Bungee Blast Mini Foam Rocket
When it’s time to go outside and play, my grandsons love to take toys with them! I have to say yes, since I don’t have a swingset for them, but there aren’t always enough of the same toys to go around. Or there are some that are OK for the older boys but not the younger ones. So as a compromise and to steer away from toy guns, we are trying out the Bungee Blast Mini Foam Rocket set!
Original Geospace Pump Rockets are already a rollicking blast to fire. But BUNGEE BLAST MINI ramps up the fun and is the ideal size for the wee ones, or older kids who want a more maneuverable device for close-in skirmishes. Like the Air Archer and the larger Bungee Blast JR, the Bungee Blast Mini utilizes a hidden elastic cord to amplify the launching force. This patented system makes it so when kids pull the cylinder back and release it, the cord zooms the piston back faster, creating a torrent of air that launches the rockets out at amazing speeds and distances.
Simply load a foam rocket into one end and pull back the cylinder, feeling the increasing tension of the cord inside. Then let go. Kids will be amazed as the stored energy of the cord pushes the piston of air very forcefully, blasting the rocket out at hyper-speed. It’s like putting a turbo-charger inside!
First of all, I like that these are foam rockets. Kids being kids, someone is bound to get hit with one, even if by accident!
And these little rockets get some air time for sure! Once they figured out how to pull back on the handle and let it go at one time instead of a gentle slide, those babies flew across the yard. They also found these rockets easier to load because the handle/launcher is all one piece, and they simply slide the rocket over the end of the launcher.
It can take practice, especially for the younger ones, to get used to how much “power” it takes to really pull the handle back. But once they understood how it worked, game on!
Now, yes, the rockets get stuck on the roof or in a tree, but you can order a replacement set easy enough. After the younger kids were done with it, some of the..uh…older/grown children started using them for target practice which was fun too. Until you have retrieve it from the neighbor’s pool.
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