Hard to clean
LCD version no better then the LED version
OK. I have only used this item for about a week now and I am rather impressed with it. The Fasta is fast and I have no doubt that it feeds at 30+ BPS, but it doesn't seem like a true force feed hopper like the Halo B. The extra ball capacity is very welcome and Kingman still managed to keep the size of the Fasta shorter then the Halo B and just a tad longer. The only real complaint I have about this hopper is that under high rates of fire from my VS3, the Fasta was not able to keep up as good as my Halo B with the V35 board installed. The fasta is not sound or eye activated, there is a little strip that is in the feedneck that when a ball moves over it, the impeller will spin. Also, Kingman decided that cheap stickers on the outside and on one side only was better then actually painting on the Fasta name and the Spyder symbol.
Now let me explain the stuff above:
Dual 9 volt operation - uses two 9v batteries for a total of 18 volt's
Price - I got mine for $72.00
Tough shell - the shell can take close up hits with no damage
Quiet - The hopper uses a very small motor and it is nice and quiet
Lid - the lid seems week and fragile
Hard to clean - There is a lot of nooks and crannies for paint to get into
LCD ver VS LED ver - The LCD version is no better then a LED version except for a game timer, thats all the LCD version has over the LED version.
Feed impeller - This item seems very week and looks like it could break, but only time will tell.
Overall, the Kingman Fasta is a very good hopper. The LCD version is normally priced at $99.99 from Kingman, but I would only get the LED version. This is a very nice first for Kingman.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 22nd, 2006 at 5:15 am PST