I personally like this over the cyclone air system, which i used to use on a 98C i no longer have. I use rechargeable batteries and have found no problems at all.You can get a transmitter installed so that way the RipClip does not work off of sound but it gets a signal from your gun that tells it that the gun is shooting. I put a pinokio hopper with the large attachment and i do not have to worry carrying pods as much.
I think this is a great attachement and if you can get the transmitter and pinokio A5 hopper for it (it says A5 but it will work for cyclone feed systems and the RipClip)
Note that this is for the TM series rip clip, not the BT series one. It's also for one of the early gen TM rip clips, the particular problem I was having may have been fixed in later models.
I'll keep it to the point: I got the hopper for my TM15 shortly after my local proshop got them in. It was a waste of money.
This thing jams CONSTANTLY. Jams with new paint, old paint, rec grade, tourny grade, Jams with the Tippmann low profile hopper, jams with the stock hopper. fresh batteries, cleaned, everything. it jams incessantly. and it's not a case of the mic not being sensative enough- it's a case of paint actually jamming on the feedwheel. or not dropping onto the feedwheel. or any of a half dozen other faults.
Similarly, the BT reps I've talked to insist it's bad paint/old batteries, and after being demonstrated wrong will simply say "huh, guess you just got a lemon"
Given *MY* experiences with it, I can't recommend this hopper to anyone.
Invert Too Loader
BT Rip Clip and TM Rip Clip
Flasc 12" barrel + 3" extension and blaster tip or Apex
UTG Rail covers
Eotech 551 holo sight
Remote line with 88/4500
Flasc 5" barrel with 3" extension and apex
TM Rip Clip with Tac Cap
UTG Rail Covers
Remote Line and 88/4500 tank
Thumb Wheel on bottom
Low battery indicator
Standard hopper = Ugly!
*****THIS IS THE TM RIP CLIP I HAVE> NOT BT RIP CLIP!!!!!!!*****
I'm gonna keep this review short and sweet...
I have owned this loader for a few months now and never had an issue. It feeds consistently and reliabley and never chops. I have definitely put close to 3000 paintballs through this and never had any issues.
This loader gives you the abilitly to see down your sights and mount any opticle that you need including acogs, red dots and scopes. If you pair this with the X7 Hopper or Tac Cap, it looks sweet! Ditch the ugly stock hopper it comes with.
This loader requires 4 AA Batteries which isnt bad and is relatively efficient. Not sure on the exact shots I can get out of one round of batteries but it has to be somewhere close to 6000.
Good quality loader for BT or TM series markers. Needs an adapter to fit on 98 custom.
Ease of use
Offsets hopper out of the way of sights
This was only my first use of the Rip Clip, but I went through about 1000rounds without any breaking, chopping, or jam. Every time I pulled the trigger a round went down range.
Accepted the X7 Hopper I picked up and provides a nice low profile design that doesnt sit any higher than my red dot sight.
I am very happy I picked this up, I really didnt want to go electric since my gun is just a standard semi automatic, non electric gun. I'm glad my gravity hopper got in the way of my sight or I wouldn't be graced with the Rip Clip
Allows for high bps
Force feed feature
Plastic force feed
I've used this ever since I got my BT Delta. It's an amazing addition to the gun. I can shoot as fast as I want and the system will keep up with ease. The main problem with it is the plastic force feed that comes preinstalled on it. It's very flimsy and fragile, and I ended up breaking it within a month or so. I installed the other one that came with it, but it simply doesn't have a large enough diameter to allow you to put much torque into the force feed in those sticky situations when you have a jam. I've found the easiest way to fix a jam is to unscrew the ripclip mount from the gun (thankfully EXTREMELY easy due to BT's design) and poke my finger inside to fix the balls, then screw it back on. In an intense fire fight, you can get this done in seconds, but those seconds could cost you the game.
Tippmann 98C Pro A.C.T.
Scepter Barrel kit
BT Rip Clip
5 position collapsible stock
Fit's Cyclone style hoppers
Battery life not as good as other loaders (Who cares)
The BT Rip Clip is a great Loader. I has 3 loading speeds, easy to mount, and easy to operate. It can load 20+ bps and keeps up with my E-Trigger on my Tippmann 98c. The most I've tried to fire so far is 22bps and the Rip Clip was amazing. I never had a chop or a mis-fire. I would take the Rip Clip over th Cyclone feeder any day. It's very easy on the balls and has an easy access rip drive. It gets about 8000 rounds per battery life. Not a problem though, it takes 4 AA batteries, so run down to Wal-Mart and get some rechargeables and you'll be all set. The other nice thing is that you can put any Cyclone style hopper on it. That makes it very nice depending on your personal preference.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone. it's good for any style of play in my opinion. It may stick out too far for some speed ballers, but they have angled hopper adaptors to fix that. Def a great purchase, you won't be disappointed.
tippmann cyclone stock and fully upped with all internal upgrades and soft paddles
BT TM-7 with Rip Clip, Flasc barrel kit, 1 point bungee sling and BT delta furniture and swivel sling mount + pps secondary regulator
Fast, easy on paint, no upgrades needed.
