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kcummings Monday, December 26th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month8 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
egg w/zboard
halo b rip drive
Marker Setup: Nasty shocker (black to pewter fade), virtue board, turbocharger bolt, cp micro razor drop, cp 2k5 on/off, freak kit alum, crossfire 68/4500 LP tank,

Tippmann A-5, flatline HP Nitrogen tank, Stiffer drive spring, Double trigger, E-grip

Ion, freak kit alum, Lp nitrogen tank, cp short reg, cp 2k5 on/off, cp micro razor drop, blackheart board, virtue bb eyes, low rise clamping feed neck, alum body, qev
Strengths: Very fast
light weight
durable
functional shape
holds 200 rds
easy to clean and maintain
Weaknesses: Noisy (see review)
Review: Pros:
This is a great Loader overall in my opinion

it is extremely fast and feeds consistently with no ball breaks

I personally like the shape because it deflects paint, function over form.

I don't think the lid is to hard to open, if given a choice of tight lid or spilled paint i'd have to go with the tight lid.

i have shot several cases of x-ball bronze through the loader and i have not had a single break, even experimenting with high tension settings

i like the multi function led on the back that tells you the loader is on and setting one is activated (solid green)
flashing fast green (tension modes 2-8 activated)
red (reversing fixing a jam) or low batteries
blinking orange which mode the loader is in 1-8 (have to hold button down)

Cons:
the button that selects the tension is hard to get to, and it is a little time consuming to count the little flashing led to pick the tension that you want
for example if you want setting 8 you have to watch the led flash 36 times while holding this recessed button down

My only real concern is that the loader makes a humming noise when in tension modes 2-8 i play a lot of scenario's and i have to be able to hear my surroundings and my 2-way radio, not my loader when i am trying to hide and be quiet, but the good thing is that the loader goes into sleep mode after 30 seconds of non feeding, and makes no noise until you fire the next shot, and hopefully there will be an upgrade chip to adjust this to user preference. although you can use the loader on setting 1 and it makes no in between shot noise and is still very fast.

There is no low battery indicator !

Update 12/28/2005 after hearing several comments that the loader only holds between 180-190rds and not the actual 200 that viewloader claims, I counted out 200 paintballs (twice) and the loader could have actually held more but 200 left a little room for movement which is good in my opinion, I used fresh x-ball bronze paint that was measuring .684 at the seams

Update 1/16/2006 Battery Life is not the greatest, I've shot 4 cases of paint on 2 9-volt batteries on setting #1 which is supposed to have the longest battery life and the led on the loader turned red so i thought that there was a jam, but no just dead batteries.
Conclusion: This is a great loader overall, i like it better than my halo b and my egg, i will probably keep my halo b and my egg for a backups,or to loan to other players

I am able to use the "max loader" setting on my virture board with no erratic feeding problems, something that i could not do with my egg or halo b
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, January 16th, 2006 at 3:05 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Uziel Gal Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 | 7:15 am PST
Having counted balls in to my VLocity one at a time, until the loader was filled to the brim (including the neck and "drive cone" area) I found that it only held 190 balls, not the 200 that VL claim.
   

Azmodon Monday, January 23rd, 2006 | 11:06 am PST
shake your hopper, like shaking pods, more go in :), and less rattle
   

Uziel Gal Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 | 7:21 am PST
There was no space left in there, even after a little shaking. If I had stuffed any more paint in there, I would have risked jamming the loader or breaking paint - it was as full as you could sensibly fill it (and these were around 0.684 calibre paintballs by the Freak insert I was using, so not particularly large).
   

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