I bought this for my son. I payed top dollar, but was ok with that for the reputation and the battery savings. If the product worked, I would be very satisfied with it's performance/value.
BUT BEWARE!!!!!! The clockspring that feeds/tensions the paintballs breaks often. I went through 2 in a month. Both breakages cost us a day at the field. One broke while just chronoing the gun, one shot at a time! THIS THING SUCKS! Buy this and you will absolutely be dead in the water at your field or tourney.
The manufacturer replaced the clocksprings at no cost each time. However, we lost both days at the field, and the replacement parts are as defective as the ones that broke. Viewloader knows that they are defective (check other forums for the tons of other aggravated customers). They suggest that you buy a replacement drive assembly from a standard Vlocity. What a poor attitude.
AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COSTS! Retailers have dropped the price to 110 bucks to get rid of them. You'll get nothing but aggravation. If you ignore this warning, keep the receipt. They will have the audacity to ask for it if you want their problem fixed (like any of us would request a freebie part to replace a perfectly functional part, geeeeeeeeeez)
Viewloader ought to be ASHAMED of themselves. They should offer free standard Vlocity drive assemblies to anyone who got stuck with their defective product. They should also pull/modify all of the units out there on store shelves, and apologize for the trouble they have caused.
To rate it a 1 would be vindictive. That is not me. I give it a 3 because it is a fast loader, with one horribly defective part, and a company that refuses to make good on a permanent fix. I will edit/update if they come through.
you guys are idiots he's right this is a common problem on the XSV vlocity, alot of people have had it. and you should be able to keep the tension wherever the hell you want on a loader this expensive.
To PBFever and PBMaster- you are idiots just looking to make yourselves feel better by screaming "noob" at anyone you can.
Look at the threads on pbnation, and you'll find that the clockspring is defective at any tension setting. Also, as proof, notice that many retailers are dumping them at 109 bucks now because they got such a bad rep. (btw, at 109 plus the cost of a replacement drive from a standard Vlocity, it is a great deal. However, that does not change the fact that Viewloader handled their defect poorly) I would advise that you do your research before embarrassing yourselves here in the future
PBFever, you are incorrect and ignorant in your assumption. The clocksprings snapped at the lowest tension. Get rid of the ion and eggy, learn to spell, grow up, stop making assumptions and then I will consider your opinions as valid. I've been playin' longer than you've been breathin'. This year alone, I have purchased an ego 5, 6, and 7, a DM6, and a nexus ego. Not exactly the gearbag of a noob...lol
PBMaster, I see your review was based on using it only 6 times...just wait, son, just wait,,,,when you go through your 3rd clockspring, buy the replacement drive from a standard velocity. That'll fix the problem, making it a very usable loader.
Last edited on Sunday, December 30th, 2007 at 8:32 pm PST
ok fine maybe i just got one that doesnt have defective parts but my review is on my hopper and my hopper is the best one that ive used. also my teammate also has one of these and hes had it for about a year, no problems.
I haven't gone through 2 cases and my clockspring just broke. And yes now after the fact I'm reading everywhere that this is a big issue and now there is a gen. 2 clockspring that isn't worth a damn either. Arg why didn't I get a halo v35 with rip for the same price. I too will be writing a review (both of them) to down grade this hopper.