The Ricochet-2k agitates with each ball fired, never leaving you without a ball to shoot! The Ricochet-2k operates on one 9 volt battery, and averages about 5000 shots for the battery life. This makes the Ricochet-2k one of the most economical paintball hopper's on the market today.
The Ricochet 2K Ricochet-2k Hopper is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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none that are simular but i have tested my friends halo B hopper
-Ricochets most of the time
-Looks are cool
Sometimes paintballs ricochet into your face
Uses alot of batterys
Not very fast
The ricochet is very helpful when it comes to paintballs hitting your hopper because of the obvious they ricochet instead of splattering all over your hopper. the one thing that is annoying is that it takes up a lot of battery power. the good thing about the 2k is that if the batteries run out during a game the hopper acts like a normal gravity fed hopper.
I recomend this hopper for the simple reason that it ricochets very well and it also is gravity fed if the batteries die.
I got this hopper off a friend when he upgraded for an ion, and it freaking rocks.
The hopper can feed maybe 12bps consistently, and "burst" at 14. Its perfect for low end spyders and mechanicals. The display screen is amazing, with ball count, timer, ect... Has everything but a portable microwave. I haven't outshot my pilot with this thing, even on full auto.
Feeds great (12-14bps)
"Deflection technology" (lol no)
Easy to load
Will work as gravity in the event of a dead battery
Feeds the last 10 balls VERY INCONSISTENTLY
Feeds optimally with fresh batteries
no spring on lid to keep it open
After playing, I've found out the deflection technology is complete bull ****
This hopper is great for people who need a hopper that'll last for years. Such as people with 98c which won't go much faster than 12bps.
I woudn't reccomend it for people who only need it until they can upgrade to a new gun. Such as people who buy spyders and ugrade to wraths/ions in six months. Its more cost efficient just to get a revvy.
I'm giving a 7, because it's an overpriced revvy in discuise.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 4th, 2007 at 9:05 am PST
2005 Spyder Imagine
Ricochet 2k hopper
14" Smart Parts proggresive barrel
It is a little expesive compared to some of the other hoppers
I really like this hopper. It has never left me without a ball to shoot in my imagine. I got this used for $30. a steal in my opion. The only weekness is the price of a new one. Ive seen eggys for the same. But you can buy an upgraded board for 20 bucks that will have you go from 12bps to 15bps.
I really like this hopper for my imagine. but if you are gonna buy one new look at a revy or eggy for a cheaper and faster reloader.
WGP 2002 Vertical-Feed Autococker (Black):
-Planet Eclipse "E2" Trigger/Setup
-Karnivor Valve Assembly
-Karnivor Hammer Kit
-WGP STO Inline Regulator
-WGP MP-4 Ram
-ANS Jackhammer-2 LPR
-WGP Worr-Blade Bolt
-Custom Products Flamed Drop Forward
-Custom Products On/Off w/Bleed
-WGP Cocking Rod
-Evil Pipe Barrel Kit (14inch)
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The odd shape makes reloading a pain. Feed Door Sticks.
This is a decent hopper for any beginner. However, once a player begins to evole.....they will quickly spot the need to quickly exchange this for something else. The "Door-On-Top" layout is similar to standard hoppers (it will stick alot, making you an easy target). The motor is loud, and draws too much attention to your field position. It's not to easy to take apart, which makes a thorough cleaning next to impossible. The shape creates difficulty when reloading (a balancing act is required in order to achieve the maximum capacity).................however it does create a "Ricochet Action" when hit. Sometimes, NOT ALWAYS.
Spend the extra money, and buy a better hopper. The Evlution 2 (Y-Board) is rated about the same bps, for close to the same amount of money. Another $20.00 will get you the Z-Board......23 bps. If you like Halos, go for one of them. PASS ON THE RICOCHET!!!!!
Smart Parts Ion
Dye Sticky Grip ( clear )
White Body Kit
Halo B Hopper
Pure Energy Nitro Tank
Can feed pretty fast!!!!
Good battery life!!!
Balls ricochet at you sometimes.
Also, sometimes the ball splatters on the Hopper then ricochetes.
This hopper works super well!! It is especially great for mechanical guns!! The Hopper also has a HUD display that show how many paintballs you have shot and lets you know when the Hopper is starting to get empty. This Hopper also fits on mostly all guns!! You should receive properly sized o-rings in the Hopper when you purchase it.
