Shawn O'Neil, Kate Drueen
A peek into the amazing world of the hardcore Nerf community
Most people probably aren't aware, but at some point in the last 10 years Nerf guns stopped being just kids toys. A loyal, hardcore community developed around Nerf gun modding and theory.
This article is an amazing peek into that world as the authors of the piece delve deep into data after experimenting with Nerf's new style of darts for the N-Strike line of foam weaponry.
You are not prepared for the amount of data, graphs, and analysis involved in this experiment. If nothing else, come away from this article with a deeper understanding of just how hardcore the Nerf audience can be.
These are no longer a child's plaything; Nerf is serious business.
- Shawn O'Neil, Kate Drueen