Giving A5 owners another option in hoppers is Ricochet Development. Ricochet’s new R5 hopper combines their well known “deflection engineering” faceted shape with an A5 size feed neck.
Ricochet’s deflection engineered shape is somewhat elongated, presenting mostly slight angles as a target to anyone shooting from directly ahead. This design carries the purpose of increasing the change of a paintball glancing off of its surface, rather than breaking and eliminating the player.
Because all of the Cyclone feed components are on the receiver, the R5 has not electronics or active feed mechanism, and functionally works just the same as the stock hopper. Aside from the shape, the other chief difference is that the R5 holds approximately 210 paintballs as opposed to the stock hopper’s 180.
The Ricochet R5 gives Tippmann A5 owners another choice in hoppers with the opportunity to give their A5 a more unique profile, and carry a bit more paint on the field.
The Ricochet 2K Ricochet R-5 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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Nothing com-pairs to a piece of crap like this.
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The only strength is the fact that it holds More than the stock Hopper
Its not a2 piece hopper it has 3 Pisces docent clamp lid well at all.
Ok the first time i got this hopper the lid got shot threw by a guy behind me in speed ball we were only playing at 250 psi so its very week now the second one i got (i don't no why i got another one but sec i did) i played hole day with it and about every outher Hopper when i shot the top would pop off ( Well not off but its still secured on) Then the last game of the day ime leaning some one and my Hopper literally blows apart not from a paint ball just from the air pressure the co2 going threw the gun(250 psi) well wat happened was the lid flew off the hopper then the back three screws holding the Hopper together fly off in to different directions and all my paintballs to the floor. I looked at my hopper (Pisces) and saw no paint on it i was so P***d. The next hopper i got was the one that hold 330 balls and ive used that in a rookie tournament 2 scenarios and plenty of woods ball games with Bud's and its the same exact price as the rite-ch (ma by 2$ More but no big difference)
This product is a true waste of time and money. I'd give it a rating of 0.5 but i cant .