Price - Under $40
Ball Capacity - 210+
Size & Profile (if hopper hits count)
Have used this hopper for some time with no issues. I've mostly used it in semi, but I've tested it with ramping and it seems to keep up with the 12bps just fine. There are several speeds you can set it to, I have always just left it on the fastest speed, and haven't had a chop yet with it on. I have forgotten to turn it on a few times too, and it loads pretty well as just a gravity hopper, so if your battery does go its possible to keep playing.
The battery life is amazing, the first battery lasted 3 months. The lid snaps tight, but not so tight that it can't be opened. It has never opened accidentally during play, even when I dropped my marker. The ball capacity is amazing, I did a test to see how many would fill it up, and it will take 220, however, it seems to best if not packed to the top.
The shell is basically 2 sides connected with screws, and a lid. Taking it apart for cleaning is possible, but not really something you'd want to do more than a couple of times in the life of it. The board and the battery sit underneath the main compartment, so rain really isn't a problem, however if you use water to wash out the inside its possible to get the board wet.
Because of the large capacity, the front profile is slightly wider than other say the revvy, but it could worse. The feedneck seems slightly longer than it needs to be, but it is hard plastic and can be cut down if needed.
Overall a good hopper for anyone using a mech or less than 13 BPS elec. maker. Not a high end loader, but it does the job it was intended to do and its simple insides make it very reliable. Throw the nice price in too, and I think this is a solid product.
Evlution 2 eggy: had constant feed, louder, drained more battery, terrible lid.
14" 2 piece j&j
ER db loader
one 9 volt
impossible to blend paint
Bad lid placement
slow...but you get what you pay for.
jams when completely full
This is a great hopper if your gun isnt capable of shooting over 15bps. so for all mech markers this is a great loader, activates only when you shoot, so it doesnt waste battery.
And unlike the VL revolution (30)and the tippman ssl200(39) this loader looks alot better especially in smoke.
it has 3 speeds, if you buy this you'll most likely be keeping it on the fastest speed (3) the only purpose for the other speeds is if your at the chrono or messin around in your backyard.
the plastic is very durable feeling and doesnt feel cheap unlike some other loaders out there.
with the sound activation it keeps noise to a minimum which is great for any scenario type especially woodsball.
since it uses a cyclone type disk to agitate, there are no propellers to jam or blend paint.
the only down sides are the lid is directly on top. it would have been nicer if it was angled downward like every other hopper but Extreme Rage didnt think about that. this is very nitpicky but i really couldnt find a big flaw to this hopper.
but it would be nice if it was faster but thats what you must expect for a 35 sound activated hopper. you sacrifice speed for smarter technology.
and also it may not agitate properly when completely packed to the top. it may jam....
Over all, i would buy this hopper if your in a budget, and use a gun that doesnt shoot over 15 bps, get it. but if you own any electronical gun that shoots faster dont buy. look into the halo invert too and save your self alot of ball chops and aggrivation.
For the price and technology i give it a 8/10
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 7th, 2010 at 11:47 am PST