A VL200 with a wad of rubber cement in the feedneck.
Holds more paint than VL200
A pain and a half to laod paint
Patented ball-jamming groove
It's really hard to screw up a gravity fed hopper. Really, these guys are amazing. I've had nothing but good experiences with APP, that's why I didn't even hesitate to buy this hopper. Wow. Go with a VL200 if you want a shake loader. At least then you won't dislocate a shoulder trying to get the paint to load. I did figure out a way around this though. See, the paint gets jammed in this little groove that's supposed to help feeding. I just took the hopper apart so I could work on two halves. I cut a peice of foam board to fit each side of the groove, and superglued it in place. Now it's just a regular non-extra-jam gravity hopper. Did I mention it's ugly as they can make it? What is with the flat top? I know it holds extra balls but NO!
Go with a VL200. I give it a 2 cuz i fixed it up to be a regular gravity hoppper.