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thetruth217 Monday, November 16th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ricochet Apache
Marker Setup: Smart Parts SP-1 w/ Blackheart board, Invert Halo Too, Trinity T-Lock, Smart Parts All American Back with All American Apex Ready Front + Apex tip, 72/3000 HPA Tank, Remote w/ Slide Check
Strengths: Great Price
Clean Look
Upgradable
Up to 20 BPS
Weaknesses: Lid is sometimes a little tricky
Programming isn't very easy
Review: First and foremost I'd just like to say that this is my first serious electronic hopper. I bought a Ricochet Apache a while back for about $10 just to use with my 98 Custom, other then that I've been using Tippmanns with a Cyclone for many years.

I went with the Halo Too because I bought an SP-1 and needed a hopper that could keep up with the BlackHeart board at a reasonable price. $59.99 was the price I saw originally, but I've noticed a few paintball websites starting to bump that price up to $69.99.

The hopper has a nice clean look to it, it feels solid and it kept up just fine with my 98 Custom. I did have a problem with it in semi auto with the SP-1 which one of the refs at the field said that I might have to adjust the hoppers settings a bit because the SP-1 is quieter with less kick then the 98, so the hopper might not be picking up every shot.

This brings me to the negatives...

Programming the board seems to be more difficult then I think it should be. I've never been a fan of trying to program something from flashing lights, but I was able to figure out the Tippmann E-Grip and SP-1 grip just fine. Changing the settings isn't impossible, just more involved then I was expecting.

Also, the lid can be annoying. Sometimes it takes a little added effort to pop it open. It's not a huge deal, but worth mentioning. I intend to replace the lid with a speed feed of some sort. I hear Exalt makes a nice one.
Conclusion: Overall this is a great hopper to buy for not only your main marker, but its always a good idea to keep backup equipment around in case something goes wrong with your main setup. A Halo Too is a good choice because it performs well, and doesn't have an enormous price tag. Aside from the programming issues, which someone more experienced with electronic hoppers might not have any problems, I would recommend this hopper.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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