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#348142 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Gears on 30 July 2015 - 11:39 AM in Nerf Wars

Two days to Apocalypse I am so excited I won't be able to sleep!!!!!!!


#348141 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Gears on 30 July 2015 - 11:36 AM in Nerf Wars

Backpack, boarding pass, and butt are packed and ready to fly.

Whether or not my mom didn't throw out all my blasters after I moved out is TBA.

Stand by.

#348014 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Gears on 24 July 2015 - 08:29 AM in Nerf Wars

I will be auctioning my Nerfhaven wristband privately. If you wish to participate, meet in the tallest oak tree in The Grove between the second round of Gunslinger and first round of Freeze Tag.

#348013 Philly Area Help Koree Test a New Field War July 25th

Posted by Gears on 24 July 2015 - 08:26 AM in Nerf Wars

I will be attending. Hope to get back into nerf!

you and your brother should also go to Apoc.

#347952 Messaging not working

Posted by Gears on 20 July 2015 - 01:54 PM in Off Topic

Messaging works for me but my inbox is full so I would PM Langley but I can't.

#347947 UMB Raider

Posted by Gears on 20 July 2015 - 11:48 AM in Modifications

Looks clean, Gator.

I'm sad I won't get to see you at Apoc!

#347833 SPANO 2015

Posted by Gears on 14 July 2015 - 02:42 PM in Nerf Wars

Second what Kane said.

This was the first war I attended in nearly a year, and every part was as great as Ryan hyped it up to be. Besides getting to see all the Nerfers I really missed seeing (Stark and Atomatron and Venom and SonReese and special guest VIPs CK and Xellah) the actual Nerfing was pretty on-point. I'm also still acclimating myself to the tighter-quarter Midwest wars where I don't actually need an airgun, so that's been an interesting transition. Probably won't ever happen tho.

Can't wait for the next one.

#347624 Battery Upgrades

Posted by Gears on 03 July 2015 - 01:31 AM in Modifications

are Li-Pos dangerous though? I've seen people puncture many Lipo batteries and just end up frying their whole blaster on fire.

Where have you seen this.

#347620 SPANO 2015

Posted by Gears on 02 July 2015 - 07:35 PM in Nerf Wars

I'll come to yours if you come to mine!


Posted by Gears on 01 July 2015 - 12:13 PM in Nerf Wars

Time is 100% September 12. That is set in stone. Updated the first post letting everyone know the search for Best Park is well under way.

I'd like to do some drinking and partying afterwards, even if it means only myself will be drinking donut beer.

#347523 Flywheel blaster at Apoc

Posted by Gears on 29 June 2015 - 04:04 PM in Nerf Wars

the amount of money i spent on fly wheel blasters

That's what you get for listening to shitty Youtube Nerfers haha.

#347510 Modification and Paintjob Pictures

Posted by Gears on 29 June 2015 - 10:28 AM in Modifications

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$5 sidearm scrt tender edition

#347485 Armageddon XVI

Posted by Gears on 28 June 2015 - 11:10 AM in Nerf Wars

SublimeDom777 kept me updated with some Snapchat action throughout the war. I'll make the trip next year for sure.


Posted by Gears on 26 June 2015 - 04:22 PM in Modifications

This is probably the worst thing I have read in a long fucking time.

Like, Putting-A-Manta-On-A-Crossbow level of garbage.


Posted by Gears on 23 June 2015 - 09:59 AM in Nerf Wars

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Name: Gears' BDay Beatdown War
Where: TBA
When: 12 September 2015
Why: Bringing back the glory days of Chicago.

Blaster Restrictions:
Air blasters with airtanks larger than a 4B.
Air blasters originally firing darts larger than an OG Mega must have the original pump and OPV.

Slugs and safer ammo.

The purpose of this war is to host event a month or so after Apoc to fall in line with the one month separation between the regional "large" summer wars. I'm hoping for this to be a war that brings the IL vets out of the woodwork and rekindle the flames. Stay tuned. Details will come shortly.

