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Old 04-18-2010, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pinokio or halo?

Hey guys, I wanna get a loader for one of my mags. I'm not too sure if i should get a halo b for 80$ or spend the extra 30$ and get a Pinokio.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Old 04-18-2010, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Either one is fine, just whatever fit your budget.

For the price of a pinokio you can also get a Rotor, Prophercy, etc...Plus i think there was a rumor somewhere that the pinoko also exist in another form just without the long nose extention?

If you are on a budget I would just get a used Halo or Empire B. You can get them for about 30 to 40 dollars, some with new shell, and they perform just as well for every day use. I really like my rotor, but I wouldn't replace all of my current Velocity, Halo, Empire with it due to it price.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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at that price range, go with a prophecy. Easier to clean, easier to mod, and comes stock with a rip drive.

Halos are a PITA to take apart
Pinokios are nice hoppers, really sturdy, but heavy as hell

and the pinokio is a spyder fasta with a different motor and shells.
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I've had both and find the Pinokio to be more reliable. It is also a simpler design so there is less to go wrong with it. The Pinokio motor is water resistant so you can actually wash it out without completely disassembling it. The Pinokio's bend sensor is virtually indestructible. While using the Halo I had both jam due to misshapen paintballs. The Pinokio is more forgiving and has never jammed on me. The Pinokio sits a bit higher due to it's design. The Pinokio's capacity is 240 short nose and 400 with the long nose. I use the long nose and don't take hits anymore than anyone else with "regular" hoppers. As far as weight goes the Pinokio holds more. A short nose fully loaded weights 2 lbs, 10.5 oz. The long nose fully loaded weights 3 lbs 10.8 oz.


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Old 04-18-2010, 06:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know about the prophecy, I've heard stories like they Jam, and they're annoying to take apart..... but then again i have whiny friends.
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I've got 2 halos, and 2 of my friends have pinokios. I like their pinokios better. Much simpler, basically a better designed ricochet with the flap sensor. They're much easier to clean and have better battery life. I just got some red reballs for testing my guns, and they jam my halo sometimes, but feed perfect in the pinokio. One of my halo's just died, first the board fried so I wired it up with a relay to my rainmakers solenoid for an intellifeed. That lasted about a year before the motor fried last week. When my other halo dies I'll be getting a pinokio unless something better comes out by then.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I wouldn't pay $80 for a halo anyway, you can get them much much cheaper.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't know about the prophecy, I've heard stories like they Jam, and they're annoying to take apart..... but then again i have whiny friends.
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Yeah, gently squeezing in 2 spots on the Prophecy is so much harder than the 8 or so horrible tiny little phillips head screws in the Halo/Reloader. Recommend getting new friends.


edit - Did I mention the Prophecy uses less batteries?

edit 2 - Did I also mention the Prophecy holds 60 more rounds than the Halo/Reloader?
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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prophs jam far less then halos. i'd buy a penokio or proph over a halo every day of the week. you don't realize how bad halos (had one since 05) are until you get one of the current super loaders.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a Halo Invert Too and have used it without any problems. The battery life is pretty amazing compared to the VLocity I've been using for the past two years or so.

I also installed a rip drive without any instructions... it wasn't that hard to figure out, but there are definitely a lot of parts to break and/or lose.
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