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kangaroodent Thursday, December 4th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
A gravity hopper! Yay!
And an EggoII, it blew it away, truly.
Marker Setup: Viewloader Prodigy
Dye Excel barrel
Pure Energy 68.4500
16oz CO2
Remote Coil
Ricochet 2K
Strengths: See the main review body.
Weaknesses: See the main review body
Review: Strengths:
-Strong polycarbonate
-Light!
-The battery door pops batteries out! Imagine that.
-LCD display
-Anti-jammer, not de-jammer
-Flexible agitator (Doesn't break balls when packed full!)
-Flex sensor (Keeps balls below it from coming back into the hopper, which means there will always be some balls there)
-Battery life!
-WARRANTY!!!!!!!!!!
-Ball counter
-Timer (how many shot, not how many left)

Weaknesses:
-The ball counter is actually accurate, but to make it the most accurate you must turn off your loader, then turn it on again (which loses the count) and adjust it. So, that means it doesn't work well.
-The anti-jam could mean that there might not be balls, because it only spins when a ball is fed through, so it could be possible that it might not agitate so balls fall into the feed neck.
-FREAKING LOUD! Compared to absolutely any other loader, it's at least 10x louder. You don't notice it when you're playing, though.
-Absolutely abismal loading speed, sadly enough. I can outshoot it on a marker that's supposed to go 7bps max! Oh well.
-I should've just got a Halo TSA, or even an Egg. Much better, for cheaper or nearly the same price.

I just received this hopper two days ago, and have used it quite a bit already. It is amazing. It's design is pretty cool, it reminds me of a stealth bomber. I got it in green, mainly because it was the only one in stock and I need it for a tourny in like two days.

The box contains a piece of paper, a warranty card, extra neck o-rings, a hopper (would you imagine that!) and nothing else. So, I noticed the feed neck on my marker was too small for it to fit, even if it is the o-ring feed neck. But since they give you free shells and anything, (LIFETIME WARRANTY, the main reason I bought it) you can just call 'em up and get you to send you some more. I liked that idea. So I sanded it up, with some random sandpaper I found, and then threw it on my marker and after a couple shots it wiggled loose (200 shots). So then I put an o-ring on and shot another 200 and it was fine. They do help.

I'll update this review once I play in this tournament on Saturday. It'll be fun to see how well it works in -20c weather, my normal rec-ball conditions.

EDIT: I didn't even use it in the tourney, but was very satisfied with the loader I did use, an EggyII. They're so silent you can't tell that they're on, which isn't a good thing sometimes. I liked 'em a lot.

EDIT #2: It's slow. WAAAAY too slow. I can outhsoot it on a freaking Viewloader Prodigy that is supposed to go no more than 7bps!

Hence my rating was lowered...... TO A 6.
Conclusion: If you're sick of stupid Revvys breaking, and you want a cool timer and counter, then get this loader! The warranty will assure you that you will be happy from now until eternity that you bought a Ricochet product. So buy it, and support a good company.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 15th, 2004 at 2:14 pm PST
 

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