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Sencha Monday, July 28th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shake and Shoots
VLocity
Torque
Marker Setup: Well, right now I am building another custom mechanical 'cocker for myself (none of that electronic 'cocker junk). Otherwise I like a stock class Phantom. Building a stock class gun too.....
Strengths: Price
Speed
size
Capacity
built in eyes
Weaknesses: feedneck
noise
Mouth
Review: Well I picked this hopper up brand new for $50 to have another hopper on hand.

Overall for the price this is an excellent hopper to have if your a rec player or for a spare. It is cheap, feeds fast enough to be used with high end guns.

Personally I cannot out shoot this thing as the only time I use my electro's they stay on semi. If I could easily shoot over 23bps on semi I wouldn't be writing a review for this hopper, I'd be promoting it on video clips and advertisements ha ha. With a 195 ball capacity I find I have a fair enough resevoir in my gun to not have to worry every 5 seconds about reloading again as with the Torque. The built in eyes means it's not wasting batteries like mad constantly trying to feed. I normally keep the feed rate lower for most rec games just to save on batteries, but if I feel in a woodsball game I'll need to go ball out on the other team I can max out the speed with the easy adjustor on the side.

The downsides to this hopper is you will likely have trouble getting it to fit snugly in your feedneck. A clamping feedneck is ideal for this small bugger as it fits on nothing without a clamping feedneck. The tightening style is still way to loose, and I have had days where the only hits I take on airball field is on my hopper which is sticking out at a right angle begging to be nailed.

Also the mouth is a pain to work with and dumping paint in can be an artform for this thing (spill out the sides). Not impressive to have paint escaping everywhere if your not paying attention. Don't try to shoot and dump a pod at the same time with this.

Finally this hopper is terribly loud. Horendous in fact. Playing woodsball I have to shut off my hopper before bunkering someone so they don't hear me. Yes the hopper is louder than me running through the woods (I am quick and stealthy like ninja ;) ) especially if you are running dangerously low on paint when it will continuously try to feed in more paint.. tends to get confusing when you shut off your hopper, run 40 feet through the open to shoot a guy 3 times then switch your gun back on to feed in your last few balls intending to deal with his teammates. Not cool.
Conclusion: If you want a spare or are low on funds get this. Rec players that don't go madly through paint will love this. PPM's (pod-per-minute) will hate this. Better than many, not as good as a many more (Torque comes to mind).
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 9:52 pm PST
 

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