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Cool shoes Saturday, May 28th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months11 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Evo w/ Z-board (obviously better, but costs more)
Gravity feed hoppers (STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!!)
Marker Setup: Red 2004 Vision Shocker with...
New Designz Talon Grip and Gauge Adapter
32 Degree Drop Forward
Smart Parts HE Bolt kit
14" All American Barrel .689 back
Full Freak Kit with all 8 inserts, Also two additional freak front 10" black and 14" silver
Evolution with Z- Board
And 88 4500psi Pure Energy Tank w/ Smart Parts Burn tank cover

Backup guns
Spyder TL-X with...
Smart Parts All American 12" barrel
32 Degrees Electric Trigger Frame
Halo TSA Hopper
Shocktech superfly bolt
CIP Sure fit adapter
32 Degrees Spring kit
E-99 Java edition gas grip

Custom blowback marker w/ a black E-99 body (too many parts to write)
Strengths: Cheap
Very Durable
Never needed new batteries
Strong neck
No boards for it!
Secure lid
Weaknesses: Hard to clean
Hard to put back together (darn magnets!)
Loud?
Low feed rate
Review: Ever since I started paintball I came to hate those 5 dollar hoppers w/ plastic elbows. I always dry fired every 3 or 4 shots, the necks cracked, I outshot constantly, ugh! So I decided to go ahead and get an electric hopper. I like Halo 2, so I thought, oh cool, a hopper with an awesome name. Luckily my local store currently had purchased a large stock of them so they were on sale for $35 bucks!!! Since then it's gotten a lot of use on my TL-X. I've never broke on semi-auto mode (I use a 32* electro frame). However, I do brake on full-auto at 10 bps or higher. It's no biggie, with a Spyder you don't need a high feed rate. The hopper is loud, and many complain about it's nosie, but I rele don't think it matters. I mean, when I start shooting I NEVER hear the hopper at all. If you've got a gun that won't outshoot a Halo TSA on semi-auto, you obviously have a blowback. Therefore, your gun is loud, or at least loud enough that you can't hear ur TSA. However, I do have one complaint. It's hard to clean. Taking it apart is easy, but when you put it back together it has to be aligned PERFECTLY. This is hard cuz the magnets always attract to each other, which drives me NUTS! The lid used to be very secure when I got it cuz of the magnets that keep it closed, but now the spots that hold the magnets r all messed up from when I've had to take it apart and now the hopper occasionally breaks open (only on like dives and stuff it's rele not a problem). I've never had to replace the batteries before, and I can't remember how many times I've used this thing (10,00 rds i think). Also, the neck has never broken, and it takes A LOT of abuse. I strong neck on your hopper is a necessity cuz it allows you to move around easier hence preform better during a game. It'd be cool if you could put a faster board in it, but then again, Odessy and Viewloader wouldn't make as much money off of their high end hoppers. Overall this hopper has satisfied me the only reason y I use an evo instead of a Halo B for my Shocker is cuz I got it for free lol.
Conclusion: This hopper rele is great. If you have an Impulse or higher then no don't get this but Tippmann and Spyder owners this is a MUST HAVE
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Afromatic Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 6:18 pm PST
i have a spyder with an esp camd, should i get this over the reloader II?
   

hitman101 Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 | 9:20 pm PST
it feeds 15 bps. not that slow and you can only hear it when you shoot because it sound activated . what difference does it make?
   

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