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.
Torsion springs were revisited again in RIVAL blasters, however, these torsion springs are used to increase performance, as RIVAL blasters still use a plunger.
Blasters with torsion springs
|Air restrictor (Intelligent) • Barrel • Bolt • Catch • Conveyor system • Dart post • Flywheel • Jam door • Lock • Muzzle • O-ring • Plunger (Direct • Motorized direct • Reverse) • Plunger head • Plunger tube • Pusher mechanism • Priming mechanism • Rotation mechanism • Spring (Torsion) • Tactical rail (RIVAL) • Trigger (Acceleration trigger • Firing trigger)|