Halo B- Faster, cost more, easier to load, less paintballs, lighter, stronger lid, less battery efficient.
Halo TSA- Cheaper, slower, easier to load, lighter, less durable neck, stronger lid.
Gravity fed- Bad, bad, bad
Red 2004 Vision Shocker with...
New Designz Talon Grip
New Designz Ball Detents
New Designz Gauge Adapter
Ion Feed Neck
Bob Long Gauge
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
HUGE 88 4500psi Pure Energy Tank
Very strong feed neck
Holds 200 rounds
Fast (with Z-board)
Weak battery case
Very hard to load
The Egg has a variety of strength bad sadly does have quite a few faults as well. I'll try to review this in a list form so it will be easy and helpful to read as choosing the right hopper is very important Shell
The overall shell is adequately strong. The neck has taken much abuse and has never snapped or cracked. Battery case
Tthe battery case, although very tight and keeps the batterys well in place, can snap or crack with use as the case undergoes a lot of pressure when the batterys are being forced in. Two 9 volts also last you quite a long time (dunno the rounds, but much more than a halo B). I'm guessing 8,000-10,000. Lid
The lid does not stay shut very well. With repeated use, the lid constantly opens up. On slides, dives, hard hits, and when it brushes against something. By far my biggest complaint about the hopper is how hard it is to load. Yes it holds 200 rounds. But even when it's empty getting over 170 is a chore because the lid is not at a proper angle to get the most efficient amount of paintballs into the hopper. The Halo Bs lid is much better (the reason y I keep comparing this 2 the Halo B is because whoever is reading this review is obviously debating between eithier this or a Halo B) because of it's easiness to load and the magnets on the lid keep it closed! Speed
The speed is great. About 21-22 bps I believe. I use the Z-board, so I don't know it's speed w/ the Y-board or another board. A new board, one 2 keep up w/ the Victory Board, would be nice. Cleaning/taking apart
Like all electronic hoppers, the Egg is a pain 2 take apart. However, lack of magnets makes putting everything back in place much less stressful and agitating than Odessey's hoppers. I have gotten the board very wet but once try the board works gr8. Don't do it intentionally though. Feed Neck
The feed neck is very strong. Some say older versions of the Egg have weaker necks. Well, I assure you that new Eggs have gr8 feed necks. I use an Ion feed neck because it is so tight. This does cause a lot of stress on the feed neck though, especially when removing it. So far it has never cracked or shown signs of doing so. Spare Parts
Spare parts for the Egg are easy to find at even the smallest paintball stores so you will never have to worry about breaking something without being able to quickly fix it.
Look at the strengths and weaknesses in the review body and decide if it's right for you. Personally, I recommend this to backmen who play tournaments because it will feed any tournament legal firing mode and provide more balls than a Halo B before one needs a pod.
Hope this review was helpful!
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 10th, 2005 at 7:36 pm PST