End-of-Summer, 2018

No, I don’t know where Summer, 2018 went for me. Well, that’s not 100% accurate, but what I can say is that life/work/other responsibilities have kept me far busier than I had initially anticipated.

Nevertheless, while this site and my other sites such as this other small site of mine have not had many updates, they are merely temporarily dormant and far from forgotten. In fact, I’ve begun making some tweaks and considering what type of updates I can realistically do on a more regular basis.

Will post again once I have more concrete updates and new content to share.

For now, for those in the higher Northern latitudes, enjoy the warm weather while it lasts; fall cometh and winter will be here before we know it.

Soak on!

Water Warriors – New for 2018 Tease

Just got my hands on a couple of new water blasters from Buzz Bee Toys Inc. that are new for 2018: one Adventure Force brand and one Water Warriors brand. Consider this a teaser image.

More info coming soon – soak on!

  • Note: Post updated to more accurately list the branding of these water blasters.

iSoaker Warriors (Facebook) Removed

In light of all the privacy and data issues on Facebook (plus given the fact that I never really liked that platform), I’ve opted to remove the “iSoaker Warriors Facebook” page.

All-in-all, not much of a loss, truthfully. There wasn’t any major content on there, anyhow, and its visibility was mediocre at best. Besides, with what little free time I have these days, might as well focus on developing content where I find most enjoyment, anyhow.

Soak on!

Review: Adventure Force: Power Raider @ iSoaker.com

A review of the Adventure Force Power Raider, manufactured by Buzz Bee Toys Inc., is now posted on iSoaker.com. In short, the Power Raider is a separate pressure chamber air-pressure water blaster that sports a 3-option nozzle selector and detachable red-dot scope. Stream power is decent, but shot times are short due to the small size of the pressure chamber.

Head over to iSoaker.com is you’re interested in learning more about the Adventure Force Power Raider.

Hands-On: Adventure Force: Power Raider

The Adventure Force: Power Raider is a private label water blaster made by Buzz Bee Toys Inc. for Walmart’s Adventure Force brand.

The Power Raider is a separate air-pressure chamber water blaster that features a removable “red-dot” scope. While the Power Raider’s pressure chamber is on the small-side, that also means it can be pressurized quickly. Streams are decent, albeit brief as well.

More information on the Adventure Force: Power Raider as more testing is completed.

Soak on!

Upcoming Nerf Super Soaker: Zombie Strike Ripstorm pictures found

Found pictures of the upcoming 2018 Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Ripstorm from this website.

This design reminds me of the Super Soaker Hydro Blade (2004). However, unlike the Hydro Blade, I do not believe that the Ripstorm is a pressurized water blaster. How well it functions in stream or “shred” mode remains to be seen.

 

Update: Just realized the Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Ripstorm is already available for sale on Amazon.com.

 

Superionic Water Ice?

Something a little different:

Though it may be awhile (and a little impractical) to try to load this stuff into a water blaster, scientists seem to have determined a new state for ice. Granted, they used some lasers and diamonds to compress water ice VII even more.

From the Nature Physics article: “Using time-resolved optical pyrometry and laser velocimetry measurements as well as supporting density functional theory–molecular dynamics (DFT-MD) simulations, we document the shock equation of state of H2O to unprecedented extreme conditions and unravel thermodynamic signatures showing that ice melts near 5,000K at 190 GPa.”

To think steel melts at ~1,650K and here we are talking about water, but under some serious pressure.

Granted, with that heat and pressure, not sure one would want to be hit by it.

Soak on!