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Predator1117 Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
allen and stock both with neoprene covers this is just as good quality as stock although much better quality than the allen
Marker Setup: Tippy A5 with all the mods. Even rino lined paint too!
Strengths: More capacity, you can see when you need a refill, and deflection (yeah right)
Weaknesses: Noise
Review: This hopper is made of a harder carbon plastic. The stock one is traditional soft plastic. You can make marks in the stock one with your finger nail. I like this new hopper other than it is three times as noisy as my stock one is. It holds more balls. They say it ricochets shots although I have never actually seen this to be true. If you get hit on something solid fairly close that paintball is going to break. The lid is harder to pop off than the stock one and makes a loud pop when you take it off. Personally I don't like it when people know when I am refilling or messing with my hopper. I don't know why but it usually tells them they need to bunker me at that moment. I know when I hear someones hopper snapping open I rush em and take em out. They usually are not looking at what is going on and or they are not ready to shoot when I run around their bunker. This hopper makes even more noise while running. I don't recommend this product to those who like to surprise people by popping around their bunker and peppering them. The advantages is it holds more balls looks custom and supposedly deflects shots. Ricochet could have done much better on this product if they would have used a better plastic.
Conclusion: I do not recommend this product. I believe it is too noisy and does not do what it is intended to do other than added capacity
Rating:
3 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, June 1st, 2005 at 7:51 pm PST
 

Review Comments
harwegos333 Thursday, July 7th, 2005 | 10:15 pm PST
If you are stuck with this hopper and still hate the noise here's a homemade mod that can help you out. You can either look at my review (harwegos333) or read below.

1. Grab an old piece of clothing that is dark, soft, and about a milimeter or two thick. (The more thick, the quieter)
2. Now grab scotch tape or duct tape and a marker that will be visible on the fabric.
3. Lay the fabric accross one side of the hopper and use the marker to draw an outline of the side of the hopper.
4. Cut out the piece of fabric and tape it in the inside of the hopper. Make sure you use enough tape to keep the fabric secure.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the whole inside of the hopper is covered with the fabric.
NOTE: This is easier to do with a smoke colored hopper because you can see the tape on the inside of the hopper. (You can take the hopper apart if you'd like, but be careful because the screws are very weak and easy to strip.)
NOTE2: If you want you can leave the cap uncovered so you can see how many paintballs are in your hopper without taking off the cap.

I hope this helped you out. -peace-
   

UnluckyDiablo Saturday, December 31st, 2005 | 11:20 am PST
Or you could buy the "sniper" version that basically has that home made mod already done to it. Paintball GI sells the sniper version I belive.
   

goldeagle Saturday, May 27th, 2006 | 8:56 am PST
You can also get the Sniper version from SpecOps: http://www.specialopspaintball.com/shop/product_detail.asp?S
KU=241+0020&SEARCH=R5
   

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