I just got this loader in, one of the first 10 in Canada. This thing is so fast its unbelievable. Aside from the $185 price tag that i paid it was well worth it.
I watched the videos on you tube and if I didn't, I would have no idea how to take it apart. This is why it should come with a manual. But its fairly easy to figure out. Take out the bottom piece was a very ingenious idea, this makes cleaning so much easier its remarkable. You pull out the motor assembly and go at it, that's it!
Also the reverse button was a nice touch, no more ball jams. The mechanism of how it works is interesting as well. No eyes or sound, but by an actual "pulse" and works on resistance. The 2 modes are good to have since not a lot of people have that RF chip, or at least not yet.
The strength of the shell is quite remarkable as well. As soon as I got it, I stood on it, no cracking or breaking of any sort. The construction was very well done and this loader is truly the best out there. I also like how they shaved the feedneck down so it sits low, I'm sure it wouldn't be easy cutting through that material with a handsaw.
It is fairly lightweight compared to an Empire or Halo but is a little heavier than a Vlocity. But that's not to bad. Also I like the idea of how there is going to be a dual 9 volt pack coming out soon, that should cut down on the weight a little bit more. When I turned it on and went to non-RF mode, I noticed it pulse just like the guy in the video said.
Only downside really would be $35 for that chip, I understand its blue tooth, maybe that's why but I am quite sure it could go for less, even 25 or 30.
From the polycarbonate material, to the already cut down feedneck, to the easy of taking it apart, reverse button and all the other things I did not mention this loader comes out on top. Despite the price tag, to make a Halo or Empire have the same features this is cheaper. If you buy them new of course. I would recommend this loader to anyone who wants the best and only the best.
It is very true a Halo with a V35 board, speed wheel, suicide shells will perform the same or close to it. And if you buy it used it will be considerably cheaper. So i guess it all comes down to how bad you really want it.
But for me, I wanted the best, so I got it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, November 24th, 2006 at 3:36 pm PST