The Water Worms series of water blasters is an odd departure from the standard soaker. For all intents and purposes, it is similar to mounting a nozzle with a valve onto a CPS-like chamber. However, a model is currently unavailable at iSoaker.com for review. All that is known regarding this water blaster is from the submitted review.
:: Submitted Reviews
Review by martianshark | Posted: 20110330
Soaker Name:water worm (1lb)
Pressurization System:Elastic Pressure
Range: 25 ft
Shot Time: ~30 sec
The Water Worm 1 pounder was the smallest water worm, and it's a lot smaller than I expected. It could probably fit in a pocket when empty. It's bigger when it's filled, but it's head is still small, making it look weird.
Water worms are filled using different water worm QFDs. The one that came with this one was cheap - just a female hose connection with a thing on the top that you slide the Water Worm's nozzle into. Then you turn on the hose while pushing down the water worm's head to fill it. When you take the water worm off, nothing will block the water, so water will spray out from the QFD. This could be a good thing in some cases. You could use the QFD to defend yourself when refilling.
You have to be careful when filling the water worm. There is no pressure release valve, so if you fill it too much, the latex tubing will pop. The instructions simply say: "Do not overfill. Use common sense when filling." It would have been nice if there was a pressure release valve, but that would make it more expensive considering how cheap it is.
A bad thing about the QFD on the water worm 1lb is that it isn't compatable with other water worms. On the water worm 3lb, you push the nozzle into its QFD, lock it in place, turn the water on, and it fills up. The water worm 3lb has an O ring for a seal, while the water worm 1lb is sealed by a rubber piece on the QFD. They are completely different.
Now for performance. The water worm is fired by pushing in its head. It shoots a stream that I measured to be about 1x, which isn't very good. Its range is about 25 feet (angled), and depending on how much you push in the head, range can be as low as 15 feet. But what's really great about this is its shot time, which is about 30 seconds! Okay, it's not quite as good as a Splashzooka (which is basically a water worm in a shell with better power), but still, that's not bad for the $5 I payed for it. Depending on how much you push down the head, you can have a smooth stream or a more broken up sort of stream.
The Water Worm 1lb is good for small soakfests when a hose is availible. Because of its shot time, you can continuously shoot at enemies for around 30 seconds, and then go back to refill. It can also be a good thing to keep filled at your base in case you're suddenly attacked.
However, at least on the water worm I got, durability was really bad. On the first day of using it, after doing all the measurments and tests, I decided to shoot it off one more time. It wasn't even half full when the pressure chamber popped. Then I took it apart and realized how simple it is.
Water Worms are fun, but because of the bad durability, I would not recommend it unless you can find it for cheap.
Shot Time: 9/10
Related Content .:
Water Blaster: Basics | Care, Cleaning, and Storage | Soaker Use: Basics|Repair Articles|Elastic Pressure-Based Tech Troubleshooting|Elastic Pressure System Blaster Usage|Quickfill Tech Troubleshooting