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#1 Fome

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:30 PM

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These fluffy little monsters are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make, fly straight, and (most importantly) do not have painful hot glue domes.

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#2 Echnalaid

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:39 PM

You're using mini pompoms?
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#3 Fome

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:44 PM

You're using mini pompoms?


Yes.

Multicolored 10mm pom poms.

Found at almost any craft store.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:49 PM

So are they washer weighted or another new weight?


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#5 Fome

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:14 PM

So are they washer weighted or another new weight?


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Single BB.

Made very similarly to a normal stefan, except with a more recessed cavity for the BB. The pom poms sit inside of this inverse dome, giving it the hemispherical shape at the end.

Requires more melting of foam and a lot less hot glue.

They're quite a bit more durable indoors, seeing as how the tips don't shatter when fired against hard things, exposing the BB or ejecting it altogether.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:29 PM

Just curious, how much does this impair range? I know you don't really need it for indoors, but it's nice to get a decent 50' or 60'.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:35 PM

How much is it for a bag of "pompoms"? And how many in a bag?

Definitely a nice option for indoor wars, less destructive than normal stefans, and (hopefully) more economical than stock darts. And without the stock dart tips, you can use them in RSCBs.

I'm with Wes though, how does it effect ranges as well as accuracy? Although range is less important indoors, it's still nice to have some distance so they aren't too easy to dodge, as well as accuracy.
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#8 Fome

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:44 PM

@ Wes

I haven't noticed any loss in range between these and normal stefans. Some actual testing could prove this wrong, however.

@ Hipponator

1.79 per 100 pompom bag. That's 1.8 cents per stefan. Definitely an economical option considering you don't need to use as much hot glue.

Unfortunately they don't seem to feed well in RSCBs/inlines. This might be the pompoms or it might be the technique I've been using. I'll let ya know.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:14 AM

So you basically made Slug darts using a single BB instead of a washer?

Just for reference, felt discs cost roughly ~$0.011 per dart, so you're not saving yourself any money.

However, they do look like they have a little more cushioning than felt discs.
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#10 Fome

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:46 AM

So you basically made Slug darts using a single BB instead of a washer?

Just for reference, felt discs cost roughly ~$0.011 per dart, so you're not saving yourself any money.

However, they do look like they have a little more cushioning than felt discs.


What's the price difference between BBs and metal washers? It doesn't matter though, both are dirt cheap, and are therefore useful as alternatives to buying stock darts.

I've personally never been shot by a slug dart, but getting hit by these feels like gentle kisses from fuzzy ducklings.

Edit: I'm not trying to usurp slug darts by any means, that's not the purpose of this thread.

Edited by Fome, 08 December 2009 - 01:22 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:12 AM

How absolutely groundbreaking! I'll bet no one thought of this before!

You will notice a HUGE range decrease. But they are still fun.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:38 AM

Yeah, this thread is fucking awful. I wish people would stop making entire threads based on something slightly different they did to something that has existed for years.
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