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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker CPS 4100

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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder

  Item Number: 9980-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2000 / 2002
  Patents: 5,339,937; 5,758,800; 5,779,099; 5,799,827; 5,906,295; 6,012,609
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1700.00 g (60.07 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 2180.00 mL (72.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 580.00 mL (19.33 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 36 mL (1.2 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 46

Range: 90

Encumbrance: 70

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 75

Overall: 80


Blaster Dimensions :: 75.0 cm (29.53 ") x 16.0 cm (6.3 ") x 30.0 cm (11.81 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Grey
Yellow
Blue
Black / Red / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (4 settings) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

2.5x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

10.0 m (32.81')

112.0 mL/s (3.73 oz./s)

13.19

8.79

5.0 s

4x ::

6.0 m (19.69')

10.0 m (32.81')

150.0 mL/s (5 oz./s)

17.67

11.78

3.0 s

8.5x ::

7.0 m (22.97')

11.0 m (36.09')

286.0 mL/s (9.53 oz./s)

33.69

24.7

2.0 s

Fan ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

161.0 mL/s (5.37 oz./s)

18.96

11.38

3.0 s


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  • 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 cps4100box_01tbThe Super Soaker CPS 4100 is the largest "new" blaster of 2002. The term, "new", is used loosely since the CPS 4100 is basically a Super Soaker Monster (2001) with a new colouring job and its quick-fill ability removed. It is uncertain why one blaster form had some of its previous abilities stripped and then relabelled, but only those at Larami Ltd. know the actual reasons why.

Peculiarities aside, the CPS 4100 still makes a good general-purpose medium-sized blaster. Its yellow reservoir is semi-translucent makes it simple to determine how much water is remaining in the tank. The blue transparent body allows one to see the inner workings of the blaster. The back end of the CPS-firing chamber has a fill-gauge indicator. The firing chamber feeds the nozzles with a good strength stream. At the business end of the CPS 4100, there are four nozzles to choose from: 2.5x, 4x, 8.5x and a Fan setting. The various nozzles gives the user good flexibility during most typically and atypical confrontations. Other nice features of this blaster include its decent pump volume, top-mounted handle for easy carrying, and a shoulder straps for carrying during the long haul.

Overall, the Super Soaker CPS 4100 is a good medium-class blaster. With a decent-sized reservoir, good output, flexibility of nozzle types, and a shoulder strap makes the CPS 4100 good for virtually any soaking need. Just don't go too overzealous is facing off against a high-powered CPS-blaster.

Pros

Good size, weight, balance, and sturdiness. Reservoir holds a respectable amount of water and the four nozzles gives good flexibility on the field. Translucent body lets one see how much pumping is required and the shoulder strap makes carrying the Super Soaker CPS 4100 just that much simpler.

Cons

Mid-size blaster still outclassed by larger CPS-blasters. The handle-grip near the trigger tends to feel a little uncomfortable to hold after prolonged use.


:: Submitted Reviews

By: Aqua-Flash | Posted 20090615

Even though the CPS 2100 showed there was some good left in 2002, the CPS 4100 did just the opposite, and pretty much showed that those glory days of old were becoming a thing of the past.  It is basically just a Monster (2001) recoloured and repackaged with its quick fill feature stolen.  Hasbro really had lost the will to live when it came to making new great Super Soakers, the band everyone once liked had split and in terms of something new is on a hiatus (for now at least anyway).  The 4100 goes down as a pretty lousy single, although somehow it clings on to you.

