Nerf’s Point Break, also known as the “High Tide” in European markets, is a pistol-style water pistol that was released back in 2011 as part of the company’s Super Soaker line. However, it was re-released under Nerf’s Zombie Strike line, with the notable feature of being the first blaster shown in that line.
- Ammo Capacity: The water chamber holds roughly 6.5 ounces (200 mL) of fluid.
- Range: It can reliably fire to around 15 feet (4.5 meters) when level, but can reach up to 30 feet (9 meters) if angled and heavily pumped.
- Accuracy: Extremely short range. The water stream tends to disperse right around the 15 foot mark.
- Dimensions: 10″ (6 cm) x 2.5″ (6.5 cm) x 7.5″ (19).
- Weight: 9.8 ounces when empty.
- Reliability: Downright perfect. Pumping is smooth and easy to execute.
- Stream Width: Very thin.
- Screw-on cap with a tether to avoid losing it during refills.
- Tactical rail that’s compatible with any Nerf brand attachments and accessories, like a shield or a sight.
In terms of where the it falls within the Super Soaker line, it’s relatively low cost keeps it down at the low range of Nerf’s blasters. While this particular blaster is quite reliable, the relatively small water chamber leaves it in the dust of most other Super Soakers. That being said, a two pack was released under the Zombie Strike product line; while this brings the ammunition count to 13 ounces, you’re better off dual wielding other water guns.
For a similar, albeit battery-powered and fully automatic, water blaster, consider the Nerf Thunderstrike; it’s a similar water pistol, but it loads with “water clips” rather than requiring a manual reload. When considering Nerf’s entire catalog of blasters, the Point Break is very close in size and dimensions to the Maverick.
Overall, the Point Break is a good back-up when you need to reach a reservoir in order to reload your primary blaster.