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Post by Veteran » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:00 pm

Well then it never lost its title, did it?

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Post by Soakologist » Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:21 pm

It hadn't gotten that high in years. Auctions are only valid for claiming titles for six months. [/made up rule]

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Post by Falcon » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:15 am

Iceman wrote:Thats gonna go close for 200 dollars or above. Even if it sold for 20 dollars, I would't buy it since shipping is a rip off.

Iceman, if you think 30 bucks for shipping is a rip-off then you should see what I have to pay to get good soakers. I have ordered 2 CPS 3200s and a Splashzooka from the U.S. to here (Australia) plus one Splashzooka for my brother and it has costed us just over $120 U.S. for all four. Despite the huge postage cost, I actually consider it to be worth it because with all the battles those soakers will see and the value of their firepower and shot time to me in water wars, it will be worth it in the long run. I also ordered my CPS 1700 and SC Big Trouble from the U.S. because I've called almost every single Toys "R" Us store in Australia and none have anything bigger than a small CPS. If I lived in America or Canada or somewhere where shipping for soakers would be $30 or less then I'd jump at the chance to buy soakers when I got the money, so I think that those of you who live in the U.S. or Canada should consider yourselves lucky, because 30 bucks for a CPS 2000's postage isn't that big a deal.




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Post by Barca » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:28 pm

Wow, I just made a topic about this whole ebay thing before I saw this one... Oh well. I remember back when Cps 2000 Mk.1's were 30 dollars at Toys 'R' Us way back when I picked up mine. Anyhow agreed, 200 is far to much for a 2000 even a Mk.1, maybe I should sell all my old blasters and fix my car :goofy:
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Post by Soakologist » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:42 pm

That's the same when I picked my CPS 2000s up, Barca. *sigh* It's the sign of the times. Maybe if Larami hadn't started making crap, the CPS 2000 wouldn't be so expensive. Now even a CPS gun is a rarity.
And we thought that the CPS 2700 was crap, remember? :(

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Post by Veteran » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:57 pm

For the last time, it's not Larami, Larami was bought by Hasbro!

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Post by Soakologist » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:02 pm

Larami started making crap long before it was bought out.

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Post by Veteran » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:51 pm

What crap would you be reffering to?

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Post by Falcon » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:35 am

I *think* that Larami was bought out just before the EES series was made, (2003) and Hasbro made the EES series, not Larami. The 1998 line was excellent, and so was the 2000/01 line, which were both made by Larami. I don't know if you're talking about the Max-D series when you say that Larami was making crap because the Max-D Series was great, apart from the cramped handles of the 3000 and 4000...

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Post by trekkie00 » Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:42 am

And we thought that the CPS 2700 was crap, remember?


It's one of the best Super Soakers, in my opinion. Long shot time, huge resivour, pretty good range, it is (to me) comfortable, and has a good nozzle selection.

It's much better than my dad's 1700, and a bit better than my 2100.

EDIT: Before someone asks, yes, I do own the 2700. It was my first Super Soaker.




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Post by Soakologist » Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:09 pm

Larami made crap. Oh they definitely made crap. I'd like to know who came up with the wise idea of the XP-90 and XP-85. Or the CPS 1-3-5 Blaster or the XP-Backfire. Ever used an SS 20? It's also total crap. Don't start hailing Larami as flawless.

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Post by Veteran » Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:26 pm

Those were failed experiments, if you will. They didn't scratch the film on the turd of Hasbro.

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Post by Falcon » Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:15 am

Soakologist wrote:Larami made crap. Oh they definitely made crap. I'd like to know who came up with the wise idea of the XP-90 and XP-85. Or the CPS 1-3-5 Blaster or the XP-Backfire. Ever used an SS 20? It's also total crap. Don't start hailing Larami as flawless.
Well yes, you're right, but the good soakers typically outweighed the bad ones, which is exactly the opposite of what is on the shelves from Hasbro now.
And we thought that the CPS 2700 was crap, remember?

Uh... I don't see how anyone could think that the CPS 2700 was crap. It is an excellent heavy cannon, it has a good choice of nozzle sizes, and if you remove the nozzle selector it has an around 20x blast that goes at least a good 9 or 10 metres. I don't even think the CPS 1-3-5 is crap, in fact I'd buy one in an instant if I saw one on the shelves, as it has it's uses. I can, however, see why the XP Backfire is crap, as I've used one and all the back nozzle seems to do is drench your sleeve, not to mention it's sub-par range.

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Post by Veteran » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:25 am

The 2700, compared to the previous 2500 and 2000 would seem like mucho crap. In fact, I didn't buy one when I saw it on shelves a few years back.



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Post by Soakologist » Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:05 pm

That may be true, Falcon, but have you ever used one? They're awkward, heavy, and have fragile pumps. CPS 2700s really aren't that great.

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Post by Nick » Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:32 am

Anyone selling a CPS2000 lemme know I want the beast back! BTW, what is a CPS2000 mk.1? Surely there was only one variation?:(

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Post by Soakologist » Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:23 pm

Nope. There are several variations of many guns, including the CPS 2000. Check the thread at the top (CPS 2000 Mk. 1 vs. Mk. 2) to learn the difference. The Mk. 1 has a larger PC, longer shot time, and more output. The Mk. 2 is slightly less powerful, but the distance is virtually equivalent.
Check eBay for CPS 2000s. There are a ton of them on there right now! If anyone here was selling a 2000, you would know about it!




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Post by Falcon » Sun Aug 01, 2004 4:45 am

Soakologist wrote:That may be true, Falcon, but have you ever used one? They're awkward, heavy, and have fragile pumps. CPS 2700s really aren't that great.

Yeah, Exodus owns one, and I used his. That's how I know that the range of the 20x with the nozzle selector removed is good.

I've always considered the 2700 to be one of those soakers that's up near the top end of the scale. Really, I can't find anything wrong with it. If the weight is too much for you then you just don't fill it up all the way. I will agree that the 2500 is better, (from what I've heard) but I can't say for sure since I've never used one. Anyway, If I heard there was a store nearby that stocked 2700s, then I'd race out and buy at least one. Then again, I'd do the same for all of the CPS series.....

Oh, and about the different versions of soakers, apparently there are 4 or 5 different versions of the 1500, some with slight design flaws. Does anyone know if there's a way to distinguish one version from the other? I'm guessing there's not, but just out of interest, is there?




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Post by Soakologist » Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:43 am

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The Five different CPS 1500 versions are listed below
Mark 1 Original
Mark 2 Improved Range (I am doubtful this edition actually exists)
Mark 3 More Improved Range, orange pump shaft cylinder cap cannot screw off completely.
Mark 4 Stickers on opposite side (left side - see picture above), Greatly improved range, Air Valve the doesn't allow for just air to be fired.
Mark 5 CPS 1700; Same as Mark 4 but in different colo(u)rs.




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Post by Falcon » Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:59 am

Uh........ Every soaker, or at least the majority of them, have versions with the sticker on different sides. I know for a fact that the 1700 has two versions, one with the sticker on the side with the nozzle pointing left and one on the right. I own a CPS 1700 with the sticker on the right hand side, but it isn't any different in performance. I saw in a shop that the 2100 also has two versions with the stickers on two different sides, but I doubt it is any indication of performance, either.

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