Friday, 20 May 2016

Review: Worker Flywheels

Aftermarket flywheels are another one of the developments aimed at pushing flywheel technology further. These Worker flywheels are an excellent example of such, a set of drop-in flywheels. Let's look at how these wheels differ to stock Nerf flywheels, and how performance is affected.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

MLF Game Report 15/5/16 - Low Player Count, Rapidstrike Testing

MLF event with less players than usual for the majority of the time, with several players joining in about an hour before the end of the rounds. Nevertheless the day had quite a few good rounds, and the play area was very nice. I chrony'd several blasters as we had a chrono on hand, which was very useful for me.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

MHvZ Game Report 7/5/16 - Police Appearance, Virus Bunkers

MHvZ event with a surprise appearance by the police. I'll let the MTB video fill you in on more of the details and such. Basically someone in the park saw what they thought was a rifle of some kind, called the cops, and the cops responded appropriately. Thankfully noone was fined or anything, but obviously it's better if the cops don't need to come at all.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Review: Nerf Modulus Recon MkII

With the first Modulus blaster being a flywheeler, the next logical blaster to release is a Retaliator-based springer, being that the Retaliator platform has the most tacticool potential. Nerf did exactly that, releasing the Recon MkII. How does it compare to the still available Retaliator?

Monday, 25 April 2016

Review: MazoFactory MOLLE Single Grenade Pouch (HSG1)

One of the common mechanics in Melbourne Nerf groups is the utility of "grenades", an ammo type that can be thrown or launched, which are usually designed and used to combat shields. They also often have special abilities if they directly hit a player. With the creation of shields for MLF, the continuing importance of grenades in MHvZ and the increasing usage of Demolisher rockets and other thrown ammo in my own games, I decided to get some dedicated grenade pouches to allow easier and faster access to any grenades I'm carrying. Enter the MazoFactory Grenade Pouch (HSG1-R2).
Note that a variety of objects count as "grenades" in Melbourne games, depending on the group and what is available at the time. Common "grenades" are Demo rockets and Vortex Pocket Howlers, although stress balls are commonly used in MLF. Pretty much any throwable ammo is applicable to "grenade" for this review.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

MLF Game Report 17/4/16 - Grenade Launchers, Worker Flywheels Usage

Another MLF event, because of the shields there was a lot more grenade action. I also got a good amount of experience with Worker wheels in my Bullpup Rapidstrike, and tried out my Demolisher with MTB Honey Badgers.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mod: MTB Honey Badgers in a Demolisher

Quick post regarding the new MTB Honey Badgers. Mazofactory Grenade Pouch review will go live once I've combat tested them at MLF this Sunday, then Recon MkII and Worker flywheels at some point too.
MTB Honey Badgers are a 130 sized motor intended for use as a high speed RS pusher on 3S - getting about 14dps as opposed to Rhinos at about 9dps. Their specs however also suggest possibility for use as a 2S flywheel motor. I decided to try them in my Demolisher as I didn't want to bother with Blade 180s for it.