This is the first "powered" loader I have ever used.
Bob Long Torpedo Regulator
Check It Assault Block
Psychobalistics Drop Forward with on/off ASA
Kingman ACS Bolt
J&J Ceramic 14' Barrell
Ricochet AK Loader
It will feed around 10 BPS
Incomming Ball Deflecting Design actually works.
Won't Keep Up With the Most Electronic Markers.
Only an "agitator"
When I bought my Imagine last year I realized my standard unpowered hopper would not be fast enough to keep up with it. I asked at my local store what my options were, and after looking at several I settled on the Ricochet AK. The hopper is just beautiful for starters, reminds me of the F117 Stealth or the Comanche bike from Orange County Choppers. I'm happy to say that it has deflected more than one ball that was comming at me keeping me in the game that much longer.
I play woodsball, so my imagine shooting at 10 or so BPS is plenty fast for me, and this hopper keeps my marker fed. .
I'm not a huge fan of any hopper sitting on top of my gun because it obscures my visibility and creates an larger profile for anyone shooting at me.
It should be noted that my Imagine, when it was bone stock, would outrun this hopper in 3rd burst or full auto mode. In anything but semi-atuo my Imagine was a ball chopping machine. In full auto within the first 3 balls I would have a chop.
It's a good hopper, it just can't keep up with the electronic markers, even the slower ones like my Imagine.
I finally got the ACS bolt, so I can use this hopper without chopping any balls, but I can't use 3rd burst or full auto because the gun will auto switch back to semi when the ACS bolt activates and avoids a chop.
I highly recomend this product for anyone using a marker that fires 10 or less BPS. Any faster than that and you'll be outrunning the loader. The price is right, the loader is beautiful, and it will save you from hopper hits that are comming from in front of you.
It is not this hoppers fault that my local store mis-advised me on what would be able to keep up with my imagine. That said, I think the 55 bucks I paid for this hopper should have bought me a loader that could keep up with a stock Imagine (one of the slower E-Markers out there when its stock).
Now that I've upped my Imagine, the AK is VERY lacking, but again, that's not the loaders fault, it does what it says it will.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 20th, 2007 at 11:15 pm PST
ICD b2k excell Barrel, gas thru's, stickies, roller trigg
Does not fit most feed necks tightly
I got my Rikki AK as a throw in with an ebay purchase, I like the Stealth Fighter look of it, So I decided to use it every now and again...
Unfortunatly none of the neck rings would fit my B2K's neck, so the loader was CONSTANTLY turning.
The B2K does NOT have eyes, and the AK couldnt keep up with its Full Auto firing, So It would chop paint ALOT.
The Ricochet AK runs on 1 9V Battery, and is relatively easy to replace, But its lack of speed makes it near USELESS with most good markers since it only has an agitator, and some of the time depending on the hoppers angle, the agitator doesnt even get the paint into the neck, but what can you expect when the thing has no force feed.
All in all, the AK is moderate at best, and best be left for the intermediate ballers, and beginers....
Perfect for a cheap Autococker, Tippy, Piranah, ETC
Viewloader revolution (good, reliable), Viewloader Evolution 3 (Fast,somewhat unbalanced), Viewloader Quantum(piece of crap),and Halo B w/ Z code board and Rip drive (super fast, nice look, and reliable).
Primary- Black Smart Parts Ion
*Crossfire 68/4500 nitro
*VL Evy 3 w/ z board
*Violent Products Scythe ion trigger
*CCM Ion Heli-clamp feedneck
*J&J Edge barrel kit (Elite Version)
*Lucky Paintball Stage Stage 1 V.3 bolt
Back up-Tippmann 98 Custom
*Crossfire 68/4500 nitro
*14" 32 degrees terminator barrel
*32 degrees flame drop
*Smart Parts on/off Shocker asa
*Ricochet AK loader
*Window on side
*Battery life(doesn't eat batteries like the 2K)
*Feed system(agitator, not force feed)
*Dosen't always riochet balls(Said from experience)
This is a great hopper for its price. I've it for 2 1/2 years and it's served me well. It feeds
well if your not tryin' to get 20+ BPS, thats why I had to upgrade to an evolution 3 for my ION. The window on the side allows you to see how many shots you have left.
And the lid sits vertical on top of the hopper, not sitting backwards on the back of the hopper. This helps you not clip the lid of the loader open and spill paint everywhere.
