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ShaNayNay

Member Since 18 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active May 19 2020 04:28 PM

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In Topic: What Happened to NerfHaven

13 May 2020 - 01:45 PM

I've interpreted data that you painstakingly assembled about the history of a dead internet forum, and I read my own writing from 10 years ago.  Now I need a beer and a shower, so thanks for that.  

 

Poetic.

 

The fragmentation of online nerf is distressing, there's no longer an compendium of all information. Some people are still around and active. I certainly still do mods and homemades (I'm working on a Fang QS-4 mod this evening).

 

As for nerfing itself, this is arguably the best time ever to do it.

 

I agree with you and spud. What the Nerf community needs is an equivalent to what the Lego community has with bricklink.com. Tight regulations/no BS policy, strong buy/sell marketplace for new/used/incomplete blasters & parts, price tracking, and a complementary forum for discussion and organizing. Then you've got MOCPages for sharing custom mods and builds, and the instructions on how to make them. Reddit is cute for showing off completed projects and capturing the culture, but not the proper layout for sales, write-ups, and organizing wars. I am assuming Facebook groups are more local and great for organizing wars?

 

Regardless.. yeah, nerf is pretty great for breaking the monotony of quarantine. Pulled out my old blasters for the first time in 5+ years and lasered those homemade washer darts (why were these ever a good idea?) at my roommates until they joined in. Had a fun six hours or so. Most of those washer darts fell apart upon their first use. Dented the fridge and put a knick in the wall of the place I'm renting. Oh well, more projects to work on while stuck indoors.

 

Glad to see things are still thriving elsewhere; albeit less efficient.


In Topic: SLANE 3 It is finally here

15 July 2014 - 12:25 PM

I'll be there. Expect me to bring 1-5 people. My people aren't in to modding however and I don't have any primaries to loan them. Could I ask someone to bring a couple loaners with them?

I'm pretty much finished with modding, so I'll be bringing a bunch of junk and looking to sell all of it.

In Topic: Air Max 10

15 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

Excellent writeup. Glad to see you found an alternative to boiling the turret. I recall that being the original norm, and that risked ruining the entire turret from deformation.

In Topic: Modification and Paintjob Pictures

11 January 2014 - 03:32 PM

Nothing too special. The pump was broken so I replaced it with a Titan pump. Wyes make for excellent pump handles and fit perfectly on the stump of Titan pumps with one wrap of duct tape. I used the former UMB pump tube to coupler a broken raider stock onto the back.

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Now back to being on hiatus.

In Topic: Larami SuperMaxx Ball Shooter

17 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I recall a ton of similar past threads where people argue back and forth whether the owner should modify it. I'll basically sum this up:

PROS of modifying it:
-You would have a completely rare and unique, one of a kind blaster to compete with. Everywhere war you go to, you will get to brag about and show off your incredibly rare, retro primary.
-It sounds like it would make a great primary, possibly performing to the standard of a Sceptor.
CONS
-you basically will have ripped apart one of the rarest and fairly well sought after Nerf blasters.

PROS of selling it:
-You will surely make some good money from it, which may help you purchase a better or more effective primary
-You will have preserved a piece of Nerf history, and most likely make a collector very happy


So the choice is yours. Honestly if you want a badass and unique primary, and you don't need the money immediately, go ahead and mod it. If you could use some money or want a better primary, trade it or sell it.

If it was in any worse of shape, I'd hands down modify it.