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#1 User is offline   Lord Ozborne 

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:10 PM

After playing some woodsball games this summer, my VL eVLution II hopper's battery cover broke off (without taking that big of a beating) and is now barely hanging on with tape. I need to push the cover up with one hand in order to get a current through my hopper, which makes it hard to do any running and gunning with the other hand holding up the gun and shooting.

Does anybody know any good electric hoppers that are pretty tough and can stand a lot of abuse so that something like this (hopefully) won't happen again?
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:13 PM

well, if you can find a pulse, get that. They are extremely tough. But Halos and Reloaders are rugged. But they are pricey ($130-$140). But you could find them used for cheaper.

make sure you don't get them really wet though.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:14 PM

Um...we'll theres always the gravity lol.

I'd go Vlocity, Revvy, or Pulse.

I hate Halo's, nothing but bad experiences....Snapped feednecks like nothing....Pulse was pretty much the same way, but the Vlocity has never failed me.

So yeah, I'd go Vlocity.

I play speedball, and I'm just guessing that you play woodsball, so your hopper probably won't go though the same amount of force that my Halo, Vlocity, or Pulse does when I do a superman dive into the snake. So I'd just narrow it down to those three.

Vlocity's are simple and easy to fix, and are fast. Halo's are a nightmare, and slower then a stock Vlocity, but when upgraded are CRAZY fast. And Pulse's are very simple and Crazy fast, but have a weak feedneck area.

That's my take on it.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:26 PM

well I do a lot of both speedball and woodsball, but I haven't had any bad dives during speedball yet. My stuff seems to get the most messed up during woodsball though with all the low-crawling and stuff. I'd love to have something as rugged as a gravity loader, so if you know something tough like that, that would be awesome.
But I'm looking for a hopper that will be fairly fast stock, I'm really not all that much into upgrading my stuff due to time constraints with school and stuff. But I don't need something that shoots like 23 bps, I don't have full auto or anything, just my fingers.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:31 PM

Hm...I'd look into the Vlocity then. I personally use it over my Halo and my Pulse (Halo is just horrible, and my Pulse's feedneck broke.

Look into the 'new' Revvy too.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:33 PM

Revvy is the most durable hopper I've seen. But I've bashed my Ricochet AK on rocks, trees, bunkers, etc. and played with it in pouring rain, and it's still going strong. However, Revvys definately feel more solid overall.

But the most rugged hopper in my opinion is your standard gravity hopper, or an Archon hopper. Batteries always have a chance of not working, and wiring can make poo go wrong. But gravity hasn't stopped working... yet.

Edit: It's probably best that you stay away from the Ricochet AK then, it has a slower feed rate in terms of hoppers. However, the Ricochet Apache is very much awesome. I believe the Apache can also double as a gravity hopper if need be.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:50 PM

The Empire Reloader II is pretty tough and it's under $50.00. It's made out of thick durable plastic and the battery door is designed so that it wont come off. I've beaten the crap out of mine and it still works fine. It's also sound activated which is a must and the lid is held opened and closed by magnets which is nice. The feed rate is only about 13-14 BPS so take that into consideration.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:05 PM

Gotta go electric? The Qloader is about as tough as hoppers come.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:15 PM

View PostDVLCHLD, on Aug 8 2007, 06:50 PM, said:

The Empire Reloader II is pretty tough and it's under $50.00. It's made out of thick durable plastic and the battery door is designed so that it wont come off. I've beaten the crap out of mine and it still works fine. It's also sound activated which is a must and the lid is held opened and closed by magnets which is nice. The feed rate is only about 13-14 BPS so take that into consideration.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

Get a halo hopper, vl quality has went down since they got bought out by brass eagle. There quality went down becase brass eagle primarly sells to walmart. And walmart well only by stuff from companys at a price they deicde.So brass eagle could sell the vl stuff to walmart they lowered quality big time. So thats why I went to driectly from vl to halo. Best hopper I have ever owned.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:27 PM

Well the only thing i can tell you is that Halo's snap feednecks like crazy. For my friend at least.
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Posted 09 August 2007 - 02:24 AM

Revvys are tough, I recommend one, it would be pretty hard to break while playing :dodgy:

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:27 AM

View PostSlivers, on Aug 8 2007, 10:05 PM, said:

Gotta go electric? The Qloader is about as tough as hoppers come.


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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:30 AM

I don't see a problem with the good ol' gravity fed hoppers. They're like $3 each, so if you break one you're out out a lot of money. I wouldn't get a Halo B and risk breaking it, just get an Evo 2, they're $60 and pretty good for that kind of money. So you can essentially buy two with the money you would have spent on a Halo.

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 09:52 AM

I bought a gravity hopper for $0.99, and while I have yet to use it, it feels pretty rugged and would be a lot better than nothing. Also, for $0.99, what is there to worry about?

I have a Halo, and while others complain about breaking feednecks and other various issues, I have yet to see these occur (of course, now every possible bad thing will happen to mine). However, it is pretty heavy, and can make a marker very top-heavy. Just try to test a bunch for yourself. I don't know why you would need 23bps, but that can be obtained with some of the hoppers already mentioned, especially when upgraded. If you wish to shoot that fast, though, you will have to pay a lot more.
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