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sbeckett91 Friday, January 19th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
VL 200, which holds more balls and feeds faster
Marker Setup: ION w/ qlock
QEV
virtue board
pink body kit
14'' Proto Barrel
Centre Flag 47/3000
Eggy 3
Strengths: Slick shape
Strong material
Weaknesses: -Front-to-back-loading
-Always on
-Impeller ineffective
-Expensive
-Loud
-No Eyes
Review: Before I began to play paintball, the Quantum was the first hopper I had ever tested. It was my friend's--who bought all his gear from Wal-Mart (VL Gun, Brass Eagle 9 oz)--so you can see the caliber of players who use this loader. Although it looks cooler that a Revvy and is made of a durable plastic, it has many flaws that keep it in the cellar of loader technology.

For starters, the Quantum is MORE expensive than a 12-volt Revvy with X-Board--which will feed reliably 12-14 BPS. At my local Wal-Mart, the Quantum is $50.00 CAD while the Revvy is $40.00 CAD at Canadian Paintball. The Revvy can also be upgraded to larger capacities up to 300 balls while the Quantum is crippled at 140 max. ball capacity.

The Quantum also utilizes an entirely inefficient way of loading balls: instead of an agitator pushing paintballs down a raceway to be dropped into the breech, the Quantum utilizes an impeller that resembles an auger which pushes paintballs to the front of the loader, where they fall into a raceway that leads BACK into the feedneck. This silly way of feeding slow down the balls' speed and reduces feed rate.

The impeller itself is another flaw of the loader. Being nothing more than a hooked plastic finger that is shaped like a twist of orange zest, it does a terrible job of shuttling balls into the raceway.

This brings me to its next shortcoming--the Quantum lacks any form of ball recognition such as infrared eyes. Therefore--you guessed it--the impeller PERPETUALLY SPINS to stir up the balls in the loader. Not only does this cause unnecessary noise that would instantly give away one's position to opponents, but it wastes battery life. Considering that this hopper was released several years after the 9V Revvy, this is a primitive and inefficent way of operating and makes this an innefficient loader.
Conclusion: This hopper is essentially a smaller version of the VL200 with a constantly spinning 'finger' inside to stir up balls. Its front loading design doesn't make any sense and slows down feedrate. At $50.00 CAD, it is better to spend money on the 12V Revvy, which is cheaper and will provide more efficient loader. Don't waste your money on this one.
Rating:
2 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Spitlebug Saturday, February 17th, 2007 | 6:22 pm PST
You have an awesome review and is pretty similar to mine. I however gave this loader a 1/10 because it is truely a step down from a VL 200 "Shake and Shoot" gravity loader.
   

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