Soaker Aesthetics - 'Beauty in the eye of the beholder'

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Post by isoaker » Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:18 pm

Different members definitely have different opinions on what looks good. I've always had certain thoughts on what make a soaker look like a serious soaker.

If you factor out performance, what soakers do you find most appealing?

Soaker designs I've found particularly appealing to me include the XP310, SC500, CPS1000, CPS1500, XP215 (darn cute :goofy:), Helix, and the Flash Flood. I've tended to be a sucker for more flat-faced soakers like the CPS1500 and XP310 while the down-to-business styles of the SC500 and CPS1000 also attract me.

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Post by Shadowstrike Prime » Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:36 pm

I feel that almost every design up until last year's lineup represented a "Super Soaker" pretty well, to varying degrees. I wasn't a fan of the "Super Weird Angle" of the XP-220 and others that shared the same shape, but it was certainly better than the "Rejected Phaser Rifle Concepts From Star Trek: Voyager" look of 2004.

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Post by Adrian » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:07 pm

Slick and organic/long and angular/compact and somewhat firearm-like are my preferences. In the first category there's my favorite soaker-design of all time, the 2700. In the second there's the best soaker of all time, the CPS 2500, and for the third category there's the Pirahna.

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Post by cooldood31 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:17 pm

I like the styling of the md6k, and pretty much the whole water warriors line. Can't pin what I like about the looks of either, I just do

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Post by trekkie00 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:29 pm

I really like the design of the CPS 2700. However, I dislike the angled resivour of the XP215 and MD3K.

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Post by DX » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:29 pm

My preferences are very similar to Adrian's. I love the long, but narrow serious shotgun-like style of the CPS 2500 and CPS 2000. The CPS 1000, XP 310, and MD 6000 styles are also appealing to me. I generally don't like soakers with weird, curved, unrealistic, or gimmicky designs like the CPS 2700, all of the 2004-2005 lines, CPS 1200, and some XPs.
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Post by Broncostar » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:45 pm

I like the long, large ones.

At any rate, CPS 2500 looks beast.
I'm also growing fond of these new underplaced resivoirs. Especially the flash flood, that sexy, discharging hunk of plastic. :p

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Post by SharpObjects » Tue May 03, 2005 4:16 pm

I am really liking the blasters that have the shape of the Secret Strike, Flash Flood, and Arctic Shock. I think they look like an assault-rifle and feel very good in my hands.
I also loved the Splashzooka with its foward trigger, and how I could hold it on my shoulder like an RPG or real launcher.

I just need to try the FF. Sigh*

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Post by emperor_james » Wed May 04, 2005 4:29 pm

Currently I think my favorite soaker for looks (as well as in general) is the CPS 3200. I like the unornate yet imposing appearance it has much better than the cartoonish look of say, the CPS 2100. Also, it is very nicely sized, not too big or too small, similar in size to an M16.

BTW sharp, how does and undersling style reservoir gun look like an assault rifle?

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Post by Forceuser » Thu May 05, 2005 11:27 am

My favourite looking soaker would have to be the CPS 2000/2500. It's design is simple yet imposing. You know by looking at it you don't want to be staring at the business end!

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Post by Wild Boys » Thu May 05, 2005 11:55 am

I'd say that mine for looks would be the 1500/1700. Looks cool as well as been powerful at the same time. Not a gun to be messed with.


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Post by Crashdummy » Thu May 05, 2005 10:25 pm

I like the long, aggressive looks of guns such as the cps 2000s, 2500s, 3000s, 3200s, and the monster series. If it isn't realistic looking (gunwise) then I don't really like it.

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Post by marauder » Tue May 10, 2005 3:36 pm

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Post by Hyperion330 » Thu May 12, 2005 9:38 pm

The CPS2000/2500 has a tough, pretty bare-bones look. Then comes the XP310, looking like a more child-friendly air pressure version of the CPS2000/2500, except for the hidious coloring. Then, perhaps the undersling reservoirs like the Flash Flood.
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Post by wetmonkey442 » Wed May 18, 2005 3:25 pm

The smallish-medium rifle. The CPS 1000/1200/2100 are my favorite deisgns.

I love the 2700, and even it's colors but as for how it looks, shape wise, it's as ugly as sin.
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Post by NiborDude » Wed May 18, 2005 4:00 pm

I like the CPS 1500/1700 design as well as the CPS 2000/2500 design.
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Post by supersoaker » Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:35 pm

I like the FF, APD and arctic shock designs!:blues:
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Post by ANNIHILATOR 2 » Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:55 pm

SS20, SS50, SS100, SS200, SS300, MXL and MX are aesteticaly the most apealing to me.
Colour skeem makes a big difference also. As a colour combo I like:
Neon Yellow+ Neon Red,
Neon Yellow + Blue,
Black + Neon Red,
Black + Plum Red,
Black+ Green,
Black + Blue.
Those are very fitting for waterguns.
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Post by onlydecoppi » Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:52 pm

Well, a definite one I like is the sub barrel look on guns. Like the FF, AS, and MD:SS. COlours that realy appeal to me is either camo... or black and orange.

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Post by DX » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:24 pm

As far as soaker colors go, I really couldn't care less what the company puts there. I end up painting them anyway. Those ugly yellows, oranges, reds, and other bright colors get converted into a nice camo-ish black/green/brown. :cool:
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