UPDATE: Ryan and Kane and myself checked out some parks this past weekend a little bit, and we are still searching for the best possible venue in the greater Chicago area.

#347382 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Gears on 23 June 2015 - 08:48 AM in Nerf Wars

Plane tickets and clean undies are secured. Touching b(utts)ase at TedTown July 31st for biers mit Giers.

Who's making me darts?

#347136 Duke's Dayton Bunker Buster

Posted by Gears on 11 June 2015 - 08:02 AM in Nerf Wars

Looks cool, but with it falling right between SPANO and Apoc, I gotta pass.

Do you have pics of the warehouse? Is it multilevel, or just one big empty room?

#347110 Is it rare for a stampede to say "STAMPEDE ECS-50" on the side

Posted by Gears on 10 June 2015 - 02:35 PM in General Nerf

Were they from an early production run? Any specifics would be appreciated.

I've been wondering the same thing, because the Stampede I own says the same thing. It's cool, because the ECS-50 is actually raised on the plastic, and not just painted on. I think you are maybe the second or third other person I have heard actually owning a Stampede like this.

#347085 [IL] S.C.S.N.W. presents... "Foam, I am Your Father"

Posted by Gears on 08 June 2015 - 11:29 AM in Nerf Wars

Can we play more Chicago style pizza game?

Hell yeah!

#346879 Raider Rifle

Posted by Gears on 22 May 2015 - 01:25 PM in Modifications

Extra nice. Solscud007 did something similar using a Longstrike and a UMB a couple years ago.

This is exactly the sort of blaster Nerfers should be bringing to their first NIC event. Simple, effective, and with some thrifting, all under $25.

#346770 Nerf Army recruiting question?

Posted by Gears on 15 May 2015 - 08:40 AM in Site Feedback

Where are you located? I'd love to squash you out with my Nerf army before yours takes off.

#346633 Wisconsin HVZ From Hell

Posted by Gears on 08 May 2015 - 11:40 AM in Nerf Wars

ok i will be coming but what are the age rquirements like as in 10-18 or 12-20?

Well excuse me!

#346632 Ohio Revolution II: Redcoats Revenge

Posted by Gears on 08 May 2015 - 11:38 AM in Nerf Wars

I'm looking to host a war at Whetstone or Goodale within the next few months. I'm finally graduating this weekend, so I should have more free time to play nerf guns.

I'll make sure I can swing that!

#346627 Indianerfolis 2015

Posted by Gears on 08 May 2015 - 10:45 AM in Nerf Wars

Kinda sorta interested (the park looks nice), but what's with the blaster rules? Titans and 3Bs are on totally different levels of acceptability, and aren't really comparable since no one really nerfs with a Titan anyway.

And what goes beyond "basic" stefans? Are slugs okay?

Or is this just a superstock event?

#346488 How to deal with people

Posted by Gears on 01 May 2015 - 11:41 AM in Off Topic

I think "Don't be a dick" is a shitty rule. I prefer "don't be a pussy."


In all seriousness though, I thankfully can't recall a single instance back in PA/NJ where this became a constant issue. Now that I'm playing in Chicago, it's an even bigger blessing that even with the new players who have been popping their war cherries, I haven't had an issue with a single person yet.

#346418 [IL] S.C.S.N.W. Presents... Foam-Zilla! (NERF WAR)

Posted by Gears on 25 April 2015 - 12:06 PM in Nerf Wars

Pumped for tomorrow more normal people should come

#346386 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Gears on 22 April 2015 - 01:50 PM in Nerf Wars

And you guys thought I was dead, right?


#345989 NIC Magazine

Posted by Gears on 03 April 2015 - 10:56 AM in General Nerf

I would like to see a Nerfhaven Historia before anymore bullshit is made #knowyourroots

#345988 [IL] S.C.S.N.W. Presents... Foam-Zilla! (NERF WAR)

Posted by Gears on 03 April 2015 - 10:54 AM in Nerf Wars

Just wanted to let everyone know I will be there as well. If anyone has any specific gametypes or something new they want to try, post it up here or in the Facebook group, and we'll do our best to squeeze it in.