The overall design of the hopper is fantastic! ( Just don't use the Hopper as a sight because you will definitely get splattered if a paintball hits your Hopper ). It is light weight and pretty durable. And over all it is a great Hopper!! This Hopper is a good thing if you don't keep it on all the time and never turn it off , it will last about 5 hours of playing until the battery runs out and then you have no paint coming to the gun so you chop more. The Hopper can last a while after the battery runs out so the HUD doesn't appear and the Hopper will only feed about 6-7 BPS which is a great feature in the middle of a game. NOTE put the battery in the right way (directions are on the side of where the battery cover slides in) or the Hopper will not work or it will not last long at all. (that sux allot!!!) The design is great for a change of the regular circular shape Hopper. And it is quiet enjoyable to have handy. Also make sure you have the Hopper tightly secured in your paintball gun, because that can dramatically effect the ricochet effect!!! This Hopper is great for all mechanical guns and some low end electronic. A good thing to remember is when you have time in the middle of a game at a stationary position, turn the hopper towards the opposing team mate this will increase the ricochet effect and could save your booty!! The price is also relatively good for a new piece of paintball technology.How ever when the ricochet effect does not work do not blame the Hopper it must have moved on the gun or you just moved in to the paintball. Bad angles can also make the ricochet go bad. When a paintball does explode on the hopper look where the impact was and where the paint is, you should notice that a portion of the shell and a very little portion of paint is about an inch above or below where the rest of the paint is. That proves the product can work.
This Hopper is great , and I recommend it to any one who gets hit in the Hopper allot!! This does ricochet but it doesn't always work depending on the angle. This Hopper is really only good for high and low end mechanical paintball markers.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 6th, 2006 at 3:40 pm PST
spyder imagine, ricochet 2-k, 14" black teardrop, 68 c.i. nitro
1 bps behind my full auto, cant keep up
Agitates out of nowhere
I bought this hopper from my friend for 30 dollars to use with my spyder imagine. i thought it was a suitable replacement for my gravity hopper so i had no complaints for the first couple of games. not good if your trying to sneak up on someone because it agitates out of nowhere and its loud as my girlish cries after i get lit up when my cover gets blown. its pretty aggravating that it feeds balls 1 b.p.s. under my gun. not too big of a problem i chop about 1 in a 1000 if im careful. oh and the lid is welded on i think. i cant seem to get the lid off without bashing it with a rock. not really but its hard.
Go ahead and buy it if your upgrading from gravity hoppers. overall i think its a pretty average and overlooked hopper that is good with a low end gun like an imagine or an icon.
*Expensive depending on your money
*The beep (not a big problem)
This loader is awesome!
If you have a semi marker, this loader is great. 12bps!!! If you have full auto you have a little problem.
Ricochets customer service is amazing!!! They send anything right out to ya in the nick of time.
The counter sometimes is a little off... but im not too picky... I just pop the lid up and check my balls every once in awhile/
The AK and this are pretty simular but i thought the LCD screen was cool so i went with this. If you dont need a ball counter or the pointless game timer.. go for the AK cuz im a little bummed I even went with this one when now I dont even ever use the ball counter or the Timer.
Conclusion- great hopper! I would recomend it. Many people say the egg is better but so far I have ran into no problems with this one with about 3 trips to the field and about 5 games at home in the woods.
I just got this the other day. Right out of the box this thing was awsome. It's fast enough for any mech. marker. It does not deflect balls as good as ricochet claims. Easy to take apart and clean. This thing is loud, not good when trying to hide during woods play.
Great hopper for the money.
Fast enough for any mech. and some elec. markers.
I would give it a 8.5 but, ill round up.
Spyder Xtra, Ricochet 2k, 20 oz CO2(with black warmer), pmi razor barrel
Ball count, timer, often bounces, okay plastic
This is a very good hopper for your money, it features a ball counter, game timer, speed setting, and deflects balls often because of the design. Its easy to take apart when you need to clean it thurogly, and is simple to set the timer. This is not a woodsball hopper, it screams like a remote control car. Although its loud its design is intimidating, and electronics can be reinstaled after cleaning by a monkey. Just dont use the cheapo kingman straight elbows, because one time i was running for cover and the straight elbow snaped catipulting it to the ground. Eventhough its been droped twice from 4 feet its still feeding like a champ!
This is great for an airballer looking for faster feeding, and a good price.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 at 3:04 pm PST
cyborg, empire reloader b, 3-a nitro, chickit vert feed neck,
or spyder imagine
Paintball-dinamic (like arodinamic) kinda fast looks great
For 90 dollars it should load more than 12 bps
This is a great paintball dinamic hopper. It loads fast enough for most spyders and pirahnas. mine did break down on me recently. The motor inside that rotates the paintball came of the rotating pivite (a little super glue fixes everything ). the good thing is if u have a gun like a spyder or a low end electronic marker than this hopper is great. Sometimes it short feeds if u walk ur gun fast enough.
This is a very good hopper for people that have low end electronic markers