Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

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Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by marauder » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:39 am

I own both but have yet to test them side by side or vs each other in battle because my Flash Flood needs its Max D trigger/nozzle system fixed. They are pretty similar in size and design. What do you guys think, which one is better? Why?

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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by isoaker » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:32 am

Slightly surprised no one else commented on this one. At any rate, for me, I like the rounded looks/lines of the Flash Flood over the angular Arctic Blast. In terms of performance, both are rather similar, though, if I recall correctly, my AB seems to have a slight bit more power than my Flash Flood on the "Flood" setting, but that stat is tough to measure accurately, anyhow. Oh, the Flash Flood's PC is slightly larger, too.

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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by Sun » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:44 pm

I definitely think the FF is better. It has a bigger PC and main stream, and I think it has more power than the AB.

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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by steelboot. » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:33 pm

Flash Flood all the way. If you're looking for power and tremendous kickback, with a solid main stream, the Flash Flood is the obvious choice. The only issue about the Flash Flood is that, in my experience, FFs aren't that durable. With their Max-D triggers and sometimes stiff pumps, they can begin to be a problem after a year or two. Both of mine broke in different ways in only one year.

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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by HBWW » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:50 pm

The AB's triggers are also Max-D (obviously) and can be prone to breakage as well, though it seems that they didn't design them to break after a few months of use.
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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by dragonclass » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:06 am

The newer FFs have the better design, they're out this year also.
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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by dragonclass » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:06 am

The newer FFs have the better design, they're out this year also.
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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by RabidRat » Thu May 07, 2009 1:08 pm

Have the FF internals actually been redesigned?
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Re: Arctic Blast or Flash Flood?

Post by HBWW » Thu May 07, 2009 1:15 pm

They might have just used better springs that aren't designed to break as soon.
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