VL Revolution™ is the flagship of the ViewLoader® line. This 200 count patented electronic agitator loader with spring loaded flip cap is the industry standard on the tournament field. Designed for the serious tournament player, the VL Revolution™ incorporates a 12V power agitating system and improved paddle design that provides a much quicker response time and unmatched feed rate. This is the loader to use if you need fast and dependable performance. It is equipped with an internal anti-jam mechanism that agitates the paintballs when the feed neck becomes empty. The VL Revolution’s™ four blade propeller will feed 10-12 balls per second. Two 9V batteries are required. Available in Black Onyx, Diamond Clear, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green and all-new Smoke Crystal
The X-BOARD is an all-new circuit board that will upgrade your current Viewloader® 12 Volt Revolution™. The X-BOARD will increase the power to the motor by 15%. This allows your paddles to spin faster, increasing the ball feed rate. The response time between the X-BOARD and the motor is increased by 20%. The faster activation rate eliminates the delay time between the sensor and the agitating effect. As batteries lose energy, the power to the motor is increased more often to allow the motor to run at its maximum power rating. In summary, your 12volt Revolution™ will feed faster and respond faster, thus reducing the chance for a dry fire.
Faster feed rate to minimize ball breakage and dry fires
Sun proof electronics
Moisture resistant protection
Extended battery life
The Viewloader Revolution X-Board is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
VL 200 Grav hopper
Some kind of Pirrana or something... It's my friend's
WGP 2K AutoCocker with a VL Revolution X loader
Viewloader Triton II with 12" barrel
Fast feed rate
Efficient on batteries
High round count
I picked this up when I got my 'Cocker, and it seems to be a good investment. The casing is very easy to clean and is clear so you can see when you need to reload. Now, here's the breakdown of stats.
It's a pretty loader and is not shaped like a brick, so I'll give it a 5 of 5.
It's extremely durable and has survived multiple drops as well as a few direct hits (stupid me had it out of cover). The plastic is high quality and my only complaint here is that the lid is brittle and snapped off on me. 4/5
I don't fire that fast because I play woodsball, but when I do go fast it keeps paint in my gun and doesn't choke unless I have crappy paint. The rate, in my estimate, is about 15-18 bps. 4/5
This is the most loader-friendly hopper I have come across because the lid is nice and wide to facilitate both pods and when you fill from the bag. 5/5
I'm still on the same batteries after a year, so VL must be doing something right. 5/5
So simple a caveman could do it. Seriously. No programming, no messing with timings, just put in your paint and flip the switch and you're good to go. 5/5
Total score: 28/30
Overall a good loader, though if you fire at incredibly fast rates, get something a little better.
I recommend this loader to the serious player who has a marker that fires faster than about 8 bps because it keeps ammo in your weapon in tight spots. In all, it's a great loader!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at 11:39 am PST
2002 WGP Autococker
Evolution III (eggy) hopper
Not real stable
I bought this hopper when I got my autococker. It was great at the start but has been going down hill from there. Maybe I got a bad one from the factory so I will not diss them at all. But the one I have started out ok and then started acting up. It gave me problems not working, then I put new batteries in it and it would work ok, then it just decided not to work at all. I took it apart and looked at the chip itself and it is all coroded. (sp) So I mean it lasted me 3 years, but if I had to go back and choose again I probably would not get this one.
It's good for begginers but def. not for those who play on a regular basis.
Viewloader Triton 2
14 inch custom parts clasic barrel
Viewloader revoulotion w/X board
20 oz pure energy co2
Doesn't break the paintballs, feeds very well, gets 12-14 bps.
Falls off your gun easily (but i shoot the triton2 and it is kinda cheap).
The Revoulotion with X boarde is awesome! This is my first electric hopper. It feeds consistanlty at about 12-14 bps. Which keeps up with my Triton that gets 8-9 bps. So i never get broken paintballs. It holds about 200. But if you put that many in there it will mess up so put about 190 paintballs in there so they don't all break. It will fall off of cheap guns though so get a clamp or something. What eles can i say. This is an awesome hopper for a gun that gets anywhere from 1 to 14 bps!!
This is awesome! It lives up to what it is supposed to be. A hopper that is supposed to feed 12-14 bps. I am not comparing it to a Vlocity or an Evouloution 2 or 3. So, i give it a 10 because it is what it's supposed to be and more.
viewloader evolution 2, halo b, pinokio(tested), shake n shoot
proto matrix rail w/ ultralight frame, ndz eye plates, ndz back cap, DM feedneck, deadlywind carbon fibur barrel(freak inserts), halo b w/ empire freeway anti-jam, guerilla air 68ci 4500psi hpa
Very reliable, lives up to its claimed 12 bps, extremely light weight.
Can be difficult to clean if you get broken paint inside.
I dont understand why the rating of this loader has dropped so much in the past year. Not to long ago 250-300 people had reviewed it and it had above a 9.0. The revvie has not magically become a terrible loader, sure the rof demands have increased and no doubt it is obsolete to anyone except the new player with an entry level marker, but you are still reviewing the SAME product that was good then, and is still good today.
Just because your marker shoots 30+ bps does not mean this is a bad loader, it means you are using the wrong one! For all the new players out there, if you are on a budget and are shooting a low rof marker like a tippmann or even a smart parts vibe(capped at 11 bps), this loader feeds 12 bps and WILL keep up with your vibe or sp1, you do not need to buy a force feed loader, go with the revvie. Take what you saved and buy a compressed air tank.
I have been using the same x-board revolution for over 4 years, I had it on a few spyders, my autococker, and even on my PMR when I first bought it - i just capped my rof at 11 and... no chops and no misfeeds, imagine that. I still use it on my autococker which is now a pump and it is still running strong.
