The Ricochet-2k agitates with each ball fired, never leaving you without a ball to shoot! The Ricochet-2k operates on one 9 volt battery, and averages about 5000 shots for the battery life. This makes the Ricochet-2k one of the most economical paintball hopper's on the market today.
The Ricochet 2K Ricochet-2k Hopper is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Spyder pilot Acs blue/black | Tippmann 98 custom
Dye stickies (blue) | Flatline barrel
18'' all american two piece barrel | red dot scope
Lapco feed neck | 20 oz on/off co2 tank
Evo 2 (Egg)
Does actually "ricochet"
Easy to take apart
Open slit in the hopper right above the battery that is unpreventable..
Alright, so I bought this hopper, and was quite surprised. I did really enjoy it, great for someone just starting. It does the job, and does it well, Just a little slow for once you get better. The screen is great, with 5 (I think) different settings of how fast it counts the balls used, as much as people say it's useless, I really enjoy it, if you're new and can't tell when you're running empty then you just take a quick glance of how many shots you have taken. It can save ya sometimes. another strength worth mentioning is how well the "walls" all throughout the internals work. At a tourny, I was chopping every ball imaginable, (it was the balls, not the gun or hopper, or barrel) and when I finally got to clean it out, I noticed the walls prevented a 1'' think paint splatter from hitting the internals and battery, that makes up for the gap in the hopper that leads straight to the battery though, so no demerits, or extra points.
Overall it's hard to judge, so I'm going to judge it as if there was nothing better or worse..
it feeds, doesn't chop, protects the internals, is durable, adds the "ricochet" touch, and is real trust worthy.. In addition AMAZING customer service by Ricochet
I have been using a 2k lessthan a month. Most people who complain about the ball counter or the beeping didn't read their owners manual and how they give this hopper lower scores. READ THE MANUAL. You can turn off the beeping and you can adjust how it counts. The ball counter is a nice guide I really like the timer. It has come in real handy. Even with the LCD I get around 4000 rounds or more off of a single 9volt which isn't too bad.
Great hopper, deffinitely worth it. Not one ball broke in the hopper yet.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 at 10:10 pm PST
*Orings can be difficult sometimes
*Beeping is annoying if not turned off
I bought this hopper new off eBay for 50 dollars. It retails around 70 but you can find it a little cheaper if you look. This hopper feeds up to 12 bps so it's great for someone who wants to get rid of chopping on their semi-auto. Having an autococker, it does exactly what it should. I've heard the customer service is excellent but I haven't ran into any problems yet that need fixing. The LCD display is really nice and easy to read. The ballcounter works well if you set it the right way, it usually stays within a 3 or 2 ball amount of what you're really at. The game timer isn't really needed unless you're playing scenario. The actual hopper isn't too loud but the beeping sound it makes when you turn it on can get annoying. You can set it not to beep if you read the instructions. The neck of the hopper has 2 orings that come with the hopper. The orings are good because it helps to fit many different size necks but they also seem a bit weak and easy to wear. There is no real difference between this hopper and the AK, not anything that changes the hopper dramatically. If you can find it a little bit cheaper though, it's good because you get more color choices (green autococker = green hopper =) ) than the AK.
All around great electric hopper, deffinitely worth it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 at 5:10 pm PST
Very good battery life
Not as fast as some of the other loaders
Speed: I was originally using an empire reloader, but a friend offered me this hopper (he only used it once) for $45.00 and I thought, hey might as well. Although it does feed about 2 b.p.s. slower than a relaoder or 12 volt revvy, the 2k is a very nice loader. It feeds very consistently at 12 bps for extended periods of time.
Deflection engineering: Does it work?
The answer is YES! I've been shot dead center in the loader many now. Both times the paintball was deflected harmlessly past the panels.
Battery Life: Unlike many other loaders, the 2k takes only one 9v battery. This significantly decreases the weight of the ricochet compared to loaders with two or more batteries. Out of one battery, the 2k gets about 4000-5000 shots. (Realistically for me it got about 3500 shots) Though the manufacturer says that the low battery light comes on with about 1500 shots remaining, I found it closer to around 500 shots remaining. No biggy.
