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Zwingli Monday, January 31st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
stock A5 hopper
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5, E-grip, Expansion Chamber, Ricochet hopper
Strengths: Shape, size, profile, strength
Weaknesses: None
Review: The stock hopper for the A5 is a loaf that sits on top of one's marker just waiting to break paint. The front especially has a flat side which should have a target painted on it to better attract enemy's shots.

The Ricochet offers a sleek front, side and back profile that dares anyone to try and break a ball on your A5. It also seems to sit lower and is cut to provide better visuals for the shooter.

The Ricochet is also much more strurdy than the stock hopper. As you know, the hopper is removed and placed on the A5 with a twist. After many times of breaking down the gun for cleaning or transport, the stock hopper's tab wore down so that just a quick thump would seat the old hopper. The Ricochet does not seem to be made of such weak plastic that this sort of deterioration will occur. It is SOLID.

There is no mechanics or electronics, but the A5's cyclone makes this irrelivant anyway.

I like the smoke version as it allows one to better see when the reload is needed.

Some have complained about the top loading issue, but I did not find it any different than the stock hopper.

Even better... this hopper offers even more space for balls. You can increase your hopper capacity by 30 balls from 180 stock to 210.
Conclusion: This upgrade is a CHEAP way to improve the A5 profile and provides 30 more rounds, looks great, is well made, and will make hopper hits much less likely.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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