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Manufacturer: Zuru

Class:  Piston

  Item Number: 01228
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 2016 / 2017
  Patents:
  Availability: Some Stores

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 290.00 g (10.25 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 560.00 mL (18.67 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: 21 mL (0.7 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 6

Range: 80

Encumbrance: 35

Ergonomics: 70

Capacity: 30

Overall: 70


Blaster Dimensions :: 41.0 cm (16.14 ") x 5.0 cm (1.97 ") x 18.0 cm (7.09 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

::

Blue
Green
N/A
White / Orange
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

7.5 m (24.61')

10.0 m (32.81')

42.5 mL/s (1.42 oz./s)

5.01

3.34

0.5 s


Notes:

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The Xshot Typhoon Thunder is a water blaster made by Zuru Toysfor 2017. Zuru Toys is known for its Bunch O Balloons products that allows one to fill and tie thirty (30) or so water balloons at once. The Xshot Typhoon Thunder is a pump-action water blaster.

The Packaging .:

The Xshot Typhoon Thunder comes in a open-style box that lets one see some the water blaster, but its front panel is significantly larger than other open-style boxes, obscuring the rear handle and most of the back half of the blaster. However, while the nozzle is readily accessible, both the trigger grip region and the pump remain mostly obscured by the front panel. The Typhoon Thunder, itself, is held onto the box by two plastic ties. The rear panel of the box shows a full size view of the Typhooon Thunder along with some additional diagrams denoting its various features and other water blaster models in the Xshot line. As can be seen, the plastic ties simply thread through holes punched into the box with no plastic support to reduce tearing.

Design .:
The Xshot Typhoon Thunder has an interesting rounded-meets-angular-based design with a variety of textures and details on its various surfaces. Of particular note is the greater amount of detail and sculpting used on the Typhoon Thunder's reservoir; while this does reduce its capacity somewhat, many may like the dual-canister-like styling. It is also interesting to note that there is a blue trigger molded into the rear grip region that is immobile, but present.

Build and Ergonomics .:
The Xshot Typhoon Thunder s built from decent quality plastic and its additional texturing and details enhance its feel. Being on the smaller-side, the water blaster is on the lighter side. The rear-grip region is sculpted well, though its fake trigger is unnecessary and somewhat uncomfortable. As well, the grip feels a little too small/thin, though younger users may not consider this an issue. The pump grip offers some texturing to grip onto, but also feels short somehow.

Overall Performance .:

The Xshot Typhoon Thunder is a pump-action water blaster providing expected performance for a water blaster in this class. Pumping is smooth and streams produced are decent for this class of water blaster. Providing a about 25 blasts per full reservoir, the Xshot Typhoon Thunder makes for a decent addition for those seeking a simple-to-operate water blaster. Of course, the Xshot Typhoon Thunder is outclassed by larger pump-action water blasters and most pressurized water blasters, but remains a decent choice for casual water fights or small skirmishes.

Pros

Decent build; decent capacity for its size; easy to use

Cons

Pump-action performance; on the smaller-side for pump-action water blasters

 

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