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The Armoury Review :: Power Soaker Pumper II

.: Limited statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Piston

  Item Number: 9882-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1994 / 1995
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 638.00 g (22.54 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 1200.00 mL (40 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: 210 mL (7 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: N/A

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 45

Ergonomics: 65

Capacity: 55

Overall: 70


Blaster Dimensions :: 65.0 cm (25.59 ") x 8.5 cm (3.35 ") x 29.0 cm (11.42 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue / Green
Yellow
N/A
Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 2 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
  • Please reference iSoaker.com if you use any information from any part of this website.

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The Power Soaker Pumper II is an interesting piston-based blaster, released in 1995 by Larami Ltd. Its design, feature both a reservoir and dual forward-facing nozzles, is an interesting variant on the original Power Soakers. In many ways, the Power Soaker Pumper II can be considered a beefed up version of the Power Soaker Mighty Cannon. There was also released a Power Soaker Pumper that featured only a single nozzle, but that model is presently unavailable for review. (Note: the model tested is secondhand and fairly old (roughly 12 years old at the time of testing; whether a brand new stock Power Soaker Mighty Cannon would perform the same way needs to be verified.)

The Blaster ::

Nozzle ::

The Power Soaker Pumper II features two, approximately parallel forward facing nozzles. The nozzles are fed by two short lengths of tubing that split off from the pump shaft. Being piston-based, the pressure pushing streams out the nozzle is dependant on user strength. Streams produced have a good, solid feel to them, though streams testing on this model divereged slightly left and right. This may be due to the age and treatment of this second-hand blaster.

Pump ::

The pump of the Power Soaker Pumper II can draw a good amount of water per full stroke. Unfortunately, on the model tested, there seems to be a problem with the check valve between the reservoir and the pump, resulting in some backflow and lost force for the nozzles. However, due to the amount of water the pump is capable of drawing, the pump is likely able to adequately power the dual nozzles on a fully functioning soaker. Other than that, the pump has a good feel, though the blaster is in a somewhat more fragile state when the pump is fully extended.

Grip ::

The rear grip is large and comfortable to hold. While not having any notable texturing, its shape and mould should be able to accommodate all but the largest of hands. The forward grip is open, but is nicely angled and functions well.

The Reservoir ::

The reservoir on the Pumper II holds a respectable amount of water, though feels somewhat limiting considering the volume that can be pulled per full pump. The reservoir, itself, is fixed to the body of the blaster. To refill, instead of unscrewing the reservoir, one unscrews the intake hose. Oddly, the hose connection is left-handed threaded. As well, the opening to the reservoir is on the small side, likely to help with creating an airtight seal with the hose. The reservoir also has a top-mounted check valve to allow air to enter it as water is drawn out. However, the proximity of the air intake to the intake connection makes drawing in some air into the pump more likely. As well, due to the rear-side centered placement of the intake opening, the Pumper II must be tilted back by quite a bit in order to draw water when the reservoir reaches about half full.

Overall ::

As a whole, Power Soaker Pumper II is an interesting, mid-weight soaker. Its dual nozzles and large pump capacity would allow this water blaster to produce rather potent streams should the user have adequate strength. However, its reservoir could easily be used up after just a handful of full blasts. Overall, the Power Soaker Pumper II could make for a rather potent blaster in the right hands; however, being piston-based, continuous streams are not possible, thus one still must be wary of larger air-pressure soakers as well as the majority of CPS and related types of blasters.

Pros

Dual nozzles for double the output. Large pump volume. Attached reservoir for true portability (as opposed to syringe-only-type piston water blasters).

Cons

Reservoir feels limiting; must be tilted back significantly as reservoir empties in order for the pump to continue to draw water. Continuous streams not possible. No strap.


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