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mako426 Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested3 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
X7 Cyclone Feeder
Gravity Hopper
Marker Setup: X7 Basic
FLATLINE Barrel
1-point tactical sling
45/4500 Carbon Fiber

Spyder Xtra
Boo Yaah eLCD Frame
Clamping Feedneck
Proto 12" Barrel
Fasta 18v LCD
Strengths: FAST
Tough
Lightweight
Capacity
Looks
Weaknesses: Will probably eat through batteries
Slightly smaller than normal feed lid
Review: I purchased a slightly used Fasta 18v LCD loader off of eBay for $46. Probably the best buy for my spyder xtra.

Large capacity holds a lot of paint! (I'm gonna need more pods lol) It's not super loud and actually does feed very close to 30 BPS. I was quite impressed when I did the drop test.

Shell seems pretty solid and lid stays shut but is easy to open. The opening seems slightly smaller than i'm used to but no big deal there.

This thing looks great!

I don't have a real use for the LCD game timer but I guess it could be a plus for some players.

Great value! Sub - $100 loader that can do +25bps

***EDIT*** - 10/28/08

Well I have to drop my rating on this hopper because of a 'slight' problem with it.

While trying to pull the hopper straight out of the feed neck, the neck broke...

The neck broke in a nice clean circle and left a 1/2" tall piece of the neck in my clamping feedneck which I had to fish out.

I had played probably 3 or 4 games in total with this hopper and had no trouble pulling the thing out when putting the marker away after previous games..

And no, the neck was not still clamped, i didnt pull the thing sideways. Just a poor design of the neck that caused it to fail under light stress.

Dropping this to 2 out of 10 because of this. Who wants a hopper that will eventually fail and be un-fixable?

Would NOT spend another $80 for a new one. Glad I purchased this semi-used for $45.

Went to my local pb store and grabbed a Halo B for $77 - much sturdier neck.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a very good quality loader for under $100 that can feed up to 25 bps consistently - the Kingman Spyder Fasta 18v is for you!

***EDIT***

Rating lowered because of poor neck build quality.
Rating:
2 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 10:56 am PST
 

Review Comments
Disaster Theory Saturday, March 28th, 2009 | 8:38 am PST
I have the same hopper and my hoppers neck is indestructible!! maybe you just had a faulty product??
   

ChaosK17 Friday, November 13th, 2009 | 9:33 am PST
Dispute:
I just have to say that you bought it used so it could just be the wear and tear of the previous owner's use.
   

OldSchooler007 Saturday, November 27th, 2010 | 5:36 am PST
ya know, some ppl cut their feed necks down a 1/2 or so, to lower the profile... it just did it for you! you should thank it, not hate it!!
   

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