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Bigbadfish Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
1 year5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
nothing really similar.....used a revy
Marker Setup: Pirahna E-force w/ G3 body, Boss bolt, Boss blade trigger, Boss flush cocking system, 32 degree springs, Evil Detonator regulatoJava 68/3k (yuck, soon to be replaced) and anxiously awaiting the release of the T-board for fish
Strengths: Good speed, Gets hopper of the top of your gun.
Weaknesses: Weak connection for batteries, heavy, eats batteries like they are M&Ms.
Review: First thing, to anyone who wants to review this product or comment on my review, please actually use it YOURSELF for a while before speaking. I hate hearing "My second cousin's, girlfiend, brother's, best friend tried it and said it sucked."

That said, here are the facts.......

Bad:

Its BIG, I was suprised how big it was when I first got it in the mail. This is bad but it is below your gun where its size isn't a factor.

Its heavy, It does add weight...It doesn't weigh much more than any other motorized hopper (I use a regular VL200 with mine with no complaints, but for best results you could use a revy with it at much more weight)....Plus it is strong as a tank...good luck breaking it...whimps shouldn't buy it....period.

Eats batteries, in its defense I use cheap batteries so I probably deserve the problems I get. I have had the battery die in the middle of a game before....Boy did THAT SUCK!!!
Good learning experience though....set up your system so that you can QUICKLY move your hopper to the top, or just replace you batteries often ;)

Can be too strong for ball detent, but this goes for ALL force feed systems. I'm sticking to one battery to prevent this until I get a second ball detent put in....which I would recomend for accuracy sake anyway.

Battery connections are weak, but just change them out with some from radio shack and kiss that problem goodbye.

Good:

Capable of 20 bps....Not the fastest, but close.

Can shoot upside down....yes I said upside down...at least for a couple of rounds. Make no mistake this makes someone much more dangerous if they use it. I can pop out of parts of the bunker that my opponent never expected...and BAM I got em ;)

Moves hopper off the top of gun... I usually take the big brick in front and hold down 2 to 3 positions at once. No hopper to aim at makes me VERY hard to hit. The extra mass (noted above) is below the marker in front of my body where the ball would have hit ME if it wasn't there. And if the bottom of you frma is out of the bunker....you deserve to get hit....tighten up ;)

Handy grip. When I first started playing with this, I was using my front grip for my off hand like most people do.....but when I would shoot upside down I would move my hand under my feeder to prime it so I wouldn't dry fire. it was kind of awkward at first. but after a couple of games I started to really like it. I can tighten up to the bunker better because my arms are close in and I discovered that I can use it as a pivot point for my gun during snap shooting. I balance the feed on my off hand with the gun vericle and simply roll the barrel out, fire and roll it back in much more quickly than actually moving it out like I used to have to.

So here is the breakdown:

Reliability - 9 (use good batteries)
Speed - 10
Weight - 8.5
Versatility - 10+
Not taking hooper hits.....PRICELESS :D
Conclusion: Great add on to your gun if you can handle the extra weight. They are pricey, but worth it when you win a shoot out with someone by nailing their hopper.I got mine for about $55 on a good deal. It can be a pain to set up and get used to...but now that I am I can't imagine playing with a blimp over my gun again...It has saved my @r$$ several times....I Love it.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
toothpastedog Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 | 7:20 pm PST
Just remember, once the balls in the warp feed are gone, its speed is limited by the hopper. great product though, i still love mine. one thing you might try is soldering an on/off switch to the battery harness, it helped the batteries last like 8 times longer.
   

Bigbadfish Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 | 9:08 pm PST
Thought about it, but I just pull em out when I'm not using them. And definitely a motorized hopper is a plus for the speed, but so far my VL has done the job....I might need to change when I get my T-board ;)
   

Uziel Gal Thursday, May 12th, 2005 | 11:08 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by toothpastedog
Just remember, once the balls in the warp feed are gone, its speed is limited by the hopper.

In other words, if you want to be able to use the Warp's 20bps feed rate for anything other than short bursts, you need a hopper that also feeds 20bps. It is a very interesting concept, and certainly deserves it's place in the "hopper hall of fame", but many people when confronted with the expense of both a Warp Feed and a HALO B to feed it, just stick with the HALO B. I guess if you spend the day snap shooting the VL200 works, but if you ever play a support role, well, lets just say that I would thrown the VL200 long ago! :o)
   

Bigbadfish Sunday, May 15th, 2005 | 11:04 pm PST
Actually, I do a lot of snap shooting. I'm front man. I take center and work both sides. Low profile snap shooting is what its all about at that point. I leave the support fire to my buddy with the a5 w/ flatline and e-trigger. He can afford more paint than me anyway ;)
   

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