What is RipDrive?
RipDrive is a manual feed mechanism for HALO B. It replaces the mainshaft of the unit and allows manual-preloading of the drive spring.
Who is RipDrive for?
RipDrive was originally conceived for tournament players who *have* to be in the game. It is available to anyone that wants to have a backup system for if their force feed system goes down or their batteries die.
How RipDrive works:
By rotating the ripdrive located on the bottom of the loader, the player can feed multiple balls into the ballstack at a time, allowing them to keep playing (at full fire rate!). Depending on the height of your feedneck, you can pre-tension as many as 12-15 balls for firing.
When finished playing at the end of the day, rotating the RipDrive in reverse also allows you to easily unload the tensioned ball stack and empty your HALO B. It also allows you unjam bad paint. It can also be used to pre-load balls at the chrono without turning your loader on.
The Odyssey Halo B w/ RIP Drive (with or without V35 board) is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Nothing because i wen't from a revolution to this.
Stock Blue nerve with a Virtue, Hybrid Contract Killer Grips, and Smoke Halo B w/ ripdrive and a 68/3000 pure energy tank with a blue dye rhino cover
Looks, easy on/off (usually), ripdrive, speed, easy to fill with pods.
None really other than 6 AA batteries, but no big deal
When i got this for my ion it worked perfectly, i threw a few stickers on it and took it out to the field. worked really fast it never chopped, and when my batteries died in a game i used the ripdrive. Then i got my 06 nerve, it works even better on that, i fly through paint in a game (not a bad thing for me) in the front, or anywhere else. this is a great hopper.
I recomend it if you have a gun that is really fast, and if you want to upgrade the halo i have seen quite a few boards u can change in it.
freak barrel kit
low Q lock
psyco ballistics drop forward
halo b w/rip
crossfire 68/4500 low pressure
bob long lasoya 05
freak barrel kit
halo b w/rip
Fast and for a belt driven not that loud
weight but that is cause of the 6 AA batteries
This hopper is one of the fastest and the best. the only other one i would want is empire reloader. have not dry fired a single shot even with a low battery and the battery is great on it. with a rip drive its the best upgrade for any gun.
evo 2 (x or y cant remember)
crossfire 68/3k with dyre rhino
Speed 20+ bps!
Angular (see review why)
Shells are finiky (meaning breakable)
Can't see some paintballs
First Halos are great loaders. They are super fast and very reliable. They are angular giving them the ability to get bounces, (i've gotten like 100+ so far). When i went to play paintball over the weekend it happened so that for no particular reason my feed neck outer shell broke. A huge annoyance seeing as i had a tourney next weekend. Also another annoyance point is it cant see certain colors of paint. I used this wired colored stuff and it thought it was "jamming" when really it just couldn't see the paintballs. In my Opion though haveing my loader keep up with anything i put it on, that definetly out ways the cons, but not by much...
Yes, this is one of the finest loaders out there. 20+ bps. So buy it, if your getting into competitive paintball. it grets an 8.5 becuase it has some cons that make me kinda angry but ill round up to a 9/10
-VL 12v Revvy with XBoard
-VL Eggy with Z and Y Boards
-CP Reg, ASA, Lightening Drop, Trigger, Macro line
-NDZ QEV, Bolt
-Virtue Board, Eyes, grip switch
Halo with rip
-Progressive, Full Freak and ION stock barrels
MacDev Legion Air 68/4500
I'll start out by saying that if you had asked me a year ago about a Halo you would have heard nothing but negatives. I got the chance to run one for several days and it changed my mind.
-The shell construction is very solid so far, as is the loader door. I'm a rough player and my hoppers take abuse. I have smashed this hopper into the ground, bunkers and it even got punted accidently. Unlike my VL hoppers the feedneck is still very solid and so is the loader door.
-I love the fact that when the power runs out I Still have the ability to load balls without having to palm them and feed them one by one by hand.
-The speed of this hopper is unmatched. Although I have not upgraded the board... I have yet to out shoot it in a Semi Fire mode. It has however had some issues keeping up in a Ramping or full Auto modes on the board.
-The internal cleaning and component layout is complicated and not easy. There are many parts and if you arn't careful it may not go back together properly. Due to it's lack of Assembly ease this can make internal cleaning a process as long as cleaning your marker.
-Weight... I know this is a sketchy issue with many people. This hopper is slightly heavier than the closest comparibly item from VL. This has to do partly with the fact that you use 6AA batteries instead of say 2 9v batteries.
-The cost of Halo's is higher than many other hoppers but they are coming down to a more reasonable price.
