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HitmanSVT Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
This is the first "powered" loader I have ever used.
Marker Setup: Spyder Imagine
Bob Long Torpedo Regulator
Check It Assault Block
Psychobalistics Drop Forward with on/off ASA
Dye Stickies
Kingman ACS Bolt
J&J Ceramic 14' Barrell
Ricochet AK Loader
Strengths: It will feed around 10 BPS
It's Beautiful.
Incomming Ball Deflecting Design actually works.
Weaknesses: Won't Keep Up With the Most Electronic Markers.
Only an "agitator"
Review: When I bought my Imagine last year I realized my standard unpowered hopper would not be fast enough to keep up with it. I asked at my local store what my options were, and after looking at several I settled on the Ricochet AK. The hopper is just beautiful for starters, reminds me of the F117 Stealth or the Comanche bike from Orange County Choppers. I'm happy to say that it has deflected more than one ball that was comming at me keeping me in the game that much longer.

I play woodsball, so my imagine shooting at 10 or so BPS is plenty fast for me, and this hopper keeps my marker fed. .

I'm not a huge fan of any hopper sitting on top of my gun because it obscures my visibility and creates an larger profile for anyone shooting at me.

It should be noted that my Imagine, when it was bone stock, would outrun this hopper in 3rd burst or full auto mode. In anything but semi-atuo my Imagine was a ball chopping machine. In full auto within the first 3 balls I would have a chop.

It's a good hopper, it just can't keep up with the electronic markers, even the slower ones like my Imagine.

I finally got the ACS bolt, so I can use this hopper without chopping any balls, but I can't use 3rd burst or full auto because the gun will auto switch back to semi when the ACS bolt activates and avoids a chop.
Conclusion: I highly recomend this product for anyone using a marker that fires 10 or less BPS. Any faster than that and you'll be outrunning the loader. The price is right, the loader is beautiful, and it will save you from hopper hits that are comming from in front of you.

It is not this hoppers fault that my local store mis-advised me on what would be able to keep up with my imagine. That said, I think the 55 bucks I paid for this hopper should have bought me a loader that could keep up with a stock Imagine (one of the slower E-Markers out there when its stock).

Now that I've upped my Imagine, the AK is VERY lacking, but again, that's not the loaders fault, it does what it says it will.

Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at 11:15 pm PST
 

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