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The Armoury Review :: Speed Loader Power Surge 2500

.: Limited statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Wild Water Weapons

Class:  Elastic - Bladder  Hose

  Item Number:
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1998 / 1999
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1526.00 g (53.92 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 0.00 mL (0 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: N/A

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: N/A

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 55

Ergonomics: N/A

Capacity: N/A

Overall: N/A


Blaster Dimensions :: 62.0 cm (24.41 ") x 13.0 cm (5.12 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

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Blue / Yellow
N/A
N/A
Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 2 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

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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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www_speedloader_powersurge2500_01_100The Speedloader 2500 is one of the larger Speedloader blasters manufactured back in 1999. Though apparently a potent blaster, the model obtained by iSoaker.com has yet to be tested. Thus, little is known about its performance; statistics reported are what could be measured thusfar. More stats will be added when more can be measured.

Pros

Pumping not required.

Cons

Requires an active hose and specialized refill port to fill the PC.


:: Submitted Reviews

Review by Aqua-Flash | Posted 20090614

The Speed Loader Power Surge 2500 was released in 1999 by W3, and is one of the biggest blasters of their line up holding around just under two litres of water.  This blaster looks pretty mental, thing is though, it hard to actually pinpoint what it actually looks like, although the front to me resembles what those worms from the Tremors films look like.  The blaster has its flaws; however is still deadly, what blaster that has two nozzles that can fire individually or at the same time isn’t?  Yeah!

I’ll start out with straight away this thing don’t play games.  Having two nozzles with two separate triggers is a very nice idea; the triggers are also very tough and won’t break.  The trigger at the back activates the top nozzle which is the long range beam nozzle at around 4x in output.  Then there is the bottom nozzle trigger at the front that when pulled drops down the red cosmetic flap and unleashes a larger shorter range rioty blast nozzle around 8x in size.  Pretty damn formidable, it’s another one of those your target may as well not have tried to dress moments, which is always good.  The blaster also like every other Speed Loader has a pressure gauge which comes in useful.  Not only that, a well made strap which is a lot better than the Super Soaker straps is also thrown in which when using doesn’t feel like it’ll fall off and make the blaster break one of your toes when it lands on your foot.  The colours are also pretty good, being mostly light blue with yellow patterning with a bit of red; it’s almost like a Thunderstruck colour scheme...only on a water gun, like many other powerful CPS guns it certainly does that to your target as well.  There is also a flip up target that is more of a bells and whistles type thing, but still is a nice touch.

Surprisingly the main issue with the 2500 is actually durability/reliability on a certain part, and that is sadly the trigger valve.  I got mine new, and the trigger valve was actually being held together by the internals when sealed up, but when filled up it was leaking slightly and slowly loosing pressure.  When opened it was split in half.  Now while that is quite an issue, it really shows how well it was built to take problems, as despite suffering from a bad valve, it was still able to hold pressure fully charged and while leaking a bit could still fire on all six cylinders (or two triggers in this case)!  Still though, it is let down a fair bit here, you can seal the valve though and it should be fine after, but still, it’s a problem that really shouldn’t be there to begin with.  Even with a larger capacity in the range, the 2500 can still run out quickly, and if you don’t have a QFD then that’s it, no more causing devastation.

The Speed Loader Power Surge 2500 is a very devastating blaster that is a force to be reckoned with; however it let down by slight durability problems, and again you’ll need a Quick Fill Device (QFD) to use it.  They aren’t easy to find nowadays either, but, if you want a no pumping lazy days blaster that does nothing but soak and devastate and also face the possibly of a bit of a leaky valve, then the 2500 is recommendable.

Using the Speed Loader Power Surge 2500

Almost any situation is good, as the 2500 has got enough firepower and soakage to cope, just again the 2500 has limited capacity which can be used very quick, which if facing a larger CPS or something will leave you vulnerable.

Against the Speed Loader Power Surge 2500

It is deadly, so most air pressure blaster users be very careful or just stay away.  Small end CPS’s like the 1000 and up along with backpack Super Charger users make the user waste their water, as the 2500 while having larger capacity of its own line is still not that high against many Super Soakers.

