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Zorns Lemma

Member Since 12 Dec 2008
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#363883 gun vs blaster debate/ gun+blaster use in yesteryears

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 13 May 2019 - 01:12 PM

We've been calling them blasters for probably longer than you've been alive. The emphasis on moving away from firearm nomenclature arises from the believe that nerf is a hobby/community/activity and not consumer armchair military fetishism (i.e. airsoft, which is heavily retail-consumption based).

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#362169 On the topic of SCAR barrels

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 01 January 2018 - 05:28 PM

[extremely 2009 voice] Due to low density variation in traditional projectiles, the center of mass is far from the nose and close to where the sum of fluid forces act, and so the projectile will tumble in flight along axes not parallel to the direction of travel. This is mitigated by spherical projectiles, but even these when rotating during travel will suffer from the Magnus effect. Thus, imparting spin to these projectiles improves stability by adding a large amount of angular momentum around the desired flight axis.

On the other hand, in foam projectiles, the center of mass is far forward from the center of pressure. Thus any tumbling motion though an axis not parallel to the direction of travel is resisted by a restoring force in the fluid field. In this case, attempting to give gyroscopic stability will have very little impact on flight stability. [/extremely 2009 voice]


I can't believe 10 years later this discussion is still going on.

(Regarding solving the muzzle blast issue for fishtail-inducing turbulence, I simply installed a longer barrel in my Caliburn, but I suppose kids buying kits and not in the modding hobby don't have various lengths of barrel material sitting around)

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#361744 What would you people consider the rarest blasters or attachments?

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 10 October 2017 - 11:24 PM

The rarest attachment is critical thinking ability.

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#360960 Armageddon XVIII: SoCal's Largest NIC War (6/24/17) NOW RECAPPING

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 10 July 2017 - 08:58 PM


- Fun war, fun peeps



- Reloading magazines means we played less than one round per hour of Nerf, not counting the lunch break that went over

- Confusing objective placement that was unsuccessful in motivating more creative nerfing than standing near the spawn

- Unfortunately lacking in large avian apex predators and confirmed kill counts

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#354591 Armageddon XVII: SoCal's Largest NIC War (2016)

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 27 June 2016 - 01:10 AM

I uploaded some photos from this year's war: https://www.facebook...=1&l=ff75efc839


Seeing everyone again was excellent, especially with more regional representation this year as well. Hopefully I'll get the chance to come out again next year!


The only things I would improve would be having better dart supply (hopefully mass produced artifact domes will solve this in the near future) so that downtime is minimized, everyone can have standardized barrels and use any darts, and that way we can play more rounds.



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#353775 Armageddon XVII: SoCal's Largest NIC War (2016)

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 26 May 2016 - 04:05 PM

See y'all there nerds

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#346708 Quick Exhaust Valve Homemade Airgun v1.0

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 12 May 2015 - 10:01 PM

I think anyone who can put IKEA furniture together can order a bunch of high-rated fittings, valves, regulators, and tanks and kill small mammals with it.

You should expand your design goal 2) to be more specific:

2a) Doesn't look like a paintball gun / airsoft gun (necessary for public nerfing in the USA)
2b) Doesn't cost more than an ESLT / [insert mid-range airsoft blaster here] (low barrier to entry for nerfing)
2c) Runs at low pressure (additional safety measure to make the design idiot-proof)
2d) Requires hand pumping / intentionally gimped ROF (otherwise you should just go play airsoft)
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#346406 Apocalypse 2015 - Recapping on page 5

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 23 April 2015 - 04:10 PM

And you guys thought I was dead, right?


Me 2
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#345763 [PA] Nerf War at Plains Airsoft Arena, Sunday March 22nd

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 24 March 2015 - 01:42 AM

Great location and fast pacing with a small group meant I spent more time Nerfing than taking photos.

Here's a couple from the one 3-15 Team Deathmatch we played:
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#344574 Rave's Quick Tips- add/replace springs!

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 24 January 2015 - 09:46 PM

Every post in this thread sucks.
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#341226 Do you still use Nerf brand toys?

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 15 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

I only use nerf branded blasters in the office. Im too old to compete in NIC events personally

No one is too old to compete in NIC events.
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#328922 F-CAG

Posted by Zorns Lemma on 21 April 2013 - 03:57 PM

This thread was marginally useful at best and now its turned into a totally irrelevant discussion.
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