The E-tron is a revolutionary new hopper that is the new alternative to tubes and e-hoppers. It will feed approximately 10 bps. They make spills very rare if ever because you don't have to use tubes to dump into the hopper simply pull out the next E-tron from the harness and put it on your gun and flip the dump switch. These hoppers use treaded elbows so you don't have to worry about the hopper falling off the gun.
The Avalon Spinloader E-tron 130 Round Hopper is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Brass Eagle Cobra
Paintballs come out of it
The rate at which paintballs come out of it
Ok, well, I got this for a pump I have. It's ugly as sin, and is probably the worst design I have ever seen in a hopper--because it's a sphere, it presents the same (large) profile from ALL angles, therefore at least doubling the chance of recieving a hopper hit.
The site claims 10 bps. This is complete crap. If you have a stack of balls thats 3 or 4 high, then yes; 10 bps is realistic, but that is not the hopper actually FEEDING 10 balls...
I hate the color, so I spray-painted it black.
I hate how the feed neck is at an angle, so when you actually try to adjust it so that the opening tab for the lid point towards you, the hopper is at a rather odd tilt to the left.
Some of these have threaded feednecks, so you can only use them with SpinLoader elbows. What a scam.
The on/off is neat, but the again, that's why they have one on powerfeeds...
The opening is smaller than most hoppers, which means that you'll have a better chance of spilling paint when rloading with pods.
I hate how it's called an "E"-tron, like it's electric or something...just another ploy to scam the n00bs into wasting their hard-earned money..
The whole thing with reloading with hoppers instead of pods is rather moronic, for many reasons...
1. Pods have a smaller profile on your back than these bulky monstrosities.
2. You would have to waste the money on more of these hoppers and a special harness.
3. You'd still be using a gravity feed hopper...eew...
4. Most markers nowadays have some sort of clamping feedneck. Even if they don't, most still have a very snug fitting feedneck so that your hopper stays on. While they guy on the other team reloads with a pod in 4 seconds or so, you'll take half a minute just wrenching your hopper off, pulling another one out, and pushing that one into the feedneck.
The verdict: Complete crap.
So, here's what I did with it, because I couldn't stand the sight of it and I could barely contain the little voice inside my head telling me to go in the backyard and shoot it up until it was a mess of plastic chips among a puddle of paint....
I cut out about 2 inches from the middle section and then cemented the two halves together--Voila!-- a pocket hopper for my beloved pump. It still looks fugly, but at least it's being put to good use...
I hate it. It's a bad idea. I would rather 10 rd tubes (and often do, matter of fact...)Only good for making gee-hetto pocket hoppers.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 22nd, 2004 at 1:19 pm PST
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stock victor with e-tron hopper and 9oz Co2
open and close valve
only holds 130 balls
Great product i bought mine for 4.25 and it is worth every cent. It loads fast enough for me because i can only pull the trigger 6 balls per second and i have no brakes. My gun is a vertical feed so that could help it out somewhat. It can only feed about 5 balls per second in a powerfeed gun which is still pretty good because most people can not pull the trigger even that fast. The open and close valve is a great feature for it because if u leave balls in the chamber and in the hopper if someone accidently pulls the trigger it goes off and gets paint all over so if u turn the switch to off it will not do that.
This is a great product and is well worth the money. I will give it a ten because it loads as fast as i can shoot.
Smart parts 2K2 impulse w/
W.A.S. Equealizer board
all ndz internals
halo no rise
mac dev 04 vert reg
i can walk it at 22bps
Comes with thread, so I had to sand it down
Switch to open for balls to drop through would always open just when shaken
Feeds at a noob rate of about 5 bps when the manufacture said 10
A lil bulky design
Feed neck has a elbow in it and to have the switch pointed it leans sideways which Completely screws up the point of a vertical feed
Don't waste your $5
go out and buy a q-loader if you want to be able to change "pods" or hoppers
i would give them a 0 but i decided to give them one for effort
Black Spyder Shutter, TASO Stone Cold II Barrel, Clear E Tron 130 Hopper
This hopper is great for a guy like me because I don't use a lot of ammo, but when I do shoot, I shoot quickly. Some say the E Tron doesn't feed any faster than a VL, and this is what I have to say to them... PULL THE TRIGGER FASTER! The 130 rnd. E Tron is great because it allows me to shoot quickly and with the Open/Close valve I can remove it from my gun without having to empty my paintballs or waste them. No disrespect, but a previous reviewer stated the E Tron was ugly. It's not really ugly, it's just a different shape hopper people aren't used to. I like it. It's not as bulky as the VL 200, and its frosty-clear look allows me to tell how many paintbals I have. I don't like to carry tubes in a harness, but the E Tron also allows mobility and quick replacement paintballs. A custom harness can be bought for it and you can carry up to 3 replacement hoppers with you due to the close-off valve.
Overall, this hopper made my life easier. It allows for quicker feed, its shape makes it so it isn't in the way, and the Open/Close valve is conveniant. The E Tron is cheap and its awsome. You gotta try one.
Small ball count
Gravity fed, does not need batteries
Sticks out like a sore thumb
I used this for three different days before I tossed it aside like a bad habit. The Spin-Loader is only worth the time and effort if you are looking for something different to try out.
If you use 100 rd pods and want a nearly filled hopper to reduce the noise balls make while jumbling around in a 200 rd hopper, than this 130 rounder is for you. It's gravity fed and the design allows for balls to drop down without shaking the hopper. Though at times this does not hold truth.
Aesthetic purposes, the spherical make up of the hopper gives a marker one hell of an ugly profile. Turn it in the right direction and your get something that looked like half an egg. It does not really provide a smaller profile as the hopper still has the same height as regular hoppers. Only froma a side profile of the marker does it's ability to give a smaller profile hold true. Anyone will recognize you will the hopper.
Loading is a little strange unless you are accustom to Ricochette loaders. Though this hopper, depending if you have a center or side-feed marker and use an elbow, will seem cumbersome. Depending on your set up, the flip-lid will open toward or to the side of the marker.
I do not care what others have said. The feeding speed of this thing is just as fast as any other gravity fed hopper. It CANNOT keep up with the speed of high-end electronic markers, including electro-cockers. People who use high-end electronics with eyes, like the DM or Shocker, will NOT chop because they are using eyes.
This hopper is not really worth the time or effort. Using it as a switching type of hopper/pod system takes away the ability to carry more balls. Carrying 4 of these hoppers, plus one mounted on the marker can cost more than 1 VL200 and 4 140rd pods.
I have a harness designed for this product, and they work great on the field, easy to switch out, and i think they live up to there claim of speed. They are ugly, and look kind of cheap, but they work great with my harness which holds 3 of the hoppers.
The hopper is ugly but effective, the on off switch is great, they shoot fast for there price, great for fast refills on the field, would not suggest this without a harness that can hold them. The harness i got is made for them.
M3 2003 Dragun Fire LCD, Evlution II hopper, 14" CMI QB Tru-Flight barrel, 12oz CO2
Fast loading for a grav hopper
Looks (but what do they matter) and capacity
I got this hopper because I accidentally ordered the wrong thing, but it proved to be the best accident that happend to me. Though it says 130, this hopper actually holds about 150 and feeds at a slightly faster rate than a VL 200. I have an Egg II now, but I still pack this as a backup hopper whenever I go out.
If you're new to the sport or can't afford an e-hopper, definitely go for this one. Everyone on the field might laugh at it when they see it on your gun, but they'll stop when you outshoot them. I have to give this thing a 10 in comparison to all the other grav hoppers.