Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nerf Water Play - Or How to Cool Down on a Hot Afternoon

A package with three of Nerf's new water blasters showed up in the mail - followed by a day that felt like it was at least a 100 degrees - or 80. Is there even a difference?

Connor and his friend went straight to soaking each other and Helen was thrilled to join for a while.

Connor's friend chose the Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow Soaker, Connor opted for the Nerf Super Soaker Barrage Soaker and Helen was left with the Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow Soaker. The boys were not impressed with the Rebelle, and at first Helen thought she wanted one of the other soakers - but it turns out, they're pretty heavy! So about 1 minute after trading with Connor, she went back to her first water weapon.

The Tri Stike Crossbow and the Barrage Soaker can shoot far - not quite across our yard, but over a third of the way. The crossbow allows for some sneak attacks, if the bow is extended. It can also be set to just shoot straight.

Even with the smaller weapon, Helen got a few good shots on Helen - and was cause for the "no aiming at the face rule".

We have big plans to take these water guns on our annual tubing trip - which might happen this weekend. Beware friends who come with us!


I received the three super soakers from Nerf to test out. I'm not required to write about them. The kids had a blast with them, and they held up well during their play. I suspect these will be popular in the neighborhood this year as we settle into hot summer days.

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