Monday, 11 February 2013

Nerf Vortex Pyragon Slam-Fire Take 2

My original Pyragon slam-fire vid you couldn't see the discs flying, and all you could see were disc impacts on the curtain and hear very loud rapid-fire noises. This new vid allows you to see the discs hit the lace in front of my window, and also lets me accurately measure the time between first and last disc impact.
Anyway, the vid:
I empty the 40 disc drum in 5.87 seconds, meaning a ROF of 6.81 discs per second. Note the disc spray, though, and this is at a 1-2m range.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Nerf Vortex Pyragon Review

A somewhat overdue and underdue review, in this post I'm reviewing the 2012 addition to the Vortex line, the Pyragon.
 When the first line of Vortex blasters came out, the Praxis was considered the best of the four due to its design, range and accuracy. It was criticised for a lack of capacity (somewhat remedied by the 20 disc mag from the Nitron) and not having slam fire, limiting ROF to around 3 discs per second. Additionally not everyone was a fan of the Vortex paintscheme. Nerf has remedied all of these with the Pyragon, sporting a greatly increased capacity (from the 40 disc drum), ROF (from slam-fire), a somewhat increased range and a new shell design with awesome paintscheme on the side.