- Thick shell
- Easy to clean
- Battery life is long
- Parts are readibly available
- Continous agitation
- Small feedneck
- Cost is high compare to other loaders
This was my first electronic hopper and I still use it as my primary hopper for now. I use it primarily for speedball and it his has served me well. I have shot out a lot of people with this hopper feeding my balls. While the product has several positives, there are several negatives as well.
The positives of this hopper are numerous. First, the hopper is built like a tank. The plastic is very thick. Direct shots to the hopper generally result in breaks but if you hit it on a bunker or the ground you do not have to worry about it breaking. If something were to become damaged the replacement parts are readily available at almost every paintball website. The parts are also fairly in expensive (feed neck, both sides of the outer shell, battery door, gate, motor, etc.) at under $15 a piece. The board is a bit more expensive at about $35. Despite needing two batteries, the Eggy is very easy on batteries. I have had to change batteries once in about 24 hours worth of play.
The Eggy is not without its fair share of problems either. The cost of the Eggy is about $60. It lacks some of the options that come with loaders in its price range and lower. For instance, the Eggy is a continuous feed hopper. Meaning that it will continue to spin when it feels there are no balls in the feed neck. This can be a problem because if you have a broken ball in your hopper, it will simply spin the paint around and around making soup in your hopper. This leads to your shots flying all over the place. Many other hoppers have sound activation for a cheaper price which helps alleviate this problem. My biggest beef with the Eggy 3 is that the feed neck is very small. It will fit loosely in your hopper unless you tape the feed neck and will be smaller than some clamping feed necks will allow. I have had my hopper fly off of my gun twice now and it is not pretty when I get it back on with broken paint in it. This hopper is fairly heavy and will add some weight to your set up. While I do not know the exact weight, it seems heavier than the Ricochet or Reloader 2 hoppers that I have used. Another con is that batteries fit very tight in this hopper. This makes the battery door very hard to close.
In conclusion, this is a good hopper and has served me well. However, if I was starting paintball all over again I would have skipped this hopper and spent $15 less and got an Invert Reloader 2 or spent $10 more and got an Invert Too hopper. Both of those hoppers have more options and weight less than the Eggy 3.
Dispute: Eggs are not continuous feed hoppers, the impeller stops when the feed tube is full (hence, force feed). The only time it spins constantly is when the eyes can't see a paintball, such as when the hopper is empty. This is in contrast to continuous-feed agitation hoppers, which spin their motors constantly to bring balls to the neck but use gravity to actually fill the feed tube.
Last edited on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 12:58 pm PST