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Imagin_Barry Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Nothing other than the old VL 200
Marker Setup: -Speadloader Pods/Back Harness
-SKUL Face Mask
-Spyder Imagine '04
==J&J Performance Ceramic 14" Barrel
==Dye E-Spyder Sticky 3 Grips
==Shock Tech Supafly Delrin Bolt
==32* 6 Stage Expansion Chamber
==Macroline Kit
==Psyco Ballistics Z-Drop w/ on/off ASA Regulater
==Ricochet 2K Ricochet Sniper LED Hopper
==Modified Low Pressure Chamber
==50mg Trigger Switch
==Custom Built Trigger
==20oz C02 Tank
Strengths: - Electric
- Not a constant agitator
- Quite
- Keeps up w/ my Gun
Weaknesses: - Rubber Coating gets in the way
Review: Well, with much anticipation I got my Ricochet AK Sniper in and played with it! It performed well on my Spyder Imagine, and kept up with it VERY well. I emptied a whole hopper with out any chops.

Another great feature is the tabbed sensor. I considered many hoppers before I bought this one, and one of the deciding factors was the feedneck tabbed sensor. The hopper detects when it needs to drop in another paintball via a tab in the feedneck. I like this better than the "eye" sensor because I can use black paintballs and the hopper will keep spinning.

One other plus is the motor itself is not very loud, and it doesn't keep agitating. After you shoot it agitates for about 2 seconds and stops. When you are in the heat of battle, the two second agitation isn't even noticeable.

The rubber coating on the inside is a definite plus! It makes the rattling of paintballs go away. So that was one less thing to give away my position. However I did notice one problem with the rubber coting. Every once and a while a paintball would slip between the hopper body and the piece of rubber. This would be a problem because it jammed up the motor. So a simple fix would be hot-glue. I did this and I have zero problems with it!

This hopper keeps up great with my Spyder 2k3 Imagine (at 14bps), however, I would suggest buying a better hopper (Halo B) for a gun that fires more than 14bps

The last great feature is the superb warranty. Although I havn't had any problems (and I don't expect any) if the hopper shell ever breaks Ricochet will send me a new hopper shell free, no questions asked, you can't beat that!
Conclusion: With a superb "ball rattle" silence, great sensor, and an unrivaled warranty, who could ask for any better? (other than a Halo B or Empire Reloader or something else for over $100, lol)
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 at 1:53 pm PST
 

Review Comments
freeflyinrider Sunday, July 3rd, 2005 | 11:34 pm PST
why get a halo b for something faster than 14bps,why jsut not an apache or eggy,no poin in droppin bills for something that cant be used to its potential
   

Kingman_Krazy13 Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 7:35 pm PST
holy carp i used this hopper with my last gun and that frekin rubber bout pissed me off. after awile i took it off and used it. it was loud but i will give this hopper 10 cause its a good hoper for a gun that shoots around 14 bps also its relitivly quiet
   

Kingman_Krazy13 Wednesday, July 6th, 2005 | 7:36 pm PST
by the way nice gun spyders rock check out my gun set up
   

JIMMYJIM989 Sunday, March 12th, 2006 | 9:10 am PST
On your setup it just says "Kingman Spyder" what are you trying to say? Last time I checked "Kingman Spyder" isnt a type of paintball gun. And is your barrel a 19.5? What is that I've never heard of a barrel that ends in a half inch.
   

42bullseye42 Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 | 4:45 pm PST
hey jimmy my stock barrel is 9.5 inches so calm down there bud god. there are barrels that end in half inches
   

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