How many of you have had the same halo with the same shell and the same internals for 4 years? No one? Even I just recently replaced my halo shell, but my revolution is all original. This is a great loader when applied as it was intended.
Red Roller Trigger
Dye Ultralite One-piece 14" Barrel
Crossfire 68/3000 Tank
Quiet, when filled or upright
Loud when tilted
This was a good beggining hopper for my PMR, after using a tippmann 98 cyclone feed, and I set my PMR to PSP Ramp at 11 bps. Knowing the hopper would feed max at 12 bps, I was worried. It had no problem, no breaks in the hopper, and performed awesomely. It was raining, which had no effect on the Hopper, which was another +. The problem was I didn't fill it all the way and went out to play duing the night. I tilted it forward and suddenly heard the loud feeding blades spinning. It is good for scenario or woodsball play because of it's simplicity and durability. It will stand up to the elements, yet not always the BPS.
Overall, great beginner hopper and durable hopper, lacks looks and BPS though.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at 7:31 pm PST
Smart Parts SP-8 w/ stock and shroud
Deadlywind Hollowpoint bolt
Deadlywind Fibur Barrel
AGD Warp Feed
Viewloader Revolution w/ X-board
Not super fast
Noisy when empty
I picked up the VL Revolution for thirty bucks and have been really satisfied with it. It runs off of two nine-volt batteries, which seem to have lasted forever because it doesn't have a bunch of extraneous features. There's just a simple on/off switch, which is better than a button if you wear gloves. It only puts out about 12-13 balls a second, but if you're shooting semi-automatic you won't need more than that. Considering that this guy costs about half as much as competitors boasting similar performance, it's hard to beat. I haven't had any problems with the Revvy's durability, but even if you were to completely shatter the shell, a full replacement only costs about ten bucks. Come on.
If you keep in mind how affordable this loader is, I think it's the best loader under eighty bucks. Unless you absolutely must have a higher rate of fire, this is the perfect loader for casual players. If it never skipped a ball, I'd give it a perfect ten.
* I did have *
trinity ion body
ND roller wave trigger
trinity slim reg sleve
extreme rage LCD timer grips
SP Q lock
SP max flo _2nd reg before stock ion reg and after tank reg
spyder electra (ughh spyders) [bad trade]
custom a5 almost no stock parts
Stingray II ice
*do have*: 98 custom, vl revy, quantum (ugh worthless $%#@) one of my oldest guns i kept with, in the attic somewhere
*Just Ordered* (just got to my house this morning but im in school right now ARGH!!!) blue pmr 68ci 3000psi and a halo b with rip
Durability, eyes, decent speed, sees all kinds of paint, battry life
Not great speed, lid takes a a lilwhile to break in
I got this loader back when i had my ion. i was at my local fieeld when some kid goes, hey i see that you have a grav hopper on that ion, im like ya it sux, hes like wana buy a revy for $20 bucks? im like %#@! YA! so i baught it, the feedneck was sanded down a lil to far, but other then that it was good, i had never used an electro b4 and was amazed at how well it worked, i played all day with no problems. my friend got one the next day for his impy after seeing mine, since then the only hopper we used were our revys. eventually i baught a new shell because the old one was sanded down to far, and i did fry the board one day, (please dont blame the revy, it was used and one of my dbag friends was holding the propeller down when it was feeding) so i bought a new board for it. and eventually a new lid b/c i wanted it tighter, overall this hopper is awsome, i wish i baught it new considering i ended up with enough parts to make a new one anyways
Epic hopper keeps up with cockers tippys and spyders, be careful using this with faster guns and if you do make sure your gun has eyes
Diablo Mongoose 2 L.E.D.
48/3000 Pure Energy w/ eclipse 48ci blue tank cover
12V Revolution With X-Board
Proto 1pc 12" barrel
pt professional paintball pistol w/ not much lol
Fast for a agitated
Lid seems flimsy
Alright, to start off , the shell is pretty impact resistant , I dropped my gun hopper first (dunno how that happened) landed and dident break, now that was with my 48ci steelie and my mongoose(heavy combination) and ive seen people breaking theyre hopper just by putting there gun down...
Although the shell is tough , the lid looks and feels like dollarstore plastic... I dont want to see if it flexes cause it ill probly break...
Well got it at christmas and never broke on me lol but from what ive seen and heard they're very reliable as long you dont abuse
And I did a few drop tests and got it at a consistent 14bps witch isint that bad now that psp ramping is at 13.33bps...
Never played with it yet but i does look and feel sturdy on my gun
Dangerous Power Fusion F8 Stock
Smart Parts Epiphany Stock
Has a 12bps feed rate, i rarely shoot that fast anyways. (conservative shooter)
Uses 2x 9v battery expensive to buy, recommend high end rechargable 9v lith-ion battery
Overall a wonderful force feed hopper got this when it 1st came out and no compaints, works great with my style of play (conservative shooter) the only down side is that it uses 2x 9volts batter which are expensive, i highly recommend some 9v rechargable lithium-ion batteries for high end electronic devices. will last longer and charge faster (with proper charger)
Great hopper for conservative shooters, 12bps feed rate. and the price is good too. Recommend for beginners to intermediate paintballers.
bigshot 12 barrel
Upraising Centerflag trigger
Tippmann drop forward
Revolution 18Vlt Squid propeller split second refill lid
Nice on batteries
Up to 20 BPS
Needs some work
Needs a Fast Load Lid
dont Buy the transparent
I put on mine a Vortex Impeller and sand the eye holder for a better ball fall, put a sterling split second fast lid I had this hoper for more then 8 years and is tuff I got it the x bort the impeller and walla it is not a halo but it is close one to him