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#137837 Modification and Paintjob Pictures

Posted by Green Riptide on 30 January 2008 - 04:40 PM in Modifications

a bit of my nerf area in the basement.
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1- My first mod, a CPVC'd NF. Spring replaced with a handyman spring, some epoxy on the inside for minor reinforcement, rubber splicing tape around the plunger head. Also integrated a SSPB-type Lanard thing i picked up for a few bucks on an aisle end at Kroger. The SSPB is also CPVC'd. I sanded out the inside of the main barrel to replicate PN's NF barrel.

2- The shell from the lanard SSPB thing. From what I can see of people similar NF's I had to dremel away more of the shell to fit this kind in. I had been using the circular base of the NF's barrel post as a firing button instead of just the purple shaft there, but it came un-epoxy'd. :)

3- An SSPB-type thing I picked up at Sonic years ago- it had bizarre triangular screws, so that shell got pretty mutilated, but I do have an intact one if anyone wants to see. Seems to get better range than the stock SSPB's I have.

4- Gutted Lanard push-pull water gun. Must be useful for something.. thoughts?

edit- before someone asks, ranges unknown.

#142193 The Vulcan

Posted by Green Riptide on 23 February 2008 - 01:45 PM in General Nerf

I think a box on the right side would be great. Nobody wants to run around with the belt hanging around. I mean you could trip on it, and if you play on concrete, like me, in a t-shirt and basketball shorts then you wouldn't like that happening.

Great, so make one and post a writeup. :P
a on a side note.. 'Oro?' kenshin?

a second side note to everyone- please excuse my lack of [/sarcasm] tag after the car battery post. I forgot that sarcasm isn't always readable on the interwebs.

#142108 The Vulcan

Posted by Green Riptide on 23 February 2008 - 02:27 AM in General Nerf

One wonders how much work it would take to rig a backpack car battery.

#138319 Ecno

Posted by Green Riptide on 03 February 2008 - 01:14 AM in Nerf Wars

well, I'll be in Allentown in July, but I won't have any free time then anyway. :P

Are any ohioans thinking of attending? particulary Lynx or the UC clanners?

#143914 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 04 March 2008 - 09:10 PM in Off Topic

I don't so much listen to genres of music as random people/bands.

I enjoy hardcore house/D&B and classical music, or better yet, both together.

I like Five Iron Frenzy and Roper, some Orange Range and Asian Kung-Fu Generation stuff, Johnny Richards and Stan Kenton, Squad Five-O, Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's instrumental stuff, some Yngwie malmsteen, the IUP marching band and Phantom Regiment. I also enjoy the more symphonic brass band stuff and more modern symphonic and band music.

#144070 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 06 March 2008 - 12:37 AM in Off Topic

I usually find relient k too .. i dunno, soft and guitar-driven pop-esque? I do enjoy some of their stuff though. It makes for lovely music to fall asleep too.

Currently though, I fall asleep to Franz Biebl's arrangement of Ave maria -easily the best, in my opinion- performed by chanticleer. If I had to choose now, this is the song I'd want this song played at my funeral (though I'd have a hard time deciding between having chanticleer and phantom regiment performing it).

#141205 Why Did You Choose Your Username?

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 12:44 AM in Off Topic

My chosen screenname was already taken when I signed up for Infantry Online, so I took the pansy route- instead of thinking up something decent I just chose a random combination of adjective and noun.

I did, however, invent a lovely little backstory for it.

If you've ever looked closely enough at the label of your favorite alligator-themed sports beverage, you probably noticed that the flavors are named with similar adjective/noun combos (Fierce Berry, Cool Blue, Xtremo Mango, etc.) One of these flavors - the purple one - is actually named Riptide Rush. It was about a week or so after the invention of my new name that the association was made for the first time. "Hey, isn't that a flavor of Gatorade?" would be repeated dozens of times through the following years, and every time the question is asked I respond with this:

