Giving A5 owners another option in hoppers is Ricochet Development. Ricochet’s new R5 hopper combines their well known “deflection engineering” faceted shape with an A5 size feed neck.
Ricochet’s deflection engineered shape is somewhat elongated, presenting mostly slight angles as a target to anyone shooting from directly ahead. This design carries the purpose of increasing the change of a paintball glancing off of its surface, rather than breaking and eliminating the player.
Because all of the Cyclone feed components are on the receiver, the R5 has not electronics or active feed mechanism, and functionally works just the same as the stock hopper. Aside from the shape, the other chief difference is that the R5 holds approximately 210 paintballs as opposed to the stock hopper’s 180.
The Ricochet R5 gives Tippmann A5 owners another choice in hoppers with the opportunity to give their A5 a more unique profile, and carry a bit more paint on the field.
The Ricochet 2K Ricochet R-5 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tapco Tactical Stock
Tippmann Expansion Chamber
Pure Energy 4500 88ci Tank
I added the Ricochet R5 because the stock hopper was too much of a target and was a bit ugly. The ricochet holds up to its name, it will actually ricochet hopper hits instead of taking you out of the game. It also gives you a little more sight view from the stock hopper. Its the best $20 hopper I have ever used.
If you have an A-5 then this is a must have, you will enjoy the benefits and the looks.