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Announcing the winners of the 2015 Mod Contest

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#1 Langley

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:53 PM

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We've tallied the votes from the Judges and NerfHaven Members and the results are in. Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Mod Contest.
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#2 Langley

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

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After the submission deadline, we realized that we had not received enough entries to the Flywheel and Airgun categories, so we reorganized the contest around Superstock and DIY Class (NIC) categories. Entries were divided up between blasters which fire stock darts and blasters which fire homemade ammo.  Where the category was ambiguous, the Contestants were consulted and chose the category they felt best fit their entry.

1st Place - DIY Class
FlyingChicken's Blastzooka/Crossfire Integration
The Buzz Bee Blastzooka has taken the place of other high powered airguns on store shelves, and Chicken's guide combines it with the Nerf Crossfire Bow, giving it a much needed handle and trigger. Chicken also provides a novel select-fire lever which allows you to choose between routing the blastzooka to an RSCB magazine or the Crossfire's original smart AR system. In addition to being the most creative entry in this contest, this is easily the best NIC primary we've seen in a long time, outside of the homemades forum.

1st Place - Superstock
Mag212's Minimized Rapidstrike
A great entry from one of our newer members, Mag212 provides a comprehensive guide to minimizing and rewiring a Rapidstrike, with optional steps for attaching a stock adapter. The writeup concludes with a video demonstrating performance increase and clean structural changes.

Honorable Mention
Shanti's Firestrike^2
This mod was one of our favorites. Shanti's guide adds the barrel assembly from a Doubleshot to the more powerful Firestrike, increasing the Firestrike's rate of fire at the cost of a few feet of range. Overall, the judges loved this modification for it's originality, but we felt that there are other blasters readily available which provide the same power and rate of fire out of the box, making this mod mostly of use to people who already have these two blasters on hand.

Member's Choice
Snoop Doggy doge's VanGrip Retaliator
If you want to make your Retaliator pump-action but don't want to order expensive kits from sketchy Chinese websites, you can re-purpose an old Recon shell or a broken Retaliator to make your own pump-kit. This writeup was voted #1 among the Superstock entries in a poll of NerfHaven members, and was ranked 2nd by the contest judges.

Butthurt Award
Coop's Retaliator
If you don't want to bother with doing any real work, and you'd prefer to just order a bunch of kits online, this guide is a solid alternative to the VanGrip. But what I really want to talk about is Coop's earlier contest entry.

Back in 2013, Coop submitted the "Strayven" to that year's mod contest, and although that mod became one of the most frequently reproduced by new nerfers and fans of youtube celebrities, the judges felt that hacking up a perfectly good Rayven just for it's stock and epoxying it to a Stryfe might be asking too much of people who are new to the hobby. Ultimately that mod didn't make it into the top three, and Coop's been crying into his giant pile of Youtube partner cash ever since. In all fairness, the writeup is a great guide to modding the Stryfe and the Strongarm, whether you do the shell modifications or not, and Coop deserves some recognition for that.

So in honor of his previous contributions, and in recognition of his willingness to submit a snarky and sarcastic mod guide just to make a point, we present Coop with the Butthurt Award. Maybe he can use the bandanna and wristband to scrape some of the sand out of his vagina.

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I would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry for your efforts as well as your patience in waiting for the results. We received a lot of mod guides and writeups and although there were some quality isssues in a few of them, they were all valuable contributions to NerfHaven's library. Before the end of the week, I'll make a post providing some feedback to all the remaining entries.

To to the five members who submitted the entries above, please send me a Private Message with your contact info so I can ship you your prize packs.


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You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.

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