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Hasbro Announce New NERF Rival Blasters That Can Shoot Around Corners

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NERF Rival Curveshott

When Hasbro introduced the NERF Rival Blasters, which fires balls instead of darts, in 2015, it also introduced into a NERF world a feature that is used in airsoft, the Hop-Up system. Now, they even further developed the Hop-Up system for the NERF Rival blaster by introducing new blasters that come with a twistable hop-up to allow one to shoot at targets hidden around corners.

Now one can do the “curve shot” like Angelina Jolie or John MacAvoy in the 2008 movie “Wanted” albeit with the new NERF Rival Blasters only.

As each airsoft player understands, the Hop-Up system, which was first introduced by Tokyo Marui, uses the “Magnus Effect” by putting  a backspin on the exiting BB reducing the air pressure on its top side, allowing for more range. With too much backspin, the BB will fly up (or “curve up”). In the NERF community, they have been doing some mods to the Nerf Rival hop-up to do curve shots as shown in this video:

With the new NERF Rival Blasters, they can now twist the muzzle where the hop-up is located and they can curve shots at left or right corners or even fire over obstacles to hit someone hiding behind cover.

 

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT FLEX XXI-100

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT FLEX XXI-100

 

Select your curve to fire rounds left, right, straight, or down and take the competition by surprise with the NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT FLEX XXI-100 blaster. Fire around corners, barriers, and obstacles with this blaster that unleashes rounds in a curved trajectory, giving you the ultimate strategic competitive advantage! Turn the rotating muzzle to choose whether you want the round to go straight, left, right, or down. Your opponents may be out of your line of sight, but with this NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT blaster, they can still be within range, so take aim and curve your shot! Includes 5 Official NERF RIVAL rounds and has integrated onboard round storage. Pull down the priming handle to open the breech, load 1 round, and close the breech. Then select your curve, and press the trigger fire. Includes trigger lock. Eyewear recommended (not included). No batteries required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

 

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT SIDESWIPE XXI-1200

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT SIDESWIPE XXI-1200

 

Select your curve to fire rounds left, right, straight, or down and take the competition by surprise with the NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT SWIDESWIPE XXI-1200 blaster. Fire around corners, barriers, and obstacles with this blaster that unleashes rounds in a curved trajectory, giving you the ultimate strategic competitive advantage! Turn the rotating muzzle to choose whether you want the round to go straight, left, right, or down. Your opponents may be out of your line of sight, but with this NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT blaster, they can still be within range, so take aim and curve your shot! Includes a 12-round side-loading internal magazine and 12 Official NERF RIVAL rounds. The bolt attaches to either side for right-handed and left-handed battlers. Load the magazine, move the priming bolt, and press the trigger to fire 1 round. Includes trigger lock. Eyewear recommended (not included). No batteries required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide.

 

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT HELIX XXI-2000

NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT HELIX XXI-2000

 

Select your curve to fire rounds left, right, straight, or down and take the competition by surprise with the NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT HELIX XXI-2000 blaster. Fire around corners, barriers, and obstacles with this blaster that unleashes rounds in a curved trajectory, giving you the ultimate strategic competitive advantage! Turn the rotating muzzle to choose whether you want the round to go straight, left, right, or down. Your opponents may be out of your line of sight, but with this NERF RIVAL CURVE SHOT blaster, they can still be within range, so take aim and curve your shot! The high-capacity HELIX XXI-2000 blaster features an easy-load hopper for quick reloading. Pump the handle to prime and press the trigger to unleash 1 round at a velocity of 90 feet per second. Includes 20 Official NERF RIVAL high-impact rounds and trigger lock. Eyewear recommended (not included). Available exclusively at Target.

Some of you may wish you could do it in airsoft, some you would dread to have this feature in airsoft. But if this happens, we’re pretty sure it would be a great debate if using this is violating the “no blind fire” rule or not.

I can’t wait to get the popcorn and watch.

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