Hopper type, Eltronic Force feed hopper (propeller feeds balls directly into the feed neck
loading dectection system (how does it detect when to feed) : IR "eye"beam in feed neck detects when theirs paintballs in the neck.
Average capacity: 190-200 rounds
Batterys: 2x 9V
Feed rate 13-17 with standerd Y board ( adjustible)/ Z board Upgrade up to 21 BPS (used only Y board for the purpose of easy review)
now for the actually review part
Profile (on a 98 custom) 6-7 (depends on marker)/10 - amazingly enough, due to the fact that feed neck is placed at the front and has aslight bend to further increase this, it helps decrease its profile. so instead of sitting high on a marker it sits much closer to it, however due to the fact that its wider than most hoppers (the electonics are placed directly under where the paintballs are held instad of behind and under) this slightly increases the profile. other wise its ok.
feeding capability 10/10 - this is the highest point of the hopper, the only time its not loaded a ball when i need it to is when i forget to either reload or turn it on. its adjustable fire rate is another bonus, if you need to save batterys or don't need it to load so fast just drop it down, if you need it feeding your ammo hungry marker turn it all the way up. The force feed system is another good thing, and the eye helps make sure it loads if it needs it or stops so it doesn't go over board.
Durability 2/10- its strong enough to take a paintball impact and thats about it, trust me one of its nick names of Egg isn't just referring to its shape, its durability in paintball terms is also true. The battery door will probbaly be the first to go on you. the small tabs that keep it close will probbaly also break, other damge mine has suffered is a cracked feed neck (wear and tear, one of my team mates accidently forgetting to lossen the feed neck screw on the marker) and a small bulge that houses one of the screws that keeps the 2 shell halves together (proving if something is going to stop you from using something its useually very small, cheap, and very important)
Design flaws- more than their should be- aside from a weak battery door, theirs too much tension caused by the contact point prongs to the battery contact points, thus making the door hard to close and keep closed. this coupled by the latches in the main part of the shell are way too small in my opinion to keep it closed
Overall rating 6/10 - if you got the money and patience to be constantly repairing this then go ahead and buy this, if not, Look for a different hopper.
This post has been edited by Razgriez: 27 June 2006 - 08:25 PM