Long time watcher, first time poster.
Anyway, in preparation for a massive (150+ participant), month-long Nerf war I'm organizing at my high school, I've been working at a fever pitch on my NF, trying to juice every ounce of performance out of it possible. In doing so, I've noticed that my stock micro-darts (I haven't been able to make it to the nearest Home Depot, 50 miles away), have been wearing down. They've been losing their punch, as they allow more air to escape through the sides, and are also fishtailing more noticeably and more often. Hmm.
As usual, inspiration struck randomly, as I was home sick from school today. While sitting at my desk, sipping from a coke from Burger King, I noticed the straw. I noticed a dart, sitting a few inches away on the desk. Hmm.
I decided to try inserting a straw into the dart. To make a long story short, here's what happened:
The drink, with straw.
The straw, cut to fit in the micro dart.
The straw, being inserted into the dart.
A view of the straw in the dart.
The dart, once the straw is inserted, shows no sign of any modification.
Now, obviously the diameter of the straw is important: Burger King's are exactly 1/4 in. in diameter, and work fine; other straws may not.
On another note, Nite Finders balance perfectly upon large Burger King cups.
(Note: I am not a shill for Burger King)
Edit: Changed photo hosts - thanks for the advice, Talio!
Edited by BlastFreak, 13 April 2005 - 08:11 PM.