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Member Since 08 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 25 2015 05:46 PM

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In Topic: Longstrike Internals Replacement Question

25 April 2015 - 05:43 PM

To be perfectly honest, yes. The Longstrike, along with the other original N-Strike blasters with the reverse plungers, is severely limited in the upgradeability department. There have been plenty of people whome have been able to replace the original reverse plungers with donors out of Retaliators, which is what the OMW and Xplorer sets are designed to emulate. It takes some work, but definitely improves the performance. Personally, I think that ordering the kits is the lazy way out.

I have no proper tools at my disposal, the current modifications I did almost destroyed the internals because of the tools I used, which is why buying is currently the better option for me.

In Topic: Custom Dart Questions

15 August 2014 - 11:06 PM

I don't see the need to put stream-line dart tips onto the better foam, because stream-line tips are extremely inaccurate anyways, due to the hole. But you can always plug it up with tape or glue...

Its what I have, looking into making custom tips, but I want to find an optimal tip shape aerodynamically for stabilization and what not.

In Topic: Custom Dart Questions

14 August 2014 - 11:55 PM

They're not cheaply made, IMO. I like Koosh darts.
You could also try the Elite Suction Tip darts.

And silly HvZ pain tests. So subjective.

Well, it also can't leave a welt/bruise, so that we don't have pain tolerance come into effect.

Elite darts actually use very strong and durable foam. The foam does degrade with use, but I have discovered that it is the same foam type that I buy from China, except it has a hole in it. This is, obviously, why putting straws in the darts is a good option. Like ooontrprzes said, buzzbee "xtreme" darts have good foam. It is the most durable, hard and dense foam available. You could buy these darts and switch out the tips with custom ones, but that would be expensive. I'd say koosh darts are probably the best bet like what everyone else is saying. However, you could also probably use whatever foam you want and make stock dart length silicon domes. They are time consuming, but they might be acceptable in HvZ. If you use foam like buzzbee foam or something, it already would have the hole in the foam and it would work in normal non-homemade blasters. Hope this helps.

Most of my darts have been used for a little while so the foam is worn I bit. I'd just like something that lasts a bit longer. I actually found a pack of whistle darts I bought a while ago with really great foam (It feels a lot stiffer/denser than elite foam), so I might try to transplant the tips off some old streamlines and see how they fly.

In Topic: Custom Dart Questions

13 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

You can't use stefans or homemade darts for most HvZ games, but yours may be different.
What exactly is the problem your having with stock elite darts?
And if you need a cheap alternative koosh darts are great for the price especially for flywheel blasters

Our rule is that you must be willing to shoot yourself point blank with your dart/blaster combination and no bruises or welts can show up, so customs darts are fair game if they pass that test.

The problems I'm having with elite darts are: 1. Jamming because of weaker foam, the strawing does help with this, but it's be nice if I didn't have to cut straws whenever I got new darts. 2. Accuracy. If the elite dart is in pristine conditions the curving isn't too bad, but any sort of damage (be it indentations or bending, etc.) cause them to curve immediatly after leaving the barrel, making the accuracy very unreliable after 5-10 feet. 3. Range, this not so much a problem as, if it were possible, to squeeze a it more range out of the blaster if possible with the darts, but the other two things I listed are much more important.

I looked up koosh darts, and I don't think they are what I would want. They are more accurate than elites, but from what I could tell, more cheaply made and might cause the jaming prolem to go up.