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motopsycho650 Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Modified Cyclone Feed, View Loader Revolution
Marker Setup: 1 - '00 98 Custom, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Palmer's Stabilizer, 12" Lapco Accushot 3 Piece Barrel Kit (A5 Threads), A5 Barrel to M98 Adapter, Dead On Pro Seal Powertube & Front Bolt, Response Trigger, Double Trigger, BT Rip Clip w/ X-7 Hopper, "Super" R/T Larger Hose Kit, Remote Line, Adjustable Car Stock, AK-47 Front Grip.

2 - '99 Model 98, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Tippmann Expansion Chamber, 11" Custom Pro Barrel, Cyclone Feed (w/ Lightning Rod, Squishee Paddles, Vortex Ratchet Kit, and X-7 Vented Piston Housing), AK-47 Front Grip, Remote Line, Adj. Car Stock.

3- '99 Pro/Carbine, Bone Stock except a 12" Lapco Accushot Barrel Kit, and PMI Air Through T-Stock.
Strengths: Very fast loader. Gentler on paint than a cyclone.
Weaknesses: Weight, Size, Battery Powered
Review: The install of the Rip Clip was very easy on my 98 Custom. The only problem I had was, the Rip Clip requires about 2 inches of the top sight rail. This did not leave enough room for my M16 style handle I had installed. I lowered my over all score by one point because I had to remove my M16 Handle.

Once installed, I powered it up, and immediately set the speed to it's fastest setting. After loading in paint, turn the power on, wait until the motor spins, and then it is ready.

Another trick I figured out is after the motor does it's initial spin, reach under the rip clip, and turn the manual winding crank until it stops. This puts full pressure on the internal spring, and will make it load faster.

I like the design of the Rip Clip. The paddles inside are kept under spring pressure so there is instant loading after each shot. The sound activated motor simply re-winds the spring after each shot.

My only other complaint is the size & weight of the Rip Clip. It is quite a bit bulkier than the cyclone, and weighs over a pound with batteries. However, I'll deal with that considering how fast it loads.

The Rip Clip requires 4 AA Batteries, which could get expensive if you play a lot. I bought a set of Energizer E2 Rechargeable Batteries, and have not noticed a performance difference. The rechargeable batteries probably won't last the full 8,000 shots, but are plenty for a long day of playing.

Over-all bottom line is, I had my 98C's Response Trigger (with the "Super R/T" larger air hose) turned up as fast as I could, and the Rip Clip did not have any issues keeping up. The R/T piston continued to kick-back longer than if I were using the cyclone, which requires extra air.
Conclusion: If you like a side mounted loader, this is probably the best you can get.
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 6:19 am PST

Review Comments
outoftowner Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 | 4:49 pm PST
just a side note, you are supposed to manually wind the ripclip after you turn it on. It says in the instructions.

sledgehammer Saturday, March 21st, 2009 | 12:27 pm PST
check again no it dosent

loldongs Saturday, April 11th, 2009 | 1:42 pm PST
Weaknesses: Battery Powered

so your hopper is powered with lamp oil? all fast hoppers use batteries

sledgehammer Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | 11:19 am PST
yup , theres no way around it

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