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Modded Super Soaker

Posted on the May 15th, 1996 under Hardware,Weapons by

Our High School had a tradition in which, about a week away from graduation, seniors and all the willing school staff participated in a huge water fight out in the parking lot near the school.  It was well-attended, and even some teachers and assistant principals were there with us in the mess.

I decided to increase my battlefield advantage and bought a Super Soaker Monster pump-action water gun (fed by a 2 gallon backpack canister).  After some field tests, I grew dissatisfied with its performance and rifled the nozzle with a heated, twisted wire.  This added a stabilizing spin to the outgoing jet, increasing the gun’s range by additional 20 feet (~50% of the original range).  This, combined with a full-body plastic lab coat, liquid-proof safety glasses and rubber gloves gave me a definitive advantage.

Here’s a photo of me geared up:


By the way, after tens of minutes of being dominated some guys found a weakness in the armor:  they discovered that by projecting sticky shaving cream at my googles they were able to induce the fog of war.   The solution, of course, was to shoot myself in the eyes to wash off the goggles.

I also remember one of my favorite chemistry teachers, Mr. Hugo, rolling up with a truck full of water balloons and grenading the bejeezus out of us.  Good times, they were.