'No, Green riptide is not a flavor of Gatorade. It used to be, though. You've probably never heard about it; Gatorade has covered it up pretty well. See, right after their mysterious blend of electrolytes hit it big the scientists who created Gatorade thought it would be wise to expand the line of flavors. They knew that everyone had heard of the product, but they wanted to keep the brand fresh so it wouldn't just be a fad- so, they locked themselves in the lab for days, mixing and formulating to add more punch to Gatorade than ever before. What they emerged with was a green liquid that seemed to glow from within, a bizzare side effect of the incredibly potent chemical blend they had just mixed into the standard lemon-lime Gatorade flavor. When the lab director, an aging but well-respected founder of the enterprise, tasted it, he said the lemon flavor was almost entirely gone- the new beverage packed a powerful lime taste. Pressed for time due to the time they had spent in the lab, the Gatorade employees rushed the new product through marketing and developed a catchy new name for the wonder drink- "Green Riptide." It was moved through so fast that no one else even bothered to taste it. In the frenzy to get Green Riptide to the shelves, immense stress was placed upon the lab staff, and no one thought it unusual that as the process was coming to a close a week or so later the lab director did not show up to work, calling in to complain of a headache. Production started, and a batch of 5000 bottles of glowing, mysterious Green was sent to a small community in Northern Florida- Lake Como. The test market included a summer camp on the lake, and in the heat of summer the active citizens of the town were eager to try this strange new sensation. The Monday after the official test market release, the lab supervisor was again absent, but this time with no phone call. On Tuesday he was found dead in his apartment, where he had been since late Sunday afternoon. the coroner reported that he died of a neural overload, probably due to undue stress. No one thought to make the connection. By Wednesday all 5000 bottles had been sold, and the lab team prepared to make a second batch. They were halfway through the mixing process on Thursday when a man burst into the lab, screaming that they had to stop- something was terribly wrong. In the streets and homes of Lake Como lay 3854 corpses, and in the veins of each and every one flowed Green Riptide. The electrolytes in the drink were too much for the human system to absorb- the energy simply overloaded the brain, frying the consumer alive in a slow and painful death ending days after the first sip. The remaining citizens numbered only a few thousand, and a few can still be found today. They are scattered across the globe in institutions, old folk's homes, and hospitals. The authorities will say that they are delusional, or simply crazy, but the truth is out there. Over four thousand slowly rotting corpses were dumped into the now-tainted waters of Lake Como by Gatorade, and the remaining residents paid off or simply disposed of. Today Lake Como is restricted territory, declared unsafe by government officials paid off by Gatorade- but go for yourself, and see the true face of Green Riptide in the oddly glowing reflections from the lake. Tell everyone you know- Green riptide was a flavor of Gatorade, yes- until it killed all who drank it.

#140129 What Was Your First Nerf Gun?

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 01:08 AM in General Nerf

My first NERF dart-firing item was a SSPB-ish thing that came in a kid's meal at Sonic. I've still got two.

#139322 Arr!

Posted by Green Riptide on 08 February 2008 - 04:18 PM in Homemades

Actually, Captain, I meant this area-
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#139189 Arr!

Posted by Green Riptide on 07 February 2008 - 07:18 PM in Homemades

personally I'm confused as to why the squared area behind the clip exists at all. Is that bracing for inevitable tank attachment?

#143573 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 03 March 2008 - 01:00 AM in Nerf Wars

a 10 yr old

virgin ears!

#145455 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 16 March 2008 - 07:35 PM in Nerf Wars

I look forward to seeing you all kicking your asses KILLING YOU SOON.


Since the OHNO poll has drifted off the front page, is this the designated OHNO planning thread now?

#146176 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 21 March 2008 - 05:25 PM in Nerf Wars

That's what the Internet is for.

#143137 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 28 February 2008 - 11:50 PM in Nerf Wars

I lied. I'm pretty sure I will be able to go now and maybe also make the Columbus one. I'll be bringing quite a load of guns so if anybody needs a loaner or is interested in buying something it's no problem.

30 days.

wait, what Columbus one?

I will not be able to attend this one.

Lynx, check your PM's.

#143871 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 04 March 2008 - 05:27 PM in Nerf Wars

Yee Haw Ohio.

Someone has their primary states mixed up. :(

Is anyone planning on documenting this war?

#142713 Nerf Video Directory

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 10:01 PM in General Nerf

Stage six is going down.


#142914 Nonstandard Game Types - Ideas, Rules, Etc.

Posted by Green Riptide on 27 February 2008 - 08:13 PM in Nerf Wars

As for the commenting on LARP...drop it.

Fine, but that doesn't make it any less gay.

