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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder  Hose

  Item Number: 9983-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1999 / 2000
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 4320.00 g (152.65 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 3500.00 mL (116.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 1270.00 mL (42.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 35 mL (1.17 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 76

Range: 90

Encumbrance: 95

Ergonomics: 40

Capacity: 95

Overall: 80


Blaster Dimensions :: 98.0 cm (38.58 ") x 21.0 cm (8.27 ") x 32.0 cm (12.6 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Black
Yellow
Purple
Grey / Yellow / Purple
None

2 ::

Black
Yellow
Purple
Grey / Yellow / Purple
2002 Edition Smaller nozzles

3 ::

Black
Yellow
Purple
Grey / Purple / Orange
Shortened nozzles and reservoir

Nozzle Information: 2 Nozzle Selectors (6 settings each) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

5x ::

7.0 m (22.97')

11.0 m (36.09')

180.0 mL/s (6 oz./s)

21.2

15.55

8.0 s

Power Burst ::

6.0 m (19.69')

10.0 m (32.81')

375.0 mL/s (12.5 oz./s)

44.17

29.45

4.0 s

8.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

260.0 mL/s (8.67 oz./s)

30.62

18.37

6.0 s

Aqua Storm ::

5.0 m (16.4')

8.0 m (26.25')

430.0 mL/s (14.33 oz./s)

50.65

27.01

4.0 s

11.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

350.0 mL/s (11.67 oz./s)

41.22

24.73

6.0 s

Typhoon Blast ::

5.0 m (16.4')

8.0 m (26.25')

390.0 mL/s (13 oz./s)

45.94

24.5

4.0 s

5x 5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

11.0 m (36.09')

220.0 mL/s (7.33 oz./s)

25.91

19

6.0 s

8.5x 8.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

11.0 m (36.09')

425.0 mL/s (14.17 oz./s)

50.06

36.71

3.0 s

11.5x 11.5x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

9.0 m (29.53')

577.0 mL/s (19.23 oz./s)

67.96

40.78

2.0 s


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.)
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iS SuperSoaker monsterxl_02tbAt present, the Super Soaker Monster XL represents the largest single-piece water blaster created; it was even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. If one thought that water blasters like the Super Soaker CPS 2500 were intimidating, think again. This dual-nozzled beast boasts a large firing chamber and reservoir capacity, CPS-technology, SC quick-fill capability, and 11 nozzle settings plus one off-setting to choose from. This comes at the price of weight; the Monster XL is heavy. Even when empty, this blaster weighs more than many filled Super Soakers.

iS SuperSoaker monsterxl_04tbThe nozzles are rated as 5x, 10x, 11.5x, 6-way fan (Typhoon Blast), 4-way (Power Burst), and one shower-head type (Aqua-Storm) spray. Thanks to the Monster XL's large firing chamber, all patterns have their use and can dish out the water in buckets. One side also includes an off-setting such that both firing chambers can be set to feed into a single nozzle, increasing firing time and conserving water.

iS SuperSoaker monsterxl_14tbThe quick-fill feature and the supplied 2-way QFD will prove invaluable if a functional hose is present. Thanks to Super Charger technology, the entire blaster (both firing chamber and reservoir) can be filled by jamming in the SC-nozzle into an active QFD.

iS SuperSoaker monsterxl_23tbThe Monster XL even has a bipod! Given the weight of this blaster, the bipod allows one to rest the front of the blaster on a bench, a car, or any other object to help take the weight off one's shoulders. The bipod folds up neatly beneath the blaster. Each leg of the bipod moves independently. One minor complaint is that when the bipod is up, it can interfere with arm movement when pumping.

Overall, the Super Soaker Monster XL makes a very intimidating, awe-inspiring extra heavy cannon. Its size will send most people running and its firing chamber will soak anyone who remains. The main drawbacks to this weapon are its sheer weight and the number of pumps required to pressurize both firing chambers. Thankfully, pumping is easy and the fact that one is holding the largest single-piece Super Soaker available justifies the sacrifice in maneuverability. One thing to note is that while the amount of water dispensed is great, the range of the Monster XL feels somewhat lacking, meaning that one will have to be a little closer to do true saturations. Though not recommended for extended missions, the Monster XL makes a great base defense/heavy offensive weapon.

It should be noted that in 2002, a newer version of the Monster XL began appearing on store shelves. While sporting the overall looks of the original Monster XL, this 2002 version has notably shorter and has a distinctive stubby-set of nozzle selectors. According to those who have used them, they perform similarly to the original, albeit in a slightly smaller form factor.

Click to go to the Monster XL (2002 Edition) review.

Pros

A double-barrelled, CPS-based, SC-capable really big water blaster able to thoroughly soak your opponent down to his/her undergarments in seconds. Its sheer size and water streams usually makes others take a second thought before attempting to engage the user of this weapon. The bipod adds both functionality and a meanness to its profile. 11 nozzle settings to choose from will meet virtually any soaking need.

Cons

Really heavy! This things weighs a good deal when fully loaded. It also take many pumps (over 30) to load the firing chambers, but only a couple of blinks to empty it. Its sheer size will make most run or get a bunch to gang up one the user. As great as the nozzle settings are, remember that four hostiles from four different directions will still have the upper hand. The bipod legs can make pumping awkward when in the up-position.


