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Stan_the_HitMan Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
1 year16 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Revy
egg2
gravity fed hoppers
q-loader
Marker Setup: Black Ion
Full Freak Kit
Pure energy fiber tank 88 4500
Cp Reg
Egg 2 w/ y board
Dye Sticky 3's
Strengths: Ricochet feature
Easy operation
Low bat indicator
anti jam
battery efficiancy
Sand-able feedneck
Weaknesses: Not very upgradable
Slow
Review: I got this hopper for $50 Canadian off of ebay.

<PROPELLERS>

First thing i noticed besides the shape of the shell was the propellers which were made of a weed whacker type of material, this was supposedly to make it so balls had a smaller chance of getting broken. I was speculative but 1500 rounds and 1 hopper break later i realized they were doing just that. + 1

<RICOCHET FEATURE>
I was also speculative of the ricochet feature, did it actually work? so i put it to the test.

what was used:
1 zeus G2
1 ricochet ak
20 Big ball paintballs
1 12 gram co2

what was done:
Ricochet ak was placed in a vice at 30 feet away and a slow well placed volley of paint was fired at it.

result: 7/20 balls ricocheted from various angles,
The most consistent break was dead on shots to the front, lid, and feed neck
The most consistent ricochet was the top left panel, side, and top right panel.

7/20 balls is 35% if you wanted to know, and personally i think 35% is better than 0% you get with other hoppers in its class. + 1

<FEED NECK>

THe marker i tested this hopper on was a Tippman 98 with polished internals and an Rt. THe tippman has an adjustable elbow so with this particular marker i did not need to sand the feedneck. Also it has o-rings on the feedneck so it is held on securely. + 1

< BATTERY AND BATTERY DOOR>

I relay liked the battery door on this hopper, it was shaped like a riffle clip and slid out which was pretty cool. + 1
It takes one 9 volt battery
I tried an Energizer 9 volt and it was not long enough for the battery chamber, so what i did was took the plastic nub off the cocking knob on the tippmann and put it behind the battery and VOA la it fit extra snugly. - 1 ( had to use my brain)
the battery efficiency is 6,000 shots on a single 9 volt, this makes it the most efficient 9 v powered loader to date, impressive. + 1

<LID>

The lid of this loader is shaped like a Chinese rise pickers hat...cool...
Any way the lid is on the top to provide a no spill feature, which it does beautifully, i am yet to spill from my pods with this top lid. + 1

<FEEDING>

that's right it FEEDING TIME the moment you've all been waiting for.
stock with full battery's it emptyed a drop test of 140 balls in 20-24 seconds consistently.
i did a mod on it that went something like this:

1) take shell apart
2) take motor and disconnect red and black wires from it
3) take a knife and cut 2 c of plastic off the wires tipps
4) wrap the wires bac around their inputs and re sadder
5) Put motor back and reassemble loader

mine is now able to drop test empty at 15-16 seconds every time instead of 20-24 which is a good improvement, but will reduce battery efficiency.

Another thing is the balls are sensed with a sensor tab. this will allow your hopper to agitate with every ball that passes by it and it also means that when you are out of battery's you're hopper will be able to become a gravity fed loader when the battery's run out (if they do) which force feed loaders do not allow you to do when they run out of battery's.

By the way you will have to replace the sensor tab every 2,000,000 shots or so for the whopping price of about 2 dollars.

<OPERATION>

Idiot proof one button push for two modes: OFF and ON
It also has a little green light that comes on and stays on when the battery i good, when the battery starts running on low it goes from GREEN to RED to indicate the need to put in a new battery, make the right choice.
Conclusion: All and all this loader adds up to be a good choice for the rec baller on a budget, but if you have a gun that can shoot over 10 bps consistently look into a faster loader such as the apache or egg 2.
Its always safe to take 5 bps off the speed it says on the box when buying a loader for your marker, remember that.
I give it a 9, because for the price it is a good deal...as long as you don't pay over $60.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, March 10th, 2005 at 6:50 pm PST
 

Review Comments
TJK12345 Saturday, July 9th, 2005 | 12:08 pm PST
You say not very upgradeable. How can a hopper be upgraded?
   

Stan the HitMan Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | 12:34 pm PST
new shells, new motors, drive cones, eyes, boards, do i really need to list more?
   

stealth shooter Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 | 11:55 am PST
Nice review i was wondering what would be better for a tippmann 98 custom w/ anti-chop and response trigger

the richochet AK
or
the egg 2 ??
   

QC MAD KID Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 | 4:40 pm PST
stan really nice review ,i like the mod up thing , and would you recommend this hopper for a cocker prostock 04

or a empire ll
   

Kenny_McCormic Saturday, May 26th, 2007 | 9:31 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by stealth shooter
Nice review i was wondering what would be better for a tippmann 98 custom w/ anti-chop and response trigger

the richochet AK
or
the egg 2 ??

whichever one is cheaper the response will max out at ~13 bps
   

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