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N-strike... Does Anyone Else Feel...ripped Off?

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#1 Ash

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:29 PM

I haven't been to the site in quite some time (as I'm sure you all know since I haven't annoyed any of you for so long), so I did a search for subjects regarding the N-strike... I also searched to see if any of my 4 Horsemen comrades commented on the N-strike... and no one seemed to hit on this particular subject.

I feel sort of ripped off.

It just seems to me as if Nerf sort of watched us mod and built their guns to match our mods. Several guns all interlocking to one gun is not a new idea. Spoon had the idea first (I think) attatching a 1000 to his crossbow. This gun was non-removable but it was functional as a secondary barrel and air supply. Vacc was next with two lock n load holsters attatched to his crossbow (binky). These lock n loads were obviously removable and funtional with or without the crossbow. I was next, following close behind Vacc, with a single lock n load holster attatched to my crossbow similair to Vacc's binky except that the handle to my lock n load was perpindicular to the handle of the crossbow's rather than parrellel. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? I'm sure there were many more, but these are the mods that I know personally.

I'm not at all bitter about this subject, I just thought it was odd that no one on these boards brought it up or gave the large "aftermarket" Nerf community any props for fueling Nerf's new gun designs. But then, maybe it's just me.

Also, I apologize if I am repeating a subject, but I didn't notice any mention of this particular subject when I searched.

Edited by Ash, 18 August 2004 - 07:30 PM.

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#2 ompa

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:31 PM

Maybe, but don't you feel good that your ideas might have inspired the engineers at nerf?

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#3 cxwq

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:32 PM

My post on the subject.

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#4 Ash

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:35 PM

My post on the subject.

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I Feel much better now, Thanx for pointing that out, CX.

I do have to say, though, that I think the LnL's handle being on the left side of the gun (the way I have it) is better than it being on the right like the N-strike. I haven't actually seen the guns in person, yet, can you mount them on either side?

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#5 Alexthebeast

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:10 PM

YEsm the rail is on either side. But the left is So much cooler. See, I think having that mounted the way it is is retarded. Everyone know if you fire a LnL thug style, it has awful acturacy. It shoots way up. I mean WAY up.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 11:54 AM

YEsm the rail is on either side. But the left is So much cooler. See, I think having that mounted the way it is is retarded. Everyone know if you fire a LnL thug style, it has awful acturacy. It shoots way up. I mean WAY up.

i disagree, my LnL can be fired in a variety of 'secret agent', 'western', and 'thug' positions without a significant change in accuracy.

has anyone in SoCal witnessed this $40 combo pack yet? i haven't really been reading too much about its release dates, so pardon me if this is a dumb question. i'm not going to even bother looking until Steve, Zack or Kevin has found one.
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#7 cxwq

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:12 PM

Yeah, I got one last weekend at a southland TRU.

I'd been checking every week until they arrived. Walmart doesn't have them here yet as far as I can tell.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 01:20 PM

Spoon had the idea first (I think) attatching a 1000 to his crossbow. This gun was non-removable but it was functional as a secondary barrel and air supply. Vacc was next with two lock n load holsters attatched to his crossbow (binky). These lock n loads were obviously removable and funtional with or without the crossbow. I was next, following close behind Vacc, with a single lock n load holster attatched to my crossbow similair to Vacc's binky except that the handle to my lock n load was perpindicular to the handle of the crossbow's rather than parrellel.

If the N-Strike was the sort of thing I could easily make out of my own integrations, I would feel "ripped off" I suppose, knowing that it has been on the NIC for years and now Nerf is taking the idea. But, since it was orchestrated so effectively, I am just satisfied it was done right. You get a primary long-range rifle and an underslung semi-auto backup weapon, and a hold-out pistol strapped to the side. More significantly, the pump for the primary powers to secondary blaster. And, there is a small button trigger on the left side of the gun to fire the Scout. That way, you don't have to move your hand to the pistol to pull the trigger. Having the Scout on the right makes it still easy to cock while the Unity Power System is shouldered, and you can fire all 3 guns EASILY without moving either hand.

These advancements make me forget any unoriginal design the development team started with.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 01:30 PM

Eh, well, a little off topic here, but I recall some people making some remarks about how putting brass on the end of the Hornet would make it too heavy to attach to the Titan. This is false, as my Hornet still goes on my Titan just fine.

The Nerf team did a good job- and according to what OMC (I think) said, most of the team members were rather new, and hadn't ever seen a X-bow. That means that they probably wouldn't have seen any of the LnLs attached to X-bows things that you all were mentioning.

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#10 Ash

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 04:32 PM

YEsm the rail is on either side. But the left is So much cooler. See, I think having that mounted the way it is is retarded. Everyone know if you fire a LnL thug style, it has awful acturacy. It shoots way up. I mean WAY up.

If you fire a LnL thug style, it is terribly innacurate. Wait a second, if you fire the LnL ANY style it is terribly innacurate... wanna know why? If you hold the handle of that gun the way you would hold any other gun, the barrel is on an angle. If you take off the silly yellow slide mechanism, it throws off your sense of aim with that gun for that reason. If you aim straight, the darts shoot up. So where am I going with this? Oh yeah, defending my design.

The reason it works well in a holster on the side of the Crossbow is because the barrel of the LnL is lined up with the barrel of the Crossbow. If I hold my crossbow and fire a dart from the LnL and the Crossbow barrel simultaneously, they will hit no more than 1 foot from eachother (at a very far distance). At closer distances, they are within inches. This is because you are using the crossbow as the aiming reference rather than the handle to the LnL. In any case, if you doubt my design, ask anyone I have played with about it.
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