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trayeater Thursday, September 20th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
revvy - better
haloB - way better
quantum - doesn't compare
gravvy - same as quantum
Marker Setup: ICD promaster
WGP on/off w/ empire mini rail
Halo with rip
AA barrel
evil detonator regulator
68/4500 PMI glass tank
Strengths: Looks sweet
Pretty light
The tilt and sound activation is good
Weaknesses: Weak shells
Extremely unbalanced
Not as fast as advertised
Review: Ok, i had a quantum for a while and it was terrible. So I decided to get a new hopper. I originally looked for a new hopper that would not feed so slow. My friend had a revvy but i wanted something different. I came across the Halo TSA Frontman hopper and I instantly wanted it. So i bought it and was instantly amazed when I opened the package. It looked awesome. I had the all black and it was a really shiny black, almost mirror like. So I throw a couple of 9volts in it and turn it on. It spun once one way and then back the other way. When I put a pod of paint in i had to tap the back plate to get it to spin (sound activation, duh). It emptied in a reasonable time. Maybe about 7 seconds. So then I slapped it on my modded tippy 98c (walkable mech) and tried to rip. it feed for like a second then all hell broke loose. it chopped every other ball after that. Knowing that i should have put in a heavier spring in the sear of the 98c I went ahead a switched it back to the stock form (heavy pull, not walkable by any form imaginable) and shot as fast as i could. It kept up well at about 12bps. With the Mods though I bet the Tippy could shoot about 17-18bps. So that explains the chopping. So i made a mental note not to shoot so fast. In between the time I got it and the first game it saw the feed neck broke! I was doing slides in my basement and did a little bit of a botched slide and my hopper came flying off. I was very unhappy because I thought the shells were pretty strong. So after that incident I rigged up a support feed neck out of a piece of piping and a piece of metal bolted to the side of the hopper going down to the part when the bolt is on the clamping feedneck of the 98c. It felt sturdy after that but i couldn't take the hopper off without unbolting it from the feedneck. Fist game it feed pretty good but i noticed it was a little slow. So I put some 9volts in it and tried again. It wouldn't feed if it was more than half full. I took it apart to see what was wrong and I find that the impeller has cracked right in the middle so it couldn't spin if it was more than half full. I cursed it to hell and went on with the day making sure to only fill it half way. In the last game of the day I took a hopper hit to the front and the nose cracked and left a huge hole in the front. I finally got fed up and tossed it out. I went out and bought a revvy which still hasn't broke two years later. I had a terrible experience with the TSA. It probably had the shortest life span out of all of the hoppers I've had.
Conclusion: It didn't last past its first day of play and broke on me with in a period of 3 weeks. Save yourself sometime and buy a revvy or if you have the cash a HaloB.
3 out of 10

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