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Goodfella Sunday, April 7th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
none
Marker Setup: Spyder TL Plus w/nitro, Smart parts Tear Drop Barrel (12), CP Drop, and 12v Revvy
Strengths: The speed collar was 'field tested' for the first time by myself and another teammate during a 3 man tournament on a speedball field. Both our speed collars worked flawlessly. The collars combined with the speed pods dropped our reload times to almost nothing. No fumbling or spilling balls or anything. I reloaded my speed collar a total of 9 times during the tournament flawlessly. My teammate averaged around the same. No problems encountered.

Before installing, i removed the top two screws in the revy to remove the lid on the revy (replace the screws after removing the lid on the revy), the screw below the lid on the revy and the long bottom screw and that plastic thing thats on the speed collar.
Installing the collar involved removing the original lid off of the 12v Revy. The front end of the speed collar (hinge) is then used to hinge/hook itself on top of the plastic knub that once held the original pin on the 12v Revy. I then pushed on the bottom the speed collar down until it snapped all the way down. I then used the extra long screw that came with the speed collar to screw in the bottom hinge into the revvy. I did not use that plastic tab thing that came with the collar during installtion. I also did not install the timer. After installing, adjust the collar as needed (read con section for more details) Also when screwing in that extra long screw into the bottom hole of the collar into the revy, it actually goes all the through the hopper. If you look at the revy, there is no exit hole for the original screw in the revy. I used a black and decker electric screwdriver to actually drill/bore the entire screw all the way through. If you do not want to make a hole or something easier, use the original screw that you took out of the 12v revy mentioned above.
Weaknesses: Besides the obvious of being useless without speed pods, there are NO install instructions for this thing. It took me awhile to figure out how to install it properly on my 12v Revy. I ended up asking my teammate how he did it. I also do not think the collar will work with Riccochet 2ks or HALOs.

Another is that you need to adjust and learn how to insert the pods correctly. When i mean adjust, i mean loosening the screws or tightening ease the insertion/extraction of the pod (Ive read reports in the review section of pods getting stuck in the collar). Inserting the pods correctly involves having your gun in a slightly angled/stable position to insert the pod with minimal force and having your hand somewhat in the middle of the pod. If your hand is too far forward during insertion, the pod will not insert all the way and ball spillage will ensue. If your hand is too far back, the pod will not go into the collar. (note: getting the pod in isnt as complicated as im making it sound. I am just pointing out some things i found out myself)
Conclusion: My current setup for hauling extra balls across the field is the JT Slammer Pack, JT Collar, 12v Revy, and 4 JT speed pods. So far this setup has proven to be effective and very hassle free during play so far. Keep in mind however that the only games i have played are speedball and a few games in a wooded arena (trees in a fenced 200 x 100 field) and my limited experience.
I am giving this product a 7 out of town. 2 for no instructions and 1 for being limited for use to specific types of equipment (ie, speed pods/revolution hoppers).
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

Review Comments
JD-Fuel Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 | 6:53 pm PST
It works on halos.
   

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