It's a universal law that whoever controls the hose, controls the backyard water fight. And while Super Soakers have long provided a worthy opposition to a garden hose, the new Floodfire blaster is the first to combine both to create an unstoppable soaking machine with an infinite supply of water.
Available now for $US25, the Floodfire could be the deal of the century, at least when it comes to backyard warfare on a hot summer afternoon. Like with a traditional Super Soaker, the pump-action blaster has a built-in water tank that can hold a litre of water and soak a target up to 12m away when its reservoir is fully pressurised.
But hanging off the bottom of the Floodfire is a quick-release valve letting you quickly attach a garden hose giving that tank an infinite supply of H2O. And to ensure the pressure inside the Floodfire doesn't get too intense in the heat of battle while you're pumping away, a release valve on the front lets excess water automatically spill out whenever it needs to.
And since most backyards only have a single hose, your opponents will need a decent way to fight back against the Floodfire's constant stream. So that's where the new $US20 Super Soaker Flashflood comes in. It's got a smaller 680mL water tank, but in addition to a pump-action trigger, on top you'll find a plunger tube letting you suck up a large amount of water from its reservoir to quickly unload on your target. Let the summer begin. [Super Soaker]