Based on hoppers that i've used...
Pulse > Halo
Pulse > Empire B/B2
Pulse > Velocity/Vlo jr
Pulse = Magna
Pulse < Pinokio
System X NME #2041 Dust Graphite
Smart Parts q-lock
Evil Pipe Barrel Kit
Stiffi Pipe Tip
Evil Intimidator Front Block
AKA SCM III LPR
Evil On-Off ASA with Evil Rail
Evil On-Off ASA
Fast (and adjustable)
more in review
Durability? (mine never had issues)
Hard to find parts if broken
more in review
I bought my DraXxuS Pulse almost a year ago as a backup hopper for my pinokio, and it did not dissappoint.
1.) It takes Halo speedfeeds. thank you this makes everything much easier
2.) can you say fast? this is a very quick loader
3.) no eyes, no sound, yay
4.) not many people know, but the loader has adjustable speeds so you don't burn out your battery as fast if you aren't shooting super fast
5.) removable tray is one of the best ideas on any hopper. makes cleaning the hopper and working on it much easier. great system
6.) Low feedneck provides a much nicer profile on most paintball markers
7.) i'm not a stickler about weight, but i will mention that these are lighter than halos
8.) if you have the RF capability, use it! this is a huge plus
9.) the reverse button works wonders IF you ever get a jam (which i have yet to experience)
1.) these are known to suck batteries. i only use it as a backup so i'm still on my first set, this hasn't been a problem for me
2.) some people complain about the durability, especially around the feedneck. i've never had a problem with it at all, its actually been more durable than the halos and vlos that i've used.
3.) the magnetic lid is nice, but its kind of a joke. it only really functions there to catch the lid if you don't snap it shut. its not there to close it similar to the magna and prophecy
4.) does not work with reballs
5.) capacity is an issue for me, so i like loaders where i can still throw a pod in, even having some paint left in the hopper. i like the pinokio because it easily does this. the pulse, similar to the magna, reloader, halo, and velocity, barely hold a pod, so you end up losing paint if you reload a little early.
6.) some complain about the battery efficiency. i've been running mine on one nine-volt and i'm still on the first battery. i wouldn't doubt other's reviews but i have experienced nothing of the sort
It's too bad that DXS had to discontinue this hopper, as they did a very good job with it. I've been impressed with it from day one. Would I use it as my primary hopper? over my pinokio no, over my magna, yes. this is a great little hopper, and would make an excellent backup hopper in anyone's gearbag. i believe itself is a 10, but against other hoppers i've used like the pinokio, it doesn't quite score as high, so i'll give it a 9
Very responsive, Pro-active loader, stops quickly to prevent ball breaks
I have used this hopper for two years now with the RF chip installed for a year and a half. With and without the RF chip this hopper feeds great and can make almost any gun shoot without chopping paint. Only downfall is that they don't make pulse products and parts anymore because Draxxus was sued. I have broke the feedneck, sent it in to Draxxus and got a free replacement shell though. So that wasn't a big deal.
I would not recommend this product because of one reason, parts are not available for the pulse. If they were I would definitely recommend this product.
pmr special edition with on/off and clamping feed neck
68ci 4500psi crossfire tank
new smoke DXS PULSE!!!!!!!!
FAST!!!!!!!!!!!! consistant rof, easy to clean, and the rf chip
One day I was looking around at hoppers since my halo took a dump, and i stumbled on to the pulse so i checked it out I knew i had to get it, so I tried it out as soon as i got it.I thought the pulse looked kinnda heavey but i was wrong it was very light.
Getting to the rf chip that came with it for a few extra dollars it was so worth it. Later that day after I installed the rf chip, I threw a pod or two of paint in my pulse i let it rip at 24bps on psp ramping the hopper kept up very well didnt have it jam or any thing, havent had it break any paint not even some old and brittle paint i had sitting around the house.
The tray that comes out makes it so much easier to clean, stripping the hopper takes seconds to do instead of taking out screw by screw.
The hopper was very consistant on keeping up with the marker way better than my old halo.
I am so glad i bout the pulse best purchase ever made.This hopper deserves way more than a ten. NOW GO AND GET ONE FOR YOURSELF.
Dye 2007 I3 Pro Blue
Proto 4+5 pack
Dye Locklids, Red
A little thing called RF
Umm, Shell kits available
Oh my gosh, this is the best hopper available. You can send it in to Procaps for repair or replacement with turnaround times of 2 weeks. I bought a used one off the nation in great shape, and it "was a bargain, the best I've ever had". I have used the Halo on my PMR before, but then last week I used it on my gun at an Xball night and was amazed. On red mode, I ripped paint out my gun like a chaingun, truly magnificent. Unlike the halo B/Reloader B, if you have 20-30 balls and decide to load, you won't lose 20-30 in the process. The lid is semi-magnetic, but buy a crown. I did a drop test and 2 fill tests. Both fill tests turned out: 175 balls. Drop test on red mode shows significant speed over the halo b.
HUGE EDIT: My Feedneck broke while my pulse was literally sitting in the car alone parked, not any extenuating circumstances. I came back and it was snapped in half. I could just tape it, but I will instead send it into DXS to have them fix it for free.
