I realy like this hopper . THE problem is ... im on my third shell because the feed necks keep cracking at the sanded area . where ive pushed them into the gun // and no its not my sanding .. I think odyssey should look at using a diffrent type of plastic . the material is to brittle ..
still even with the cracking plastic problem //// its the only hopper i would consider buying for my angel speed ...i have yet to out shoot it with my angel speed
Speed, balance, and a lot of different color options.
feed necks to large. force feeds to strong. disassembly only a tech can do.
overall halo b is a good force feeding loader but on some guns the ball d tent will not stop force feeding and will cause the nice blender effect. I tried three different barrels, including a Freak, on my mag and it still double and triple fed. So if you have a very strong ball d tent and the right barrel and really want to shoot fast, you can get a halo b. One more thing if you like to play in forts do not go with a halo b, because if you point the gun down all your balls will go forward away from the feeding cup so won't get any balls to feed.
for a tournament play great,but if you are playing rec. ball and have a low end gun you may want to try it from someone else before you spend the money for it
-Getting Out Those Final Balls
-No Rip Drive
I own a Halo B and recently it has been crapping out on me. Also the battery life isn't that good. For some reason bigger bore paint has been jamming inside of my Halo B and what its jamming against is the Anti-Jam Bead and Anti Jam Spring. The Halo is easy to load durring a match and the lid will stay shut durring a match. A problem I have noticed is that the last few balls tend to take a whil to come out and they even get stuck spinning on top of the Anti-Jam Bead and Spring. The Halo B is easy to take apart and clean then put back together but some of the screws can piss you off because they will spin but not drop out. I like how you can upgrade the Halo B with new boards and put in your own rip drive and change the shells and I like the new Hybrid 3 piece shell. I have been shooting a Halo B for a while now and its a good deal for the money.
I give it an 7 because it has a few problems that should have been fixed before they released it and because the anti jam has been jamming on me.
eggys- just barely slower, by like 4 bps but much lighter, slimmer, and have larger ball capacity
vl 200s- self-explanitory
2005 WGP Black Magic (black to silver)
freak barrel system
70/4500 crossfire stubby
2001 right feed wgp cocker
03 wgp pneus
03 wgp bolt
black magic cocking rod
Very fast, especially with new boards.
ALOT of after-market shells.
Large amount of customization.
Well, I had bought my halo B last year at NPPL San Diego, back when my 01 cocker was my main setup... With that single trigger cocker, my stubby, and the halo... I looked like a moron. Allow me to tell you a story.
I have used my halo exclusively for a little over a year, and I have always poked a bit of fun at my teammates for using eggys. I had never used an eggy in a game. I had held them and put them on my gun, but never played a game with them. A little over a month ago, we had a tourney. No big deal, local tourney fun to do, didn't really expect to do that well, seeing as we had always placed last or close to it =(. So we get there at about 6 a.m. while play starts at 9. It's always nice to get there early to get your stuff ready to play and then help the refs, stretch, pray, and relax before play starts. So when we get there, I immediately get my gearbag out and throw my setup together. I air up my Black Magic, throw some domination in my hopper and run to the chrono, expecting a line. There wasn't. Apparently I am the only one who would rather be "better safe than sorry". I turn on my halo, marker, and air. After hitting my halo button I hear the typical 'burrrr' of the drive cone, loading some nice brittle domination into my feedneck. I shoot, but nothing. I shoot again, and all I get is domination souuuuup! "Oh, no" I think, "It's going to be one of those days." I take off my loader thinking that I am chopping... But my bolt is fine, it isn't stuck in the closed position like what happens to most guns when they chop. Puzzled, I look in my halo... Little did I know the carnage that dwelt beneath my pearly shells. I look in and all I see is soup inside... "OH NOES!". I turn on my halo to feed through the mess and watch as ALL the balls that came in contact with the drive cone just break under the pressure. I take my gear back to our camp and talk to our newly acquired coach and ask him for a backup halo if he has one. He has no halo, but he does have a proto, 2 promasters, 4 e-cockers, and a matrix... helpful? haha, but he does have 3 eggys. So, reluctantly, I grab a nicely custom dyed red/blue accented eggy II with zboard and run back to the chrono. I flick the switch on and start shooting. It keeps up GREAT. Not one skip or dryfire, no starving of my black magic here! I shoot over the chrono, 279, 285, 280. I glance at my thermometer 45 degrees... rare for San Diego, the inconsistency is understandable. After watching a few hundred players at the chrono hurriedly try to fix problems with 10 minutes until their game, our game is scheduled to begin. But back to the review, I have noticed alot that when your halo flashes low battery... it doesnt mean low battery... it means "I'm dying now, and I dont feel like feeding anymore, yet I have enough power to flash this annoying freaking light again and again. Oh no, the batteries are dead, will I dream, dave? I'm scared dave! daaaaaaaave...." (light blinks out) So once they do another halo, I would like to see a low battery light that... lets you know BEFORE it stops feeding, not after.
Good for some, not so balanced on cockers. Try halos, eggys, and vlocitys to see which fits you more.
I'm switching over to eggy's or vlocity's once I test them both out. Because the halo is just too unbalanced for my cocker.
I give it a 9 for speed and reliability (most of the time, even though mine crapped out on me)
P.S. we got 1st in our tourney
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 4th, 2005 at 7:33 pm PST
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More than 5 years
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This product was frekn horrible
Breaks paint !
Modes were impossible to work
Ok i used this product with my brand new timmy and it kept breakn paint and my gun was shooting like 12bps i was pissed ! cause thats not exactly cheap , so i went too the field and the let me try out the Empire Reloader B and this thing rips ! if i would of know back then i would of bought the empire for sure .
there is not another hopper this fast...but i guess the all the revies are similar
it has a victory board and a rip drive
Fast, fast, fast, fast, dosnt break
Hard to figure or the settings at first and kinda expensive
wen i got the hopper and i put it on my imagine, it was like puttin eys on my gun. i never broke a ball, it was crazy. now i got the XSF board in my gun and it shoots as fast as the hopper loads and thats like 35 balls per sec, so thats how fast my gun shoot, its crazy. but i wood not be able to do that if i didnt have this hopper. i wood get it if u got the money
Im happy that i got this hopper...it might be alotta money but its worth it
all american barrel
cp razor drop
This is an extremely fast hopper
Its kinda heavy
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