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guncollector1 Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Vlocity/and Jr
halo
empire reloderB
Marker Setup: 07 ego
dye Roor
DXS 45/450
peppersticks
14" stiffi

Strengths: Very compact
Easy to use on off
Easy to work on
Just works
fast

Weaknesses: Small mouth size
Small capacity
Review: I like to have 4 hoppers going so that I can have 4 complete setups ready to go. To date I have been using Vlocity's for all of them, but they have been driving me nuts with always having to change the batteries. So I heard about the Rotor and was reading that it was a force fed, long battery life hopper....so I ordered one to check it and possibly outfit all four markers with them. Here's what I found out:

When I opened the box I was happy to see that it looked really sleek with a very low profile. I held it up next to a Vlocity jr and the rotor was about an inch shorter in height than the vlocity and about the same length. 1/2 inch of the height difference is in the neck, so if you haxsawed the vlocity, the difference would be a lot less.

It has a nice solid on/off button that clicks when turned on and a blue light on the button to let you know its on.

It was pretty easy to disassemble as no tools were needed. The 1st time it took me a couple of minutes to figure it out...but after the 1st time it would be less than a minute to either take it apart AND put it back together....so very easy cleaning.

The major shortfall in this loader is capacity. I grabed a Dye Lock lid pod that I had filled with paint (.689) and poored it in and I was surprised to fill the hopper. Now I know Dye
said the pods would hold 160 balls and the Rotor holds 200 balls. So I shake it a little and manage to get a few more balls in...and then I dumped them out and counted....172 was all it would fit.

Also the Mouth seems a little small, so I compared side by side with the V jr...and the mouth was alot smaller on the Rotor...I will update to let you know how that worked out in the field.

Lastly, I did notice you had to tip the marker back a little to get the last of the balls to feed which is a little annoying..and it is also fairly hard to see if the loader is empty.
Conclusion: So far I am reasonably impressed with how it works but the capicity and mouth openings may be a problem so for now I'm gonna give it an 8.5 and since it looks cool I'll give it a...
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
helpgeo5 Monday, May 18th, 2009 | 7:03 am PST
Dispute:
i managed to fit 200 pballs in fine are you shure the paint had not swollen
   

Azmodon Monday, June 1st, 2009 | 10:00 pm PST
I hear every paintball is exactly the same size these days
   

tonygpaintball Friday, July 3rd, 2009 | 7:50 pm PST
I was able to fit 195 paintballs in there. I was using PMI premium. I put the loader on the gun and hand counted 189. Then i turned the loader on. This made room for 6 more paintballs. So i think it is possible to get 200 in the loader pending on how long your feed neck is.
   

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