Overall, this loader is an awesome buy/upgrade for your marker. And it's cheap.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, December 30th, 2006 at 11:31 am PST
VL200 (Slow, Gravity, Dosnt Brake?)
Extreme Rage (Slow, Heavy, Bad Life, Crappy Overall)
Halo (Way..Faster, Heavier, Big, Force Feed)
VLocity (Waaay Faster, Lil Bit Heavier, Ugly, Reliable)
Night Black ETek
Crossfire 68/4500 HP
Black to Blue Spyder Pilot ACS 05
Trinity Clamping Feedneck
SP Teardrop 14" Barrel
Well This Is a Motorized Hopper, but definitally not the fastest out their. The balls are pushed down by rubber flappers so its easy on the balls but as that is a plus it also reduces speed. I wouldnt use this hopper on any highend markers (Egos,DM's,Timmys) but would be better on electronic blowback markers like Spyders.
Well starting with the board, it is small, compact, and have yet to see it fry. Next would be the big part, the shell. The shell seems very sturdy and definitally wouldnt crack easily. Although it is very durable, it is also pretty light compared to higher end loders such as the Halo B. On the topic about the shell, I will also add that the Richochet design really does work. For me, about 75% of Hopper Hits always deflect so thats a big plus.
Well considering this runs on 1 9V and Gets more life than my VLocity (2 9V's) It must be pretty good, Exept the fact that it is slower. The loader only feeds every time a ball is shot, so that definitally saves plenty battery life. The Battery Casing is on the back side of the marker and is really easy to remove, as it has no screws to hold it in, just a clip.
Some other things that make it cool or not so cool would be The Loader Window, Oring Feedneck, A Top Lid, 1 Button Operation, and last...The Price ;)
On the AK a window comes on the left side of it showing your ball count, looks cool, I never notice it in a game or anything. Its a Nice feature but not totally needed.
Unlike other loaders where you may or may not have to sand the neck, this one comes really small and provides O-rings with it to lock it in place, personally, I dont like this, I have already torn up the ones I needed for my feedneck and im not sure if I can get other ones from the Manufacturor, not a big flaw but still leaves a little to be desired.
Once again, the Richochet is unique with its Top feed, This can be a good thing and a bad thing. Good thing is that once the balls are in they dont fall out because of the angle. Bad thing is that getting the balls in is more of a hassel.
Unlike the 2K Loader, this has no LCD screen, instead its just a 1 Button LED Light. Thats what really seperates the 2 loaders from each other. I like the 1 button for the simplicity and the less money.
And after talking about the button I will tell you about the price ;) Well..lets just say its pretty cheap for what you get. Its a realible, semi fast, and uniquley designed for just about $35-$55 To me thats pretty good. And that price is pretty good compared to the 2K just for the LCD screen that I wouldnt use, and that so said 2 BPS more than the AK.
If you have an E-Framed Blow Back, Semi Autococker, Or anything that doesnt need 32 BPS to work, I would recommend this to you. Very sturdy product and does you good.
+/-deflection design-the AK is designed to deflect/ricochet hits to the hopper-after at least 5 direct hopper hits i can say that it DOES work, however half the time the ball will ricochet on to you and break-i cant complain though because the other half of the time it saves me
+one battery-obviously one battery makes the hopper lighter and cheaper to maintain
+viewing window-the AK has a small window on the side that allows you to see how much paint you have left but is not visible from an opponents point of view
+feed rate-12 BPS-can keep up with most markers
+quality-durable hopper-great Ricochet customer service (thats what I hear anyway)
Overall a great hopper - Best bang for your buck
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 13th, 2007 at 6:15 pm PST
98 custom /tippmann werks sniper barrel/ bsa red dot scope/ Ricochet 2K Ricochet AK
It shots faster then regular hopper
It looks cool
It works great
It could probably shot a little faster
When i first bought the Ricochet 2K Ricochet AK i was hoping for at least 13bps, but when i started shoting i relized that is was probably 16bps. I was so happy. This hopper is a prefect hopper for andyone who plays woods ball,if you play speed ball u might want a hopper that gets more bps then this one. i found it perfect becaue i play woods ball
-Idiot proof operation; one button for on or off
-Battery strength indicator works well, but it turns red quite early. It still works fine when it's red, but it gets slower and slower as time goes on, and it eventually sounds like its being tortured. That's when you NEED to switch.
