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Welcome, Spring, 2013!
Summer’s but a season away! Here at iSoaker.com, we’ve completed our testing of the new notable water blaster products of 2013 and are summarizing our findings for you. While the specific review pages (see also: the listing of Water Gun / Water Blaster Product Analyses) go into more statistics and details about particular water blaster models, this article is meant to provide a good overview of what to expect from the blasters tested here. If you just want to know our choice for the best, scroll down to The Verdict. Otherwise, read-on to learn more about all the contenders and understand better why one ended up rising to the top of the field for summer, 2013.
While iSoaker.com already as a page on Soaker Technology Basics, this page really only briefly summarizes the technology that makes our beloved water blasters actually function.
What I am currently gathering and developing content for is a series of articles to dive deeper into the major types of water blaster technology and discuss both how they function as well as look at what makes some variants work better than others though being based on the same underlying technology. The current plan is to start with the simpler technologies (e.g. piston and pump-based water blasters), then progress into air pressure and elastic pressure designs.
Hope to have the first article posted in the coming weeks. We’ll see how well I keep to this goal.
Note: Special thanks to Adrian for the inspiration for this comic.
Recently was sent some internal pictures of the Super Soaker Max-Infusion Defender.
See: Tech – Super Soaker Max-Infusion Defender Internals :: :: iSoaker.com.
For those who may not know. there is an increased number of attempts recently made by someone or multiple people to gain access into WordPress-based websites. This has led to a number of sites being compromised, though the ultimate intent of breaching sites remains unclear. Thankfully, so far, iSoaker.com appears to be ok, though our system has had a large number of “visitors” attempting to access administrative-level accounts. To reduce the likelihood of a breach, a number of new security measures are now in place. I tried to keep the annoyance to real users to a minimum while making it as difficult as possible for bots and brute-force attacks to make it through. Of course, only time will tell how effective these counter-measures are. In the meantime, I’ll be looking to other ways to secure things though, obviously, there’s nothing 100% perfect.
While the site was up this morning, WaterWar.net appears to have gone down again. I’ve submitted a support ticket again and am hoping for things to be resolved soon. More news as it becomes available.
Update: 2:22pm (EST) site appears to be up again.. we’ll see if it remains stable.
At present, WaterWar.net is not responding. I’ve submitted a support ticket and am awaiting a response. Hopefully, things will be back online soon. This post will be updated with any news as it becomes available.
Update: 5pm EST – seems like the forums are back up. No word on what caused the outage, though.
Update #2: Seems like the site went down again… looking into it.
Update #3: Site up ~9pm EST. So far so stable.