It should be noted that Humans vs. Zombies is larping.

In response to Piney's Idea of Passing a football, Falcon and I are working out the rules for something similar using foam frisbees... I'll post something about it in here when it's figured out fully.

Gametype Concept:
Ultimate NERF

Who doesn't know how ultimate frisbee works? Since this board is mostly college kids I'd say not many. people play it in gym class and it is the second unofficial sport of college life, behind beer pong. Unless you play quarters, lamewads.

So here's the breakdown. Ultimate NERF is a chaotic speed-CTF gametype concept with two flags [frisbees, usually]. Utilizing the basic concepts of Ultimate Frisbee, this game will involve passing a throwable object [flag] from one end of the field to the other. It should be played in an area that is fairly large and relatively open, though just using a soccer field might be a bit too open.

There are two flags; we'll call them red and blue. red flag is on one end of the field, in an easily definable area- under a tree, in an endzone, past a certain line, whatever. blue flag is similarly placed on the opposite end of the field. Flags should be throwable/catchable objects; NERF footballs, frisbees, various types of balls, even socks if you want.

Red team starts in the blue flag area and vice versa; Each team's goal is to bring the enemy flag back to their flag area. This entails running out to the opposite end of the field and grabbing the flag and then passing it back ultimate-frisbee-style. This means that you cannot move with the flag other than to pivot (one foot stays in place while you utilize the other to turn about.) The flag must be chucked, tossed, hurled, or otherwise projected to a team member in order to advance its position.

Ultimate NERF would be non-elimination. Any player can be shot at any time, with the penalty for taking a hit being a time-out whose magnitude is to be determined on a situational basis. To prevent too much chaos in the middle of the field, players should quickly and expediently make their way to a timeout area for the duration of their time-out. The time-out area could also be varied, but should probably be located off to the sides rather than in a flag area, since the action should be going back and forth the whole time. timed-out players should not provide cover for their still-in-play teammates while exiting, etc.

If a flagger (person holding flag) is shot they must drop the flag where they were shot and take a time-out.
The flagger may shoot while holding the flag.
The opposing team may intercept the flag when/if it is thrown, and if they do they may run while carrying it to return it to its starting point.
If an opposing player is shot while returning the flag they must drop it where they were shot and take a time-out.

I think that about covers it. Plenty to be tweaked here- if you have an open area that is the proper size but has no obstacles, here are some possibilities:
Ignore the time-out area rule and allow timed-out players to stand in place and act as human shields.
Designate a certain number from each team to be unarmed "rushers" who may gain certain benefits from being unarmed; they can take an extra hit before being timed-out, or something similar.
Ignore the time-out rule in favor of a "you must run back to your start point when hit, but may then continue play normally" clause. Basically a respawn.

It obviously would take some tweaking, but I think it could work. The initial standoff would last a decent while, but once one team got ahold of a flag things would more than likely stay fast and furious for the duration.

#155656 Summer Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 12 May 2008 - 10:43 PM in Nerf Wars

I'm just going to resign myself to not being able to make it to any wars until I start attending UC in the fall. :[
that does give me plenty of time to finish up mods, though.

There are several parks around the east side of Cbus that would probably do very well indeed.

(by the way, lynx, I can't get the FF i bought off of you to work. i have a few ideas, but... jesus, what did you DO to it?)

#141412 Nerf Eliminator And Hyperfire

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:45 PM in General Nerf

firstly and most importantly, a vulcan avatar is needed stat.

Secondly... green titan/hornet. I didn't see a scout, though, and that saddens me. i'd like nothing more than a rainbow collection of scouts.

The wiimote blaster attachment looks like it has some serious potential- looks like a DiskShot/NF plunger, so ranges should be tasty, and it looks like it would be a cinch to mount it on, say, the NF top rail. Bam, double NF.

#148862 New Music...

Posted by Green Riptide on 02 April 2008 - 05:02 PM in Off Topic

Meh, I can't get too excited about new music. I love Bartok, Debussy, and Stravinsky, but I won't touch anything more modern.


#142648 Dart Holding Gloves

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 04:10 PM in General Nerf

It should be noted that California is a very large state whose northern reaches lay near the same latitudes as those of New Jersey.

#141181 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 18 February 2008 - 11:25 PM in Nerf Wars

What is the status of UC?

