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Knight of Hate Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Ricochet 2K Ricochet R5 - I found this to be vastly preferable to the A-6. I've used it for about a year now with zero problems and no substantial complaints.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 with the following modifications/upgrades: 32 Degrees Macroline Kit With Elbow & Straight Fitting, Bushnell Banner 1-4 x 32mm Riflescope, EastGate Design Hopper Adapter, Opsgear Barrett Style GAS THRU Tippmann A5 Sniper MAG, Palmer's Pursuit Shop Stabilizer, Proteam Products Solid F/X Sniper Stock, Ricochet R5 Hopper, Tippmann A5 EGrip, Underground Mod Shop 98C Flatline for A5, Underground Mod Shop Striker Rail, Unknown Brand Coiled Remote, G&P Jungle Series for RAS QD M203 Grenade Launcher Short, Pure Enegry 12oz CO2 Tank, RAP4 M203 Thunder Grenade.
Strengths: Large capacity.
Weaknesses: Large, Fitting to cyclone was too loose, hopper lid was flimsy.
Review: I used this hopper for one full day of play before deciding that this product was not for me. I had to use electrical tape on the neck of the hopper in order for it to fit snugly. Without the tape, the hopper would not stay in place and fell off when fully loaded with paint. Construction of the hopper was inferior to that of the stock A-5 hopper and the Ricochet R5, but it was struck several times in-game and it did not break, deform or come off (when tape was on).

By far the most severe and annoying problem was the hopper's lid being shot open. Paintballs coming from the front and travelling along the top of the hopper can strike the underside of the lid, causing the lid to fly open. This happened to me several times during the course of the day.

It should also be noted that the R5 does present a rather large target. I do not count this as a significant disadvantage, since not everyone plays with gun hits counting, and it should be obvious that a larger size is needed to hold more paint. Still, it is something to consider.
Conclusion: This product should not have been put on the market in its present state. The hopper lid is too flimsy, and the need for me to modify the hopper just so it would fit properly is inexcusable.

If you absolutely need the larger amount of firepower that this provides, there aren't many alternatives. But the difference in quality between the A-6 and the Ricochet R5 (or even the stock hopper, for that matter) made the increase in ammo capacity negligible.
4 out of 10

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