Nerf Vortex Howler
Cor, look at it soar!
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Here at Firebox we love throwing things - from Frisbees and footballs to parties and wobblers. Chucking things into the air and seeing how far they soar is one of life's great pleasures. Motorised, rotorised playthings are all well and good, but there's something to be said for the unadulterated pleasure of pure flight. That's why we just love the incredible Nerf Vortex.
This brilliant flying thingamajig is an astounding leap in aerodynamic design because it flies staggering distances even when thrown in a relatively girl's blouse-esque fashion. Give it some real welly and it's likely to disappear into the distance, never to be seen again. (We've still got our Nerf tracking team searching for missing Vortexes).
Perfect for the park!
Basically, the Nerf Vortex is a squidgy US-style football with a large tailfin attached. Aerodynamics has never been our strong point, but the boffins tell us...well, actually they've told us nothing because they haven't been able to stop playing with the Nerf Vortex for long enough to give us any useful feedback. What we can tell you is that the tailfin causes the Vortex to spiral perfectly through the air - the way US footballs do when thrown by skilled quarterbacks. This allows it to achieve greater distance and follow a flawless flight path, even when thrown by sporting no-hopers.
Large tail fin
As a supremely portable park or beach plaything the Nerf Vortex is unbeatable, as it's rugged enough for outdoor play but soft enough for easy catches. You'll have onlookers gawping in amazement at your Herculean hurling and bullies easing off on their sand-in-your-face act, as you cover astonishing distances with ease.
Scream like a banshee
Better still, this particular Vortex is fitted with a nifty device that causes it to scream like a banshee as it soars through the air. So you'll attract additional attention as you prance around playing long distance catch.
Throw it over 100 feet
What's more, the Nerf Vortex also boasts an extremely reasonable price tag and is light enough to carry alongside your picnic basket and bucket and spade. We think it's the best thing to happen to the world of unaided flying playthings since that bloke picked up a pie pan at the Frisbee Bakery and let rip.
- Suitable for children over 5 years old
- Mega - approximately 30cm (H) x 10cm (W) x 10cm (D)
- Pocket Size - approximately 17.5cm (H) x 5cm (W) x 5cm (D)
I got this for my 8yr old kid so that we can go to the local field and have a game of it. Well, it didn't disappoint. One thing I must say is that it can go really far!!! Once you get the knack for throwing it, the distance increases and you can throw it for miles (OK slight exaggeration there maybe!)! I recommend this. Great way of passing the time in the summer.
HitMe WithIt, Uckfield, East Sussex UK - 22nd November 2009
I got one of these about 10 years ago and still use it regulary! In my opinion, if you are able to throw something as far as you could this is the device to do it! Everybody should own one of these.
Anth Barella, Sunderland, Seaburn - 8th June 2009
My friend got one of these for his birthday and the are completely amazing, they go so far and are so easy to throw...10/10.
Mitch, Weymouth - 27th April 2009
Awesome! Got ours on holiday in Devon. My brother took a massive pot shot and it came down and hit a sheep!
I swear they are homing!
Thanks firebox! :).
Sam Hipwell, Guildford - 17th September 2007
Amazing! I got one of these from a shop in Cornwall while holidaying and all I done was play with this thing on the beach, really surprised me to see how far it flies!
Recommended for ANYONE and EVERYONE!
John, Essex - 22nd June 2007
What a product this is, I think everyone should have one of these. Hours of fun for ages, it came within one day. Thanks a lot Firebox (also thanks for the sweets).
Tom White, Bowerhill - 19th May 2007