TIPS AND TACTICS
How does one get the most out of their waterguns? How to you avoid being drenched with water while keeping your foes at bay? Read on to find out...
Tips for CPS Usage
CARE AND MAINTAINANCE: When
preparing for combat, make sure the shoulder strap is the right length
for oneself. As well, only use clean tap water to prevent the gun from
gumming up with gunk. Due to the strength of the water streams, fine particulates
in the water can result in injury, especially if it gets into another's
eyes. These weapons are meant to soak people, not maim them. If the weapon
feels awkward or too heavy, it may be recommended to go for a lower class
weapon. A heavy firing water cannon is not too useful to one who cannot
aim or maneuver well with it.
MAXIMIZING USE: Since all CPS weapons
have a separate pressurized firing chamber versus the water resevoir, one
way to get an extra shot is to fill the tank first, pump to fill the firing
chamber, then top off the tank. This will give one extra full burst, a
definite plus especially considering how fast one can empty the gun due
to their increased firing rate.
MINIMIZING WASTE: Though simple to do, one should avoid emptying the entire firing chamber of your CPS weapon in one long shot. Short bursts tend to be more effective at drenching a moving target. As well, short bursts conserve water consumption hence increase the duration one may remain on the field before returning to base to refill. Of course, in certain situations, a full payload shot may be worth the price in water, but for the most part, should be avoided.
NOZZLE KNOWLEDGE: If the CPS you are using is one with more than one nozzle setting, one should be familiar with the advantage of each. Larger nozzles can soak a foe faster, but also drains one's resourses equally as quick. If the weapon is one's own, one may consider writing numbers on the top of each nozzle such that one does not need to look at the front of the gun, only at the top, to know what nozzle it is set at. A good, black, waterproof marker works best for labelling. (For the CPS 2500, it is probably best to write on the outer part which rotates as one switches nozzle settings as this area is more clearly visible when holding the weapon as opposed to the nozzles themselves.)
Copyright 1998. R.G.