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Vertigo_07 Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Gravity feeds
Cyclone feed
AIC Q-Loader
Empire Reloader B2
HALO w/Rip drive

The Rotor is leaps and bound ahead of ALL of those.
Marker Setup: Stock Planet Eclipse Blue/White SL8R, DYE Rotor, DXS 48/3000 N2 Tank

Backup marker:
Tippmann X7 w/ Vortex mod, E-grip, 1x30mm Red Dot Scope, 14" Inch DYE Ultralite barrel, G36 folding stock, and vertical grip.
Strengths: -FAST.
-Ease of maintenance
-low profile
- Silent
-low ammo warning
Weaknesses: - Simplicity leaves no room for fine tuning.
Review: I'll try and keep this short.

The Rotor is possibly the best bit of paintball kit I've ever bought. This thing is brutally fast- fast enough to max out my gun on unlimited ramping (I realize this would be a bigger feat for an Ego than for a Shocker, but it still stands). Seeing as how most tournament rules limit your rate of fire to 15 bps, this spells out some serious feed consistency, and more speed than you'll ever need. Reliability is ROCK. SOLID. It uses a pressure sensor in the feed system to sense whether there's any resistance, and goes off of that. This sensor is fool proof. No laser eyes to muck up. No sound sensors to be fooled by a spool valve that's too quiet. Just fast and worry-free operation.

Maintenance- in the rare event that it's needed- is simple. Unless you're changing from lid to speed feed, the whole thing comes apart with no tools. taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting it back together is a process that could easily be accomplished in less than 15 seconds.

The Rotor has some pretty impressive profile and angling. More than once I've gotten a hopper hit, only to have it glance off the angled front. The thing sits down and far back- meaning it won't stick out when you're snapping from a bunker.

EDIT: I forgot to add this at first. The Rotor is absolutely silent when running. The only exception to this (and this is why I have no gripe about the oft complained about feed "windows") is when you're down to the last fifteen shots. The inner Rotor will rev up, giving you a sort of low ammo warning. I far prefer this. With sound, I don't even need to look at the thing to know I'm almost empty.

UPDATE (7/31/09): After having used this on my new SL8R, I figured I'd update my review to reflect my experience using this on a truly top end marker. To test the speed, I put my gun on unlimited ramping, and let loose. Peak ROF surpassed 35 bps, and that was with settings stock. I'm pretty sure if you tweaked the settings down a bit, it could fire closer to fifty. I have no doubt that DYE's claim of 50 BPS is true. Note that during all this, there wasn't a single misfeed, shot lag, or jam.

Without a doubt the best loader I've used, again.

Conclusion: The Rotor is the ultimate in paintball loaders. Its 150 dollar price tag may scare the average player off, and this is fine. This is a high end product, with a million justifications for the price tag. You get more than what you pay for here. I'd recommend this for anyone who wants the simplicity and rock solid reliability of a grab-and-go gravity feed hopper combined with the awesome performance of a top level electronic loader.

If you've gone out and bought a high-end marker, but want your loader to be as simple and rock solid as possible, do yourself a favor and grab one of the best products the industry has come up with.
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 2:30 pm PST

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