Super Soaker 50 (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Released: 2008
Ebay Value: ?

Reservoir: 28 oz
Tap Shots/Tank: ~56

Range: 32 ft
Output: 1.8 oz/sec

Gun: 19.5 x 3 x 10.5
Nozzle Size: TBM

Weight Full: 3.4 lbs
Weight Empty: 1.6 lbs

Pump Stroke: TBM
Pump Volume: Air

xxp 275 ratings

Range
42%
Soakage
29%
Field Life
26%
RateOfFire
40%
Durability
50%
Maneuverability
100%

 

Review

In 2009 Super Soaker released a 20th anniversary special edition of the original super soaker. Although the new version is similar in size, color, and somewhat in appearance, there are a few notable differences. The reservoir is non removable. Instead there is an unscrewable fill cap, a trait common to more modern soakers. Another trait common to more modern soakers is the pull valve, which replaces the pinch valve on the original SS 50.

Performance wise, the gun delivers around twice as much power as the original Super Soaker. However, since it’s still a pressurized reservoir blaster it still suffers some of the same drawbacks, such as the inability to fire at steep angles and the need for more pumps to generate pressure as water runs low.
Physically it is much much sturdier than the original. The plastic is very thick. Overall, this is a good gun for collectors, but it’s not really much use in serious battles. If I had to use a gun of a comprable size I would much rather use an XP 70 or an XP 95. The lack of a firing chamber seriously hurts this gun. It means that you’re much more likely to get mist and spray out of the nozzle when firing, and you can’t fire at as many angles either. Of course, this gun was designed more for collectors than actual combat. But that begs the question, why not just rerelease the original?

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