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THEBETTERONE Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Drive cone
Marker Setup: Dm5, stiffi switch, orange bolt, ccm no pro, dye airport, empire B, crossfire 45/45, custom trigger
Strengths: It will never break
Weaknesses: Heavy, breaks balls, the noise of it against the loader activates an empire B
Review: Well I bought this cone with high hopes... but they were dashed to pieces.

Pros: It won't break, it looks nice, thats it


Cons:

Its aluminum, and its not a good material for a drive cone

Its really heavy, wears the batteries down faster because the motor works harder

makes the hopper feed slower by just a little bit

breaks balls

When the hopper spins the cone nicks the nuts holding the gear cover on under the cone just enough to make noise which in turn spins the cone inadvertantly and thus it breaks balls and turns the hopper into a blender. (Used in an Empire B)

they sent me the shaft and rip drive knob, the shocktech shaft was really small, the cone just rattled around on it, so i used the stock shaft over it.

I'm completely dissapointed in this cone, I modded my stock cone with a pin and put it back in.
Conclusion: Don't buy it If you have an Empire B, don't buy it at all, if you really need a different cone get one made out of delrin.

Shocktech makes great products, but they sure fell short with the drivecone.
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 at 5:16 pm PST
 

Review Comments
superskater1991 Thursday, March 16th, 2006 | 3:09 pm PST
you cant use the stock shaft on this drive cone, it is impossible, and just cover the nuts with a piece of electric tape
   

Soul06 Monday, October 23rd, 2006 | 3:37 pm PST
You review is full of exaggeration. It is now where near "really heavyl". If you really feel like it is then I can suggest more then a few gyms that you could sign up too. Seriously the weight difference ain't nearly that drastic. It not even noticable to me or anyone I've let hold my hopper.
Also I have one that I use with my Reloader B while I shoot either my Timmy or my SL66 and i have never chopped a ball once in my hopper. Neither has the noise of it activated it and caused it to ever spin.

The only accurate thing you ever even said in this review is the fact that it can pull more energy out of the batteries. But to that I say stop being cheap then and buy stronger bateries; Energizer Lithium or the extra strength Duracells. Thats what I do and I haven't had them fail me yet.
   

Lyxtwing Saturday, May 19th, 2007 | 6:32 pm PST
It's not the weight of the hopper as a whole, it's the weight the aluminum places on the motor that he is referring to.
   

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