-View window is nice. It lets you see in well, without letting your opponents see in or give you away in a bush.
-I like the top loading lid. It can be troublesome to fill it all the way however. You don't want to anyways.
-The O-rings helped to secure it on an elbow
-Fairly good battery life
-The sensor tab is a good idea and it works really well.
-One 9V battery
-The O-rings got ripped up on my stock feedneck for my Ion, or ripped the Ion's O-rings. With the Q-lock, they had to be removed because it made it too big, but without them it was too small. I wrapped tape around the neck and it worked fine from then on.
-I have read that the sensor tab needs to be replaced every once in a blue moon. I can't verify this either way, but it could turn out to be a pain.
Overall I love this hopper. The black dust finish doesn't give me away in the bush, and it is quiet enough that my opponents cannot hear it, so if they missed where I was while I shot, they won't find me by my hopper. I found out (the hard way) that if you try to fill it too much the agitator can't work and you have to shake and hit the hopper to get a few to load.
To load it, I follow a rule of thumb. I fill it up holding it horizontal. Once I can't get any more, I tilt the gun forward so the balls fall forward. Once they all move to the tip I fill it up again. This time only filling up the back. If you tilt it enough it won't fill the whole back up, so you will get about 175 or so paintballs in, and it will agitate just fine.
I don't give it a ten because the sensor tab needs to be replaced after a long while. Could end up being a pain in the butt, but we'll see.
EDIT: Thank you IronCorps for pointing something out to me. When I say it could turn out to be a pain in the butt to replace the sensor tab I meant finding one for sale somewhere. I have never seen one in any shop or online store. I assumed it would be quite simple to install, but it was finding a new one to install that I assumed might be a problem.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 26th, 2007 at 7:59 pm PST
spyder e-99 avant with richechet ak, supa bolt, proto 1 piece, sweet spot trigger,and trinity t spot feed with holes
Quite feeding,lookes, light, for starting gun,veiw on side,cheap for quality, 9volt last
Hold 170 balls, not for fast shooting guns besides that nothing
This hopper is great for the starting paintball player.The hopper is light consistant and looks great.It is very quite and if ur a woods player like most thats nice if ur sneaking up on the opponnets.It is very sturdy.Your would think it would hold more than 170 balls which is one of the downsides to this hopper but thats because its so sturdy.You can see that when u take it out of the box when u get it.All u need is a nine volt battery very easy to get.
The hopper isnt the greatest though. It is the the best hopper to start out with for sure but if u are in a league and u have a good gun like a auto-cocker,angel, or a dye dm5 ect. u should prolly want a better one.Halos are really good but some of them have the eye senser and the sun might reflect off it and it thinks its a ball and if u have a full hopper one might break and that could mess up the rest of the balls.
This is a great hopper to start out with.And if u are using a gun with only the max 14-16 bps its great.But if u get a really really nice gun i would have to recomend a different hopper because i dont know if this one could cut it.
Spyder Pilot ACS
20 oz CO2 / spare 9 oz C02
Smart Parts Linear Barrel
New Dezign High Performance Valve
Holds paint in the feed neck see below
None really price totally balances out the pros and cons
Good price for a good sturdy product. Feeds great. doesn't eat batteries. Simple to use one button, push once on, push again off. You can't beat it for the price. I would buy it again. Good for a begginer or a slow shooter. Keeps up with my Spyder Pilot ACS on Full auto 13bps. A little too slow when I walk the trigger (15+ bps depending) YOu can also fire one shot upside down or sideways and when you turn it back upright you will have balls already in the feed neck ready to fall in the chamber.
Tippmann C98 with stock 8,5" barrel (coming 14" smart parts prog),Ricochet AK. Soon double trigger and Tippmann drop.
Bit noisy (well,not so terrible)
Skips balls sometimes
this is my first electro box and everybody has recommended to me so I bought it and I'm very happy with it. I didn't test it yet with full box but today it's going for some real test so let's see.
I really think that this box can take it all AND it's pretty cheap for the record,I payed 57€ (about 54$) so not so much.
I really recommend this for anybody who's up for new box!!
9 for because nothing is perfect ;)
Still very good.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 15th, 2006 at 1:36 am PST