Well, the campus tour guides mention NERF wars as part of campus activities students can take part in :P

#140092 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 10:28 PM in Nerf Wars

Whetstone looks good. I'm not into the idea of paying to play. A junkyard would be amazing but possible teenagers with paintball guns doesn't appeal to me and a junkyard could be dangerous - lots of sharp metal and shit everywhere.

Was Whetstone where you played last time? That's my vote.

Because teenagers with nerf guns are better :(
It should be understood that the 'junkyard' is not actually a junkyard; the park owners just dumped a bunch of 55-gallon drums, old wooden crates, and tires in the area. There are no sharp objects or extreme environmental hazards; the most you can do is trip over a 2x4. I enjoy the nearest woodsball course and the junkyard immensely- the junkyard is overgrown most of the time and is great for ambushes, and the woodsball course doubles as a 'horror-maze' type thing in the fall, so there's plenty of winding plywood-and-tarp constructions to sneak about in.

Hmm. I could probably get away with going to Cinci on the grounds of a 'college visit' over spring break.
Bpso- I'll be at UC on the 18th for one of the aforementioned college visits. Will you be on campus that i could meet up with you, perhaps to buy things?

Lynx, If you're okay to go we should see about carpooling.

No matter what happens I'd probably need to borrow blasters. My current functioning armory (i.e. not dissasembled) consists of 1 (one) maverick. ._.

#139930 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 12:54 PM in Nerf Wars

I probably won't be able to do anything this summer, but April might work. I can't go the 12th, but the week before that is my spring break.

As for location, I nominate Fran Bar Park. That's where my friends and I go for all our paintball escapades. Its easy to find and has two large woodsball courses perfect for CTF, two speedball courses, and a junkyard that'd do very nicely. The fee to play there is 25$ a person if you bring your own crap.

pictures and official site

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#141440 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 11:20 PM in Nerf Wars

Hey, Green Riptide. I am going to need something in return for that...

I'll sell it to you for 3$

done. PM me.

Can you do this?

er.. no, I can't. :[

#140332 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 08:49 PM in Nerf Wars

Eugh, can't do the 29th. I can do the first (as in saturday the 1st), third and fourth weekends in march, and the first three weekends in April. I can also do the second weekend in May, and then I'm on tour until August 9th.

current arsenal-

presently disassembled guns marked with a ~

~ latest-gen NF with SSPB integration, CPVC'd, handyman spring. Pending further integrations.
~ latest gen firefly. Pending further integrations.
~ latest gen maverick. Pending further integrations.
~ Minimized (lol) Sonci Drive-In SSPB-thing. Waiting to be integrated with the NF.
~ red AT2K waiting to be integrated with the firefly.

two more SSPBs, also probably going on the NF (yes, seriously.)
one stock maverick.
one stock red AT2K.

#141414 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:50 PM in Nerf Wars

I'll gladly take that firefly off your hands, lynx- i'm cooking up something in that department myself.

Again, just to clarify, I'll most likely be free the last two weekends in August if you want to hold a late summer war. Two wars would be pretty sweet for those of us who are rather incapacitated for most of the summer.

In regards to UC-- seriously? 50+ in front of Langsam every Friday?

#145595 Spare Time

Posted by Green Riptide on 17 March 2008 - 08:30 PM in Off Topic

I can understand if you read through a thread you saw in the modification directory and don't realize the date of the last post... but to necro this thread means reading back several pages in the forums, which should sound a few "these might be old posts" alarms no matter what.

Actually, might it be possible to add a disclaimer to the top of the mod directory reading something like "Be sure to check the date of the last post before replying to threads you find here" ?

#140324 Anonymous Vs. Scientology

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 08:37 PM in Off Topic

Honestly, organized religion has done this sort of thing for years, but in the 1300s there was absolutely no chance of an internet-spread revolt. It's almost like The Spanish Inquisition are coming with their lawyer team, and this time we can do something about it.

#140340 Anonymous Vs. Scientology

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 09:06 PM in Off Topic

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the 'fair game' policy was officially rescinded years ago, even if it is still defacto policy.

