Flash Flood - what do you think about this?

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Post by XP310 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:20 pm

I bought the flash flood a few days ago and I barely used it the first day I got it and the next day I use it in aa small 2 on 2 war and the trigger breaks... I like the gun but I dont think its very reliable. what do you think???

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Post by cobralex297 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:08 pm

I had a Flash Flood for at least two years before I eventually gave it to a friend. I had no troubles with it at all. In what way is the trigger broken? Maybe I/others here will be able to render assistance.

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Post by hydroblitz » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:38 pm

I've had a FF for a couple of months now, and nothing happened to it. I think it's just yours.
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Post by hydroblitz » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:39 pm

Woops, I accidentally made two posts. Sorry!



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Post by HBWW » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:33 pm

The Flash Flood has an awful trigger design. I think the issue is actually just because they use a very weak spring (the spring is very thin), and my own FF's trigger broke too.

You have a few options, the most common being manually repairing the soaker yourself (there's plenty of documentation on this in the Super Soaker Central forums), or asking Hasbro for a replacement. When asking for such replacements, they'll probably ask you to send in the broken gun. (but this is a recent change, if at all, previously they'd just send a replacement without even asking for serial numbers, etc.) Just remember, the replacement they send you will probably break again. I believe the Arctic Blast may have better designed triggers, and operates nearly the same as the Flash Flood. (just want to do some nozzle modifications for best performance)
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Post by isoaker » Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:42 am

Yeah, Flash Flood triggers are notorious for breaking as others have noted before. Even one of my own Flash Floods had its Flood Nozzle trigger fail and I was forced to do a rubberband repair on it. Didn't record the steps, though. If you can get it replaced, it's simpler than doing a repair, though the new one would still likely have a fragile trigger as well. If you opted to try to repair it, if you can share pictures, we could probably help you with the repair process.

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Post by Loumeyer » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:27 pm

My FF's trigger broke, too, but that's partly 'cause my little brother left it outside and in the basement all year.
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Post by hydroblitz » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:26 pm

Just wondering, how would it break if it was left alone?
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Post by marauder » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:31 am

My first FF had the same thing happen. This is the main thing that has turned me off of newer supersoakers. I bought a second generation CPS 4100 for just $7 and I was so excited, but the trigger broke, I have had a Liquidator, 2 Max D 5000s, 2 Max D 6000s, a Flash Flood, and an Aquapack Devastator all break on me. For this very reason I have not repurchased any of these blasters, with the exception of the FF. I bought a whole lot of XP 70s and XP 20s instead when they were in rereleased. I don't have enough time to fix all my blasters, nor do I have the money to keep buying new Max Ds.
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Post by Loumeyer » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:40 am

hydroblitz wrote:Just wondering, how would it break if it was left alone?
When we opened it up, it was all rusted.
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Post by HBWW » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:04 am

M4, that's gotta suck. Did you see if you could get replacements from Hasbro? (would've been a good idea but now they don't have half of those guns anymore)
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Post by hydroblitz » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:48 pm

Loumeyer wrote:
hydroblitz wrote:Just wondering, how would it break if it was left alone?
When we opened it up, it was all rusted.
Ewww, that's gotta suck!
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Post by rbertaut44 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:52 am

I had the same triger problem, exept worse. OK so ferst the flood nosle (I'm bad at speeling sorry) gets jamed, (I took the scroows out and then noticed it was glued together!) then the triger broke, (It still worked as a pump ation blaster though) then the flood nosle triger brakes! So it continuisly shot the flood and regular stream only 1'! I did try one of my frinds Artic blasts, but I didn't like it as much sence the flood went wider and not as far. I also didn't like it that much because the water intank is in the front so you have to tilt it down when low on water.
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Post by rbertaut44 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:14 pm

I just had a battle :soaked: and my hydro blitz broke. I'm sending it back to hasbro, but I'd still recamend geting it. :cool:
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Post by hydroblitz » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:23 pm

Please, try not to double post. You could always use the edit button!
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Post by cobralex297 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:47 pm

As the hydroblitz is a very new gun, I haven't heard anything about it breaking from anyone. What exactly did happen for it to have broken? What is the problem and how did it happen?

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Post by hydroblitz » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:04 pm

Aww man, Alex! You got there before me! I was playing with my SCBT! And your rating is now 4.5! Aww man!
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Post by cobralex297 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:17 pm

How have you been enjoying the Big Trouble? it's definitely a great gun. Is it better than anything you have so far? I'd think so, as your collection seems to be this year or last only.

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Post by hydroblitz » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:36 pm

Yep, definitely! And what makes it cooler, is that you don't have to pump! And the backpack is so tiny!
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