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Blood Angel

Member Since 09 May 2012
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In Topic: [REVIEW] Knock-off Elite Suction Darts!

08 March 2015 - 05:50 PM

By the way, which seller did you buy these from? Was it the "select type" listing or the kind with the picture of the little orange buzz bee gun? Just want to know for reference of who actually sells the right/best darts.

I used the first "eforco: http://www.ebay.com/...=nerf&_sacat=0" link that you provided. It had the cheapest price for the #2 orange darts.

In Topic: [REVIEW] Knock-off Elite Suction Darts!

08 March 2015 - 05:51 AM

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): My batch came in and for the price, they are really good darts.

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They are indeed 2.874 inches = 7.3 cm.

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1.26g is above average for most stock darts and a .90g tip is about the same weight as koosh darts. Our groups has been calling them USCs (Universal Suction Clone), as the nerf brand elite clip compatible suction cup darts are called, "Universal Suction Darts" or USDs for short. Someone also liked the name "suction slugs" due to their shape. So far, they have fired out of all my elite blasters (both modded and stock). They perform just fine in flywheel, spring, and string propelled blasters (I don't have a stampede, sorry, but they seem to work well in the video the OP linked). They have the same problem with high velocity blasters with tight barrels, in that the suction cup tip folds back and gets stuck at velocities higher than 150fps. This occurs with both 9/16 brass and 19/32 brass.

I haven't done a chrono comparison or practical accuracy test (PAT) with them, yet (I'll get around to it). But from just playing around with them, I suspect near USD performance. Meaning, if your blaster shoots around 96.9fps with an Elite Streamline you will (probably) get around 103.8fps with these dart. And of course, the suction cup design means that the velocities drop rapidly the farther the dart travels. All-in-all a really good dart for the price. If your average engagement distance is less than 40ft, then these are worth considering over koosh. If you like to pot shot past 45ft, then you should stick to koosh.

In Topic: [REVIEW] Knock-off Elite Suction Darts!

24 February 2015 - 08:29 AM

Great Review.

All three listings that you have provided advertise the dart length at 2.7 inches = 6.858 cm. The length of an official Nerf™ Elite streamline dart is 2.874 inches = 7.3 cm.

What this means is that these darts will NOT feed properly into any nerf flywheel blaster (without modification). If you plan to use these darts in a nerf setting where others might happen to pick up these darts up and use them in a flywheel blaster, then it may cause an issue.

If you could advance your review by including a side by side picture of one of these next to an elite dart, that would be very helpful. Also, I would like to know the weight of these darts: both overall and the weight of the tips by themselves (again pictures would give us a better idea of the dart balance, since you mention the stem being longer).

Again, great review. It takes a lot of guts to invest money into an unknown, never seen before product, and I am glad you did. I bought some of these and will look it them myself.

In Topic: Heavy Draw AAbow

24 February 2015 - 07:49 AM

Good job on the write up. The pictures, illustrations, and text really make this write up clear.

From what I gather this is a 40in-ish total length limb bow with a 15.5 in draw, correct? "Heavy draw AAbow." I get that too, but more importantly what is the draw weight at full draw? If you need a glove to fire this thing, then that means there is a chance of nerve damage to the fingers. For example: my bow has a 50lb draw weight at a 32inch draw length. If anything, knowing that information can help you plan a better AAbow, should you plan on building another one later.

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In Topic: Nerfing Community Walnut Creek, CA?

18 February 2015 - 08:01 AM

Someone planned a Nerf Battle in San Jose for Sunday, March 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
It was posted on MeetUp.com. So far, it is up to 18 people RSVP'd.


EDIT: Some of the BURN people are going, so there is room for cross-advertising Wars. Also, during the playing season BURN has monthly games.