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The Armoury Review :: Super Soaker CPS 2700

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Manufacturer: Larami Ltd. / now Hasbro Inc.

Class:  Elastic - Bladder

  Item Number: 3122-0
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1999 / 2000
  Patents: RE.35412; 5,339,987; 5,758,800; 5,779,101
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 1750.00 g (61.84 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 4000.00 mL (133.33 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: 800.00 mL (26.67 fl.oz.)
  Pump Volume: 35 mL (1.17 fl.oz.)

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 48

Range: 80

Encumbrance: 80

Ergonomics: 55

Capacity: 95

Overall: 75


Blaster Dimensions :: 75.0 cm (29.53 ") x 12.0 cm (4.72 ") x 34.0 cm (13.39 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Orange
Yellow
Yellow
Purple / Yellow
None

2 ::

Silver
Yellow
Yellow
Black / Orange
2000 Version

Nozzle Information: 1 Nozzle Selector (3 settings) .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

2x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

10.0 m (32.81')

79.0 mL/s (2.63 oz./s)

9.31

6.2

10.0 s

5x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

9.0 m (29.53')

172.0 mL/s (5.73 oz./s)

20.26

12.16

4.0 s

10x ::

5.0 m (16.4')

10.0 m (32.81')

330.0 mL/s (11 oz./s)

38.87

25.91

2.0 s


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
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iS SuperSoaker cps2700_01tbThe Super Soaker CPS 2700 is a large and potent water blaster. Its capabilities as well as its size lie between the Super Soaker CPS 1500/CPS 1700 and the Super Soaker CPS 2500. Stylized plastic gives its shape a good strength and feel though its colour leaves one wondering, "Why?". Thankfully, a new colour scheme was released for the 2001 Soaker Season. The added shoulder strap allows one to easily carry it. A built-in handle makes it easy to hold while refilling.

iS SuperSoaker cps2700_10tbIt has three nozzle settings: 2x, 5x and 10x. However, the nozzles are encased by a plastic shielding which adds to the weapon's looks but makes changing nozzle settings more difficult. The nozzles must be rotated by holding onto the short pieces of plastic that extend from the front of the blaster and turning. Powerwise, the CPS 2700 performs beautifully. The 10x setting allows one to do some serious soaking while the 2x setting lets one conserve water. The main drawback to this weapon is simply its sheer weight when it is full.

The Super Soaker CPS 2700 makes a great medium cannon with enough water to last a good time away from a water source. (This is the only single piece CPS-class weapon able to fill its firing chamber 5x completely before needing to refill.)

Pros

Big, powerful, and fairly intimidating. With three nozzle settings to choose from, one can soak brutally or conserve if water is running low. The shoulder strap makes carrying it relatively easy.

Cons

Really heavy when fully loaded! Using the fill-pump-fill method, one will be adding nearly 5kg onto the blaster's weight. The nozzles are a bit tricky to change since one needs to reach inside the front plastic area (somewhat tempting to remove the ornamental front piece covering the nozzles) The final potential problem is the positioning of the pump handle. Being at the bottom/front area, care should be taken when putting the CPS2700 down. Definitely do not drop a fully loaded CPS2700!


:: Submitted Reviews

By: Aqua-Flash | Posted 20090615

When it comes to controversial, the CPS 2700 when it was released to replace the 2500 in 2000 takes the cake.  You either like it or you don’t, sadly, I don’t.  It certainly was a big breakaway, very much like when Robbie Williams left Take That, and remember the reception that got.  The 2700 is basically a fatter 1500/1700 with a 2x nozzle added and no 20x.

I’ll start out with that is good about it at least.  The power and sheer soakage is still very much there, and the 2x nozzle is soaking and conserving enough to mentally break down your opponent.  Not only that, the firing chamber capacity is the same as the 1500/1700, and with a bigger reservoir, you’ll be going on even after everybody has gone in and has finished for the day.  Whoever gets hit by the 10x nozzle as well is sure to be in for a shock, it is bigger than you think.  The 5x as well is a very good medium effective nozzle which shoots far and does damage.  Given how much it holds the actual weight for its size is not that bad, so it won’t make you fall over yourself.  Having a strap is also a plus, as for this soaker you need it.

Oh dear, now here’s where the crap really does hit the fan.  The CPS 2700 might be a deadly soaker still despite breaking away in terms of pretty much everything compared to the 2500; however it has one big standout problem, durability.  Out of four 2700’s I went through, only one of them worked fine without any problem, which really is terrible.  The main problem is the trigger valve.  It’s so weak and on all the models I had that were bad the main problem involved the trigger valve.  Two of them when pumped up fully lost pressure and leaked, and the other bad one I once had trigger valve when fully pumped didn’t like the pressure, that actually firing the blaster was difficult, how useless is that?  Perfect opportunity to totally soak someone and you are let down because the trigger is being a bitch because the firing valve messes up the pressure.  That’s like what you see in those action films where something interrupts the plot to take the bad guys down and mayhem ensues.  The pump is not tracked either, and given the odd way you have to pump it due to the awkward design there is more chance to break it.  Speaking of the pump, on one of my models it lagged so bad it was unpractical, and I’d got this new as well.  It doesn’t take ages to pump, but it isn’t that quick either and doesn’t help again by the awkward design.  The looks and design in general too I don’t really like that much, they are very controversial.  It’s like a male going to a party in a shiny dress in an attempt to look different and funkier, only they haven’t thought it through.  Also, no more 20x nozzle, so more insanity is lost.  The nozzles are also hard to change since it has a big tulip like thing covering them.  In battle take it off, makes thing way easier.

