Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:44 AM
what it honestly comes down to in regards to this loader is like with any other loader, or any other piece of equipment for that matter, its all about a personal feel. For some people, based upon their gun and style of play, would love this set-up (i do!) others wouldnt because of the same factors. The best thing to do before you make the INVESTMENT, because that is what it is, you would best be served by trying out the system, preferrably on the same gun you have or want to install the qloader onto. I know very few people who would buy a car "sight unseen" without: looking at it, turning it on, driving it around, etc. this should be no different. Some of the issues that have been brought up in this thread have already been addressed by the maker Ancient when they released their 2nd gen system. Pods come pre-wound, a little better engineering, etc. I installed my kit in one hour and played with it that weekend. I had no problems whatsoever and loved the feel it gave me on the field, but then again, the system, like paintball guns, masks, jerseys, vests, etc etc etc is not for everyone...
great balance on gun
clear sightline down gun
incredible feed capability (fast enough to keep up with RT valve)
no batteries, board upgrades, etc.
high purchase price
no field loading pods
awkward filling system (solved easily by using electronic hopper directly on qpod to load)
bottom line, if you read the directions, install properly, and take care of it like all other paintball equipment, it will work fine. but the main issue is not/should not be the system, the focus should be on people understanding that the system isnt for everyone and trying one out before you buy it is the best thing to do.
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I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
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