Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Preview Gallery!

Snake hosted a war this past weekend! A full writeup will follow (and hopefully a video) but in the meantime, here's the gallery!





Stay Tuned!

- Vas The Stampede

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

How they roll in the Pacific Northwest!

A couple of weeks ago I was checking out nerfhaven, and found this little thread:

Nerfhaven thread announcement!


So from what I can tell this group out in Washington state has a publicly accessible old fort available for their foam warfare! Illinois unfortunately is short on supply on things like this (believe me, I looked. Do you know of something I must have missed and live in IL? Let me know - foamfromabove@gmail.com). Either way, judging from the pics (gallery links to follow) the site works for indoor and outdoor foam flinging - hallways, corridors, multiple levels, surrounding vegetation, it's pretty intense. The group uses flagging tape and glowsticks, and even in broad daylight it looks like some of the rooms are just ripe for poorly lit "who's there!?" moments. Awesome.

The rules for this group and location are as follows:

"Rules:

All players under 18 need parental consent. That means they have to speak to ME directly. I need to do this for each war. I can meet or call your parents before the war if you would like. Lawsuits suck.

Eye Protection. We have extras.

OFFICIAL NERF AMMO ONLY. We picked up a wide variety (White, black, gray, and red) of dangerous homemade ammo with metal weights and washers poking out at the end of the day last time. They look like they didn't stand up to the concrete very well and we have no interest in having those things fired at us. I just picked up over 100 streamlines to replenish the communal ammo, so there is plenty to spare.

All modded blasters are subject to approval. These are point blank range firefights!

This is a state park. We keep it clean, respect other guests, and behave ourselves.

Any threats of actual violence, unsafe play, or other nonsense will not be tolerated."

Stock ammo, and point blank encounters = probably very limited mods. But in an area like this I don't see that being a problem. I haven't been to a proper indoor war yet, but they look like a lot of fun and something like this where you have the potential of both worlds is an interesting scenario. It looks like they're done for the year at this location but I am seriously jealous of you, Puget Sound/Pacific Northwest Nerfers.

Let this stand as testament that foam fighting doesn't end at mods and open fields. It's a big world out there, find some interesting places to play (preferably within legal statutes!)

Thankfully, "Flaming Hilt" was nice enough to let me link to his album:

Pacific Northwest Nerf!



And it looks like they had a freaking great time. Way to keep it lively out there, folks! One day, if I go to WA I'll look you guys up. Thanks for the cooperation, "Gunther!"



'til next time, Foam Flingers!

Vas The Stampede



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Monday, March 15, 2010

NERF DART TAG LEAGUE - HEADS UP! DEW TOUR DATES!

ALLI SPORTS ON FACEBOOK

Alli Sports, organizer of the Dew Tour finally announced the dates for the Summer Dew Tour, where the Nerf Dart Tag League takes place. Word is that the League is coming back this summer and running concurrently in Festival Village at each Dew Tour stop.

Anyway.... BACK TO THE ANNOUNCED DATES:

Alli Sports


**SUMMER DEW TOUR STOPS ANNOUNCED** June 25-26 Skate Boston; July 23-24 BMX Chicago; Aug. 12-15 Portland; Sept. 16-19 SLC; Oct. 14-17 Vegas

Being in Chicago, I'll be there!

- Vas The Stampede

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

How do you spell Spring/Summer? N-D-T-L

Word has it that the NDTL tour stops will be announced later this month, but in preparation for that announcement and the coming NDTL events let's grab a look at some of the current gear

- Furyfire



- Hyperfire and a Strikefire (aka Dart Tag Blaster, this is the original blue version. The pistol was first named the Crossfire.)



- Stormfire w/Capture the Flag Beacon



- New Dart Tag Fast Load Sleeves, and the Dart Tag Vision Gear! (Shown: old grey version. Also sold separately in white, navy, and black)



Lock and Load!

- Vas The Stampede

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