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Smooth vs Toothy Flywheels, Options, Sources

Barricade Stockade Worker Flywheel Mod

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#1 Foammunition



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:51 PM

Alright, did a quick search and haven't really seen anyone discussing this yet, so here goes:

I've seen various reviews/opinions/videos on the Worker aftermarket flywheels, which are concave and toothed, compared to the flat, smooth Nerf stock flywheels.

I am of the opinion that the teeth are less beneficial than a good, well-seasoned smooth flywheel, but at the same time, I feel like the concave nature of the Worker wheels would be further improved in by a lack of teeth, as we all know a smooth surface generally provides greater friction in most circumstances, and a concave, smooth flywheel to me seems like it would have not only the most friction, but improved dart alignment which = accuracy.

I also appreciate that the general consensus is the Worker wheels are more well balanced than stock, leading to less vibration and noise.



1. I want to swap the toothy flywheels in my Stockade for Barricade flywheels... anyone know where I can find some?

2. Has anyone ever produced a concave-surface flywheel (like the Workers) without the teeth?

Perhaps this has been discussed previously, but it just seems to me that the dart-contacting surfaces of the flywheels isn't often considered in what I've read and watched thus far. Thanks in advance.

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#2 Duke Wintermaul

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 08:30 PM

1. The trading forums (which you can't access yet), /r/NerfExchange, Facebook Nerf B/S/T, and eBay all come to mind.

2. Yes. There is a German hand-fabricating entire flywheel cages, his wheels are smooth and concave.

I've seen quite a few flywheel comparison articles, and from all the data that's been collected these are supposedly the best value for your money.

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