Trilogy Sport, All American barrel, PE Regulator, Still working on it.
Cycles with each shot
O-rings on feedneck
A little noisy
I used it for the first time in a local 3 man tournament and some one on one around the house. It kept up with the Trilogy just fine. Didn't notice the noise when shooting but it's hard to anything with all the yelling anyways. Did take 3 hits on the hopper and every one of them broke, didn't notice any deflections.
Battery life seams to be good.
This is a great hopper for a stock or lightly modded marker. I'll buy another one!
Stock Smart Parts Ion
47/3000 PSI compressed air
Halo TSA frontman
Ball sensor in neck
This hopper is not very expensive and is able to feed paint at a decent speed. The agitation is caused by a thin plastic X that is activated when a paintball goes through the neck and touches a flimsy sensor. In the neck of the hopper there is a thin plastic strip that sticks out a little bit that is what senses when a ball goes through, but because of that, it makes the hopper a little tricky to clean. I don't know if I purchased a faulty one of these or what, but every time I used this hopper, the "X" agitation would just smack into my paintballs and break them in half, even though I would use different kinds of paint, causing a large painty gew to come out of my marker and fill my hopper. I used this hopper a few times and after about two weeks I returned it and purchased a Halo TSA frontman, which seems to gently guide the paintballs into the marker unlike how my former Ricochet AK would just hit them and break them.
This hopper did not work for me. It would break any paint that I would put in it. Others love it, I HATED it, but thats up for you to decide. It has a bit of nice features, but because of the excesive ball breakage, I DO NOT recommend this hopper. I went with a Halo TSA after I returned this one, which is like the same price, and after a year of useing the TSA, I have had no problems.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 25th, 2006 at 5:40 pm PST
-Tippmann Custom Pro E
-Tippmann 98 Cyclone Feed Hopper
-20 oz. CO2 Tank with PMI on/off valve
-Doesn't eat batteries
-Loads fairly fast
-Tall on my Tippmann
All in all, this hopper is pretty good. An OK price for 12bps. I found that it mostly kept up with my Electronic Tippmann, and it's deflected a few hits while I was playing speedball. I've only been hit once on the hopper, and the rest of them bounced. The only thing I didn't like about it was its height. Don't bash me on my 8/10 rating, because I don't like how tall it is. I've switched back to my Cyclone feed, just because of this. I know other hoppers are even taller, but this one just isn't for me. So once again, please don't bash me.
I would probably recommend this product to anyone who doesn't care about height on their hopper. Otherwise, just make sure it can keep up with your gun.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 at 12:42 pm PST
-Holds 170 paintballs
-The agitater wont squish paintballs, instead it just bends
-the design helps deflect balls
-Battery length is great
-Nowadays its about 35-40 dollars
-Oring feed neck to fit feed necks
-Not force fed
-Annoying to clean(but most loaders are)
I would buy it if u need a Hopper for a low end gun, or just get a revy, there both good
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 at 2:53 pm PST
Ease of use (one button)
Maybe a bit small capacity? (170)
This hopper rules. it uses a little tab in the feedneck and that triggers the impeller to stir the balls. there are no sharp parts inside that will break any balls and the impeller really works (no pingponging) it's intersting that a lot of impellers on other hoppers spin quite fsat while this one does about 3 rotations in 3-4 seconds. i think this accounts for the consatn feed that actually drops them in the feed while some just stir the ammo. i would take this hopper over a revy anyday. i'm not so sure how well the deflection design actually woks but it does give it a smaller profile during a firefight. i've gone through about 2000 rounds with it and i've still yet to replace the battery-9v. Loading is kinda odd though because it is on top and it o nly opens to a 90* angle so it might close on you.
What else can i say? This hopper owns. I'd take it over a revy any day.
Idt gets a 9 because of the loading problem
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 at 9:47 pm PST
cp flame drop
lapco feed neck
new design bullet volumizer
shocktech superfly bolt
Its ricochet feature
Window on side
Really slow 12bps
Eats batteries like muffins
Yeah this hopper has treated me well over the years when i was a newb....But i have moved on now to greater hoppers like the halo b.....The ak is a good quality hopper for a novice/intermedite player......If you have a fast trigger like i do you will be needing somthing faster.......The ricochet body style works and its great if you get sniped in the hopper all the time...
Yeah its a good hopper for 50$ Its treated me well for the past 2 years...But you could move up to a halo or a egg soon to..
Paint got in body easy
I recieved this hopper in buying a gun. WIth the value of the other gear compared to how much I paid this cost me about $15. I got alot of other stuff in the deal. First I put a new battery in it and loaded some paint to do a drop test. This was fine. It emptied the whole hopper fine. Then the problems started. The next day I tried it out on a blowback and it worked fine. It was overkill but I really didn't care, it did its job and fed every time I pulled the trigger. The next weekend I used it on a BKO. It sucked. It would feed to fill the feedneck and when I shot the balls would drop out from under the Bend sensor and I would have to shake it to make them move past it to keep feeding. I tried it with some smaller paint thinking that would help. It didn't. So I decided to never use again. I was thinking then about intelllifeeding it to my mag but I said screw it and I got a revy after using my fiends. It was way better.
I did not like this at all. I will give it a 4 because it is a good idea and worked on my friends gun for me.
i just bough my gun and this was my first choice, so i picked it.
the gun i had just bought had a electironic trigger and a board which allowed me to shoot up to 30BPS..... so i tested the gun and found out that i was shooting 15-- so i had to return the hopper and get a halo B.....
I give this gun a solid 10---like i said its not the hoppers fault that it wasnt feeding my gun it was my fault because this gun is made for 12 balls per second not 15 soo i recomened it for begginers...
This hopper is a great purchase for the price, i think it works just as it should and is also looks pretty good. The only things i dont care for is that it could be faster (anything can be faster) and it looks so big when on my gun. Another thing is that there is not alot of modifications that can be easily done to it but that isn't what things are made for.
I say if you have the will buy it or save the money for somethin else it wont make that much of a difference
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, February 18th, 2006 at 11:04 am PST
One battery = lighter hopper
I just added this to my spyder and I'm very impressed with this hoppper. I read a ton of reviews from pbreview about this hopper which were very helpful when choosing the right one for me. For the money and with out all the extras this is the one to buy. There has been over a 1000 shots fired from the Ricochet AK and no broken balls or missfires.
If you are on a budget and need a reliable hopper that works everytime..this is the one.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 20th, 2006 at 7:43 pm PST