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.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
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Tippmann 98 custom
Feeds on trigger pull
WORKS GREAT!!! You definatly get your moneys worth with this upgrade. Shoots when the bolt shoots. The Cyclone uses no extra air. 15 balls a second will be the highest you can get with an elbow feed. It also seems to improve the accuracy of my gun as well. I havent chopped a ball since i got it.
if you have a tippman this is the best loader for it. Works on your guns action and forces the ball into the chamber. if you have the money buy it.
Read all of the good reviews and decided to add this to my 98c instead of purchasing an a-5. Thouroughly impressed although I have only tested it with about 200 balls. But I fired them off as fast as i could possibly move my fingers and no chops. Usually would have chopped if I even thought about doing that. Installation was extremely simple. Took me about 10 minutes.
Possibly the best upgrade for 98c owners. Tremendously increases the reliability of the marker and the elbow doesn't wobble anymore.
Tippmann 98 Custom
14" J&J Ceramic Barrel
20 Oz CO2
everything else stock
Feeds up to 17 balls per second, doesn't use a battery, fairly easy installation
Perhaps a little expensive for a non-electric loading system
I was attracted to this product because I wanted a fast loading system for my 98 Custom without worrying about dead batteries or water. Installation was fairly easy. There does come a point in the directions where it says "Put provided sealant on threads of the gas line..." I was a bit angry about this as sealant was not provided in my Cyclone package (nor did any come with my marker). I was very lucky and managed to find some old sealant in my basement which worked perfectly. Anyone thinking about buying this kit may want to make sure they have some sealant on hand because I don't think it is really supposed to come with the package. Also this hopper has no wobble what so ever (the stock 98C latch is know to move back and forth slightly). The hopper works as expected and I am very happy with my purchase.
I personally think this hopper is a great choice for any 98 Custom owner looking to get some more out of their marker. Many electronic hoppers cost more than this whole kit and feed just as fast or slower (you probably won't go over 17 bps with a 98C anyways, lol). Any hey it's Tippmann so it's very durable.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 2nd, 2006 at 6:52 pm PST
Others that I cant think of
uses a lot of CO2
Stops running when low on air
Not many others
I saw this at first and thought it was a waste but then I researched it. It looked amazing. I got it for Christmas and the first time I used it my marker shot way faster. It is a little hard to install but it is well worth it. It boosts the ROF from 11 to 15. But quite often I get my gun up to 20.
Buy it and you wont be let down. This is an awesome product.
98 custom,CMI 16" QB Tru-Flite,Maddman springs,Ben Tippmann Sealed Bolt System,Psycho ballistics star fire bolt,Dye Stickies 3,DOP aluminum power tube,Cyclone feed
Fast feed,works off excess gas(no batteries),ease of installation
Exterior gas tube????
Got this and installed it with my DOP aluminum power tube and let me tell ya this is awesome great product litteraly installs in seconds .very simple very straight forward although the instructions were a bit lacking but the install is easy enough to figure out.the beauty of this product is it will feed as fast as you can pull the trigger and requires no batteries.After I got this bad boy installed I had to test it out and see what i could do with it,so i took my new toy out and put it to the test an I fired as fast as i could and guess what it kept up with me usually I'll have one or two misfeeds and i DIDN'T HAVE ONE.Ilove this thing it is awsome except for the exposed gas line(I don't care for that)but overall a great product.
Overall a great product does what it says it will ,but not perfect(gas tube)
Tippmann Custom Pro
J&J Full Tilt Two Piece Ceramic Barrel (12 inch)
Pure Energy 68 cubic inch 3000 psi HPA
* Cycles very fast
* fairly inexpensive compared to an e-trigger
* No batteries
I installed the Cyclone Feeder at the same time I put on an R/T. All I could say is, wow! Since the feeder uses the excess air from every shot, it will cycle every time a round is fired. The faster you fire, the faster it feeds.
Great product and easy to install!
I'll give it a 9, just because it is kind of bulky.
doesnt feed properly when low on gas-gas HOG!SLOWS THE RT!
When i put the rt on the gun it would out shoot the ricochet ak! I seen that tippmann was comming out with this and i got it the day it was available. It does just what it's supposed to. But the rt doesnt work as well as it did with out the cyclone feed. I used to get 2000 shots from a 20oz co2. Last week end I used 2 20oz and a 9 oz for only 1800 balls. Took the cyclone off and the permormance was back. I plan to put a rufus dog center feed on it with an electronic hopper. I also have an a-5 with the rt and cyclone.The rt doesnt work as well as my 98 with out the cyclone feeder! I plan to take the rt off of it and get an e-grip. Tippmann can say all they want about excess gas-- but i know different!!!!!
- NO BALL CHOPS
- Looks sweet
- Holds more balls
- Doesn't wobble
- Uses C02
I received my Cyclone Feed System for Christmas, and it has ceased to amaze me. I used to chop balls whenever I upped my rate of fire; now I don't chop any balls. It looks sweet on my gun too. It also increased your possible rate of fire to 15 BPS! other added bonuses are that it doesn't rock from side to side like the stock elbow (it drove me crazy), and it is designed to promote bounces, and deflect paintballs. The only downside to the Cyclone Feed System is that it uses up some C02. It is also sort of finicky to install, however, after the technical details, it is all smooth sailing. I have heard that if you do chop a ball, paint can get under the cyclone, and jam it up; I haven't chopped any balls, however, so I haven't noticed any problem.
I love my Cyclone Feed. Some people have had problems, but people have problems with everything. I, however, haven't had any problems, so I will give it a 10. If you have a 98 Custom, or Custom Pro, I strongly recommend Buying this upgrade.
05 wgp prostock drop foward e2 eblade halo frontman tippmann 98 response trigger drop foward cyclone feed double trigger
Very very rarly chopps cheap got mine for 50 on ebay.
None that i know of so far
I bought this put it on my gun and was very pleased with it. I dont really think there is a need for this if your dont have response trigger. If you have response this is a must. On the highes setting on response it still keeps up with it on my 98. Its not that hard to install if you know what your doing. You just have to replace your old power tube with a new one and then hook up the fitting to the power tubes hole on the outside and your ready to go. I would recomend buyinh this off of ebay it is much cheaper i orderd a response trigger and the cyclone for only 100 shipped.
Very good highly recommend getting this if you have response trigger.
Halo sound activaded loader(borrowed it from a friend)
Custom Pro with milling of letters and cut off front grip.
A5-A2 grip adapted to a 98
APE ramage board
APE magnetic double trigger.
Tiger stripe paintjob
Stiffi Barrel 16"
BT sight rail
Cyclone feed system
uses no extra gas
Its a friggen cyclone!
Ratchet wearing out, so a vortex mod will help
Pinched air hose (annoying as hell)
I got this so it could keep up with my APE board.
It is fast and keeps up with my APE board flawlessly at 17bps.
Its synchronized, so it doesnt chop, ever.
It was rediculously easy to install, i just took the old feedneck off, screwed in the exaust thing, attached the hose, and i was done. I aired it up, and it shot fabulously.
I get the same amount of shot per fill, contrary to common belief. I love it.
after putting this on my gun, people are always complementing me on my "A5" due to the hopper and my A5-A2 grip.
Very good loader, i reccomend this, but if your crazy and want to shoot above 23 bps, you should go electric.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, December 16th, 2006 at 6:14 pm PST