The 4100 at least ticks every important box right given it is basically a Monster (2001), one being the overall simplicity which most CPS blasters had.  A tracked pump, 4 nozzles ranging from 2.5x, 4x, 8.5x and Typhoon Blast, a similar combination in terms of size to the 3000/3200, only in a smaller package, nice reservoir capacity and nice power, range and soakage in a medium sized blaster.  The firing chamber also acts as a pressure gauge which is useful, and it doesn’t take massively long to pump up the firing chamber either.  Colour scheme is not bad either.  To me like the Monster (2001) it feels very good to hold and use, and is very practical.  Another good thing is that it is one of the longest running old great CPS line blasters, being produced from 2002 (2001 if you count the Monster in) and all the way until the end of 2005 season, at least there was one good old dependable CPS blaster that simply was not got rid of after a year or two.  You can already tell though from the way I’ve described this stormy skies are brewing.
Now, here’s where the problems that the 4100 is hiding come in, in which to me it becomes forgettable very quickly.  Main problem being that well, there’s nothing massively wrong with the blaster as described in the Monster (2001) review, it’s just that well, we’ve seen this all before, the 4100 is nothing new in terms of design or anything.  They should have just continued making the Monster (2001) so they could have made something different when it came to a bigger CPS blaster for 2002 alongside the 2100.  Finally, durability is not so great either.  Unlike the Monster (2001), since there are so many different versions, with only the original released in 2002 not having problems, finding one that won’t break is difficult.  Durability problems include weak triggers snapping and also the actual valve wearing out quickly from new causing the blaster to shoot water when pumping; these problems can be fixed or prevented with not too much trouble though.

Thanks to all this, if you can try to obtain the Monster (2001), not too easy now but still, then it would be a much better and safer idea than a CPS 4100.  It’s just a Monster (2001) basically with less reliability and its characteristic quick fill nozzle taken away in a different colour.  In a nutshell I think it is basically a Monster (2001) with its soul and pride taken away, reminds of Oasis’ Cast No Shadow where one of the main lines is ‘And when they took his soul they stole his pride,’ exactly what Hasbro did to the Monster (2001) when making the 4100.  It’s not as bad as the 1-3-5 though; the 4100 is useable at least and much better than everything out now, so if you don’t mind not having a quick fill feature get it if you can.

Using the CPS 4100

A 4100 can still be a threat and cause devastation in any situation.  Similar sized and smaller CPS’s blasters make a good match, anything bigger you can still take, you can start acting like the hero from an action movie like John McLane in Die Hard as the 4100 can still take em’ down.

Against the CPS 4100

The 4100 is a pretty devastating blaster like most CPS’s which should still be approached with caution; however it does have its weak spots.  Take advantage of the slightly lower firing chamber volume; however don’t stall since it doesn’t take long to re-pump.

Ratings

 

Power

9

Weight

8.5

Mobility

8.5

Intimidation

9

Soakage

9

Durability

7

Efficiency

9

Overall

7.5

Stats

       

Reservoir Volume

2.4L – 84.5oz

     

Firing Chamber Volume

631mL – 22.2oz

     

Range

Flat

Angled

Output/sec

Shot Time

         

2.5x

7.5m – 24.75

10m – 33’

105mL – 3.7oz

6 Seconds

4x

7.5m – 24.75

11m – 36.3’

159mL – 5.6oz

4 Seconds

8.5x

8.5m – 28.05’

11.5m – 37.95’

287mL – 10.1oz

2.2 Seconds

Typhoon Blast

6m – 19.8’

8.5m – 28.05’

162mL – 5.7oz

3.9 Seconds

         

Pumps

Pump Volume

Shots Per Tank

   

18

50mL – 1.76oz

3.8

   

Review by Duxburian | Posted: 20050529

CPS 4100

Some Stats: [All ratings are based out of 10]

Shot Time:
2.5x: 5 seconds
4x: 3-4 seconds
8.5x: 2-3 seconds
Fan: ~3 seconds
Capacity: ~2 liters
# of pumps: 17-19
Mobility:
With an inexperienced user: 4-6
With an average user: 5-7
With a veteran user: 8-10
Intimidation:
Against an inexperienced enemy: 6-8
Against an average enemy: 4-6
Against a veteran enemy: 3-0
Overall Power:
Against an air pressure gun: 9
Against a small CPS: 8
Against a medium CPS: 7
Against a large CPS: 5

The CPS 4100 is just like a Monster [2001] with different colors and no QFD port. Instead there is this hard, red pump cap, which prevents the gun from being opened unless you saw it off. The 4100 overall is like a standard medium CPS. Good capacity, good range, good output. For the more zealous, however, 8.5x may not be satisfying. This gun has a strap, large handle, and is well balanced. It is very light, but the grip will give you blisters or cuts in a long battle. There are 2 marks of the CPS 4100, however the mark 2 is the only one widely known due to the infamously weak trigger. The tracked pump is nice to have, but it can get stiff over time.

