Speed, light weight, comes with batteries and charger
I called a paintball shop here in sweden to buy a complete set with marker, hopper and tank. I already had my mind set on what to get but I wanted to check which colours they had and such crap. When it comes to the hopper I wanted a Reloader B2. But the owner told me to get the XSV; "we have a discount on the XSV, its an awesome hopper". Today I want to strangle him for setting me up with this garbage!
And now I understand that almost all shops have a discount on this hopper, simply because its a piece of junk that nobody wants.
But this hopper isnÂ´t all bad, when it works its really really fast. And feeds paint faster than any marker (?) If it wasnt for the clockspring (which is a pretty important part) I would get this hopper anytime, again and again.
A while after I got the loader I noticed on the web that people had problems, like the one Im having now, so I never used a fastermode than mode 1. Which is the mode for winter play, the most gentle mode. Even when using mode 1 the clockspring snapped!!!
At the moment Im looking for a new loader, until then I have repaired the clockspring with plastic padding, and so far I have shoot about 1200 paintballs through it. Pretty funny that my plastic padding clockspring works better than Viewloaders...
I cant believe how this hopper can hit the market??? How can Viewloader cheat their customers like this? If they had tried and tested this clockspring propelly no one would know about it as it would be back to the drawingboard!!!
As written above, in general its not a bad hopper, It would be one of the best on the market if it wasnÂ´t for the clockspring that feeds the balls. But without the spring = no balls, no balls = no fun. You can compare it with getting a Ferrari without wheels. Its nice to look at, but you cant use it... Im giving my self 1 point for buying this without research, Im giving the shop 1 point for setting me up, Im giving Viewloader 1 point for releasing this hopper on the market without testing it propelly, and finally Im giving this loader a rating of 3; for the resons mentioned above... DO NOT BUY THIS CRAP!!!
(srry for my spelling)
EDIT: I contacted the shop, and they told me that Viewloader dont admit to have made a faulty hopper and the shops them selfs have to replace the clockspring each time it breaks without any help from Viewloader. Also, he told me that the drivecone/clockspring (?) in the Dynasty hopper will fit and that it is much better... I got a new clockspring to use until I can get the Dynasty drivecone/clockspring(?)
3 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 4:39 am PST