-Minus the shell problems, it is great.
I give it a 9 because ProCaps fixed their problems. I would buy over a Virtued Vlocity, Halo B V35, Magna, etc. Buy this hopper, used or new. It is a great buy and they are cheaper now. 8 because of the shell imperfections.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 7:33 pm PST
-Dp Fusion Le Brick Red 16/100
-DXS pulse loader
-47/3000psi CrossFire Tank
-Removeble drive trian
Some people have there feedneck brake but not to me : )
This is the loader to get i heard aobut the lawsuit but if you can find one get one its worth every penny and it is so fast 42bps out of the box iw ould get this if ur look for the the edge this hopper will make you shot fast and you can get the rf chip for 35 dollars you can sync ur gun wiht ur loader so everytime you pull the tirgger ur hopper spins.
Etek Ego stock, Crossfire 68/4500 HP, Halo B or DXS Pulse, Piant (must have)
FAST, light weight
Fastest loader i have used, dependable, has reverse, almost never have hopper breaks, but that was because of cheap paint, the only part that stinks about the pulse is that the side buttons break easily, the shell cracks a little, and the feedneck snaps, but i have only had the problem with the side buttons, the wait to get it back from DXS is a while but worth the wait.
Just today I filled this up with paint and timed how fast it would feed. It fed like 200 balls in less than ten seconds! Thats 20+ BPS.... and that was in pulse mode. DXS claims I can get a higher feed rate in the RF mode.
Pretty much everyone else has said the same stuff as I would say. Its all around a great loader. One thing that you do need to watch is the battery life, but I have heard of people using the Halo rechargeable battery in this. Also the Hatch for the batteries is not so strong looking. Mine hasn't broke yet, but that because I'm really careful when I open it up and one day I expect it too eventually break on me.
Also DXS Support is great (and free) I got a factory defect and wasn't aloud to return it, but they helped me out a lot and fixed it for me!
Good buy, its expensive but pretty much the best option on the market
SAM Orange Bolt
Dye Peanut Tank
CP Drop Forward
Halo B - V35
- Very Fast
- Reverse Mode
- Moveble Tray
- Shell seem not to be durable
It seems to be lighter than Halo, but I think the wieght is pretty much the same. The design is look nice, low profile. The moveble tray is a very good option, easy to clean. The plastic shell seems to be not durable, and cant find the replacement. The speed is very fast. Easy to use, just turn it on! Also has the reserveble mode button, very convenient to press during the game.
I think the down side on this loader is on replacment parts and accessories, which is difficult to find in the market or website.
I would recommend this loader to anyone who really need a fast loader, and can afford the price.
ive used plenty richocet (sp?) halo w/ rip drive and v35 board, and ive used regular little agitated hoppers, and gravity feeds.
ive got a spyder electra
16 in smart parts barrel
warrior clamp feed neck
draxxus pulse loader with rf chip/with speed feed
3000 psi pure energy tank ca
and i have alot of proto gear (hope to get a pmr)
Hard to break shell
rf chip makes chopping impossible
sits low on gun
As far as i can see non i love this frekin awsome hopper
well as you can see im a vetern in the field of paintball. my spyder electra (pretty good gun) chops paint and miss fires like no other unless im using a fast hopper. so i first started with a gravity feed (sucked) then i used some cheap little agitated hopper also sucked. Then i came across a richocete my friend had on and ion (haha) i used it still choped like once every 500 rds. then i bought a halo v35 with rip drive and a speed feed. this was great then i sold it (only god knows why) then i found a pulse and was lk wat the hell is this. i read a bunch about it went to a store and tried it out IT WAS AMAZING CHOPPED ONE PAINTBAALL OUT OF 4000 RDS. Then halo got all bent out of shape and sued them basically because pulse is faster (haha) they did this to keep pulse from being able to sell any more hoppers all you can do is get replacement shells. sooo there you have it the worlds best hopper.
Recommendations that it get a medal i dont know why nobody uses this product its the best I LOVE IT. i reccommend every one get it. my entire team is getting them for there ions.
ANS RAZOR body and frame, Bob Long Torpedo Reg, Lucky Unitech barrel, Shocktech feedneck, Dye Stickies, CP On/Off, Shocktech Supafly Bolt
Fast, Reverse Button, Easy to Clean
Broke under very little stress
This hopper worked unbelieveable until one day, not even really playing just walkin around and shooting in the target area, lift up my gun and the hopper falls, feedneck snapped. I was quite mad considering this is THE most strong hopper out there. The feedneck is built in 2 peices instead of one. not a week after this incident,we had just finished a practice and just one more breakout, my teammate lifts his gun and his breaks as well. We were both very dissapointed in this so we are getting new shells and getting rid of them along with the oterh 2 members of my team that are also selling them. Im not trying to make a bad review but it did happen and i am not too happy. Im also hoping that i dont have to pay to ship it back because it wouldnt really be warranty then plus i live in canada( Lots of money to ship to virginia)
It worked good but it broke very easily
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 at 7:17 pm PST