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tristanot Sunday, January 4th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
2 years
Products Used:
Halo B
DXS Pulse
VL Revvy w/ Xboard
Marker Setup: Dye Dm6
CP Flow Plug
DP G3 Stock Barrel
Warrior Clamping Feedneck
Laser Eyes
Draxxus 68/4500 Tank
JT Proflex Revolutions
Proto 4+5 pack, Rap4 Pods
Proto Tank Cover
Dye Rotor
Strengths: Light
Mode Changing
Easy On/Off Button
Lid and mouth of hopper
Battery door
Weaknesses: EATS BATTERIES!!!!!
Interior design of hopper
No mech. override
Review: Had to borrow a hopper since my Rotor hadn't arrived, and so the store manager lent me his Vlocity.
I got it home and did a drop test, and it was utterly horrible, so I changed the batteries and it was fine. I looked on youtube and found out how to change modes and try and conserve battery. I was going to use an Fusion F7 since my Dm6 is shot for now, but the Fusion just leaked so I used a Tippy 98. Yep, ol' reliable.
I got on the field and put the tension to setting 1 thinking, I am using a Tippy, no way Id need faster. BUT, it jammed constantly, I had to literally look at the feedneck and shake the loader all up and down to feed. So, I put it on Force 5. It worked much better, but later in the day it jammed. I was in the middle of a fire fight when it died, yes only 1/2 a day and 2 9v batteries died, so I literally reached my hand in the hopper and turned the wheel to get some balls in the feedneck. Also, I saw, if you are not tipping the hopper back, balls get caught on the upper level of the hopper, it is just annoying.
Now for the good:
I loved the capacity, I could put a pod in no problem, unlike the Halo Bs. The lid is easy to open and the wide mouth makes loading a snap. IT is very light, much lighter than a Halo, and probably the Pulse. I loved the On/Off metal switch, like on the Vl REvvy and eggy, much better than guessing and trying to see the light on a Halo. I swear, if you have a bad backplate you will not know if it is even on. After seeing the youtube vid, it is super easy to change modes, unlike the Halo V35 thing.
Overall, it was nice to use, I personally liked my Pulse much better , but this blows away a Halo B anyday.
But, I am getting a Rotor, so I am sure this will be my 3rd place.
Conclusion: Overall, a great hopper. MY choices are though:
-Dye Rotor(Coming in the mail)
-DXS Pulse(Just sold it, loved it though)
Great light hopper, but definitely made for speedball, not woodsball.
8 out of 10

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