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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker EES Tempest

.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressurized Reservoir

  Item Number: C307A
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2002 / 2003
  Patents: 5339987, AU686J94, CA2166107
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 800.00 g (28.27 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 800.00 mL (26.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: Air

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 9

Range: 70

Encumbrance: 45

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 40

Overall: 65


Blaster Dimensions :: 41.0 cm (16.14 ") x 9.0 cm (3.54 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Grey
Purple
N/A
Black / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

6.0 m (19.69')

9.0 m (29.53')

72.0 mL/s (2.4 oz./s)

8.48

5.09

4.0 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 eestempest_02tbThe Super Soaker EES Tempest is the second largest of the EES Super Soaker series. EES is an acronym for Enhanced Electronic Soakage. The EES Tempest looks and feels like a smaller version of the Super Soaker EES Turbine, but lacks the pulse-firing feature. The electronic lights and sounds are activated when the trigger is pulled, but can be turned off by setting the three way power switch. The switch has two other settings: On and Demo. While in the store, the switch is set on demo in order to allow people to test out the EES features, but without overly draining the battery supply. In the "On" mode, the lights, sounds, and spinning motor remain active as long as one depresses the trigger. This makes the soaker vibrate slightly, but does not appear to enhance the actual performance in any way.

iS SuperSoaker eestempest_15tbThe amount of water the EES Tempest can carry in its resevoir is decent. However, it relies on the pressurized reservoir system to provide the pressure to push water out its nozzle. There is an intake hose within the reservoir that is reminiscent of the Classic Series intakes (no weight to keep the end of the intake nearer to the bottom of the reservoir). The problem here is that if one is not careful with how one is holding the blaster with respect to the ground, one will end up doing mist shots even if the reservoir is still quite full.

iS SuperSoaker eestempest_11tbThe stream produced by the EES Tempest when fully pumped has a good feel to it. The fairly solid stream looks like it would sting the recipient just a touch. The shot time is decent, primarily due to the fact that this blaster is based on the pressurized reservoir system. However, due to the positioning of the intake tube inside the reservoir, firing downwards as the reservoir empties will likely soon result in a mist-shot as opposed to a stream.

Larger than blasters such as the Super Soaker SC 400, the Super Soaker EES Tempest lays classified somewhere between a pistol soaker and a light assault soaker. Its limited payload, lack of firing chamber, and sub-par performance for a blaster of its size all contribute to a diminished rating. The novelty of the light and sound effects does not last long, serving no purpose during actual water combat. If this is your primary blaster, be wary of anything larger than an Super Soaker XP 240 or Super Soaker Max-D 4000.

Pros

Good size/feel to the construction and nice colouring. Trigger-grip region has a good feel (though a little small for large hands). Stream produced has a good consistency.

Cons

Lights/motion/sound effects do not server any real function (lights too small and not positioned in such a way to be useful during night fights). Does not have a separate pressure chamber. Can be out-classed by any soaker larger than a Super Soaker Max-D 4000.


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