LCD Display: The display is sweet. Although the beeping can be a little annoying, a simple push of a button sets the ricochet into silent mode. I've heard that the shot counter was inaccurate at high speeds so I put it to a test. I loaded exactly 100 shots into the 2k. I fired them at approximately 10 bps and emptied the loader in 10.52 seconds. The shot counter read 82. An 18 difference is not exactly what I'd hoped for. I quickly glazed over the instructions and set my loader to "pro 5" instead of "pro 3" I redid the test and the counter read 99. I am much happier with the one shot difference. Overall the game timer and ball counter aren't necessary, but are very nice features. Once I properly calibrated the counter, It is nice to be able to know how much paint I have left without stopping to open my lid.
Fit: The 2k comes with four o-rings. 2 are slim and 2 are fat. I found that the 2 slim work best in plastic elbows and a combination of slim and fat work well in metal feed tubes. Experiment to find what you like best. I use a fat on the bottom and a slim on the top in my java metal elbow and my hopper fits like a glove. There is absolutely no movement. To preserve o-rings, I suggest leaving the elbow/feed tube on the feed neck.
**Edit** I broke a couple o-rings and couldn't find any replacements. I emailed ricochet and they sent me replacement fit o-rings free of charge, no questions asked. Great customer service.
Although $75.00 at [place website hear] is a little expensive, I highly recommend this hopper (especially since i got mine for $45.00!) The deflection engineering will let you stay in the game longer, and the consistent 12 b.p.s. will never let you down. If you tend to shoot upwards of 14 b.p.s, this is not for you. Look at the apache, the eggII, or the halo B. If you have a semi auto, or cap your full auto at 10-12, get this loader. You won't regret it. (Unless you play a lot of woods. In that case buy a 12 volt revvy or a reloader. The 2K is somewhat loud when it agitates. This is not a problem in speed ball etc tho. =)
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 2nd, 2004 at 7:57 pm PST
i have used the ak, halo, evo1 and 2 and every other electro hopper you can think of
THE GOLDEN GUN
turtled merlin (gold)
all aka inturnels
duel fromt regs 1 is polomer other one is orricel (chrome)
sto ram (chrome)
jj edge kit barrel (gold)
race frame (gold)
anigle mini reg (gold)
cross fire 45/45
low profile, GREAT customer servise
the bend sencor brakes
i resentley sold my riccochet i feel real bad giving a bad review but it is very true. the bend sencor in the feed neck broke on every one of my ricochets entel i finaley jest returned it for the last time and got an evo2. and i do not regret it one bit. if it wasent for this one default this hopper would be the best one on the market im my oppinion. and when it was working it was awsome. but it would only work for a coupel of months then it would break again. when theyfinaley get a bend sencor that will not break so often i will defonitley go back to riccochet. espesialey now that they are comeing out with the appatchi. they do have great customer servise tho i will give them that they exchange my hopper for a new one 4 times with no questions asked. now thats geat customer servise.
buy an evo2 entel they get better sencors great customer servise tho
A gravity hopper! Yay!
And an EggoII, it blew it away, truly.
Dye Excel barrel
Pure Energy 68.4500
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-The battery door pops batteries out! Imagine that.
-Anti-jammer, not de-jammer
-Flexible agitator (Doesn't break balls when packed full!)
-Flex sensor (Keeps balls below it from coming back into the hopper, which means there will always be some balls there)
-Timer (how many shot, not how many left)
-The ball counter is actually accurate, but to make it the most accurate you must turn off your loader, then turn it on again (which loses the count) and adjust it. So, that means it doesn't work well.
-The anti-jam could mean that there might not be balls, because it only spins when a ball is fed through, so it could be possible that it might not agitate so balls fall into the feed neck.
-FREAKING LOUD! Compared to absolutely any other loader, it's at least 10x louder. You don't notice it when you're playing, though.
-Absolutely abismal loading speed, sadly enough. I can outshoot it on a marker that's supposed to go 7bps max! Oh well.
-I should've just got a Halo TSA, or even an Egg. Much better, for cheaper or nearly the same price.
I just received this hopper two days ago, and have used it quite a bit already. It is amazing. It's design is pretty cool, it reminds me of a stealth bomber. I got it in green, mainly because it was the only one in stock and I need it for a tourny in like two days.
The box contains a piece of paper, a warranty card, extra neck o-rings, a hopper (would you imagine that!) and nothing else. So, I noticed the feed neck on my marker was too small for it to fit, even if it is the o-ring feed neck. But since they give you free shells and anything, (LIFETIME WARRANTY, the main reason I bought it) you can just call 'em up and get you to send you some more. I liked that idea. So I sanded it up, with some random sandpaper I found, and then threw it on my marker and after a couple shots it wiggled loose (200 shots). So then I put an o-ring on and shot another 200 and it was fine. They do help.
