gargleburryLoose cannon does 60 damage on direct and pipes do 100
Thing about it this way a 240 health buffed soldier jumps on you, you're using pipes and he lands on you with 200 health, you'd only have to pipe him twice and he'd be dead. Lets say you were using loose cannon, you'd have to hit him 4 times.
The basics of the loose cannon is your giving up short range damage for mid range damage.
while yr not wrong, yr underselling it too
the thing will send you to one of the four corners of the earth if you get hit while jumping, which is arguably better than giving the player time to fire shots after he's airshot, and the LC has a faster projectile speed which is p something