Pros:
4 nozzles
Very durable
Good power and range
Strap

Cons:
Lots of pumping
Mark 2 trigger is very weak
Pump can get stiff with heavy use

Positions for the CPS 4100:
Grunt, escort, etc. Try your hand at scouting and skirmishing if you have veteran battle experience.

Review by MilkMan | Posted: 20050409

Range=Very Good
Power=Above Average
Heaviness=Average (A little more than I'd prefer)
Shot time=Above Average
-2.5x=5 seconds
-5x=3.5 seconds
-8.5x=2 seconds
-Fan blast=3.5 seconds
Pumps untill full:16-18

-Pros:

·Good range
·Looks nice
·Like most CPS's it can outblast any of today's soakers.
·Tracked Pump

-Cons:

·Uncomfortable hand grip
·Trigger breaks easily and feels a little awkward
·Sometimes pumping can get tedious

The CPS 4100 is really your standard CPS Blaster. It is mid-sized and has 2.5x,5.0x,and 8.5x nozzles along with fan blast which shoots water everywhere. It has a cylindrical bladder CPS system unlike the more common Spherical bladder. When you see a CPS 4100 you know what to expect. It is a reliable gun that can get you through a lot of battles. My CPS 4100 has outblasted Max-D 6000s, SC600s, Helixes, Xp 310s, Xp 270s and many more. Although it may not compare with other CPS's it's always a good gun to have.

Overall Rating: 8/10

Review by Veteran | Posted: 20040722

The CPS4100 is a gun that could have been better. When I first went to fire this gun I found the distance from the trigger to the grip straining my smaller hands, an caused me to wonder why it would be so on a gun designed for younger audiences. The nozzle selection is decent on the gun, it has a good amount of range on each setting, except for the fan-blast. The fan blast doesn’t seem to go as far or last as long as that of the Monster X’s. I believe the reason that the CPS4100 is so praised is that the current water gun market never experienced superior CPS blasters. Not to confuse anyone, it doesn’t lack a good deal of power, it is just over-appreciated in today’s world. It comes with a strap which is always a perk, allowing you to switch between it and a backup weapon quickly. After a few weeks of use, the flimsy trigger on my CPS4100 broke off, upon opening up the gun I found that the wire no longer connected to the trigger mechanism along with the breakage. Durability is the CPS4100’s major flaw.

Pros: Has a strap, track-mounted pump, good power and is highly available.

Cons: Poor durability, badly spaced trigger grip.

Review By Tyler S. | Posted: 20020320

Testing the CPS 4100:
After looking through the loot I got, I immediately picked up my new CPS 4100 and went to the bathroom to test it. It looks and performs just like a Monster (2001) except for the color scheme. By the way, it has great power and may be even more powerful than the Monster (2001). Mine has the smoothest trigger I have ever used. Man, it doesn't even make a sound when you pull it. It just glides. After testing the shot times of the nozzles, I got this info from shooting each nozzle at full power:

2.5x: around 7 seconds or more
4x: around 4 seconds
8.5x: around 2 seconds
Fan Blast: around 4-5 seconds

The body of the blaster is made well and the plastic is fairly thick.The handle is VERY uncomfortable after
about 5 minutes of use. I suggest wearing gloves or adding padding to the handle when you're using it. Oh yeah,
what about that suspicious cap where the QFD nozzle would've been on the Monster (2001)? Is there a QFD
mechanism on the CPS 4100? The answer: NO. There is no QFD mechanism on the CPS 4100. I checked myself. Just observing the insides through the transparent barrel, you can see that there is nothing inside the blaster except for the raw basics; a pressure chamber, reservoir, and the trigger mechanism. Nothing else
inside. Right now, this is the best blaster I own and it is my personal favorite. I named it Omega X ( ten )
with permanent marker, and under the area where it says "CPS 4100". I wrote in permanent marker, SHOW NO
MERCY!!! Well, that is the end of my CPS 4100 review.

My Rating:

Power:5
Weight:4
Capacity:4.5
Overall:5


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