12v Revvy w/ x-board
You can see how much paint you have left
Extremely slow...slower than my gravity one
Big and bulky
This hopper is not worth the $30 or so you pay for it. It's slow, bulky, always spinning, loud, and ugly in my opinion. You can see how much paint you have left which is nice I'll give it that but other than that It's not a good hopper. If you're going to get a Richochet get a AK or somthing better.
Don't get it get a 12v revvy for just a little more or keep saving for an egg 2 since the price dropped.
tippmann custom pro (response trigger, drop forward)
ricochet rhino hopper
dye ultralite barrel
Fast for only 10 bps
Noisy when agitating
This is a decently good hopper for only $30. I got my mine off ebay because I couldn't afford a good hopper. It looks faster than 10bps, and smokes like a mother with a response trigger. No other hopper looks like a ricochet, which helps it deflect paint when it's hit in the front. The most negative part I found was when your playing in the woods and it's quiet, it's extremely noisy when it's on.
Overall, this is a decent hopper. If your pretty much broke, my a ricochet rhino. You'll be happy for the low amount of money you spent. I would suggest buying a ricochet apache, which feeds 19 bps if you can afford it though.
WGP Autococker Trilogy
- Smart Part Progressive Barrel
- Physco Blastics drop forward with Smart Parts Air Guage
- Delrin bolt with Venturi Face with light with block
- Empire Reloader (sound activated) Hopper
- Nice angular shape
- Feels big
- Continuous runs
- Breaks balls in hopper
I got this thing and the first game I played it broke the majority of the balls in my hopper after about 10 minutes of play time. there was so much paint sloching around in the hopper that it was oozing out my barrel. We tried different balls and less breaks but still we had breaks. I think for the extra money you can get hopper that doesnt run continuously and be much happier. I also did not like the plastic the thing was built out of, it was very loud when the balls moved around in the hopper, there are much better materials then the one they chose to construct the hopper out of.
Nice angular shape, Cheap, but poor material, and it breaks balls
Not fast enough at 8bps to feed a fast gun. Also kind of big.
I will start with the Pros:
-Good for beginners
-Great on batteries
Also some others things are that it was really cheap for me to buy (25$) and it worked very well until I got a higher grade gun.
Now the Cons
-not a great loader for any competive player
I would suggest not getting this unless your low on money or you really need a hopper because as i've said it is very loud and very big.
In conclusion good for beginners and recreational players, though when you play every weekend or enter tournaments its just not the hopper.
Overall this hopper is pretty good for the price. You can pick one up for $15 off of most websites. This hopper is faster and more reliable than the VL Quantum. Compared to the Quantum this hopper is about half as much with twice the performance. This hopper also does not break balls like the quantum does. Sometimes in game play this hopper does jam but not often.
I recomend it to the begining paintballer on a budget. This hopper is a good buy if you have a piranah paintball marker or other similar markers.
Spyder Pilot ACS Red-black fade
Smartparts Progressive '06 16" barrel
20oz Pure Energy CO2
Feeds well when working
On/off button broke after third use
Continuously going when on
This hopper is pretty decent for a low end gun, if you want to take the risk on whether it will work or not. Mine was great for the first few time, but after it broke obviously it was a piece of crap. The Ricochet AK is better since it stops spinning when there are balls in the feed, and then turn back on when more are needed.
Overall an average hopper, i would suggest looking somewhere else
Trilogy Competition Autococker
Pure Energy 12 oz on/off
16" JJ Ceramic Barrell
Sucks up bateries kind of fast
I got the Ricochet Rhino from - www.badlandspaintball.com and so far it has worked good for me. It's perfect for tournament guns like the Ion, Pirhana Evo (2005), all autocockers and pretty much any gun under 350$. This hopper hasn't given me any trouble. The constant agitation is not a problem if you're playing speedball or shooting off lot's of paint but don't get this hopper if you are just playing woodsball.
Feeds reasonably fast
No stopping it
Chops junk paint
A little loud
Well, I just field tested this 2 days ago, and it worked reasonably. I had some extra brass eagle paint, but the hopper chopped it up and made the rest of my marker junky. Then my brother put water through it to clean it up, and it started sizzling; fortunately it worked after it dried out. The hopper doesn't have sensors, so it continues to revolve even when it doesn't need to.
Tippmann Custom Pro, X chamber, 14" J&J Ceramic S2, (E-grip on way), eggy, co2
Faster than gravity feed
no sensor so constantly going
I bought this hopper from a friend for 8 dollars and i guess you can say it is better than a gravity feed loader...if you don't mind hearing a constant loud ehhhhhhhhhh..... also very annoying. it deflects balls like it is supposed to. Also the o- ringer were lost very quickly. i found myself playing with it turned off more often than turned on b/c of how loud it is.
but i guess it does what it is supposed to...
I wouldn't recommend it i would recommend spending a lil more for a reloader or revvy...
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 at 1:25 pm PST
This loader just agitates. It is load and has no ball detection mechanisms so it is always on. somewhat annoying. It noise prevents you from hearing others and gives your position away.
It is battery efficeint so I guess that is a plus, lol
Get a Egg or Revvy, it is a better buy.
Buy better if you can, I'd go gravity over this
4 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 at 9:54 am PST