Viewloader 12v Revvy- My brother uses this one; it is an awesome loader; feeds fast and the sensor works nicely. It is a little heavier than the Rhino, however, because it uses 2 9 volt batteries rather than 1, but that's a very minor complaint.
Viewloader 200- The one everybody starts out with.
14" PMI Razzor
Nothing too special.
-Continuous feed uses up batteries quickly.
-Feels kinda "big".
Well I've had this for about 3 months and it is a very nice hopper despite being only $30, about the same as the Quantum except so much better performance. The first thing you notice is the shape; it is designed to deflect paintballs that hit the hopper. I am not sure if this works because I've never been hit on the the hopper since I've had it, but i do know that it looks pretty unique. It is easy enough to operate; just pull open the battery door in the back, pop in a 9 volt, and press the power button and it's set. When I took it out to test it out, I filled the hopper just about all the way, but left some room for the balls to move around. Be sure to do this, as it makes it a lot more reliable when feeding.
I took a few shots with my Imagine and gradually began shooting faster and faster. It kept up perfectly fine, even when I was walking it up to around 12 bps. I was impressed with how well it did; I was worried at first that it would not be as good as my brother's Revvy but the Rhino was just as good. Some say that the motor is loud; this is not true. It is a steady hum that is not noticeable in a game. It is a softer than the Revvy's motor if you want a comparison. Some people also bash the continuous feed; I think that it is actually an advantage because while it may use up more batteries, it just about ensures that there is a ball waiting after the next one. If it would spin just a little bit faster, it would be perfect. The neck is really great, too, because of the o-rings on it. They make it just about impossible for the hopper to fall off, spilling all your paint. I flipped it upside down, slid around with it, etc. and never had any loose hopper problems.
One of the bad things, though, is that the Rhino has no sensor. All this means, however, is that you should bring an extra 9 volt battery to the field. The hopper also feels kind of big and awkward, I prefer the Revvy's/Reloader's designs. The only other bad thing is that it sometimes feeds slowly when there is not much paint left, and can't always keep up on long strings of paint. I experienced only 1 chop and it was from shooting on full auto for an extended period of time (for those testing new hoppers out, full auto mode is a good way to do it. That's about all it is good for and the only time/reason I've ever used it...). Both flaws, however, are minor. This is an awesome loader for a semi-serious player.
Even if you are someone who is not going to be playing a lot, one of the first upgrades you should buy, no matter whether you have an electric gun or not, is a motorized loader. If you are not willing to shell out $50 for one, or are just not going to be playing a lot, buy the Rhino. It is the greatest bang for the buck. If you are going to be playing more seriously, buy a Revvy or ReLoader. I give this a 9/10 for it's excellent value and doing it's job well, the thing that keeps it from being a 10 would have to be the way it feels. Sorta big and awkward-feeling.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 4th, 2004 at 10:27 am PST
The only difference from the original AK is that there is not a ball sensor. The ball sensor senses a ball in the feed tube, and does not spin the feed (reminds me of a weed whacker). This hopper will doe just fine on any marker, except acceptionally fast shooting markers, such as a highly modded Impulse, or an Angel perhaps. The Rhino feeds perfectly into my 2003 autococker. Simple use, too. Pop in a 9-volt battery, press the push-button, and you're ready to play. For the price, you can't go wrong. Although if you have the extra $15 or so, get the normal AK with the sensor.
If you have enough money, get the AK, or even the 2k. Ricochets are great hoppers. The rhino is a fine addition to their line of products, especially for the low budget paintballer. The 2k would rate as a 10, the AK as a 9, so i give this an 8.
nice feed for great price compared to other auto hoppers
just a little loud if you're playing games and trying to keep quiet
I recieved this hopper today and had a little struggle getting it to fit onto the vertical adapter but once i got it on i set my gun on full-auto and decided to test it. The night befor i was having problems with improper manufacturing on the internals of my gun so i had done some porting. I noticed about a 20-30 fps increase in my firing just from the porting. When i had tried perviously to foolishly fire my gun on full-auto with a regular hopper i chopped quite a bit of paint and only got about 3 bps. After upgrading to this hopper it was shooting atleast 9 bps with no chop. I went through a hopper full of paint and am very satisfied with this product and would recomend it to anyone looking for a good cheap loader for guns that wont be firing over 12 bps
does its job well
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This is a great hopper it is nice and fast and does everything right. I am not going to buy another hopper because this one is perfect. You should get it, I liked it and I know you will too. It has a nice little plastic plate so you can see how many paintballs you have left. It is the best.
