Coming soon to iSoaker.com

Coming soon to iSoaker.com – lots of new pictures of items few have likely seen. Managed to get my hands on a number of rare Super Soaker items from the past and will be sharing information and pictures over the coming weeks of the various additions to the iSoaker.com water blaster collection.

Soak on!

How do you measure water blaster performance?

Many avid water warfare enthusiasts proclaim “We want high performance water blasters!” Those familiar with the Super Soaker CPS Series will often point back to the water blaster models released between 1996-2002 and declare those are the blasters to serve as golden standards and preferably to beat!

However, taking a step back, what do we define as a high performance water blaster? Sure, attributes like styling, build, ergonomics, and durability are important, but they are not measures of performance (or are they?) For sake of argument, this current discussion will focus on water stream generation performance. However, even limiting the discussion to this still leaves plenty of room for a lot of complexity. Perhaps in some future article, we can view water blasters more holistically.

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The Changing Water Blaster / Water Gun Landscape

Posted an article on iSoaker.com to share my thoughts on: The Changing Water Blaster / Water Gun Landscape

Excerpt from the article:

However, one thing is for certain: the entire water blaster category’s footprint is shrinking in retail stores. I recall the days back in the 1980s and 1990s when, during spring, water blasters and water guns would occupy at least one entire side of a toy aisle (from 16′ to 24′, sometimes over 40′ of shelving space, floor to ceiling). Today, walking down the toy aisles, I would be lucky to find a water blaster section occupying 4′ or 8′ of shelf space with the remainder of the seasonal water toy aisle is now occupied by pool toys, beach toys, and other water play-related items.

Hope you guys find these thoughts informative in these challenging times. Soak on!

Focusing on Pressure at iSoaker.com

After seeing what’s new for 2017 and taking into consideration how things have been trending for water blasters over the past several years, I’ve decided it’s time for go back to iSoaker.com’s roots and stick to Focusing on Pressure.

To quote Al Davis, former President of Larami Corp., “We had pump-and-shoot water guns too, but we never called them Super Soakers.”