I originally purchased the beta version of the squishy paddles when they were first released. My cyclone was a blender and I needed something that was going to help. I put the paddles in, and from that moment on, I haven't experienced any cyclone breaks.
I use whatever paint is available to me, whether its Wal-Mart paint, or some field only brand, and since buying the squishy paddles, it hasn't mattered what paint I shoot, it's all good. It's nice having one less thing to worry about on the field, and it's also nice not having to take apart my cyclone every time I play.
I think the price is very reasonable, especially since you can upgrade to the newest version of squishy paddles at a discounted price. Just send your squishy paddles to TechT with $10, and they'll ship out your NEW squishy paddles, along with your OLD squishy paddles for you to do with as you please.
The customer service for TechT is great. They are quick to reply to emails, and fast with shipping. I just recently upgraded my beta squishy paddles. I don't have any big games coming up, so I figured if it takes a while to get them back, no big deal. I sent them in, and about a week later I had received them back, along with the new ones. I was surprised by the quick turn around, and I personally prefer buying from a company who takes pride in their product, and looks to keep the customer happy.
I highly recommend the squishy paddles to anyone using a cyclone. If you're having problems currently, or just want the piece of mind, these are a good investment.
weakness is that paddles fit loose and slip on the axel causing the gun to not fire and uncock. fixed withduct tape, but still had one slip during 3 hour play today
awsome that no more brakes in hopper I recommend to everyone I see with a cyclone feed and is a must not matter what paint you use. hope they find out about looseness on axel and stiffen the inner part of paddle