Now you can give your 98 or 98 Custom marker the same advantages as the A-5!
* Links the feeder sprocket to the air system
* Synchronized ball feed for reduced breakage and jamming
* The faster you shoot, the faster you feed!
* Feeds up to 15 balls per second
* Includes wide mouthed 200 round hopper
* Attaches via quick release elbow
The Tippmann Cyclone Feed System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Tippmann Custom Pro ACT
Smart Parts '06 14" Progressive Barrel
Cyclone Feed System
3000/48 Nitro Tank
Large frontal profile
The Cyclone feed is definitely a must for any Tippmann owner, especially if you have an E-Grip. This force feed hopper is fast, reliable, and doesn't ever need batteries, as it runs off excess gas from the blowback action. Contrary to popular belief, this does not result in noticable inefficiency (a.k.a. gas hog), as I still get around 500 shots per tank (+ or - 20 shots really doesnt matter). Also, it lacks the "whirring" sound associated with most loaders.
With my E-Grip ROF cap set at 15bps, this loader never misfeeds or allows for a chop, even in full automatic. The 15bps cap is fine for me, as I'll never need to shoot more than 15.
If you are looking for a reliable, fast, and quiet loader for your Tippmann, look no further.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 at 6:52 pm PST
Dead On Pro Seal
GTA Inline Expansion Chamber Kit
Cyclone Feed System
No paintball breaks
No need for batteries
You are now like an A-5
None that i know of...
Ok so it was a saturday that I decided i need the cyclone feed system. I was always shooting too fast during play, and if i had a full hopper some balls wouldn't go down the feeding tube so i would have to shake it every so often.
So i had 60 bucks and I first went with my dad to this new bass pro shop that just opened. I thought that they might have it. But they didn't so i went to this other sportings good store from which i bought my gun from and i knew had it.
Just looking at it i could tell it was going to be sweet. it was easy for me to install..because i had already installed the Dead-On Pro seal powertube, it already had the thing sticking out with a plug in it. So all i had to do was find the right size allen wrench (which was a 3/32) and screw it out. But if you don't have the pro seal it comes with a replacement powertube. All you have to do is take the gun apart and put the powertube in a vice, get a 7/16 wrench and unscrew the steel hose.
Now there wasn't any loctite that came with the kit...so you are going to have to get some or teflon tape either one will work. But first you need to take something like an allen wrench and push out the valve inside the old powertube and put it in the new one...line up the holes and screw on the steel hose...
But the gun back together and then thake the little black plastic screw and screw it in where the metal plug is and then you are done!! it was that easy...I love this cyclone feed system
oh and i also advise that you keep this metal screw plug cuz you never know if something goes wrong with the cyclone..(which i dought) and all you have to do is plug the hole and use your old hopper if you still want to play paintball
I TOTALLY RECOMEND THIS PRODUCT. it is easy and it feeds as fast as you shoot. And if you are over shooting it i don't know why you are because you only need one shot to get the person out. But anyways this product is superb and i would recoment it to everyone with a 98C and a Custom Pro. I haven't broke any paintballs yet and i hope i don't!!! I give this product a 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have an RT you need to get an adapter kit from Tippmann.
This was the greatest addition I could bless the 98C with. My 98C use to be a medicore gun that had its normal amount of ball chops etc... Now I havent broke one single shot. Beautiful..... Now the only differnece between my A-5 and 98C is the looks lol.
none (except a stock hopper which is more air efficient, but less bps)
'98 custom pro with RT, double trigger, flatline barrel kit,long bow stock dropforward, remote line.
Higher bps, especially when combined with an RT , no batteries
Higher air usage, as it operates with air, also a higher profile.
The cyclone feed is for those who want to upgrade to a better hopper,but without needing batteries. Excellent for scenario ballers. combined with the RT youll be shooting ropes of paint in no time. However its only drawback is that you use more air, especially if you have an rt installed but its a good upgrade nonetheless.
Excellent for woodsball. May reduce in effectiveness on speedball fields due to a higher profile, but still manageable.
Super Response Trigger
450 Round offset hopper
Lighting Rod Mod
Quick Exhaust Piston Housing
Maddmann Spring Kit
Low Pressure System
Remote Line (not featured)
Rocket Cock II
Three 20mm rails
20mm tri-offset rail
Additional front handle
Bipod (not featured)
Heard reports of internals breaking after excessive use
I really like the cyclone feed. I can't really think about too much really wrong with it. It's pure mechanical, so unlike most of the people I play who have electronic hoppers, you never, yes NEVER have to worry about that since it doesn't run on batteries. It feeds up to 15 bps too, so that should cover most cases, and if you want to shoot faster than that there's various upgrades out there for it that will raise the bps in the 20's range, so it should be able to keep up with just about anything if you get all the upgrades too. It feeds pretty reliably too, since it works in synch with the gun (which I really like) there shouldn't be much misfeeds at all unless something is wrong with it. I can't really think of much weaknesses of this thing, in all honesty, if you've got a custom 98, I say why use a electronic hopper, this thing seems to beat it in just about every way.
