Nerf Ultra One 20-Dart Refill Pack, the Furthest Flying Nerf Darts Ever, Compatible Only with Nerf Ultra One Blasters, Black, 4.4 x 15.2 x 17.5 cm, E6600EU6
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These ground-breaking darts feature an innovative flight tip, Aerofin technology, and Nerf Ultra foam. With the absence of Toy Fair and other press events, releases on the Nerf front have been relatively quiet, aside from new lines like Rival Curve Shot or Hyper.
It has a streamlined dart head, similar to that of Mega Darts, though the dart heads of ULTRA Darts feature two small parallel holes towards the top. The operation is as you’d expect – depress the rev trigger to turn on the flywheel motors, then pull the main trigger to fire. Interestingly, if no ammo is present (or the wrong ammo, because this is made only for Ultra), the pusher mechanism will stop, reverse itself, and turn off until the next time you pull the firing trigger.The carry handle is nice, though I suspect it serves to also strengthen the shell (a magazine carriage instead of a single magazine well means less support for the blaster shell itself).
The notable “gimmick” of the Select is the ability to select which magazine to fire from; moving the forward grip slides the magazine carriage from side to side (simply pushing the carriage also works). The new darts show what Ultra could have promised, had they waited to release the line a little longer. War use is still up in the air (if there’s wind, you’re out of luck regardless), but even so, we finally have accurate Ultra darts. The blaster still retains the standard Ultra-sized grip, along with a hand guard that’s restrictive for larger fingers, especially in the trigger area. There have been reports online that ULTRA Darts suffer from significant wear and tear around the dart head.
Paying a premium for a proprietary dart is one thing; paying even more for what it should have been in the first place is absurd.
This also corresponds to the area under greatest stress when ULTRA Darts impact their target, weakening this joint and often causing the heads to come loose or detach. Initial testing has them hitting much tighter groupings at distance, as well as slightly better initial velocities out of the Select. When that signal gets cut, the pusher motor is put into reverse, retracting the pusher instead of continuing the initial motion. The darts are made from expanded polypropylene (EPP) which is brittle and not as flexible as most foam darts, and similar in appearance to styrofoam.It’s the setup you’d expect from a Rapidstrike (scotch yoke pusher, three switch setup), but with extra bits attached, and a main PCB controlling everything. The full-auto only operates at two darts per second, but it also doesn’t see any notable slowdown in launch velocity.