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#1 SixShot

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:41 AM

Hi guys, did you read this ?

http://www.wired.com...s-for-kids/all/

Look at these words below which is published in the article:

Custom Darts
Hardcore Nerf-heads make their own more streamlined ammo, using foam or PVC or even brass tubing. Homebrew darts are called “stefans,” named after pioneering modder Stefan Mohr.

What ? Brass tubing or PVC ? No way, man ! ( As far as I know about darts, that is)

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Neon-green-and-orange weaponry just doesn’t look dangerous. If you cobble together pieces of a Longstrike CS-6, a Raider CS-35, and a Recon CS-6, then repaint this agglomeration, you’ll have a reasonable facsimile of an AK-47 assault rifle with a banana clip.

Are you sure that is even possible ?


No offense to all, I personally say that is so way off and misleading.

Edited by SixShot, 10 September 2012 - 05:43 AM.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:18 AM

Guys, not to brag, but my souped-up plastic blaster can shoot 60 feet and beyond!

Also, 100th post!

Serious edit: It's weird that he would get such specific information right, like Stefan Mohr's name and fact that people (used) to use Crayola barrels, but say strange things about brass tubing. I know some tacti-cool wannabes like to paint their blasters black, but does anyone really use brass or pvc in their darts?

Edited by Collective, 10 September 2012 - 07:34 AM.

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#3 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

Serious edit: It's weird that he would get such specific information right, like Stefan Mohr's name and fact that people (used) to use Crayola barrels, but say strange things about brass tubing. I know some tacti-cool wannabes like to paint their blasters black, but does anyone really use brass or pvc in their darts?

Because the writer has mastered the art of factoid-based "journalism".
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#4 Griever 2112

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

That article seemed weird... half of his information was well researched and the other half was half-assed wrong.
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#5 Langley

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

Moved to off topic. Talking about articles that tangentially reference our community doesn't really fall under the category of 'general nerf'
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#6 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:40 PM

That article seemed weird... half of his information was well researched and the other half was half-assed wrong.

That's a very common observation to make when one is immersed in a subject and reads an article written by a journalist with only recent familiarity with the subject. Even if the journalist is diligent about doing his research, he will lack the depths of knowledge that an enthusiast has built up over the years. Example: the mention of crayola barrels, a laughably obsolete modding method by community standards (but a very nice visual for the article).

It's not a bad article, honestly. It seems more aimed towards college students and office nerf, and at least it manages to not belittle the hobby.

Edited by Daniel Beaver, 10 September 2012 - 12:40 PM.

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#7 ShaNayNay

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

That article seemed weird... half of his information was well researched and the other half was half-assed wrong.

That's honestly what a well-written article typically is. I assume that it's noticable in this article because we have much more knowledge on the subject and can notice the things that are incorrect.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:36 PM

Guys, not to brag, but my souped-up plastic blaster can shoot 60 feet and beyond!

Also, 100th post!

Serious edit: It's weird that he would get such specific information right, like Stefan Mohr's name and fact that people (used) to use Crayola barrels, but say strange things about brass tubing. I know some tacti-cool wannabes like to paint their blasters black, but does anyone really use brass or pvc in their darts?


If someone wants to make their darts hurt people, I guess he would use PVC or brass.

Edited by ExAlpha, 18 September 2012 - 03:37 PM.

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