I'll update this review once I play in this tournament on Saturday. It'll be fun to see how well it works in -20c weather, my normal rec-ball conditions.
EDIT: I didn't even use it in the tourney, but was very satisfied with the loader I did use, an EggyII. They're so silent you can't tell that they're on, which isn't a good thing sometimes. I liked 'em a lot.
EDIT #2: It's slow. WAAAAY too slow. I can outhsoot it on a freaking Viewloader Prodigy that is supposed to go no more than 7bps!
Hence my rating was lowered...... TO A 6.
If you're sick of stupid Revvys breaking, and you want a cool timer and counter, then get this loader! The warranty will assure you that you will be happy from now until eternity that you bought a Ricochet product. So buy it, and support a good company.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 15th, 2004 at 2:14 pm PST
Evolution II- Faster, larger, and it doesn't have a LCD that will break.
Naughty Dogs E-Orracle,Kaner Barrel Kit, ACI Bulldog 3000psi 47ci HPA Tank, and of course, Riccochet 2k
Keeps up with shooting speed of an E-Spyder, game timer.
The ball counter is sometimes off, LCD screen, and hopper sits high on your gun.
The Riccochet 2k Electronic hopper is an overall great product. I got it new for $74.95 at Line of Fire Paintball in Hendersonville, N.C. The hopper can agitate 10-12 balls per second, and has a sweet game timer that beeps every few minutes to give a time left on the game. The hopper is designed to deflect ball hits. Mine only has deflected a few, as they only help getting hit in the front. The ball counter is a little off. Operates on a standard 9 volt battery. It sits high on the gun though, making it an easier target. It holds about 180 balls.
UPDATE: But, I got shot in the LCD screen and the board and screen broke. I bought an Evolution II and I think it is much better.
This product is better than the Riccochet AK, which has no timer. This hopper holds about 180 balls, the timer is accurate, and it will sometimes deflect balls. Poor LCD screen, but will keep up with you if you have a E-Spyder. Egg is the same price, I would reccomend it instead.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 8th, 2004 at 11:53 am PST
Rico AK- Same thing really, just no LCD
12v Revy w\xboard-terrible no one should buy this
Egg 2-Hard to compare to this as its almost a true force feed
Halo A-Same as egg2
32* 2003 Expansion Chamber
32* Flame Drop
Madmann Spring Kit
Custom Trigger Job
Clear Dye Stickies
16oz Stubby w\anti siphon
Can deflect hits
Ball counter doesnt work to good
Well this is basiclly the same thing as the AK just has the LCD. Can still deflect hits, has the flex sensor for low battery consumption. Is proactive as it agiates with each shot so it prevents jams and is very consistant. Still has the excellent customer service the Rico is known for. Only problem with this is that because of the LCD it will go through batteries and the ball counter doesnt work so great. And I really dont need the timer, so I say just go with the AK but if you really want the LCD than go for it.
Its a great hopper same really as the AK just has the extra bells and whistles. Personally I'd say go for the AK. As its cheaper and the same really but if you want the timer than go for this.
(the 2k was used on my shutter)
bounces balls every now and then
to many buttons for me
well i did make the mistake of puting this in my orracle and over choping everything but on my spyder it did great the 2k i favored a lot for example you no longer have to check how many balls are left when your close to be out of ammo (15-30 shots) the alarm goes off . they are so many nice thing about this loader like it adgitates after every shot and it rebounds those annoying hopper shots and only use one 9v instead of 2 the top feed take a while to get used to but is better than the revy feed when you tilt it the balls fall out
for only 10$ more than the 12V revy it is worth it for the blow back gun this is perfect never worry about chops and its no halo b but it good for the price
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 6th, 2004 at 11:40 am PST
A spyder electra,dye boomstick and ultralight,dye Izon red dot sight,custom product flame drop,pure energy thor regulator and 68ci 4500psi tank, ricochet 2k loader
good speed,customer service, and ball deflection.
nothing accept the plastic feels brittal
The hopper is great cause of who it's engineered to design to make the balls bounce. Also the you can see how many balls you have use and the hopper loads at a constitant pace of about 12 balls a second.So if these is for those people how get hit in the hopper a lot or you just want a good electric hopper then this is it.
I would recommend this hopper to anyone how has a gun that shot at about 13 balls a second but also to anyone that needs a good hopper.it works outstanding on the field.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 18th, 2004 at 1:40 pm PST