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ssslither Saturday, December 13th, 2008
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month31 of 34 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Halo
Halo v35
Reloader B
Vlocity
Torque
Marker Setup: Custom anno'd Dye DM6
- Critical trigger
- Virtue Board
- CP Clamping feed neck
- Laser eyes

Oilslick Dye DM7
- Critical trigger
- Virtue Board
- CP Clamping feed neck
- Laser eyes
Strengths: - Seems lighter
- Seems to feed faster
- Ease of disassembly
- Compact size.
- Reported battery life
Weaknesses: - Windows too small
- Compact size doesn't hold as much as others
Review: When I first received this loader, I was impressed by the quality of workmanship. A lot of thought went into this loader and it certainly shows. The revolutionary design make disassembly easy enough a 5 year old could do it.

The first time out to the field sitting on top of my DM7, I had no problems what so ever. Matter of fact, I found myself shooting a lot more paint than I usually do thanks in part to this loader. Maybe it's the fact my reloader has clear shells so I can monitor how much I shoot where the Rotor is only available with a black body.

The second time this loader saw action was when my son used it in a local tourney. The first couple of games, we had no issues. But trouble was lurking just around the corner. My son was playing snake & when he hip slid into S1, the Rotor split in two! My son hurriedly reassembled the loader, refilled & finished out the game. I saw it split open but thought the loader somehow managed to slip out of the clamping feed neck but my son said the loader split in two. When he slid into S1, the marker was in his high side hand and it did make contact with first his leg & then the back of the bottle grazed the ground. It is entirely possible that somehow the lock lever was moved to the release position but I find it unlikely.

All when well for another few games then it happened a second time. Same scenario he was sliding into his first bunker when the Rotor again split in two. After each separation, we inspected the Rotor looking for something that could cause the shell top to come off & each time everything was secure. After the second incident, we taped the lock lever down & didnít have another problem for the rest of the day.

I contacted Dye who said they would be happy to exchange it but this time, I want to use it a couple more times to see if the problem returns. If it does, then Iíll send it in. I think that maybe the front hook may be a little short to fully hold the nose in place and any jolt may open up the loader. The interesting thing is that thus far I seem to be the only person to have problems so maybe I do have a lemon of a Rotor..? The great thing about Dye is they stand behind their products. Have a problem and theyíll take care of you.
Conclusion: Iím sure Iíll get blasted for this review but this has been experience so far. Overall, I think the Rotor is a very good loader except for the problems Iíve had. And for that I give it an 8.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
CatcherAI Friday, December 19th, 2008 | 11:30 pm PST
Dispute:
It actually holds 200 when most other hoppers hold about 140 with the exception of Pinokios.
   

ssslither Sunday, December 28th, 2008 | 10:24 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by CatcherAI
It actually holds 200 when most other hoppers hold about 140 with the exception of Pinokios.

Do you even own one or are you one of those internet know-it-all noobs?

When a Dye LidLock pod can just about fill this loader, that tells me their 200 ball capacity claim might be a little far fetched. Funny how I'm not the only one to notice these things may not hold as much as advertised.
   

Attorney99 Sunday, January 11th, 2009 | 11:29 am PST
I did a ball count and they hold roughly 190. So it is close to a Pinokio, but not as much.
   

Red Eye Saturday, January 17th, 2009 | 8:32 am PST
I believe the Pinokio can hold much more than 190. Maybe not their claimed 230, but this number cant be completely wrong or else all of these companies would be sued for false advertisement.
   

jjchild73 Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 | 9:41 am PST
I'm a tourney player and after i use my rotor, i don`t care if can hold 170 or 190, it's the best loader in the market.
   

Vertigo_07 Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 | 6:03 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by jjchild73
I'm a tourney player and after i use my rotor, i don`t care if can hold 170 or 190, it's the best loader in the market.

right there with you man. I could care less if it held 200 or 180. The damn thing keeps up with my gun and never fails. and it does all this while looking really, really nice.

and AA's are way, way cheaper than 9v's.

as for the review, it's a good one- though it's unfortunate that you got a lemon.
   

Azmodon Monday, June 1st, 2009 | 9:56 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by CatcherAI
It actually holds 200 when most other hoppers hold about 140 with the exception of Pinokios.

seriously... how much paste man, how much
   

Disaster Theory Sunday, July 5th, 2009 | 11:39 am PST
but for the rotor they made a top shell you can buy to increase the capasity... they say it takes about 230 ball.. havent got one yet so i cant tell you how much i counted
   

Where'sMeShoota Monday, January 18th, 2010 | 3:21 pm PST
This confused and narrow-minded young man suffers from Chronic Fan Boy Syndrome. Symptoms include emotional outbursts, obsessive compulsiveness revolving around perfect 10 user ratings, chronic masturbatory behaviors in front of his gear, and an inability to share the perspective of others. Please take precautionary measures to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

I think it's awesome how YOU'RE the one calling HIM a moron, by the way. It's like poop telling vomit it stinks.
   

thequickdraw Thursday, July 8th, 2010 | 3:39 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by CatcherAI
It actually holds 200 when most other hoppers hold about 140 with the exception of Pinokios.
yes you are right but with speed feeds it can either increase or decrease ball capacity
   

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