Excellent hopper for both the beginner and the seasoned pro. How fast is it? I was unable to out-shoot it with "The One" set on Nitro - 25 balls per second. Very clean, no nonsense set up and I didn't have any trouble with the button as some peeps have described. Even at 25 bps I had no breach breaks, barrel breaks, or jams in the hopper. There's been a lot of talk about the new circuit boards for this loader, but i have to say I'm pleased with mine right out of the box. Granted, with six AA batteries in it and loaded with paint, it's heavier and bulkier than the Q-Loader... Of course, it does hold twice the balls as the Q (220 balls for the Backman vs. 100 for the Q), and it's a lot easier to load lol... In all, this hooper will shoot as fast as you're gun will spit balls... Mine was blowing ropes and the only breaks I saw came from the balls colliding in mid air. Nuts, huh?
Well worth the cash and doesn't require all of the modifying and connecting that the Q-Loader requires. Excellent loader and it just doesn't get any faster... Buy it!