What most incriminates Scientology to me is the "Snow White" episode. If the FBI raided Scientology premises and found that there had been a massive espionage effort, why was the entire church not shut down? Why does the average Joe not know that anything even happened? When the leaders of the organization (the Hubbards were incriminated as co-conspirators) are directly involved with the altering, theft of, and burglary of federal records, I'd see that as grounds to erase every trace of the "church"'s existence. At that point it doesn't matter if they are gathered based on a shared belief system- they're a crime syndicate.

Lynx- that's a few too many friends' friend's to take seriously.

#141416 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:53 PM in Off Topic

Alright, done.

total forum membership is... what, again?

Seriously, we should do a remix of Dies Irae.
I'll handle all twelve horn parts.

#141464 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 20 February 2008 - 12:58 AM in Off Topic

blend bass sax/contrabassoon/tuba and take out some of the lowest frequencies.

#139404 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 09 February 2008 - 12:52 AM in Off Topic

Time to Say Goodbye

I'd be the one in the green bucket hat towards the end. I should mention this was absolutely the worst we've ever played that song, mostly because of the botched trumpet solo. ._.

#140095 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 10:37 PM in Off Topic

hahaaa, circular breathing. I can do it, but not with a horn on my face. :(
mad props to anyone who plays didgeridoo.. i mean, how can you not respect that?
Do you do the whole beeswax-ring-seal thing? I think I wouldn't be able to get over that, since personally I scorn any sort of lip-balm type stuff.

Carbon- get yourself some backup singers and you'll basically have it made. It was kind of catchy, but but the similarity and length kind of dulled it down. Some variation in the vocals would help draw attention from the looping in the background- background singers one chorus, none the next, acapella, just mix it up.

#141294 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 05:23 PM in Off Topic

virtual my ass. If this is going to happen it demands as much Effeminate as possible, thus live orchestra. Or at least pre-recorded parts mixed.

#139204 Arachnophobia Ii

Posted by Green Riptide on 07 February 2008 - 07:55 PM in Modifications

You have got to be shitting me. This is basically the ultimate weapon, with a six-pack shotgun blast and twin long-range punch. With that much ridiculous in one place I'm half expecting you to come back next week with a clip mod. ._.

Internal pics would be much appreciated. On the subject of keyrings, you're just using the magstrike trigger for air transfer, right?
So a firing cycle would be
i- pump for half of eternity
ii- hold MS trigger for a few seconds
iii- move fingers to SM keyring triggers/detonator triggers and wait for shot
iv- fire
and then you could loop back to ii but you prefer to just use the SMDTG's after a single round of SM firing...
so basically you don't have to worry about switching triggers incredibly fast, since the majority of time should be spent with no trigger contact (pumping/noncombat situation) and then in combat most of the time would spent on the keyrings waiting for a clean shot.

#139266 Arachnophobia Ii

Posted by Green Riptide on 07 February 2008 - 11:36 PM in Modifications

oh, I see.

Personally if I were going to be going back and forth that much I'd find a different option (as opposed to keyrings), but I suppose having never built an Arachnaphobia II of my very own my opinion there doesn't matter. :P

oh, and *insert innuendo about how good imaseoulman is at making the pumping motion very quickly*

#149107 Modding Basics

Posted by Green Riptide on 03 April 2008 - 04:18 PM in Modifications

Captain Slug can field the ID question since that seems to be a favorite rambling point of his. :P

Suffice it to say, though, that CPVC and PVC are NOT the same thing. PVC is usually a white pipe that has larger ID's than similar sizes of CPVC. It also tends to come in larger size options period. Most PVC is very loose to use on stock darts.

CPVC is off-white to yellow, sometimes with a yellow stripe along the side. I believe it is intended for cold-water plumbing in the non-NERF world. Most CPVC is fairly tight on stock darts. CPVC tends to come in smaller diameters than PVC, as well.

You could use PVC as a barrel, but unless you know what you're getting into your darts will probably just fall out the end.

#155819 Fiction

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 May 2008 - 05:25 PM in Off Topic

My fellow Green and I share more than just username color choice, apparently; I have Wold War Z in hardback as well.

#154963 The Nerf Warrior System (nws)

Posted by Green Riptide on 06 May 2008 - 08:30 PM in Homemades

I have a wonderful mental image of Neo coming into the lobby and pulling out an endless series of magstrikes thanks to this thread. Seriously- four pre-pumped magstrikes on the back and one in each hand would make for a ridiculous foamstorm. Ridiculous in several ways.