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whiterasta80 Friday, October 31st, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Revvy- Classic, still very effective but the Torque outperforms by far
Egg 2- A small step down from the Torque
Velocity- used for a day, comparable but different from the torque
Marker Setup: Primary:
2K5 Black Magic Autococker (Black/Red)
Torque Hopper
Pure Energy 68/3000 Tank
Evil Pipe Kit

Proto SLG (Olive)
CP 2 Piece Barrel (black)
PE 48/3000 Tank
VL Evolution II
Empire nano On/Off

Loaner/Backup's Backup:

2K5 Trilogy Competition
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
Shocktech Cocking Rod
Dye Sticky 3 Grips
WGP Cam Adjuster
Evil Pipe Kit
16 Oz CO2 with A/S
VL Revvy with Empire Sound Board
CP On/Off
Strengths: Durable, Fast feeding, Simplicity, Lightweight, Quiet, No external battery door.
Weaknesses: Capacity (fixed with the larger ones), Can jam when batteries are low.
Review: I picked up the Torque in lieu of a Reloader or Velocity at my local shop since they had a good deal on it. So far I've been pretty happy with it. The disassembly is quick and easy and is one of the best features about this loader. Not having an external battery door is great for someone who used an Egg prior to this, although with the Revvy's its not as much of a problem.

I've had a couple (2) of jams with fresh batteries but the reverse button has rapidly fixed the problem and I was able to continue. The only time I've really had problems with jams is when I've used old batteries. In my experience when the batteries go on this hopper... they go. On my Revvys and Egg there is a clear period where its feed rate slows, but its still productive, before the batteries finally die. With this hopper the first time you realize your batteries are out tends to be with a jam and by this point you might as well call yourself out because it'll be jam after jam. That said, when I've used fresh batteries I haven't had a problem.

I haven't paid attention to battery life, which means it can't be either that great or that poor. I'll try and get a real stat for you guys in the coming months.

As for speed, I shoot in semi predominantly and have never exceeded 13 bps so I can't speak to its maximum feed rate, but in a simple test of emptying into a pod it certainly empties quicker than my Egg or my Revvy's.

I have one of the original torques and the capacity is a bit frustrating. I find that I have to load my pods to about 75% of capacity in order to refill comfortably but as I said I have heard that the capacity isn't an issue in the newer ones. However, correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the newer ones use a less durable plastic so it may be a case of pick your poison.
Conclusion: Overall I'm relatively happy with this hopper. It does exactly what was advertised to me and works just fine for what I need it to do. I would be willing to buy one again, but I'd probably shop around first if I needed another hopper
7 out of 10

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