Just updated the iSoaker.com Water Blaster / Water Gun Review Database page, adding in more options for stats to display. One can now toggle various dimensions and performance statistics to display alongside the listing to permit quicker browsing when looking for an item of interest.
The Xshot Typhoon Thunder is a new pump-action water blaster released for 2017 by Zuru, a company perhaps known best for their Bunch O Balloons products. There is neither nothing particularly bad nor particularly remarkable about this water blaster. More info coming soon…
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…
Found these newly styled Water Warriors Kwik Grip XLs (2017) at a local store. Much more angular and chunky looking than the original Kwik Grip XLs. There are also orange and yellow variants (pictures to be posted with the review on iSoaker.com). More info 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.”