Tilt Sensing - the agitator always pulls the balls up towards the feed hole. If you tilt it the right it spins counter-clockwise. If you tilt to the left it spins clockwise. Low frontal profile with 180 ball capacity Sound Activation
The Odyssey HALO TSA LED Frontman is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
This is a nice middle range hopper. Right now my walk fluctuates between 10-14 and this thing can keep up with that just fine.
-Really nice layout, easy.
-180-190ish ball holder, not bad.
-Mine was $43 on Action Village, amazing deal.
-It's a Halo.
-Feedneck does feel a bit cheap, but not as bad as most people crack it up to be.
-9v batteries died alot faster than I thought they would, invest in rechargeables.
-Hopper seems a bit to big (although not a giant like the Halo B or tsa backman series) sits really really high up on some feednecks.
Probably pretty similar to something like a revvy, or empire reloader series for $10-$20 less. If you have an Ion or anything less get this, anything higher than that and you'd probably need an egg, apache, vlocity, or halo b.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 21st, 2006 at 7:32 am PST
Regular 200rd hopper, Ghetto Viewloader ones (forget which crap one, oh and they suck compared to this)
Evil Pimp Black... Dye Sticky Grips...WAS equalizer board for Pimp...Scion Air System 88cu in/5000psi...Evlution2 egg...New barell soon
-Magnetic catch(no ball spillage)
-Decent battery life
-Sturdy (took a few drops already)
-Doesn't always "activate" when turned on
-Hard to turn off!!
-Battery door, ergh!
This is a decent hopper for the price and the performance is about what you pay for. As far as functionality is concerned it works fine and as long as you wont die over the occasional irratation it's the way to go. I hooked it up to mutiple guns and it could keep up with most all the Ions & other mid range E markers... so long as you don't go too triggar happy.
I would buy this hopper again if i had the chance. But if you have anything faster then an Ion go buy an Evo II there only 20-30 more expensive and you can get a z-board for them... nuff said.
Spyder Imagine Stock for a few more days when my ups come =)
Faster than the Imagine
Being a woodsballer, I generally never shoot fast. I just started speedball and am now addicted. SO, I need a faster marker. Anything that shoots faster than 5 bps is going to need a new hopper so the Halo seemed the best. First I tried a Ricochet, but on full auto, I got a few dry shots. The VL200 was chop suey. The TSA is more than fast enough. I am hoping this thing can keep up with a T-board with ramping chip.
The body is weak though. I already have small cracks, but all budget handymen know, duct tape is the miracle cure.
great hopper if you aren't shooting more than about 16 bps.
Weak body, but duct tape did the trick.
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Fast enough, lots of information on screen.
Not reliable at all. I got shot 3 times and it broke.
I need some help if u would b so kind to tell me how to fix it. Because i could always use a backup.
I suggest to invest for an evo2 if u want this. It wouldn't work at the speeds it said and the sound activation didn't work on every shot. Its not good for a regular non-electronic hopper unless u want to shake it every 3 shots. It worked great when i had it working though.
Not reliable cause it broke in 3 shots on it. cheap material.
Tippmann 98 (not custom), Lapco Bigshot 12", Dead On pro seal, Shock tech super fly bolt, Halo frontman hopper, Lapco elbow, 48*3000 hpa
Magnetic lid, left and right spin of blades
Shell too weak
I like this hopper the most out of all the hoppers so far. easy operation. nice strong magnets on the lid to hold open or closed, the blades spin both ways. i have founf the only problem with this hopper is the shell is too weak. i ordered another shell, but it was not coming intime so i used a whole tube of super glue to fix it, i held it down with duct tape, i was afraid to remove the hopper or twist it. so if i need to change batteries i would have been in trouble.
This is a great hopper i think.. it is my first electronic hopper and its great. i got it for only 80$. it doesn't break when it gets shot then a couple times more with bonus balls... the only problem i had was my friend used it and the magnet fell out ( easy fix with some super glue ) feedneck is weak but i wrapped it around with masking tape fits perfect and protecs it kinda.
Great hopper go and buy it
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 9th, 2006 at 7:57 pm PST
system X NME
stiffi barell system
Center Flag tank
Awesome Hopper. This hopper is cheap and reliable and fast. The lid is awesome. Overall this hopper is good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good
Smart Parts Ion
72/3000 air tank
Halo frontman hopper
Soon to have Freak Jr.
And AIM Shock Reg
Very low frontal profile
Tilt sound activated
Good on batteries
Wish it held more paint
Overall this is a great hopper for any marker, on my ion it keeps up with my rof, It is very small so you wont have hopper hits as much. Since it has TSA when you are leaning out the side of a bunker it will spin the opposite way feeding the paint faster, so its not just spinning around in the hopper. The only problem is I wish that it was a little bigger maybe 200 ball hopper, but if you are a frontman plaer this will work fine.
Buy it unless you shoot through a lot of paint each game, or if your a backman
right now i have a spyder sonix pro
ESP electronic trigger
dye proto barrel
low pressure chamber
Halo TSA frontman hopper/smoke
Sorta quiet, feeds fast,well fast enough for me anyway
Feed neck does seem a little brittle, but Im careful with it
this is a great hopper, though the feed neck looks pretty breakable. but i try to be alittle careful of it, plus i just got a new cp no rise and i shaved down the feed neck.
other than that this is a GREAT hopper that is worth every penny.
Empire Reloader II (similar but not as good)
Gravity loader (terrible)
tippman 98c, 14inch progressive barrel, new O-ring kit, TSA LED Frontman.
PsychoBallistics silver bullet LCD (stock)
Batteries (eats them like a starved cow)
This hopper is great, it more than keeps up with my 98 custom, and i rarely chop with my Psycho. It has a Magnetic lid which is very handy, and will help you keep more paint. One of the great things about this hopper is that it has tilt sensor, when you lean around corners, it will spin to keep the balls near the neck. I also love the price, bought it for 38 bucks brand new. The one major thing I don't like, is that it eat batteries like theirs no tommorow. I always have to keep extras on hand. It also looks a bit dumb and more like an infants toy. Overall I absolutely love this hopper and would definetly advise getting this hopper over the Reloader II or the revvy.