Useful Water Balls

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Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:45 am

Hey,
I finally found some water balls that you can actually use in a war! No bright colors, but they are on the small side. I might try to see if I can make a scaled down WBL to launch these, as a complement to my regular homemade.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by soakernerd » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:11 am

they aren't that small. they have a 3 inch diameter.
I am more worried that someone might think its a grenade, but as long as you don't threaten people with it or walk around in public, it should be fine.

the main problem with soaker balls is their limited splash radius. they really don't burst like balloons.

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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:13 am

At least they are camoflauged, that way the enemy will not immediately see it flying. And by scaled down I meant one that launches about 80 feet
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by martianshark » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:17 am

That would be perfect for my SBL.

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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:17 pm

That is what I was thinking about when I saw these, they are perfect for a camoflauged water balloon substitute.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by cantab » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:42 pm

zeda.beta wrote:At least they are camoflauged, that way the enemy will not immediately see it flying. And by scaled down I meant one that launches about 80 feet


It's the wrong camouflage. To camouflage something against the sky, it should be blue-grey. The ideal colour depends on the weather of course, so you should consider the usual weather when you battle. Most water warfare is done in sunny weather, so a light sky blue is likely to be the best colour - and bear in mind most things darken when wet.

No matter what the colour it's still likely to be spotted, but good camouflage could still make it harder to tell where it will land.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by C-A_99 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:23 pm

The color works just fine, as most real grenades have a similar color. Either way, anyone with half a brain will not mistake a spongeball with a goofy camoflauge pattern with something shaped like an actual grenade and colored like one. (Plus, how likely are you to see a real grenade in real life? People are much more likely to carry just guns.)

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I don't see how it's possible to mistake the two.


Anyway, back to the important part, I've mentioned earlier that soakerballs just aren't able to deliver an effective payload as it must hit the target with more speed than a balloon, and a lot of water can be lost while throwing. On the other hand, they're a bit "safer" as it won't burst into water and soak the user before throwing.

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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by cantab » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:58 pm

I suppose most real grenades aren't intended to be camouflaged when they're flying through the air. Nor, for that matter, are any 'real' projectiles, because real weapons usually fire fast, and/or have a wide area of effect, so it doesn't matter. But a WBL/SBL needs to fire at a low velocity both for safety and to avoid popping/losing all water, so being camouflaged against the sky may be useful. Then again, being camouflaged while being carried or loaded may be more useful.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by C-A_99 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:05 pm

Considering how many projectiles you have to "manufacture" and carry, I don't think it's worth worrying about at all. I don't even camo my guns at all whatsoever, though I suppose putting strips of green tape would be a good start. (I just got the idea right off of a modern warfare 2 makeshift arctic camo that uses strips of white tape) Generally I'm too lazy to work with it though, and it wouldn't make a huge difference in most cases. If we played in the woods it'd definately be important to have.

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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:48 pm

I was saying that if you were firing from trees or other leafy substances. Then the projectile would blend in if the person was looking right at your hiding spot.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by JuchTurtles » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:05 am

This is not worth it at all. I mean, the SBs. It's fine to make a Douchenator, and that's what you should do, and then you try the SBs. If it doesn't work out (which is very possible considering the SBs have a small splash and may lose most of their capacity within the air), just use it as a WBL.

That's my point. Try it, if you like it, use the SBs, and if not, convert it into a WBL.

Btw, you could always fire both!
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:16 am

I plan to make a small launcher, and use interchangeable sabots that are compatible with both water balloons and SB's. But will sabots increase or decrease the performance of SB's?
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by cantab » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:29 pm

If the SBs are a poor fit in the barrel, sabots are necessary. If the SBs are a good fit, you might not need them. (Why are they actually used for water bombs, is it to make them fit the barrel or to prevent popping?)
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by zeda.beta » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:30 pm

For me it is the convenience of not needing a nozzle to fill them with, that and they don't pop accidentaly. But water balloons are also used quite widely, mainly because it is boring to go around and pick up water bombs after you have thrown them.
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Re: Useful Water Balls

Post by JuchTurtles » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:43 am

I think sabots are just for keeping balloons from popping, so I don't think you need 'em in this case.
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