Just posted my thoughts and findings regarding Predicting Pump-Action Water Gun / Water Blaster Performance. In short, it appears one can use either pump stroke length or, if available, pump volume to reasonably estimate expected output for most pump-action water blasters. It is unclear how this scales up for larger, syringe-type water blasters due to lack of available measurements for those type of water blasters. Follow the link above to read more specifics!
Not to be confused with the Super Soaker Hydro Blitz, the Adventure Force Hydro Blitz is a pump-action water blaster manufactured by Prime Time Toys. Its trigger moves, but is purely ornamental and its cap, though it looks like a screw cap, is actually merely a snap cap as well. More info on this water blaster coming soon…
Brief review of the (2017) Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Revenge Zombinator posted on iSoaker.com. This assault-rifle-like themed water blaster features three (3) nozzles that produce most parallel streams with every pump. Its top-mounted scope is purely ornamental and there is no way to adjust how many streams are produced. Some may find this water blaster fun for its role-playing elements, but its actual performance for larger water fights means this Zombinator is readily outclassed by larger pump-action water blasters and most air or elastic-pressure water blasters. At present, I have no further plans to remove this particular model from its packaging.
Brief review of the (2017) Nerf Super Soaker Zombie Strike Revenge Infector posted on iSoaker.com. This pistol-shaped pump-action water blaster has its Zombie Strike Revenge-themed styling, but offers no real surprises in its performance aspect. Okay for light skirmishes, this pump action water blaster is readily outclassed by larger pump-action water blasters and by most air or elastic pressurized water blasters.
Posted a review of the (2017) Nerf Super Soaker Dartfire. This dual-function dart and water blaster can do both jobs simultaneously with some efficacy, but the value of having a device with both these features remains questionable. Read on to get a better sense of what works and what doesn’t quite add up.
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.”
Leave NO one dry!
Finished most testing on my Ja-Ru “Splash Water Gun”, posting my findings onto iSoaker.com. While an interesting, small, spring-loaded water blaster, its design and performance leave much to be desired. I believe this technology has more potential, but to achieve that requires a better design than this.
Also recently acquired the combination blaster known as the Nerf Super Soaker Dartfire by Hasbro Inc. Reminiscent of the old Nerf Switchshot series, the Dartfire can shoot both water and darts. Unlike the Switchshot blasters, the Dartfire can actually fire both at the same time, if desired. That said, I am not aware of any dart fights where water blasters were welcome, nor do I recall any water fights where anyone was worried about someone pulling out a dart blaster, either. The interesting thing is that the trigger serves a dual role; pulling it both launches the dart as well as rotates the barrel to bring the next dart into position (the added force needed for both actions explains by this trigger is larger and is meant to be pulled by two fingers as opposed to one).
More info to come…