Spyder Xtra - standard configuration, 20oz tank, CO2.
Rapid paintball feeding system.
Wouldn't work consistantly.
Just purchased and received the turbopaintball hopper/loader. Actually, had to send 1st one back b/c it was split apart. Anyhow, got the 2nd one and installed like the directions showed. Directions were good, easy to follow. Besides, the website has a good video demo on both Tippman and Spyder. It worked for the first 40 to 50 rounds. Then I lost power/pressure. After examining the setup, I noticed that the body of the Xtra is rounded where the valve pin enters and b/c of this, it does not sit flush. There is approx. a 1/8" gap or less b/w the body and valve pin seating properly. When I fired the gun w/out the hopper and line attached, I notice CO2 out both sides > the side it is supposed to go BUT the other side as well and I don't think it is supposed to do that? When I re-installed the original pin, the gun works fine, no power loss.
I think they have a good product design, but they need to double check their applications as the bodies of the Spyders do vary. I've asked (today) for a longer pin so I don't have a result to report on yet. If no fix is available, I'll ask for a refund.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 20th, 2006 at 8:20 pm PST
I rec'd a longer pin and then I was back to the same situation.....40 or 50 would work then it lost power. I got frustrated with it and put my Spyder back to normal and bought a Tippmann A5! No feed problems there!!!
I think they have a good design, it just needs to be tweaked a little more?? I'm not an engineer/designer so I can only tell you what happened in my case.
They were very good to work with from a customer service perspective!!! You don't see that every day so I would give them an A+ in that category.