Soaker suggestions for a newbie

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Post by Ultimate » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:02 am

Hello. I just started out. I am into Nerf blaster modification and tweaking objects in general.

Well I was wondering which Soaker to get that is still in stores. I am getting $100.00 (really late birthday money from my mom) later today or tommorow. I hear good things about the SS Flash Flood and WW Blazer. I have a WW Gremlin and I think it is decent, but is that the standard range and water output?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by isoaker » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:15 am

Welcome to the forums!

The WW Gremlin is probably a little below average on both current stock range and water output. While I haven't tested one personally, I'm making estimates based on its look and design. The SS Flash Flood and WW Blazer are both good stock soakers IMO, though the Blazer packs more overall 'oomph' while the Flash Flood is fun to use its large nozzle at closer ranges.

You'll also hear a lot about looking for older CPS-blasters on eBay. The larger soakers made back from 1996-2002 packed significantly more water output and range than the average current soaker. However, prices on them tend to be higher. As well, those soakers are simply older as well, meaning that they may no longer function as well as they used to, especially depending on how well they were treated by past owner.

In the end, the soaker to choose depends mostly on budget, fighting style, and typical opponents. Of course, others will also tell you ways to improve soaker performance and/or means to create your own soaker, but that also depends on your interest and time.

Myself as well as the membership are more than happy to give suggestions or clear up confusing terms, etc.

Soak on!

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