Submitted Reviews

Monster XL Review By: Aqua-Flash | Posted: 20110114

The Monster XL, released in 2000, is the largest non backpack blaster made to date.  This thing is literally massive, not only the biggest water blaster in the Monster line, but also in the world, it even charted in the Guinness Book Of World Records!  Problem is though, while huge and intimidating on the outside, on the inside you could mistake it for being as soft as a kitten.  Beastly looks?  Yes.  Beastly power?  No.

The Monster XL’s main advantage is again its intimidating looks and size.  In addition, it has two, that’s right, TWO barrels with six nozzles each, with an ‘Off’ setting on one to allow one nozzle to be fired if running low and needing to conserve (which you’ll need to).  This makes for absolutely unlimited combinations which upon looking is enough to make anyone faint.  The nozzles are the same as the Monster/X, only double with one being without the AquaStorm setting replaced by ‘Off.’  Because a successful hit will definitely soak your opponent enough to the point that they may as well have not put any clothes on, the Monster XL at least delivers when it comes to soaking somebody.  The tracked pump and whole construction of this thing is flawless, really built to last and able to take many a beating, not that I suggest it though, take as much care as possible.  This thing even has a bipod, so when not using you could almost use it as a trophy as an achievement...of some sort.  The quick fill port as well is also a big plus as well, for a soaker like this you’ll need it!  The usual strap and handle are there too, thank goodness it has them!  Like the rest of the Monster blasters there is also a translucent pressure gauge that uses the firing chamber.

Sadly, things quite literally given the XL’s weight come down to the ground with a huge thud.  The Monster XL is so heavy and impractical to use in a proper battle.  Put it this way, you know when you get one of those sports cars that look good and scream out at you, and then you turn it round a corner and almost nothing happens?  That’s the XL in a battle for you, very difficult unless you are very big and strong to use effectively.  Also, the sheer amount of pumps this thing needs is agonising, by the time you fully pump it, everybody would have left probably.  The large firing chamber combined with the reservoir volume to support the large nozzles suffers as well, as you’ll only get around just over two shots per tank, just over three if you use the fill pump then fill again method, this really is the gas guzzler of Super Soakers.  The bipods also interfere with pumping if you have them folded, which is extremely annoying, so basically to pump better you have to have them out, meaning that if you fall down there is a chance of snapping, not a good idea.  Finally, the big issue with most of the Monster line, especially the XL, is the lack of power for its size, yes it comes out in a big blast, but unlike on other smaller blasters it doesn’t feel rioty at all really, the force ain’t quite so strong with this one.

While the Monster XL wins in terms of looks, soakage and intimidation, sadly it falls face first to the ground when it comes to actual battle usefulness.  The lack of power for its size, sheer weight and pumping times that take an eternity heavily limit it to really just being by the hose and stopping people getting past a certain area.  More of a blaster to boast about than use really, or just for the collection, if you are just after blasters to get good use from then DON’T spend loads of money on this,  trust me if you did something else would come along after and then you’ll be sulking in your bedroom for ages.  What’s worse, coming in to a battle in fierce yet less attention drawing style with a smaller more powerful blaster and being competitive, or coming in with a massive blaster that gets attention at first but when it comes to the fight itself it completely struggles.  If you want a double barrelled Super Soaker that is cheaper and of more practical use, I recommend you look for an XXP 275 instead.

Using the Monster XL

Use it for attention or entertainment seeking purposes only or if you plan to stay by the hose and charge it to stop people from getting past soaking them.

Against the Monster XL

A strong Monster XL user can be effective, one big hit from it will soak you loads.  Use a smaller agile blaster and take advantage of the low range, long pump times and poor manoeuvrability.

Ratings

 

Power

7

Weight

4

Mobility

4

Intimidation

10

Soakage

10

Durability

10

Efficiency

4

Overall

5

Stats

       

Reservoir Volume

3.64L – 128.1oz

     

Firing Chamber Volume

1.24L – 43.6oz

     

Range

Level

45 Degrees

Output/sec

Shot Time

         

5x

7m – 23.1’

11m – 36.3’

142mL - 5oz

8.8 Seconds

8.5x

6m – 19.8’

9.5m – 31.35’

252mL - 8.9oz

4.9 Seconds

11.5x

7m – 23.1’

10m – 33’

327mL - 11.5oz

3.8 Seconds

5x (2)

7m – 23.1’

11m – 36.3’

290mL - 10.2oz

4.3 Seconds

8.5x (2)

7m – 23.1’

10.5m – 34.65’

460mL - 16.2oz

2.7 Seconds

11.5x (2)

6m – 19.8’

9.5m – 31.35’

563mL - 19.8oz

2.2 Seconds

PowerBurst (2)

6m – 19.8’

8.5m – 28.05’

591mL - 20.8oz

2.1 Seconds

Typhoon Blast (2)

5m – 16.5’

7.5m – 24.75’

619mL - 21.8oz

2 Seconds

AquaStorm

6m – 19.8’

9m – 29.7’

375mL - 13.2oz

3.3 Seconds

         

Pumps

Pump Volume

Shots Per Tank

   

35

35mL – 1.232oz

2.9

   

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