Spyder E-99 Avant
Ricochet AK Hopper
14'' J&J Ceramic Barrel
Fits snugly on my marker
It's an electronic hopper!
Electronic hoppers are necessary when using a marker that can lay down paint like no other. But as you all know these things can get extremely pricey. So where are you going to get a good agitating hopper for such a low price? Hmmmmmmmm... Ahhhh yes, the Ricochet 2K Rhino hopper! I bought mine from a store for a mere $35! This hopper fulfills my needs on the field and it can keep up with my marker. Also, it's design helps ricochet the balls off of the hopper, keeping me in the game (even though so far I have had no luck with that). One drawback however is it's continuous agitation. After a while this thing really starts to annoy you. But what isnt annoying these days? If you have the extra cash to fork over seriously just get a Ricochet AK or something, but for the paintballer on a budget go for the Rhino! I guarantee it wont let you down!
This hopper is extremely durable and cheap and.... it's electronic! Go get one!
Tippmann 98 custom (black)
Ricochet AK Rhino
DYE Sticky Grips (black)
Flatline and Boomstick
Rocket Cock II
Phsyco Ballistics Double Trigger
maddman spring kit
Steel Hose Remote
no censor for detecting balls
Continous feed into your gun, doesn't stop . The blades rotate continuously for continuous feeding to your marker. Very Cheap and very sleek looking. It added a lot of looks to my 98 custom and made everyone fear my gun lol! VERY INTIMIDATING!!! The problem that i had with mine is that the battery compartment was missing something that made the battery flush with the contacts. So i had to stuff a napkin in the back of the batter to make it flush with the contacts.
Very good upgrade for a low budget pb playa. AWESOME looks and it adds looks to your gun too!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 23rd, 2004 at 4:32 pm PST
electric which is always good, nice and secure, looks insane
non-sensor feed (continuous)
excellent hopper for a beginer or the recent switchee to an electric gun, works just fine for my imagine, doesnt jam often, spinner works good, loud in quiet woods playing, continuous feed isnt great but it works, sensored feeds are much more efficient and not as noisy, if your on a tight budjet, need a hopper go for it, not terrible for electric guns overall good hopper
geart to buy if your ona budjet, need a good hopper
6.0 tottaly stock
16 ounce Co2 tank
Looks Awesome Fast Deflects
This is an insane hopper. It took me a while to learn how to open up the battery door but when i did i was hooked. I sent 3 cases of paint threw it since Christmas and i havent chopped a single ball yet. Get this hopper its the same as the Ak just without a sensor but its 20 bux less money u can spend on other upgrades!
Great Hopper I would without a doubt get this hopper and i have no regrets.
-ricochet deflection technology
-easy to maintain
-a bit slower feed than the AK
This is a good hopper, for the low budgeted paintballers. The RIcochet Deflection Technology allows paint to bounce off (or "Ricochet") off the hopper more. The only difference between the Rhino and the AK is that the Rhino is a continous feed, and a bit slower. That only means you'll need a few extra batteries because the continuous feed will eat them up. It's easy to clean, fill, reload, turn on/off, etc.
Buy this if you cannot afford the AK.
Overall i give this a 9/10
Overall a good hopper. Good for anyone who isn't going to play a stealth position. Bad for sniping in wood ball, but efficient for speed ball. It is worth the buy at $30. Can feed more rounds than a gravity hopper. Think about using rechargeable batteries, or it will waste more money than it is worth. I played an entire day without a single double feed or any chopped balls. I would recommend this hopper for cheap people like me who don't feel like spending $100 on a hopper. I'd rather buy a new barrel with that money. This hopper is good for someone who doesn't have a super fast gun like an angel or an autococker. If you have a fast gun it would be better to buy the more expensive one, like a Halo B.
There are better hoppers, but most are too pricey. This hopper is efficient in speed ball, but I would think twice before playing wood ball with it. It is definitely worth the buy at $30.