Garbage. save your 3 dollars. Try and get your hands on a winchester hopper and replace the lid with a Dye LockLid pod ( see winchester hopper review). I've read people's reviews that say that the winchester is expensive.. at my local shop it's 3 bucks ... ? even at 10 bucks you should just pick it up. It will never break unlike the product were reviewing here. I had this little VL 50 round hopper for a few weeks when I loaned it to a buddy I was playing with in the bush ( mmm... that sounds funny..) anyway one of us out there shot at him and hit this hopper, I don't think the paintball even slowed down when it hit the hopper. it went right through the tip of the hopper and into the paintballs inside ( maybe 30 ) I think there may have been 2 or 3 survivors. All the balls exploded along with the hopper. it was quite something... mostly hilarious.
essentially a paintball hopper that can't get hit with a paintball. I can't believe people are reviewing this thing and giving it a 10... ridiculous
ACI Maverick with JJ Ceramic Barrel, Brass Eagle pocket hopper and 9 oz tank
MR1 with Tippmann hopper, trinity clamping feedneck, 16 inch Smart Parts progressive barrel, and 9 oz tank
Psyco Ballistics Lightning stock barrel, 45/30 HPA tank, Bob Long 360 torpedo reg, AVI ASA, and macroline bottomline kit
Has a flip top lid
Shatters if shot close range
Balls break if it gets shot
No hinge lid
i got this hopper for its small size and cheap price. I threw it on my Maverick and went to play. i heard it had shattering problms, so i put a headband around it and covered it in camo tape. i like thsi hopper. it works pretty well; it feeds easily if not overfilled. i liked how short this thing is, the Winchesters(although more durable) ane taller due to their longer feedneck part. Not much of a problem if you use vert feed guns though.
so bottom line, it's a good, low profile, grav fed mini hopper
just get multiple ones so when you get shot closerange that you can just throw on your spare one.
A little brittle, but it works fine. i'd just get multiple of these so you have replacements.
I like this hopper for my scenario games. I conserve more paint and actually try to hit the target on the first or second shot because I know that I won't get out more than 3 balls in a row before it needs a little shake.
To hone your skill this is a good hopper, but for paint streaming days I use my Empire Reloader B. Believe me, each has their good and bad points.
BTW, mine has taken a few hits in the front with no issues and once from the side.
Buy it, use it and get better at your game. 1 point off for the translucent white coloring.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 at 12:36 pm PST
Winchester hopper, BE ammo box, Indian Springs 100 round hopper.
Too many pumps to list.
Cheap, feeds okay.
It explodes when hit with a paintball.
Yes, you heard me right. These suckers love to explode if a paintball looks at them wrong. I've had much better luck with Winchester hoppers, and earlier BE pocket ammo boxes.
The one thing that this hopper has going for it is availability and price. It's everywhere, and it's going cheap. When yours explodes, it's easy to replace. Hopefully aren't too sentimentally attached when you have to say goodbye.
You can armor this hopper with duct tape, bed liner, plasti-dip etc. I don't know if they can make up for the exploding tendencies of this product.
Check out the photos of exploded pocket hoppers at the top of this page, then make up your mind. I know I won't waste my money on these.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, April 9th, 2007 at 2:12 am PST
*** PTP microsniper SC
*** Punishers p98sc convertable feed (This one has been stolen by punisher customs avoid them)
*** Tribal ADDICTED 2.2
*** Pump minimag
*** splatmaster times 4
*** pumped spyder se
*** sniper 2 03 with ccm goodies
*** Spyder se
*** NEW sterling stp times 2
*** CCI Phantoms times 2
*** Bonebrake BKO
*** action markers diadem times 2
*** kapp flame snipers times 2
*** carter buzzard
All run with female PPS stab regs and either 13/3000 or 45/4500
Hinge is weak
body of hopper is even weaker
This hopper fails in two major tasks.
