12v revolution w/ x board
Egg (just tested)
Angel Force 4 Fly
Cobra trigger /w magnet mod
Cobra v2.0 bolt
Cobra snatch grip & breach knob
Check it Unimount
'02 WGP STO Autococker
12" DYE boomstick
ANS front pneumatics kit w/ QEV's
Shocktech Bomb 3-way
ANS GX phase II reg
Shocktech supa fly bolt
Kapp fx beaver tail
Sys X drop & on / off
Halo-B w/ rip V board
68ci. 3000psi. Crossfire hpa.
Well built, solid.
Jams are a pain
On / off button too low profile
I've read complaints about the halo having too much torque for the ball detents, causing multiple feeds per cycle. If you have a closed bolt gun like a 'cocker, don't worry, this hopper is perfect being that the bolt is only open when you pull the trigger. EDIT 02-Sept-04:
I bought the Force Fly Angel 4 and this Halo works beautifully with it. I do not have victory board and it keeps up with the Angel with no double feeds to speak of yet. Once I get Victory... it'll be interesting to see if the AF4 Fly gets even faster. he he he he! EDIT 19-MAR-05:
I made a mistake by not tightening my feedneck and the HALO flew off onto pavement and the lid broke off. Being unable to replace the needed part due to backorder, I had to use a friends Evolution (egg) hopper. I was amazed at how much slower the egg was, even with brand new batteries. Walking the trigger of my Angel seemed almost futile, it seemed like I was shooting one ball every three pulls. The Egg that I used had the Y board upgrade.
On / off button is straight forward, push once to turn on then push, hold (until the light turns red) and release to turn off. The button can be hard to work with wet or slimy gloves. I overfilled the hopper during a fight once and the motor turned off. (thats what the Z-code software is all about. Keeps motor, belt and electronics from burning up if the feed mech jams up Z code also shuts down if the eye is covered in filth) In that situation rip won't help you! you have to turn the hopper off, dump out some paint and turn it back on again. That's hard to do quickly if you can't feel the button through gloves and paintballs are whizzing past yer head.
QUICK FIX IDEA!
Remove the cotton off the end of a Q-tip, roll it into a ball and place it over the button (red dot) and use electrical tape to secure it in place. That gives the button a greater profile that's easier to feel and push with gloves on. That may also help protect the plastic "film" that covers the button, just use something soft like cotton.
The halo; unlike the viewloader revolution (12v), won't allow you to shake paintballs into the feed neck if the batteries die. That's where the rip drive comes in! Its like winding a clock to keep it working so you're not dead in the water. Thats a cool feature.
The halo differs from other hoppers due to the fact that the paintballs or "ball stack" in the feed tube is constantly held under spring tension (like shells in a regular gun clip) so as soon as the breach opens another paintball is forced; by spring tension, into the breach. No chopping! Fast? That's an understatement.
You have the choice of using either one 9v battery or six AA's. One 9v battery is much lighter but it bounces around in a gigantic void big enough to fit six AA's. The Odyssey website recommends six AA batteries. Using a 9v battery would severely hamper the speed of this hopper. Fresh batteries are a must, this hopper isn't such a battery hog if you unplug the battery harness in between playing.
This hopper is heavy, but that's no problem being that I'm actually a cyborg.
The engineers who designed this hopper really used their brains and made a great functioning product. H.A.L.O. (Highly Advanced Loader Operations) really lives up to it's name.
This hopper is the perfect combo with my 'cocker, although I'll never shoot fast enough to out run it (thats a good thing). I'm pleased I spent the money to get it and I haven't had any speed chops since. It's definitely worth the extra money for this loader because it will keep up with any future marker purchases that you make. The HALO was a little excessive for my 'Cocker but it was right there to throw atop my Angel soon as I got it. This loader works great on my Angel 4 fly as well with no double feeds.
I did a stupid flying commando dive / roll which broke the very bottom of the shell on the feed neck. I used super glue to fix it and its held up for weeks. Although covered by warranty, I understand that it's cheaper to buy a new shell than it is to ship it back to Odyssey for repair. You must send to them for warranty repairs.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 27th, 2006 at 8:28 am PST
intruder 89 is wrong. To save a little money I could have gone w/ the egg for enough speed (as opposed to the 12v revvie) but the force feed on the halo ads a whole new world of reliability to a closed bolt. There's no way on earth that a 12v revvie could have kept up to my (sorry to break your bubble intruder) MECHANICAL autococker. Even an egg would have more feed gaps than halo. I didn't mind paying a little more for the performance I get (not to mention the great company behind it). Now I'm set up if I go electro.
Last edited on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 at 3:42 pm PST
1. no, your never going to outrun an Evo on a mech cocker, youd be doing very well t outrun a revvy.
2. im kind of confused about your review, it sounded like you really liked the product, you gave nothing but good remarks, but yet you only gave it an 8???
quote:Originally posted by KnUcKiNpHuTs 1. no, your never going to outrun an Evo on a mech cocker, youd be doing very well t outrun a revvy.
This review is not about the evo. As for the revvie, it became a constant chopping problem after I installed the QEV's and reduced the trigger pull. That was why I needed to invest in a faster hopper. Bottom line.... the revvie coulden't cut it anymore. You are bashing a mechanical Autococker just to create the impression that you know something.
quote:2. im kind of confused about your review, it sounded like you really liked the product, you gave nothing but good remarks, but yet you only gave it an 8???
"1" is a bad score, "8" is a good score "10" is a perfect score.
Do I think it's perfect.? No.
Do I think it's good? Yes.
Last edited on Sunday, September 5th, 2004 at 3:13 pm PST
quote:Originally posted by cockercane intruder 89 is wrong. To save a little money I could have gone w/ the egg for enough speed (as opposed to the 12v revvie) but the force feed on the halo ads a whole new world of reliability to a closed bolt. There's no way on earth that a 12v revvie could have kept up to my (sorry to break your bubble intruder) MECHANICAL autococker. Even an egg would have more feed gaps than halo. I didn't mind paying a little more for the performance I get (not to mention the great company behind it). Now I'm set up if I go electro.
Cockercane, I have noticed by reading your past reviews and comments you like to show someone up with what they say about your reviews. So just to point this out revvy is spelled R E V V Y not revvie cyborg boy.