Friday, June 7, 2013

Super Soaker Un-boxings

So warriors,

Just ahead of our water fight on Saturday, I did some Vine videos when un-boxing the new Super Soaker blasters for this season. Figured I might as well spam them on the blog.

NERF sent us the Switch Shot, Arctic Shock and Flash Blast Super Soakers to test out with our warriors. I actually picked up a Shot Wave as well, but that was at the store one the way, so no un-boxing on camera.

 The Switch Shot actually steals its name from another blaster. have you ever played the N-Strike Elite game on Wii? That game has an accessory that is both a Wii controller and dart blaster called the Switch Shot EX-3. I was never completely sure why it had that name.             The new Super Soaker Switch Shot makes a lot more sense. You can switch between a normal stream, Triple Shot, Atomizer or Scattershot. Our warriors felt that the Atomizer (mist setting) wasn't really helpful for anything. Personally my favorite settings where the scatter blast and the normal stream. It was nice to have the option to switch between them. Granted, it's a price of $30 for the option. But the interchangeable stock and the banana clip (20 ounces) help satisfy the cost.

Oh, the Flash Blast. Check out our earlier blog for more info on this blaster. It certainly doesn't drench your opponents like their website description. But it is a good sneak attack weapon, as advertised. I imagine a couple of scenarios out of the Die Hard franchise of movies with this thing. Still, if you are looking for a reliable fall-back as a sidearm, this isn't it. Don't get sold on the idea that it can slam-fire either. It technically can slam fire, but that's not a feasible way to use the thing to be honest. It's a way to get yourself or your kid into the game for $9, buy I'd spend the extra buck and buy batteries for an Electrostorm.

The Arctic Shock is just that -a blast of cold water. I don't know about you, but growing up I learned that trick about sticking ice into my blaster reservoirs to give my enemies that little surprise. The problem with modern water blasters is that most of them don't have wide enough inputs to fit ice easily. Well, as you can see in the Vine video, this blaster has an "Ice Drum" that solves that problem.  The one thing I would want to go with it is, of course, a stock! I love putting that stock from the Lightning Storm and now the Switch Shot on all the blaster that can take it. It provides stability and an awesome look. But without the stock, the price point might work for more folks at $20. More to come from the Click Click SOAK event soon! ~Chris

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