Ratings

 

Power

8

Weight

8

Mobility

8

Intimidation

9

Soakage

9

Durability

7

Efficiency

7.5

Overall

8

Stats

       

Reservoir/Firing Chamber Volume

1.87L - 65.8oz

     

Range

Level

45 Degrees

Output/sec

Shot Time

         

Main Stream (Top)

7.5m - 24.75'

11.5m - 37.95'

128mL - 4.5oz

14.5 Seconds

Large Blast (Bottom)

7.5m - 24.75'

10.5m - 34.65

241mL - 8.5oz

7.7 Seconds

Both

N/A

N/A

369mL - 13oz

6.8 Seconds

         

Pumps

Pump Volume

Shots Per Tank

   

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N/A

N/A

   

Review by Ray | Posted 20060716

I have recently purchased and recieved a new in box speedloader 2500 from ebay, so if you would like i will submit a review. I purchased it because I had read the review Zoccoz wrote and i thought, this thing must be a beast! I can only characterize the gun as "good", and maybe on par with a cps 2100. Anyway on the box i have pictures of the other speedloader guns: Power Surge 1100, Power Surge 1600, Double Cross 2000 (which I will be also recieving soon from ebay), and the Double Cross 3000, I don't think other soaker enthusiast have seen these models with exception of the Double Cross 2000, so i will take a picture off the box and send them to you as well if you would like. Until my more indepth review of the 2500, I will say this, the thing is built solid, shot times are short when compared to cps pumpless blasters, one big drawback is that it doesnt have a pressure release. You are supposed to look on the side where there is a clear window and you can see the water filling up but this is so ambiguous because the water comes in so fast you really dont know when to stop. So, I stop filling when i feel a hard thump and water starts leaking from the front trigger, and guess what? It doesnt stop leaking either, even after you have stop filling until you lift the gun at maybe 10 degrees or more. I dont know if that is how its supposed to be or, i have a faulty model, but that's what happens. So forget about slinging this thing across your back unless you can keep it tilted up. But the balance is good. The main nozzle is almost as good as a cps 2100 but not as good of range, and it seems the force of the water doesnt come out as hard. The secret drench nozzle has even less range but does unleash a good deal of water, but it spreads too much in my opinion, so it is not forceful as well.

Review by ZOCCOZ | 20051123

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Output, shot time, durability and maneuverability. a combination contemporary retail soakers would only have in the Twilight Zone. But in
1999, it was reality with the relatively unknown, yet state of the soak-art SpeedLoader Powersurge 2500.

As for some little Speedloader history:
SpeedLoader was a water gun series made by the company W3 (Wild Water Weapons). While the company only produced new models from 1999-2000, it made a severe impact in the water gun franchise. SpeedLoader invented the quickfill feature, where the soaker is filled and pressurized at the same time with no pumping required. In order for W3 to create the speed loading concept, they copied Super Soaker's CPS technology using rubber bladders to create a constant stream. Instead of suing them, Super Soaker's company Larimi(and later Hasbro) copied the quickfill idea using them for their own Soakers. In 2001, SpeedLoader went out of business which is a shame since many of their Soakers were out performing most Super Soaker models.

Performance: It is one of the best soaking machines in retail history. Making soak-heavy weights like the CPS2000 and MXL look bad. The Speedloader 2500 is extremely tough build, and with a size of 24 inches in length, it has phenomenal mobility. The 4X nozzle conserves water, the 10X (8 second shot) nozzle increases the soakage while the 14X dual action is for people in a hurry with the drenching. As great as a long shot time and a splatter fest is, it has certain drawbacks. The Speedloader 2500 has average distance(30 feet) for a CPS based gun. And if you loose the
speedloading/quickfill hose attachment, the soaker will turn immediately into a paperweight only item since there won't be another way of
pressurizing.

But overall, for a soaking contest, the Speedloader Powersurge 2500 is as good as it gets. The only competition would be the SC Powerpack, but the Powerback is less durable and its hose backpack connection will have "leaky syndrome" as all backpack soakers. So overall, the Speedloader Powersuge 2500 still is state of the art in soak-combat performance. If you can get 2 of them, there will be no stopping you. Now having said that, its extremely difficult to buy one/nevermind two of it nowadays. I only saw 1 on ebay over the years, and I was the one who bought it.

For more detailed info, readers should go to the first and only SpeedLoader Website on the net (shameless self promotion) :
http://www.geocities.com/speedloaderwatergun/


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