I can’t really from experience recommend the CPS 2700 much.  Sure if you get a good one, it is still a very devastating soaker that many underestimate.  It’s just the fact that Larami could have made this so much better, sadly they cared more about making it look different and failed miserably in terms of where it actually mattered in terms of simplicity and reliability.  If they had given it a tracked pump and had the 20x as a fourth nozzle, along with just a bit more work on the trigger valve, then we really would have had an all out winner for a heavier CPS blaster, sadly that didn’t happen.  Even so, like I said, they don’t go for much because of this, and providing you get one that works without problem, you do actually have a winner since it is a cheap soaker for the heavy blaster user that can strike death in an instant.  If you like the 1500/1700 and want something larger, then you may like this.  I still prefer the 2500 over the 2700 though.

Using the CPS 2700

You can take on most blasters even the 2500 because of the larger reservoir and firing chamber combined with still very soaking nozzles.

Against the CPS 2700

Everyone beware, while not great design wise it does pack a deadly punch.  Even CPS 3000/3200 users should be cautious.  Similar sized and also smaller CPS’s will do, take advantage of the user’s mobility and pumping times.  Most air pressure users should watch out.

Ratings

 

Power

9

Weight

7.5

Mobility

8

Intimidation

9

Soakage

9

Durability

5

Efficiency

9

Overall

7

Review by Adrian | Posted: 20041029

The Good:
Power, capacity, looks, range...if the 2700 were a real gun, it'd probably be banned, just cause it does its job so dang well.

The capacity on this thing is staggering. I'm gonna hazard a guess that it's got the highest capacity of any gun without a seperate tank. If not, it's gotta be close. Unless you're trigger happy, and have it set on 10x, you're not going to run out of water for a loooong time. The better part of a fight, I'd say.

The range is great too. 5x is in my experience, the farthest shooting nozzle, and if you get the drop on someone, you can hit them from far away, unless they're carrying equal or higher CPS weaponry.

The nozzle selection could've been better. Had this thing had the formidable 20x nozzle, it'd be the best all-around gun ever, period, end of story. As it is, it has a nozzle for range, an nozzle for water conservation, and a 10x nozzle that makes you feel like the water is exploding out of the gun. The 10x feels bigger than 10x. You can soak someone SO fast with this nozzle...

The Bad:
Even with the strap, the weight on the 2700 is cumbersome at best. I'm not a particulary big guy, and I imagine that for anyone much smaller than me, this gun would be unwieldy in the extreme. Even I have trouble with it some times, especially when running. The strap does help though. I wouldn't recommend looping it around your arm AND neck, just your arm. You'll be able to use it a lot easier that way.

The pump is kind of awkward too. The gun has a tendency to wobble in my hands while I'm pumping it. I'm guessing that has to do with the fact that the pump isn't tracked or guided in any way. You're not going to want to keep one hand on the pump while using the 2700, you're gonna want to put your non-trigger hand right up above the pump, behind the nozzles. You'll get better stabilization that way.

The Ugly:
I call this part "The Ugly" because I discuss design and cosmetic stuff here. Guns like this one make me wonder why I call it "The Ugly" and not "The Downright Awesome." I like the look of this gun, in both colorways, as shoe collectors would say. I know a lot of others hate the shape, but I think it looks cool. It probably has to do with the long ovoid barrel, I'm not sure. It looks hi-tech, but slightly organic.

A tracked pump would've made this gun great. I can easily imagine a CPS 4100 style pump under the barrel...it could've been so awesome...

The Gun Cabinet:
I usually write these reviews out in my head before I ever type them up, and I put off typing this one because I couldn't think of a real gun to compare the 2700 to. It hit me this afternoon. The Browning Automatic Rifle, also known as the B.A.R. It's a wonder of gunsmithing technology, dreamed up on the workbench of the Mormon tinker John Moses Browning, who also invented the (nearly) century old Colt 1911 .45 handgun. Supposedly the B.A.R. is the greatest militia weapon of all time. Anyway, the reason I equate the two is due because of the size (they're both heavy) and they both are incredibly powerful weapons.

Overall:
With a 20x and tracked pump, this would've been incredible, as well as invincible. As it is, the 2700, is all-around powerful and aesthetically pleasing. The weight is a deterrent to smaller users, but average and bigger-than-average people should have no problems with it. If you see one of these GET IT!!!

Review by Jace P. | Posted: 20030817

I found this weapon on clearance for $20. I had previously purchased a CPS4100 to serve the same purpose. I ended up being more satisfied with the CPS2700. It's got almost double the capacity of the CPS4100 and a generally longer firing time. It's better balanced and is far more comfortable to use for extended periods despite being a big gun. It's my weapon of choice among all Super Soakers.

Review By Brian T. | Posted: 20030524

I bought this at KBTOYS on clerance for $19.99. I deem it a wise investment. It is my second super soaker purchase since childhood. Both my friend and myself were amazed by the shot time of the 2X nozzle. I started firing it, then my friend fired his CPS 2100, which soon ran out of juice, and then mine just kept on going. The 10X nozzle is sure to soak anyone if you manage ot hit them. I dislike the color scheme (I have the 2000 model). The pump is very noisy and it makes a sharp high pitched noise if you pump it all the way in each time. This is very annoying. I plan to use this on the 5X setting as my primary weapon with my trusty CPS 4100 as a backup set to fan spray.


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