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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
wait, what Columbus one?
I will not be able to attend this one.
Lynx, check your PM's.
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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. ._.
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
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.
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?
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" ?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
oh, and *insert innuendo about how good imaseoulman is at making the pumping motion very quickly*
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.