2005 Black to Blue Fade Proto Matrix
Smoke Halo B w/ Rip
Dye Peanut 70/4500
Hybrid Blunt Drop
Hybrid Grind Rail
Hybrid Hedlock 2
Hybrid Contract Killer Grips
CP Roller Trigger
No tools required
Still have to adjust with different hoppers
I put this on my PM5. I had to turn the adjuster screw almost all the way out for my unsanded HALO to fit in. The notches in the side would actually shave the HALO down for a perfict fit after putting it on and taking it off a few times. Now it slides right it. Flip the clamp lever and your done. It doesn't even think about moving.
I would recommend this product to people looking for something out of the standard hex bolt lock, and who doesn't want to buy a smart parts feedneck like the one on the Nerve.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 12th, 2005 at 1:15 pm PST
Good quailty finish, good machine quality of parts, Cam actuated locking
Nothing worth mentioning
this is a really cool product that makes removing your hopper a snap, with just a flick of the cam lever you can tighten or release the hopper form the feed neck the only other thing i could find at the time was a smart parts cam locking one. I went with the hybrid due to the all black finish and found the hedlock seamed to be machined better as well.
This is a top notch product if you have a need for clamping feed that you can pull off and put on your loader quickly. then this is the product for you.
Check It Low Rise Clamping, A+ Clamping Low Rise, Q-Lok, CCM, and various stock feednecks.
Angel Speed, Angel Force 4, RatPulse and Spyder Clone
Locking cam mechnism
Comes in multiple annodized colors
Not large enough to accomodate an unsanded HALO feedneck
Having played paintball a number of years, and having dealt with INFERIOR stock and aftermarket feednecks this is kind of a hot button of mine. Needless to say I've got a box full of feednecks.
I'm not going to go into the history of feednecks and the evolution of them... I'll leave that ot someone else. I can say up until 2 years ago I thought the Check-It feedneck (which is a cheaper knock off of the CCM series) was the best thing since slice bread. Then earlier this year I buy a Q-lok for my Impulse and I felt that the cam locking device was the next evolutionary step up from the Check-It. It allowed me to attach any loader on with little problem. From the unsanded Halo, unsanded Egg, and everything inbetween.
Anyways, my quest was to find a similar feedneck for my beloved Angel's. I was faced with the Redz feedneck and the Hybrid version. Despite the higher cost I chose the Hybrid because it was offered in Blue, and the Redz was only offered in like 2 color choices (black and clear).
I bring the feedneck back and put it on my Angel. It looked really nice, very similar to the Check It feedneck... Except one major problem, the unsanded Halo does not fit! I totally unscrew the cam lock mechanism and it still doesn't fit. What a major oversite on the part of Hybrid Paintball!
So now I have to sand the feedneck down, much like the old days of having pressure fit feednecks...and spending hours of sanding time. I was sort of pissed about it, because I bought the feedneck to avoid having to sand the feedneck down...and I liked the idea of an unsanded feedneck, which is probably stronger than an unsanded one.
In conclusion, I like the Hybrid feedneck but they have a long ways to go compared to the Q-lok. Everything about the Q-lok is superior in every way (and I am in no way a Smart Parts fan). The fact that I can't put an unsanded Halo on is a definitely a peev of mine.
I would give Hybrid a 10 if they would make the feedneck slightly wider, allowed you to hand tighten the allen screw, and put teeth in the feedtube so that it "bites" into the loader feedneck....basically making it a Q-lok clone.
Smart Parts red Ion, Hybrid Hedlok, CP Reg, New Designz on/off w/ bleed, New Designz roller trigger, Scepter barrel kit.
Blood red Nightkast, Eclipse Nexus kit, Worrblade, Worrblade bolt, Bob Long gauge on front block, Scepter barrel kit.
Evo2, 12v Revy X-board, Halo B w/ rip drive, and a Crossfire 92ci x 4500psi
I was looking for a clamping feed neck for my Ion and decided on the Hedlok. I chose the Hedlok because of the trigger system on the clamp and the neck size was within good height. I donít like no-rise hopper necks, because when I rap around a bunker my hopper will some times get in my line of sight and I either have to look over it or around it while still trying to stay as tight to the bunker as possible. With this feed neck it puts my hopper just at the right height. Yeah you have to adjust it to fit the hopper you are using but not a big deal. I adjusted it to fit my Halo and that was it, no more adjustment. I did have to sand my halo feed neck just so it wouldnít be so tight getting it in and out. Not a big deal, didnít have to do it, but was more of a personal preference.
One of the better clamping feeds around, great product.
Threading into gun is loose doesn't tighten until it bottoms out easy to strip
Good overall product if the threading problem is just my problem alone if you purchase and neck screws way down with out get gradually getting tighter you will have the same problem. FYI I have never fallen on dropped or hit the hopper very hard to this point and keep in mind this was 2nd day of playing with feed neck.
hopefully this was just my product. Other than threading this product would be a 10