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protostar123 Friday, May 22nd, 2009
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 17 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Halo
Rotor
torque
Marker Setup: red / black 08 ego
rotor
x-fire 68/45
Strengths: Lightweight
Cool design
Feeds fast
Weaknesses: Feedneck strength
On gun performance
Review: so our team won 4 of these loaders at a tournament a few months ago.
our first thought was that these are the lightest loaders ever. so a week later we are all excited to try them out. head out to the local field. Wow we looked soo cool with all the same loaders and all shooting egos. an hour in mine personally stops feeding. spin the rip drive, get 8 shots, stops again. so im thinking what the hell? replace batteries and no change.

by the end of the day a teammated loader has had half the feedneck break off (outside shell only).

___________________
End of day - 2 / 4 broken.

our other teammate sells his because we know what is coming, and one teammate kees his. it worked amazingly for him until about 4 days of play later. brings it home, both halves of the feedneck are still in his gun when the loader is taken off. as well there is a crack in the underside of the shell near the bottom clip thing.


so after 5 days of play 3 are broken, 1 is sold.

nice job empire, your first lemon.
Conclusion: Be prepared to buy new body kits if you plan on keeping this. Lightweight, feeds fast when it feeds and has great capacity.
Rating:
2 out of 10
 

Review Comments
zeleos Saturday, May 30th, 2009 | 7:35 am PST
Chances are, the feedneck was made thicker so that you could sand it down to fit your gun. Im assuming that you did not do so, so the result would be extra force being applied to teh feedneck, which would magnify when you dived and stuff. Pretty much, hte feedneck cracked because just to much force was being applied to it, because your meant to sand it down to a proper sizet to your liking. It might have seemed to fit nicely on your gun, but thats because you have a clamping feature.

As for you issue on it stopping to spin, just disassemlbe, its easily possible something is just out of place, as one disadvantage of this hopper is that it does take a bit of pian in the ass to get the parts right.
   

Azmodon Thursday, June 4th, 2009 | 4:14 pm PST
lot of if's in there... what if the plastic used was simply crap?. The neck wasn't sanded therefore it broke? - the neck wasn't made thinner and therefore weaker... therefore it broke - sorry, not seeing the logic. If it goes into a clamping feedneck without stripping plastic and you still need to tighten it down to get the hopper locked in, -> You don't need to sand it.
   

redline94 Saturday, June 6th, 2009 | 6:49 pm PST
ya that happend to my friends prophecy idk his jus blinks red even after change the modes and batterys my hopper is still running strong
   

redline94 Saturday, June 6th, 2009 | 6:50 pm PST
ya that happend to my friends prophecy idk his jus blinks red even after change the modes and batterys my hopper is still running strong
   

McEd Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 | 11:20 pm PST
it looks like you guys got a bad batch or something. but if i'm not mistaken you can call up empire, send in your loaders and they will replace all the parts free of charge.
   

ego09forlife Friday, May 14th, 2010 | 8:10 pm PST
Dispute:
They usualy give their sponsored teams the duds
   

aholsenback Sunday, June 20th, 2010 | 12:47 pm PST
yeah sounds like you got played lol
   

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