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if you're trying to even out two edges try a technique called "draw filing", where you lay the file across the surface and "draw" it toward you. this gif that I definitely didnt laugh at for five minutes shows doing it in both directions, but I usually just do one to have more fine control over it. files are great and you'll never want to be without them again.
generally if you're going to post a picture and a few links it's best to put it in the mods/paintjobs thread. but if you'd like to round out your writeup and post it in this thread so its easily searchable by site users people would probably really appreciate it.
I was just wondering if you do or could do prizes/awards for some of the rounds or certain events or even just for fun type stuff like craziest maneuvers or whatever. I am curious because I would like to contribute in that regard ( at least for this war lol ) since I've acquired a lot of blasters of all varieties. And hey a free blaster is a free blaster lol. If so plz let me know and I'll start getting a few things together.
we don't, but if you just wanna give stuff away nobody will stop you. by all means spread the joy.
most foam ear plugs have a waxy coating on the outside to prevent all the nastiness in your ears from soaking in, this coating ends up a little sticky after awhile of being handled and exposed to elements and moisture which is why they're made to be disposable. after a day of nerfing and being handled and shot they'd very likely get stuck in your barrels almost every time.
Got a question on the Nerf darts.
I'm not sure what FVJ darts are, do you have like a picture of them? I'm assuming their 3rd party darts.
Can we use 3rd party nerf N-strike elite darts, or are all 3rd party darts banned?
I dont have a picture but can explain the darts for you. FJV, or "full vinyl jacket", darts look like streamlines but instead of having a nice cushy head they're a a hard as rock hunk of plastic at the end and they hurt a whole lot. third party darts are encouraged otherwise! make sure to paint the backs or put an initial on yours or something so you can find them in the pile.
It looks like the xplorer one is made out of stainless steel rod with some 3d printed cylinders jammed on the end, you could make one yourself pretty easily using anything you wanted to fit over the rod instead of fancy 3d printed things.
I dont know of any particular ones, but I do know that the color of the neon/fluorescent paints varies a little sometimes. best bet might be to buy a few different kinds and see whats close, just remember to put down a white basecoat so its as bright as possible.
titan tanks don't have a built in OPRV, only the pump, so what you're probably hearing is a leak from you just holding the tank on. you'll have to be smart about how many pumps you put in or purchase an external OPRV to put in the system.
the fitting you're looking for is this, commonly called a hose barb fitting. they come in lots of different styles, sizes and materials; find the size of tubing you want to use and match it to the correct size hose barb. glue one to the tank inlet and one into the bike pump's hole, if they're a double ended one like that you can cut them down to be a more manageable length for what you need. now you can change the length of hose whenever you need to and they'll stay on tight, they will blow off under very high pressure so you can put a zip tie or hose clamp around them if you'd like or you can use the hose blowing off as a safety measure to not blow your tank. hope it helps.
do you want to be able to use that pump for other things? if so purchase a tire stem valve and find tubing that fits inside there and then over the fitting on the titan tank. if not just jam some tubing inside the pump hole and glue it up.
this is the only one of these I've seen that actually looks easy to use and consistent, I thought I'd never see one. the tape measure material will definitely break over time, but you've also got another ten+ feet to use so who cares.
this is the most uncomfortable solution to this "problem" I've seen in awhile, especially since there are so many blasters that fill this spot now. also if you're moving at anything more than a mosey you're going to drop it immediately when changing your grip or just get shot trying to fumble it around.
if you have some new and updated information please share it with as many pictures and info as you feel it needs, it'll help the next person who searches looking for the same thing. observations about the quality, fit, and other things like that are perfectly fine.
Okay, still trying to figure out most of the site
no worries, usually if its just a few pictures with a paragraph or so of info in the mods/paintjobs thread it goes. if you have a lot of in depth stuff about a unique or brand new mod then a new thread is the way to go so people can ask you questions and stuff.
The second round of freeze tag where Ryan and Jlego chased me around the school and I started a chain reaction that made the game go on for another few minutes was pretty fun. Zorn got some good photos of me turning a baseball slide into a summersault.
I dont have that one, but...
this was fun, this was lots of fun. when I woke up this morning I was genuinely a little sad that I didnt get to do it again.
-so many people. there were so many adults and kids and just PEOPLE. battle parents with rival blasters made me happy
-everyone was in an extremely good mood the entire day, nobody got (significantly) angry. except for me.
-the death clicker for deathmatch was extremely fun and the first round of the day was way closer than I wouldve guessed
-lots of young people running around having a great time and being super good and chill. to the kid that said RIP to me after I was shot in the crotch: you made my day multiple times
-cameras: lots of people had them! please post your stuff
-darts. scary domes, slugs, FVJs, and poorly made silicone domes felt like being shot by rocks repeatedly, especially in the face and head. which leads me to...
-getting shot above the neck. it happened a lot, and I mean a LOT. and almost all of them were from under 30 feet away. thats not cool, thats really not cool. I was genuinely worried for my teeth after awhile. it was happening to other people I talked to over the day as well. please do your best to be careful and dont try and get off ant wild game making shots from ten feet away, its just a game. we're all here having fun, please be considerate.
it was a wonderful time and I wish I could do it again next week. I'll be posting my videos soon
geddon 2016: a refreshing cold one
you've stumbled onto one of the longest running arguments around, you can read for years and never come to a conclusion. just use nice quality of whatever you can get easily/reliably and you'll learn how to make it do what you want; at least thats what Ive learned.
also even though you dont have to worry about lead fumes remember not to just sit there and breathe in that smoke for a few hours at a time, lungs are important.
what you need to do is put a dart stop into the plunger tube, since you removed too much material nothing is keeping them in place. your dart stop can be a little bit of hot glue or epoxy putty like has been suggested, but a better and more sturdy idea is to install a piece of wire perpendicular to the plunger tube.
I have never messed with a stampede, but I'm fairly certain you can drill a hole right here:
drill it through both sides the same size as a wire coat hanger or other similarly sized wire, insert it through and seal it up so its air tight and you'll be good to go. of course if this placement fouls something I don't know about then don't do that, but you understand the idea.
welcome, lets break this down.
1. what do you mean by "sucks them back in", do the darts get sucked back into the plunger tube?
2. pictures are always extremely helpful, and with something like this a video would help people figure out your problem as well.
3. when you say that you modded it what exactly did you do to it? its hard for us to help when we dont know what you changed. the more information you can give the better we can help.