers (not sure about other brands). Tests done suggested that, while no irreversible damage occurred, had the blaster(s) tested been any stronger, irreversible damage was virtually guaranteed.

As for the modded-soakers that push out more water greater distances, I doubt those would pass toy-safety standards and could probably do some damage if abused.

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Post by BlueMage » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:10 pm

JJJJJJ272 wrote:people think the x's on ss boxes are h's. i see people on ebay selling "helihs and mah-d's" lol
haha yeah, i've seen a few helih's mysself! :bmhelix:
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Post by Iceman » Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:22 pm

Misconception: SuperSoakers are for Kids.
Truth: Half right, the Monster series and larger CPS's were designed for older kids.

Misconception: Water Warfare is for losers with no life and a nack for wasting time, they should be shunned from society.
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A HUGE one with Americans today is that if it looks like a kid toy, it's for kiddies. If older kids are playing with it; they are morons. Absoloutly not true. Super Soakers are really fun if your not... How can I say this.. "stupid "with them, like if you used them for neighborhood domination, etc. Hardcore Warriors are ridiculed everyday (I was, I unfortunatly had to put up with crap for 3 years), but most people see a reason and don't care when its 90 degress out with 90% humidity. Soakers were intended for a younger audience, but the concept of Water Warfare is for everyone. I can still hear my dad saying"hes too old for those blasted toys" but I was never one to stick with conformity. Don't go overboard, but have fun.


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Post by Aquarius » Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:32 pm

I rather enjoy going to the neighborhood playground with my daughter, armed with 3200, 2700, and 1200. The kids there think I'm so awesome (smart kids), they WANT me to shoot them.

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Post by JJJJJJ272 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:03 am

on Amazon.com, the Water Warriors Lightning picture was upside-down and they called it the "lightening"
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Post by isoaker » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:33 am

JJJJJJ272 wrote:on Amazon.com, the Water Warriors Lightning picture was upside-down and they called it the "lightening"
I just checked out the page of the 'Lightening' on Amazon.com.. fairly amusing! :goofy:

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Post by Soakologist » Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:22 am

Wow, that's astoundingly un-Amazonian-like. Not to mention unprofessional.

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Post by XP20Warrior » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:54 am

Myth: You waste $50 on a CPS 3200 while you can boy a squirt pistol for 99 cents to do the same thing (my dad actually said that!!)

Truth: It doesn't, and whoever said that regrets it shortly thereafter. (Happened too.):D
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Post by BlueMage » Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:48 pm

JJJJJJ272 wrote:on Amazon.com, the Water Warriors Lightning picture was upside-down and they called it the "lightening"
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that's hilarious!!
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