Overall I have to say this is a great hopper and woud recomend it to others looking upgradable performance. It will keep up with most average players stock but has the ability to get faster. Awesome product, well worth it's few short comings.
i have used a gravity fed hopper but it doesn't compare with the halo.
kingman spyder Mr2, halo B/w rip20 oz Co2 tank, and remote
It is very fast capable of 20+ bps
Rip drive good for the chronograph
It can be hard to turn on with gloved hands
I have had this for a month, i have had my mr2 for about 2 months, as you may know the mr2 is fully automatic it is capable of the advertised 25+ bps in fully automatic but it is still too fast for the anti chop bolt, and if you have a gravity fed, it will waste alot of air, and even in the manual it says you should have a hopper capable of at least 13+ bps
I really like this product it can be bought for up $150- and for the money it cannot be beat
View Loader Revy 12v. (X board and sound board upgrades) and an egg
System X NME, Proto Matrix '05, Smart Parts Impulse w/ vision eye, Wdp Angle G7 w/ 45 grip frame
Very fast (when these no gap in the paint)
Just read the review
This loader has issues!!!! I've tried not to give this piece of s#!t a good or decent review but I can't lie to myself or no one else. When you put in fresh batteries and content paint going down the tube there is no problem but you should not need to force feed the paint down the feed neck every time there's a gap in the paint!!!!! There have been too many times that I've pointed my markers down, pointed back up, shoot 5 consistent balls and had to give the rip drive a couple of turns in order for me to continue shooting. Several times I would forget to do so after emptying my halo and reloading, a mistake I would pay for later but shouldn't have to if this peice s#*t would do what it made for. Even with the View Loaders as cheap as they are they would still stay consistent when the eye registers no paint, it would load more paint!!! Isn't that why I bought the f@*king thing for!!! Also why should I have to change the batteries after only going through one(1) case of paint in order for me not to have any other issues. This is a big upset for me!! The funny thing about it is when its dropping paintballs like it should, not one ball is chopped or damaged in the force feed. Even when I turn the anti-chop eye off on any of my markers, it feeds with no breaks in the breach so I can give 1 plus sign.
Up date 6/17/06
I went to a new field and was ready for war but not ready for what my halo had in store for me!!! The battery door and the front of the shell cracked so I had to get a new shell. Instead of the normal halo or empire shell I purchased the hybrid shell. First thing this shell make it easier to clean inside if there is a break because you can open it in half ( the entire top comes off to expose the paddles) with just 3 screws. I also found out that the hybrid shell has special slot that places the eye in a better position so that the eye registers the paint better for a better feed. I must said it is working better than before but the f@#king still eats batteries like I own stock in EverReady!!! I also still bought an Vlocity loader, check out my view in the near future. So far its going to be better than this one!!!
In conclusion if your looking to and the halo b w/ rip drive, don't waste your money. The Egg is good but I'm about check out the VL VLocity loader. I've been told that it blows the halo out of the water
6 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, June 17th, 2006 at 6:28 pm PST
-Holds 170 paintballs
-Strong shell (polycarbonate)
-Force fed (no gaps)
-Rip drive unjams balls
-Rip drive can pretention up to 15 balls with no batteries
-Heavy due to 6 AA's
-Hard to clean when ball breaks
-doesn't do well against prolonged pressure (AKA between two boxes in trunk)
-the batteries will die out fast, invest in rechargable ones or get crackhead to steal them(lol)
-The feed neck is thick (its so you can sand it to feed any feedneck on ure gun)
Yeah this is worth getting, and dont skip out on the rip drive. worth every penny
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 15th, 2006 at 9:59 pm PST
Great hopper recommend it for Ions and other guns as well. I got it and it worked great for me and i still have it even though the Vlocity and Empire B2 came out so if you have do not have the money to get the Empire B or the Vlocity then the HALO B with Rip Drive is what you want to get.
egg (borrowed) empire reloader, and apache led (borrowed)
black ion with halo b, crossfire 45ci 4500 low pressure (in a few weeks), and yeah thats it
Speed, looks, quiet, everything except whats in weaknesses.
Rip drive installation, lots of batteries, heavy.
Well, i got this hopper last night, and i cant wait to play with it. it looks great, good engineering, good design. i was unfortunate enough to order a halo b with rip drive, and since the company had no more rip drive halo b's in stock, they sent me a halo b with a rip drive kit. this took about 1 hour to install, but it came with pretty good instructions. also, when i turned it on, it sounded lethargic, it sounded like it was feeding like 6 balls a second. so i loaded it up, and let it feed the paintballs back into the bag, and it emptied itself in about 8 seconds. that is fast! i cant wait to play with this hopper, and im glad i spent the extra to get a halob rather than get an egg, which i hate!
This is a fabulous, well engineered design, and i would buy it again in the future. i give it a 8.5 because 1 point taken off for price, and half for using lots of batteries, but that rounds to a nine, which this hopper deserves.
Red/black fade DM4
m3 and CodeOx15
UL barrel and Freak barrel
Custom trigger (1 of 1)
88/4500 pmi Tank (same length as a 68)
black Halo B w/ 35V board and rip drive
(dm4 is sold on its way is a nerve.)
Backup: totaly stock ninja ion
Rip drive is great
Sucks down batteries when you leave them in, when it hasnt been used.
Ok i originally had a eggy 2 and man i hated it. It feld like it was going to break in my hands and it was slow. It also didn't respond that fast. But with the halo it responds quick cause there is a spring pressing the paintballs down. The halo b might lose on drop test but not on gun tests. This thing rocked on my dm4 and my friend shocker. Ive dropped this thing alot and its still going. rip drive is great if your batteries go out in a game and if it jams.
I recommend a v35 board. Its alot faster and its price isn't to bad for a board.
If your looking for a hopper dont waste your money on a egg just buy a halo b cause you'll just sell it for one anyways.