Made for blowback markers
I have been using the rip clip for several years now, first on a BT-4 Delta Elite, then on a TM-7 for a little over a year now. I have also used one on a Tippmann A-5 for a few cases of paint.
the BT Rip Clip is a fantastic loader, it gives you the profile on a cyclone without the problems attributed to the cyclone, it feeds 20+ bps out of the box, no upgrades needed, it is very gentle on paint and I have never broken a single ball in my rip clip, not many cyclone users can say that, in fact I dont know of anyone who has ever had a problem with ball breaks in a rip clip personally or that ive heard of. they are fantastic loaders, generally battery efficent and quite fast.
the rip clip is also a great looking loader, it gives you a side feed profile and a lower profile then the balloon style hoppers and it accepts any loaders that fit on the cyclone, so Tac caps x7 LP loader 450 round loaders, if it fits the cyclone, it fits the rip clip.
since it is designed for blowback markers it has a bit of trouble with markers such as teh TM-7 or tm-15, its not the RC's fualt since they did not exist when it was created and it was designed for a specific purpose, however a simple microphone upgrade fixes all your problems, and its the only upgrade anyone will ever need and at less then half the cost of the cheepest TechT upgrade for any cyclone systems.
Fantastic loader, for BT-4, Tippmann 98, Tippmann A-5, BT TM-7 or TM-5 you just cant go wrong.
1 - '00 98 Custom, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Palmer's Stabilizer, 12" Lapco Accushot 3 Piece Barrel Kit (A5 Threads), A5 Barrel to M98 Adapter, Dead On Pro Seal Powertube & Front Bolt, Response Trigger, Double Trigger, BT Rip Clip w/ X-7 Hopper, "Super" R/T Larger Hose Kit, Remote Line, Adjustable Car Stock, AK-47 Front Grip.
2 - '99 Model 98, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Tippmann Expansion Chamber, 11" Custom Pro Barrel, Cyclone Feed (w/ Lightning Rod, Squishee Paddles, Vortex Ratchet Kit, and X-7 Vented Piston Housing), AK-47 Front Grip, Remote Line, Adj. Car Stock.
3- '99 Pro/Carbine, Bone Stock except a 12" Lapco Accushot Barrel Kit, and PMI Air Through T-Stock.
Very fast loader. Gentler on paint than a cyclone.
Weight, Size, Battery Powered
The install of the Rip Clip was very easy on my 98 Custom. The only problem I had was, the Rip Clip requires about 2 inches of the top sight rail. This did not leave enough room for my M16 style handle I had installed. I lowered my over all score by one point because I had to remove my M16 Handle.
Once installed, I powered it up, and immediately set the speed to it's fastest setting. After loading in paint, turn the power on, wait until the motor spins, and then it is ready.
Another trick I figured out is after the motor does it's initial spin, reach under the rip clip, and turn the manual winding crank until it stops. This puts full pressure on the internal spring, and will make it load faster.
I like the design of the Rip Clip. The paddles inside are kept under spring pressure so there is instant loading after each shot. The sound activated motor simply re-winds the spring after each shot.
My only other complaint is the size & weight of the Rip Clip. It is quite a bit bulkier than the cyclone, and weighs over a pound with batteries. However, I'll deal with that considering how fast it loads.
The Rip Clip requires 4 AA Batteries, which could get expensive if you play a lot. I bought a set of Energizer E2 Rechargeable Batteries, and have not noticed a performance difference. The rechargeable batteries probably won't last the full 8,000 shots, but are plenty for a long day of playing.
Over-all bottom line is, I had my 98C's Response Trigger (with the "Super R/T" larger air hose) turned up as fast as I could, and the Rip Clip did not have any issues keeping up. The R/T piston continued to kick-back longer than if I were using the cyclone, which requires extra air.
If you like a side mounted loader, this is probably the best you can get.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 6:19 am PST
-Gravity feed hopper
-friends ricochet LCD
-brief use of reloader II
-BT-4 Delta Elite
-easy to un-jam
-Stock hopper is kinda bulky, will be fixed with x7 low profile
Ok I aint going to have one of those novel-type reviews so i'll cover the bases in the shortest manner.
Upon first arrival I noticed how easy it is to just reach the mount across the upper rail and pull the hopper across, tighten the two screws finger tight and your good to go. The thing is easy to turn on, no button holding just press and go. Well you do have to pre-load it via the wheel on the bottom but that takes as long as pouring a pod in. The thing has 3 modes, slow, fast, and fastest. Most mechanical guys can keep it on slow but I just have mine sent on fastest since I don't really notice major power drain from that.
The thing jammed on me once, I was unscrewing my barrel and reaching into my chamber (but not looking, I aint that stupid) trying to figure out the problem, take the wheel on the bottom and quarter turn it back and bam back in action.
I would extremely highly outrageously recommend this hopper to any BT-4 or M98 owner, for m98 owners I think electric is a way better option than cyclone upgrade, no breakage yet, plus cheaper and sleeker.
Zero ball breaks
Auto-Off 1 Hour
Low Battery Indicator
Hopper should be sleeker
This is a great product. Offset so hopper is not in your view of fire. I have used this product at least 30 times and have not found any problems. Easily keeps up with the electronic trigger's 13 bps. Never had a ball break. If drive fails due to some kind of malfunction or battery failure, just turn the dial on the bottom to load paintballs. Uses 4 AA batteries. I would recommend the Tippmann X-7 Cyclone hopper for a sleeker design. Easy to install. A must buy
If you have BT, do not waste your money on any other type of hopper. Remember it uses Halo technology, and you can't go wrong with that. Other hoppers may produce the same results, but usually they are more $$$. Once you make the purchase, you will love it!!!