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Amras86 Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
6 months
Products Used:
Generic Brand Squishy Paddles
Stock Cyclone Paddles
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 Custom Basic
Flatline Barrel w/ Tactical Rails
GTA Expansion Chamber
Double Trigger
TechT Hair Pin Trigger Kit
Cyclone Feed System (Votex Mod, Lightning Rod, Squishy Paddles, Silver QEPH)
Low Profile Hopper
Collapsible Stock
Red Hot Power Tube w/ Derlin Bolt
TechT Zero Kick Hammer
Response Trigger
Remote Line
Adjustable M16 Sight Rail
Polished Internals

Tippmann Bravo One
G36 Barrel
Cyclone Feed System (Vortex Mod, Lightning Rod, QEPH)
Aluminum Power Tube w/ Derlin Bolt
NcStar MARSH Front Hand Grip
Polished Internals

Tippmann TPX
TechT Remote Line Adapter
TechT Low Pressure Spring Kit

JT Tac5 Camouflage (Completely Stock)
Strengths: Decreased ball breakage
Faster RoF (with other upgrades)
Weaknesses: See Review
Review: If you are having problems with balls breaking in your Cyclone Feed Hopper your best chance to fix that is getting this upgrade. It's a little expensive for what you get, but it does a great job.

The stock plastic paddles sometimes break paint, I have never had the problem but I got this upgrade to increase my RoF as efficiently as I could. I do have another paintball marker without the squishy paddles, and it also has the E-Grip. It breaks paint maybe 1 out of 50 paint balls. Not very good for Full Auto. Another thing I noticed is that the balls don't bounce around as much in the hopper with the squishy paddles.

I found if you have all the TechT Cyclone upgrades the paddles can be held back by the neck of the hopper. I am not sure if that's something I did, but I had to trim the neck so the paddles didn't make contact. This happened only when I had all the TechT cyclone upgrades. There is less effort to spin the paddles so I am guessing that was my issue. That's about the only thing I noticed, but only with the complete upgrade.
Conclusion: Everyone will probably have a different experience with this upgrade depending on your marker setup. My marker has all the upgrades I can fit on it and I know it wouldn't work as well without it. It took a lot of fine tuning to get everything working together.

Score: 9/10

I think this product deserves a solid 9. The rubber isn't as soft as it describes but it is much better then the stock plastic paddles. If you are out to make your marker into a full auto setup, you need this upgrade to keep up with the feeding requirements.
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at 1:27 pm PST

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