If you have a 98 custom or pro and plan to shoot fast, get this thing. It's reliable and will set you apart from the competition with electronic hoppers. So need to fiddle with it after it set up and working properly.
Cyclone doesn't work on low air, you have to use the force feed plunger.
The cyclone feed was fairly easy to install, and after I got it installed and put my gun back together, there was a leak.
And I was to lazy to take it apart again so I just used it with the leak. Because I thought it would eventually fix itself, but i was wrong. About a month later I took my gun apart and put some buzzy's slick honey grease in the power tube, aired it up, and the leak was gone.
Iv only had one ball to bust in it, but it was my own fault, i was using cheap paint that wasn't completely round (it had dimples in it) even with the bad paint everything worked fine until that one ball busted. But once that happed the gun was useless because i would just be shooting a spray of paint, so i cleaned everything off. And it worked perfectly again.
That was the only ball it has busted since the day i got it (six months)
The onlyst thing bad about the cyclone feed is that it is a little bigger target then your stock hopper.
ps: Some people complain about it wasting air. But I didn't notice it at all.
Great product, buy it, if you never wanna have to shake your gun to get the balls to feed again.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 31st, 2007 at 11:24 am PST
Theelectronic vieloader i had on befor i put this on
89 custom with expantion chamber,new bolt, double triger, 16 inch and flatline barrels and some others
Well it cost a little to mutch
I gat this product about 2 months ago and have used it about 4 times. After just the first game it paid for its self. I was aggravated with the old electronic vieloader I had, it would skip and it was chopping vary badly. I had to clean the gun almost every three games. Ti was ridiculous. So I went up to the local pro shop and look at the a5 and after getting a better understanding of how it worked I know it would fix my problem. It took a month for me to get it after I ordered it, but that was not fault of the manufacturer. It was not too hard to put on. I can shout as fast as I want and it never misses and it never chops!!! And thatís not ever something you get out of an expensive loader. I know 60 is a little much and most of it is made of plastic but itís still less than a halo and as far as I can tell it works better. Well worth the money if you ask me. i give it a 9 becous its not made as good as i could be it this is stil a great product. P.S. my marker is a semi-auto and I have not used it with a full-auto but I bet it would still work grate.
If you love you're tippman like i do and you think its choping to much its worth the money
Um my friends halo b, they're completly different tho
tippmann 98 custom ACT
smart parts progressive 14 inch barrel
cyclone feed system W/standard 200 round hopper
20 ounze C02 tank
BSA RD30CP red dot scope
NXe 4+1 harness
PMI remote line
it can keep up amazingly with my responsive trigger when its at its fastest
it looks intimidating
alows you to use a raised sightrail and scope
hard to put on gun ( see review)
theres one peice that can break off easy
i picked this up at the starting of the week when i decided to buy a responsive trigger and let me tell you, this is the most amazing feed system out there. when i 1st brought it home, it was a little defective because i have a very hard time putting it on my gun, but a hammer fixed that. of your gonna get a responsive and a cyclone, ask whoever sold it to you if they have the T adapter because they both feed off the same source. if not u can call tippmann and they send you one for free. i brought it to my local field and at the starting i had alot of heads turning and people asking me qeustions. the newbies didnt want to be engainst me. it worked amazingly!! and dont be fooled. i usualy get about 900 shots with a 20 ounce. with the cyclone i still get 900!!! and i also have the responsive using the exxes air. it DOESNT USE UP MORE AIR. so yeah, if your gonna be sticking around 15 bps, go with this. if your gonna be doing anymore, they'res some peice to make your cyclone hit 30 bps, i dunno what its called tho.
All in all i love this product and wont ever be buying an electric hopper. im giving it a 9 because it was defective.
Feeds very quickly
Balance's the gun
Almost never chops balls
When you have about 50 shots left in your co2 it doesn't work
This works perfect with my Response Trigger, which i have set to around 10 bps. The installation my be a bit of a problem and like I said it can stop spinning when the co2 gets low enough. It also looks amazing, in my opinion it looks much better than the a-5. And while using a 20oz co2 tank the extra weight really helps balance the gun. I have shot only around 1000 balls with it but not one chopped.
Over all this works perfectly. It is very reliable and I have never had a problem.