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Old 05-13-2008, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is A Typhoon Worth It?

I have a 2K Blazer and have had the itch for a couple of years (on & off) to pick up a Typhoon (and now I have that itch again). My questions is are they worth it? I realize this is subjective, but just tell me your opinion. I would love to try one out, if you are in the St. Louis area, let me know!

I try to play once a month and mostly play rec ball, although I am considering a beginner 3 man local tourney. I am a big fan of PPS stuff.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I poked a poon for a few games and played with a blazer for 1.5 yrs.

They're very nice, but I cant stand the fact that you can't switch out barrels. Paint size just gets to me. I have to have mine matched. I also prefer the compactness of the blazer, even though the difference isn't really that huge.

Poons are for looks, blazers is more functionality. That's my feel for it.

VVV He's right, I didn't really want one all that much, it's really personal preference, I'm a functionality type of person, not really all for wants.

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't say Phoons are for looks, I'd say it's more about the feel. If you are itching for one, you'll probably enjoy it.

It's seems that normal Typhoons have been a little slow moving in the BST lately, you might be able to pick up a deal on one.
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I got a typhoon so that I could play both semi and pump play with the same gun. My pump kit lives on my typhoon, with a small adapter I made to hold the pump still in semi mode.

That said, I probably wouldn't buy another now, unless it had a BBT type removable barrel. Otherwise, get a Blazer with a pump kit, a Pyre, etc.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've shot a few 'phoons as well over the years.

I eventually sold or put stocks on all my 'Phoons as I find the Blazer to be superior in nearly every practical way to a Typhoon, all things considered.

I think it would be fun if we all spent the next couple of decades buying up all the Typhoons and slapping wood stocks on to them.

Hurricanes for all!

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Thanks for the replys!

Any other typhoon lovers out there?
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have them all 1K RF blazer, 2K CF blazer. typhoon RF, hurricane RF. I mix it up, brass one day then aluminum on the other day of play. Can't say I have any lean. Except my new desire for something Nasty!
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I think it would be fun if we all spent the next couple of decades buying up all the Typhoons and slapping wood stocks on to them.

Hurricanes for all!

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I can just see the answer to that now. Drum's sitting at home, minding his own business, when Glen Palmer busts in and kicks him in the nuts.
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I can just see the answer to that now. Drum's sitting at home, minding his own business, when Glen Palmer busts in and kicks him in the nuts.
If he doesn't like to build Hurcs anymore, he needs to change his logo: Palmers Pursuit Shop!, Where Custom Still Means Something



When that happens....then "custom isn't custom" Custom would be if it can be cnc'd, and produced in bulk. I don't think PPS wants to become SP anytime soon.
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I went from a Typhoon to a 2K Blazer, back to a Typhoon...

I traded the first Typhoon I had for a Blazer because I was getting ready to do my first 24 hour scenario and I thought lugging around that hunk of brass for that length of time might be a bit much.

Then after several outings with the Blazer, I was finding that if I really railed on the trigger that the barrel was moving around a lot and my shot pattern was getting very wide. I used to be able to do the same with the Typhoon (although not quite as fast) and have a very nice shot group still. I attributed that to the weight of the markers.

After trading the Blazer to get another Typhoon (this time with a pump kit and double trigger) I found that my problem was most likely the double/blade trigger. (On a single trigger I'll use my middle finger when I need a quick blast of fire power.)

After all that, the platforms are probably equal in a lot of respects. I, however, find myself leaning to the Typhoon. I guess that's because having a 'light' marker, has never been that important to me. (Any Nelspot owner can tell you how hefty those are...)

If my daughter continues to play and gets serious enough that I need to get her a PPS marker, she'll have a Blazer though. With the pump kit of course.
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