Only vibrates[which is pretty close to useless]no blades
This hopper right out of the box is nothing spectacular.Its really ugly.It breaks very easily.Its slower than a revvy.The $25 you spend on it is not worth the frustration it will cause you.The revvy is so much better in so many ways, and if your looking to go faster then get an egg2 or a halo.
Dont waste your money on this piece of crap get a revvy or something else.
I call it the head ache in a box
i was very unhappy with this product when i first got it the hopper seemed to work fin well except for the occasional ball getting jamed in the arm thing. The first day i used it it took a ball to the side and every time after that to get it to vibrate i hate to manualy shake it and if i want to do that i would get a regular hopper which would be better because i wouldnt have some huge thing hanging in the middle of it taking up space.
Not a very durable for average paintball use and it didnt really feed all that fast even when it did work. very dissatisfied
I guess its good if u want a hopper for rec play on a mechanical semi auto.
I shot with friends and it started skipping and ping ponging balls when there was still like 1/4 full
its slower than a revvy ive used a friends and id only reccomend this to a beginner with a cheap gun or a slow gun like a 98 without r/t
Idk i wouldnt waste my money on it but i guess i already did its only 15$ at dicks
good for rec play
Odyssey Torid X
First of all this is a hopper and it works.
I got this hopper for 20.00 at Dicks Sporting Goods brand new and in perfect condition. one thing i didn't expect though is it feeds much faster than it says(like 15 BPS)
on the downside it is a zap so it breaks some paint. It also is louder than most guns on the field.
Well this hopper will last until you actually buy a good hopper like a Halo
Spyder Victor II
Extreme Rage X-Ray Thermal Lens Goggles
Zap Mach 404 Hopper
12 oz. Pure Energy co2 tank w/ Butt Plate
14" J&J Ceramic Barrel
In-Yo-Face Offset Sight Rail
ADCO iMP Red Dot Sight
Feeds up to 11 bps
Long battery life
No more shaking!
Feedneck usually needs to be adjusted.
Battery cover is exposed (easy fix w/ electrical tape)
I bought this hopper for my Victor II, because I was sick of my gravity hopper jamming, causing me to have to shake my gun to get a ball in the chamber, which occasionally led to balls being broken as they landed on a moving bolt! I set out onto the internet first, then, after realizing that unlike most things, paintball items usually reach about fair market value on eBay, I decided that I might as well trek on over to Academy to see what they had to offer.
At first, I bought a VL Quantum (BIG mistake) for $24.99. It was the first time I ever bought anything paintball-realated without looking at its reviews first, and after just a test or two ( never took it out on the field), I took it back and got the Mach 404 for only 5 dollars more - HUGE improvement. The feedneck is a bit small, but it comes with a couple of "spacers" that can be inserted into the bottom of the feedneck, in order to widen it to the appropriate diameter.
I've seen a couple of people say that the hopper is too loud. Well, whenever the hopper is empty, the vibration is pretty noticeable, but a couple hundred paintballs do a surprisingly effective job at muffling the buzzing sound. I found that quite a few times, I didn't even notice the vibration sound over the popping of people firing on the field, and if I couldn't hear it, then certainly no one else could!
This hopper uses "Shockwave" technology, which means that it only agitates when it detects vibration, that is, whenever you shoot your gun. Since it's not vibrating whenever you're not shooting, the single 9-volt battery that it uses can last a long time. On my first outing with this hopper, I didn't have to shake my gun a single time, and I didn't chop a single ball. Needless to say, I was very pleased.
Note: I bought this hopper for a low-end mechanical marker. If you are looking for a hopper that will adequately feed those crazy markers that fire like gatling guns, then don't expect 30 bucks to solve your problems.
I recommend the Mach 404 to anyone looking to upgrade a mechanical marker from a standard gravity hopper. You WILL notice the difference. No more shaking your gun; it fires a paintball every time you pull the trigger! I'm giving this a 10, not because it's best hopper on the market, but because for 30 bucks, a player with a semi-auto gun can fix all his/her hopper-related problems, via the Mach 404!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 19th, 2006 at 2:09 pm PST
This is not a top quality hopper. It does has 10-12 bps and most reviews dont give enough credit for that. If you are the kind of person that like to play speedball and want a reliable hopper then this is definately for you. Because how loud it is doesnt nescesarrily matter in Speedball. If you are the type of person who is in to woods more...then you might want to invest in something that isn't quite so loud. It still wont give away your position over 20 ft. and you would have to be like right next to a person for them to hear. This is a good quality hopper. Most people dont give this enough credit.
Great Quality- A must for rec players who are still using gravity.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 14th, 2005 at 2:03 pm PST
-better than gravity loaders
-does not do well under 10 balls
Well the loader works a lot better than a gravity. It is cheap and works well for what it is. It kinda looks cool and has a slimmer profile. Also extremely light. The feed rate was not that good. 11bps isnt bad......but personally the reloaders do a better job for a little more moeny. the shell seems weak and the wires run everywhere. Under 10 balls in the hopper, and they go everywhere. I think the paddles do a better job. But this works well for what it is.
Definatly an improvement over a gravity. i give it a 7. Not the best, not the worst.
This zap mach hopper is an alright hopper for any beginner player. I bought mine from academy for about $29.99. I think that this hopper is really well built but the only thing about this hopper that i dont like is that the feed part breaks apart too easily! Also instead of having electrical blades to move the paintballs all it does is vibrate. Overall this hopper is pretty good for a begginer as i said earlier.
2002 r/f Autococker
KAPP venturi bolt
Kapp cocking rod
new 3 way soon
fast 10 bps,
good for spyders,
but ok for autocockers.
Big holds 200
Loud but i fixed it so its quiet.
Neck is too small even with inserts.
Very good hopper, faster then a 9v revy. can compete with a 12v.
also its very cheap (in price).
looks unique comes in smoke. very good on battery
Some problems are....
Its not put together good...the seams don't line up and the circutry is exposed to the elements (but tape can fix that).
feed neck is way too small i had the largest inserts and it would'nt fit my elbow.
i never outshot it yet on my cocker...but i only have a swing frame so i guess i can't go that fast yet.
If you play rec or woodsball buy it.....don't be like everyone else and buy a revy...save some money and buy the mach 404 you'll love it.....help make zap great again lol
Java Expansion Chamber Kit
Java 12 Co2 Tank
14" 32 Degrees Quite Riot barrel
14" Smart Parts Teardrop Barrel
32 Degrees gas thru for grip
Zap electronic loader hopper
Check It Assault Block
Uses a single 9 volt battery
This is a good hopper if you don't have a lot of money. At the time that I got this hopper I didn't have alot of money to spend. But I really needed a new hopper because the last one I had didn't load the balls as fast as my gun could shoot them. The one thing that I don't like about this hopper is its look. But for the price the look doesn't matter. Since I have been playing with this hopper my gun has been loading faster. So in the end I have been shooting faster.
For the price this is a good hopper. But if you care about the looks, don't buy this hopper.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 15th, 2005 at 2:42 pm PST