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The Armoury Review :: Nerf Super Soaker Bottle Blitz (Soaker Wars Series)

.: Statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Piston

  Item Number: 20896 & 20895
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2009 / 2010
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 232.00 g (8.2 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 260.00 mL (8.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: 20 mL (0.67 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 5

Range: 55

Encumbrance: 30

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 70

Overall: 60


Blaster Dimensions :: 43.0 cm (16.93 ") x 6.0 cm (2.36 ") x 13.5 cm (5.31 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

Blue ::

Blue
Blue
N/A
Grey / Orange
None

Red ::

Red
Red
N/A
Grey / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

6.0 m (19.69')

7.5 m (24.61')

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


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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The Super Soaker Soaker Wars Bottle Blitz is a pump-action blaster released in 2010 by Hasbro Inc. It is basically identical in design and functionality to the 2008 Super Soaker Bottle Shot, but the Bottle Blitz has some additional styling features and comes in either red or blue colour-schemes. While a small bottle is supplied with the Bottle Blitz, its reservoir can be extended or swapped with commonly found plastic bottles up to 2L in size. While a red Bottle Blitz was tested here, it is presumed that the blue Bottle Blitz has the same performance.

The Blaster ::

SuperSoaker_BottleBlitz_16_100Nozzle ::

The Bottle Blitz features a single, average-sized nozzle. Streams produced by the Bottle Blitz feel relatively smooth and solid, though being piston-based, stream performance is dependant on the user. The Bottle Blitz is particularly minimalistic as the nozzle is mounted at the end of the pump shaft, greatly simplifying the mechanism behind the blaster.

SuperSoaker_BottleBlitz_17_100Pump ::

As noted above, the nozzle is mounted at the end of the pump shaft. The grip region on the pump has some light texturing, but does feel a little smoother than optimal. It would have been nice had there been more definitive ridges for one's fingers to gain a better grasp of the pump handle. As with the Bottle Shot, the pump on the unit tested also did not become completely flush with the body of the blaster when retracted, thus leaving open a potential weak point. Nevertheless, movement of the pump is simple and smooth. Due to the plus-cross-sectional shape of the pump rod, the pump is not freely rotatable, but this also increases stability of the blaster when pumping.

SuperSoaker_BottleBlitz_18_100Grip ::

As with the Shot Blast, there is no manual trigger on the Bottle Blitz. The grip, however, has a good size and shape, accomodating most sizes of hands comfortably. The grip features has only very light additional texturing, but it is nevertheless fairly comfortable to hold securely.

SuperSoaker_BottleBlitz_19_100The Reservoir ::

The reservoir for the Bottle Blitz is what gives this water blaster its name. Like the Bottle Shot, the Bottle Blitz uses a screw-on reservoir. The size and type of threading used for the reservoir allows many other commonly used plastic bottles also be be swapped as a reservoir instead, most notably two (2) litre soda/pop bottles. Though not specifically noted on the packaging, only bottles used for hold non-toxic liquids should be used with the Bottle Blitz. As well, any bottle used should have had its original contents thoroughly flushed out with water before being used as a reservoir (unless, of course, the original contents were simply water). The intake tube is weighted such that its opening should be near to the base of the reservoir. As well, there is an air inlet hole on the blaster-side of the seal to allow air into the reservoir as water is drawn into the pump, thus preventing build up of a vaccuum that could lead to a reservoir implosion or collapse.

One thing to note is that the reservoir intake tube is of a short, fixed length. Thus, if one attaches a large reservoir onto the Bottle Blitz, as water levels get low, one will need to tilt the blaster forward (as opposed to towards the rear) in order to keep the intake tube submerged when pumping. This is not problem, per se, but just something to be wary of when using. Despite the shortness of the intake tube, it still should be able to make use of the majority of water in any bottle the Bottle Blitz can accomodate.

Also, due to the positioning and shape of the grip, the Bottle Blitz gets noticable rear-heavy as larger water bottles are used. Care should be taken to use one's forearm to help balance a full reservoir, otherwise the Bottle Blitz ends up putting more stress onto one's wrist as well as onto the reservoir connection joint. Some, however, find that a 2L bottle ends up serving as a shoulder stock and can be balanced using one's forearm fairly easily.

Overall ::

As a whole, the Super Soaker Soaker Wars Bottle Blitz is a simple, light, piston-based blaster that allows for swappable, variable-sized reservoirs. While the easily-swappable reservoir is nice, its performance ends up limited due to being a relatively small piston-based blaster. As well, larger bottles means more weight distributed to the rear of the blaster when the reservoir is full, thus potentially putting more strain on one's hands when carrying and to the reservoir connection joint. That said, the Super Soaker Soaker Wars Bottle Blitz has acceptable performance for a blaster of its size. Of course, being a smaller, piston-based blaster, one must remain wary of pretty much any larger air-pressure or elastic/CPS-based blaster.

Pros

Simple styling, clean lines, and good solid feel to the soaker. Decent pump volume and expandable reservoir capacity (assuming one has access to compatible bottles).

Cons

Piston-based; continuous streams not possible. Screw-on bottle-type reservoir slows refilling. Back-heavy when reservoir filled; more problematic as bottle size is increased. No strap.


:: Submitted Reviews

By: Dylan81nerfer | Posted: 20111114

Length:12 in.
Width:2 in.
Height:2 in.

Number of Nozzles:1
Nozzle 1:
Name: 1
Output: 2oz/s oz/sec
Range(angled): 29.2 feet
Range(level): 23.4 feet

Review:

I enjoy using the bottle blitz especially with a 2 liter soda bottle attached! :)

Range 8/10
Power 8/10
Accuracy 8/10
Capacity 6/10 - 10/10
Comfort 7-8/10
Overall 8/10

 


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