Two Battery Packs
Easy to see inside the hopper
The empire reloader b is an amzing hopper.
---Its faster than you'll ever need. I would say about the same speed as a Halo with victory board.
---Its reliable. A lot of people have tons of problems woth halos jamming or the eyes not working. With the reloader b, you dont have to worry about eyes, and it doesnt break down.
---Sound-activated. This means that when your gun shoots, the reloader b will load balls into the chamber. With hoppers with eyes, you have to worry about them. If the eyes are dirty, the hopper wont feed( that is with a halo. with a VL hopper with breakbeam eyes it would actually feed continuously).
---It looks cool. It looks identical to a halo, which i believe is the best design on the market. At least it doesnt look like an egg.
---It comes witha 4-AA battery pack and a 6-AA battery pack. This gives you a choice:
have a lighter hopper that feeds slower, or a heavier hopper that feeds faster. I prefer the 6-AA pack because there isnt that much difference in weight of two AA batteries, so sacrificing the loaders speed for a minimal difference of weight isn't worth it.
---It is easy to see inside the hopper because of thelid. On some hoppers, the lid is smoke so you cant see inside as good. With the reloaderb, you can see inside to know howmany balls you have left.
---Price: its expensive. I got it for $150. Most people cant afford that and still be able to play a lot.
---The neck on the hopper is pretty big, so youmay need to sand it or buy a new feedneck. But, i think its the same way on halos.
Buy this! Best hopper on the market in my opinion. Worth the money you'll spend. You won't regret buying it!
By the way, I would have given this a 10, but a 10 is the perfect hopper. A 10 would weigh nothing, feed a billion bps, hold 500 balls but still be compact, not use batteries, and would launch the balls out the neck of the hopper at you opponents.
"If the eyes are dirty, the hopper wont feed( that is with a halo. with a VL hopper with break-beam eyes it would actually feed continuously)."
Actually, the reverse would be true. A break beam system such as on the VL stops feeding when a ball breaks the beam, as this signifies that the feed neck is full of paint, so the hopper doesn't need to feed any more. So the eye logic is - light sensed = motor on, no light sensed = motor off. So a dirty transmitter would not let light reach the receiver (or if the receiver was dirty, it would not sense light from the transmitter), and the motor would not activate. It would act as if there was a ball in the feed neck - it wouldn't feed.
In the case of a hopper with a reflective sensor, such as the HALO, the eye logic is reversed. The reflective sensor combines the transmitter and receiver in to one unit, and relies on light from the transmitter being reflected off the ball straight back to the receiver to sense that a ball is present. If there is no ball present to reflect the light, the receiver picks up no light, and turns the motor on. So in this case light sensed = motor off, no light sensed = motor on. So if the transmitter or receiver in the reflective gets dirty, the eye will never sense the presence of the paintball, as the receiver will not pick up any light being reflected from the ball, and the motor will turn continuously.