Unlike a regular spring, a torsion spring is powered by "torsion", or twisting, power. The spring is twisted around in a spiral or coil. Its energy is released when the spring untwists. The torsion springs within a Vortex blaster are helical torsion springs
When a blaster with a torsion spring is primed, it tightens the coils of the spring. When the trigger is pulled, the spring is released and snaps forward, causing the internals to activate and fire an XLR disc.
Torsion springs were first used on the 2011 Vortex line.
Blasters with torsion springs
|Air restrictor • Barrel • Dart post • Flywheel • Jam door • Muzzle • Plunger (Direct • Motorized direct • Reverse) • Pusher mechanism • Spring (Torsion) • Trigger (Acceleration trigger • Firing trigger)|