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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Hoppers

I didn't see where this one was covered,has anyone done research to see what hoppers work best with what markers?I know for years I used my Halo until it started screwing up(turning itself off) right in the middle of a game.So I switched to EVLution 2 with a Z board,works with Karnie,EGO,shocker(sons).What hopper works best with F/S's? I'll be getting all mine back Sat and I dont think my egg will keep up.I know most have a personal preference but right now don't have 100$+ to spend,any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

i think there was a problem with the board of that halo, than Halo's themselves. mine keeps up with my FS, Ego, Dms just fine. i've never out shot it. i would look at Halos again, maybe a Vlocity, or some other cheaper mid level force feed loader. don't advocate dropping serious coin on a Rotor, but i've never used one, don't know if really puts a halo to shame(though, taking apart and clean up is a breeze.. with them).

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

I've found that an 'upped' halo is pretty amazing (magna clutch drive and upgraded motor/board). The only thing I don't like about them is the battery doors will break if they take a close-range direct shot. If you don't need to shoot terribly fast, just go with a revy. They are tough to break and rarely give owners problems.

Otherwise there are all sorts of newer hoppers out there that I haven't been able to keep up with, so I guess my answer may be a bit old school.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

Halos still work well, they are just a bit heavy and complicated compared to today's modern loaders. I would go with a used vlocity or a Magna or something. If you have the coin, get a rotor and never look back. The rotor is the best Hopper ever made in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

Proto primo works great for cats.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

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That because cats paws are too furry and stubby to walk the trigger, hence their slow rate of fire.


OH and they lack an opposable thumb

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

Neutral Well, non the less, in rapid succesion of about 400 rounds, i had one break with the primo.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

eh, never really liked my halos, ive got two, but back when i was playin they were the fastest thing out, but i always broke the necks, the cones would break, ate batteries, jammed, were heavy, and took forever to take apart.. anyone wanna trade a halo + cash for a rotor? lol

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

Well for now it looks like I'm using a egg,maybe once I get to the field I can find a nice used one. I do like the newer ones and if all they played at the field was speed ball I'd invest in a nice one,but I aired up the karnie today and you don't need to sling alot of paint just aim and pow,still has to be the most accurate marker.Thanks for all the input.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Hoppers

I still use halo b and a empire b. Bit heavy, but it keeps up alright. I have parts coming for the both of them right now. I have always wanted to do the motor, but I have too many projects.

I'd get a rotor if I had the cash.

I see JT has not been in here to talk about his Pinocchio or whatever it is called.

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