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|10-06-2013, 05:24 AM||#41 (permalink)|
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Rule of thumb for hoppers: I stay away from any hopper that still uses a screw to hold the battery cover in place minus the current Empire/Invert Halos.
You didn't account for the cost of batteries...the vlocities will chew through those 9 volts like cookies. That's the one thing I loathed about all the vlocities. Assuming you actually just buy them normally for about $2 a piece. That's $4 every two days of play. Oh what? You forgot to unplug them at the end of the day? $4 every day of play. Don't buy one.
Tippmann Triumph uses the Pinokio style internals and if they work just like it, two 9 volts will last you for months and it's not a pain to pop the batteries out. I personally use a rotor because I've changed the batteries about once since last year and I never take them out of the hopper. Pinokio is another good choice.
|10-06-2013, 12:10 PM||#42 (permalink)|
|10-06-2013, 05:12 PM||#43 (permalink)|
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Vmax? I've seen people use them with high output batteries locally to replace their revvys and for the going rate of around $40 or $50, they're pretty damn simple and solid, right?
Invert Reloader. It's literally a space age revvy. Streamlined profile, magnetic lid, spins faster, but overall works identically. Oh yeah, and they smoke shells are nice and THICK definitely worth the $30ish.
Halo Too with Empire fwy mod and magna clutch drive. $45-$60 altogether. It's a halo that's made with better fitting parts and rotor shell material. Why not?
Pinokios are ugly, but pretty ****ing amazing loaders as well. Definitely consistent feeders and the P Board makes them rollick.
I hear the Torque loudmouth 440s were really good loaders. I used one and felt no difference aside from weight balancing between that and my rotor, but it also was only a couple games' worth use.
|10-06-2013, 05:17 PM||#44 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
see if this guy still has his spyder fasta for sale. those are supposed to be pretty decent, and it's only $20. it is an old thread, but the guy is active so it wouldn't hurt to ask.
|10-06-2013, 05:30 PM||#45 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Albany. NY
Oil can. Top off your engine oil. Clean, cut a feed hole with tabs so that you can fill with a 10rd tube, jam in your feed elbow. Done!
|10-06-2013, 06:19 PM||#46 (permalink)|
"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age." Obi-Wan, while showing a pump to Luke.
|10-06-2013, 06:49 PM||#47 (permalink)|
I really like my VLocity but other than that I also recommend a Magna. Same internals as the Halo but with a better shape, I think. And then if you want to go really cheap and fast, you can always get a Torque. Even though people complain about it, I honestly love mine. It's fast, it works really well, it's super easy to open and clean and in my case, I love the camo shells mine has.
|10-07-2013, 01:16 AM||#48 (permalink)|
I tried my halo too on my T2 yesterday but have a major tear down to do now, sounds like it tried feeding on the pump and shot, and became a blender with the evil paint, am I doing something wrong? After having issues with a borrowed rotor then my halo too, I just played it safe with a primo
I race toy cars, and you though paintball was expensive...
|10-07-2013, 10:48 PM||#49 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Carolina
I had nothing but trouble with my v-max. Killed batteries in the closet even with it turned off then sometimes even with new batteries it would just cut off in the middle of a string of paint. Revy and Rotor are all I use anymore after the 10th set of halo shells.
|10-07-2013, 11:16 PM||#50 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Front Range, CO
That's a good point - you do have to pull the batteries from the V-Max between uses. Not a big deal so long as you remember.
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