1 It doesnot feed very well.
2 It does not stand up to normal paintball play conditions.
About all it does well is look nice and let you see how many balls you have left. If you take a hopper hit you will have one of two problems either the hopper will collapse enough under the impact to allow your balls in the hopper to break, or the hopper itself will break allowing the paintball to enter your hopper and cause major problems. I have evn seen a ball pass al the way through the hopper as it broke a hole in both sides of the hopper. Now granted it was proball (aka pro bounce the niegh indestructaball), but stil this should not happen.
Don't waste your money. I seldome give a 1 or a ten but this gets a 1 cause I can't give a negative 10.
Smart Part epiphany
Halo B/ brass eagle (depending on what i feel like)
Freak Jr. w/ inserts
68/4500 Carbon Fiber tank (Pure Energy)
Small, hard to hit
Does not feed consistently
After using my epiphany and spyder pilot, i found that the most place i was being hit, other than in my neck, was in my hopper. Also, i was going broke on spending paint. Then my friends were laughing about this hopper they had seen, and it turned out that for me, it was great (the brass eagle). Now, as long as i know that we are not playing a speed ball game, i just take my halo off, and pop on this guy, and I haven't been hit in the hopper yet. A ball hit it once, but because of the thin plastic, it just bounced off, so i kept on playing. Also, after playing with the halo for a few hours, taking it off, and putting this super light hopper on has me running and bunkering just like when i first get there
This hopper is nice, but if you use it on a speedball marker like me, get ready to get some weird looks from other guys.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 12:56 pm PST
Spyder Sport w/ 14" generic barrel, 20oz Pure Energy tank, 200rd VL hopper, Daisy Electronic Dot Sight,
Cheap, small and hard to hit, can be used as tube
Small, poor quality material, jamming
I originally used this hopper with a Brasseagle Talon, then tryed it on my Spyder. On the Talon, it offered more shots than a stock tube, but ruined the stealthy low-profile of the gun. On the spyder, it jammed frequently and caused breakage of paint at only 3bps. One of the good features was that it had a small plug for the bottom, allowing you to carry 50 rnds of paint off your gun. What BE needs to do is make the hopper stronger. I dropped on the floor while it had paint in it and it broke open. BE should make a system where these hoppers are used like podsand then inserted into a special feedneck. Instead of reloading a hopper, you take one off and put another on.
You probably don't want to buy this unless you want to save paint or train for "one hit kills".
camoflauge Vl Orion, Vl 200 hopper, 11 inch barrel
It holds paintballs?
it is incredibly brittle.
If you hit it, it shatters!
It only holds 50 paintballs.
Well, the first time I went paintballing I used this hopper. I later upgraded to the
VL 200, and I was in a game with someone who had one, and I shot him in the hopper.
Unlike the VL 200, it shattered, and his paintballs went everywhere. I was using
a VL orion, a low-velocity semi-auto!
I would not recommend this product, as it is very, very faulty.
I would recommend a thicker, bigger hopper.
- Palmer Phantom Stabilizer
- All the basic Phantom purchases (you'll understand if you own a Phantom)
- All the basic Chipley Purchases (once more ... if you own a ss25 you'll understand)
Nice alternative to a VL200 loader
Will tend to "jam" in certain conditions.
Got two of these when I decided to get my Phantom. Puchased a GF body so I could change out my Stock Class body on those days that I just didn't want to deal with loading every 10 rounds.
Small size helps keep weight of marker down while still allowing for a "bulk" loader.
It worked wonders and never had any problems. Some friends of mine have bought them as well, but there have been cases when a hit to the hopper caused the shell to crack or in one case shatter. I have YET to experience that. Though hopper hit for me HAVE caused some balls inside to break.
Recently I have had some problems with the balls jamming in the main area even though a few shakes gets it to feed properly again, it would jam up right away again. This was not because of the hopper being packed full. I will try to look into the problem and see if it was due to the balls swelling after being loaded. We were in a indoor field and it wasn't the warmest of places that day.
It's a good buy for you pump players out there. It's also good for semi players that want to experience the "shot" limit that some hard core scenario players look for.
Anyone that gets this looking to rapid fire are going to go home pissed off.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, February 8th, 2007 at 8:17 am PST