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FadetoBlack Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Gravity Hoppers- shouldnt even be mentioned
Viewloader Quantum- Horrible, and doesnt compare
I messed with a friends Ricochet something and they seem pretty similar
Marker Setup: Pilot ACS '05 (red/black)
Tippmann SSL-200 e-hopper
Co2
Homemade wood grips, foregrip, and silencer
Strengths: Feed Rate
No nonsense
ONE battery
Simple to use
read the review for more
Weaknesses: Operation with too many/too few paintballs declines
Review: Frist off, it looks like a Ricochet, and i've heard that they actually make them for tippmann, so i dunno about that.. but they are almost identical. inside and out. In my opinion it looks sweet, but who cares about looks. maybe it'll deflect a paintball but where i play hopper shots dont count. ANYHOW i love how the four pronged propeller sits down in a hole so when one ball is going down the feed tube, three more have already fallen into the slots behind it so they are already on "on decK". I noticed most high end hoppers work this way, and it is very effective. the feed system works by a small tab below the prop in the feed tube, when a ball goes thru, it bends then snaps back into place, which triggers the hopper to feed. and if it stays bent (meaning your not shooting and have paintballs ready to go) it stops feeding, and if its not bent (meaning your out of paint) it stops feeding. so its a really smart feature that keeps from grinding paintballs when you dont need to, and from always running when you run out.
15 bps? i have no way of testing that to be 100% sure, but I set my Pilot on auto at 13bps and it didnt skip a beat. This thing only takes ONE 9volt. which is nice and the battery door will NOT fall off nor the battery fall out, dont worry it is snug. spring lid of course and you can swap out o-rings on the neck to fit your gun. theres one button and an LED on the back of the hopper. push once to turn on, again to turn off. when on, a green LED means good battery, red/green means ok, and red means change battery. very simple. which i like. theres no need for timers and counters. and it seems tough.. It says Tippmann on the box so what do you expect?

Downside.. it holds exactly 200 , and with that many it can sometimes jam. and when it gets down to 10-20 balls, dont expect skip free performance. it bascially has to be level to feed the last ten balls because they can get up in the front of the hopper or get stuck in the back.. so get your pods out and keep it filled about 3/4s of the way and you'll be ok. no problems past that
Conclusion: Fantastic. good speed, built tough, very simple, and its a Tippy.

im sold, 9 because there are better, but your gonna pay for it
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 at 2:15 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Kreth Thursday, May 24th, 2007 | 9:52 am PST
I was planning on writing a review of mine but you nailed it. From the jams when completely full to the skips at around 10 balls.

Side note. Why would someone give a review a "not helpful" and then not make a comment as to why it was not helpful. A helpful rating really needs no justification but a thumbs down really does.
   

FadetoBlack Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 | 6:18 pm PST
Yeah, good point.
   

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