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potatocannon4 Sunday, September 20th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
3 months11 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Halo B, Egg2, Reloader b2,
Marker Setup: 07 Minion, Ninja 68/45, Evil pipe 14", Prophecy w/ speed feed
Strengths: Speed, Ease of Maintenance, Gentle on Paint, huge opening, LOW profile
Weaknesses: Nose cone didn't quiet line up, complicated complete tear down, expensive
Review: Strenghts
-Hands down the best hopper i have ever had the pleasure of using. It has absolutly NEVER jammed on me, which is less then i can say about the reloader or halo that drove me crazy with the red/green jam led sequence. It always supplies a steady stream of paint even when running out of paintballs; the anti pop-corning technology does its job very well.

The sound activation is superb even with my minion which is very quiet, but i have yet to try the RF technology. Also did i mention it doesn't jam?

It is the lowest profile, and lightest loader i have ever used, with a super short feed neck, and cavernous amount of space inside. the mouth is very large, making it very easy to reload and the speed feed itself is huge! i can almost fit a dye lock-lid all the way through the speed feed. Also it never jams.

The ease of maintenance is very nice when compared to the halo or eggy which require tools and decent amount of time to clean should a paintball break inside (which has yet to happen). this entire hopper was designed with user freindliness in mind at it really is very easy to do a basic strip down of the major parts and clean out the majority of the internals. i'm not sure if i mentioned this but it Doesn't jam.

This loader is very gentle on brittle paint with the stock magnet settings and can be configured to be even gentler. Has yet to jam.

The on/off switch, at first, bugged me because i was always suspicious it would accidentally get turned off like my eggy2, but there is a small tab underneath it which really doesn't allow anything to bump the it, and now it's great because i can tell when my loader's on or off just by looking at it. No more leds for the sun to wash out.
By the way it doesnt Jam

the rip drive was one of the determining factors between this and the rotor(It can still feed should it die mid game), and the rip drive works just as it should. i've yet to use the rip drive in game, because the loader never jams, but its great for unloading paint.

battery life is great, i've shot around 15 cases through it and it's still going strong on the same set of batteries. and it has yet to jam.

the three body shells coming togeather to for the feed neck, along with the insert, are very strong and i really dont see a way that it could break off mid game, which both my eggy and halo have done in the past.

lastly, it might be that i have an affinity for halo style hoppers but i think it's one of the sexiest loaders out there. and one that doesn't jam.

Weaknesses
-when i first got it the nose cone didn't quite line up with the rest of the body, so i tried out my buddies and it fit just fine. so not too big of a deal.

-to compleatly tear it down, piece by piece, is quiet a complicated process, but the manual does a beautiful job of explaining and showing how to, so it shouldn't be a problem for a less mechanically inclined person.

it's new so it is relativly expensive, but b/c it's new the resale value is still very good, so if you're debating on this or a rotor, you can buy it for $150 new, use it for 3 months and resele it on ebay for $110-$130 if you dont like it.
Conclusion: Really Nothing better on the market right now, and while it is expensive you get what you pay for.

And one last time, it NEVER jams.

Go buy one, you won't regret it
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at 1:10 am PST
 

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