#345559 Help needed for sales pitch to School for ARpoCalypse

Posted by Gears on 15 March 2015 - 06:46 AM in General Nerf

The Penn State Urban Gaming Club always used the spiel that nerfing (especially when events can be ran Friday's/Saturday's) late into the evening serve as a safe place for students to socialize in a safe, controlled area of play that doesn't involve drinking and getting in general trouble.

Maybe that can help?

#344951 The PullSCRT

Posted by Gears on 11 February 2015 - 03:10 PM in Homemades

Basically they can not find anywhere to safely nerf in Illinois, so building is better than nothing.


Looks cool Ryan. I'll probs pick one up at Plains. Been hyped about this for a while.

#344766 Best Stefan Foam

Posted by Gears on 03 February 2015 - 03:04 PM in Darts and Barrels

I have been using a pocket knife and carving off little bits of my moms memory foam mattress the past year and she hasn't noticed yet. The foam is thick, consistent, and is the only foam I can easily find by scent. You can't do this every war though so be careful!

#344710 OMW vs Xplorer Longstrike Kits

Posted by Gears on 31 January 2015 - 08:41 PM in General Nerf

Where did you read that the kit was discontinued? Nerf Modders Welcome?

As far as I have been told, the Longstrike kit was been taken down from the webstore as a means of OMW staff catching up with preexisting orders. Once they are caught up and stock has been replenished, I have been told the kit will go back up online.

#344598 Hosting an RV resort event

Posted by Gears on 26 January 2015 - 01:04 PM in Off Topic

You have my attention.

As far as games as large as these go, I think your best bet would be to keep it cool, relaxed, and casual for the players who most certainly are not even aware of modified blasters. It has been my experience in playing HvZ the past five years that for every one dedicated player, there are a dozen players who treat HvZ as a social event, and less the faux-larp it should be.

It may be best to simply keep all blasters bone stock, with the exception of external accessories (slings, lights, etc...). Depending on when this happens, and the size of the event, I may be willing to make the trek over for it.

#344555 [IL] Nerf War at Pilcher Park of Joliet (southwest Chicago suburbs)

Posted by Gears on 24 January 2015 - 12:01 PM in Nerf Wars

Will be in attendance with everything required to play Core Penetration.

(There is a new micro brewery in Lemont called Pollyanna that is absolutely incredible. I'll have to see what the distance is like from Joliet)

#344438 OMW Longstrike Immortal kit ... its here.

Posted by Gears on 20 January 2015 - 12:48 PM in Modifications

I installed mine yesterday and it seems to shoot visibly harder than my OMW Alpha Trooper and Rampage. I'll be running the Immortal Longstrike through its paces in a few weeks at the Bowling Green HvZ Winter Invitational, but until then, I'll spend time making it functionally a better blaster for HvZ purposes.

Did yours not come with catch springs either?

#344205 Holsters

Posted by Gears on 12 January 2015 - 06:28 PM in General Nerf

You're welcome.

#344196 Holsters

Posted by Gears on 12 January 2015 - 01:50 PM in General Nerf

I have had nothing but great experiences using Narrowbase's 3D printed holsters. I ran their Firestrike holster pretty hard over the course of an eight hour game, and it help up great. There was an expected "break-in" period where the blaster is very difficult to draw, but once it's broken in, it's pretty flawless.

I have the Hammershot holster as well, but I haven't had an opportunity to use it extensively.

Narrowbase LLC

#343309 NSFWar

Posted by Gears on 04 December 2014 - 10:06 AM in Nerf Wars

I can probably swing it.

I can def make it if Ryan's hotness pullbacks are done in time.

#343300 NSFWar

Posted by Gears on 03 December 2014 - 09:51 PM in Nerf Wars

I'm not sure which category Slugs fall into. But yeah man. Pick a weekend over the next month or so and I can totes commit. Haven't nerfed in a few months, and I'm itching to get out and play.