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  1. #31
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    They are like 240.00 with a speedfeed

    One of my buddied bought one and used it for a few weeks, concluded his Rotor fed just as well, and didnt have a problem loading paint into the hopper. He said when he used the speedfeed he would really have to shake the tube into the hopper to keep it from bunching up on the top of the spndle.

    As far as a speed rate, it will keep up with anything you are shooting with it, there is a cool reball video of it on constant cycle with it feeding paint right back into itself.


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    I did some trading for the Spire.
    So I don't have too much in it.
    But I don't do speed feeds anyway.
    Too much junk from trees and such can get in there.
    I have a high capacity Rotor now, don't know why I had to have a Spire.

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    I'll keep my VLocitys. They have never let me down.
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    So what. Thats like $80 for the hopper and $100 worth of intimindation factor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoatBoy
    PUNCH!!!

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    Wink

    Used it for one day of play.
    I do like it, it doesnt make a loud whining noise when empty like the rotor, the light just blinks red.
    The guy at the Virtue booth at World Cup week ago saturday showed us the new upgraded $45 dollar spring action speed feed, personally I dont use them.

    But I did ask him about a high capacity cap like the rotor has and he said one is in the works.


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    Thumbs up Clear As Mud

    Well after using it for 4-5 weekends play, I can honestly say I do like the Spire loader.

    Its it a huge improvement over the Rotor ?

    No.

    I do have to disclose I got it in a trade, and the Rotor too.

    Would I pay retail for either of them ?

    No way.

    Am I keeping the Rotor and the Spire ?

    Yes.

    Either will keep up with any marker on the market.


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    My favorite part of that video was how it never mention performance. It just said "very efficient" that is qualitative data and cannot be compared with any other hopper. As a science nerd I and less than impressed. I will hear a ton of amazing reviews (like 25, for hypocrite protection) before I consider shelling out the cash for this hopper.

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    Exclamation

    Had to send mine back to Virtue.

    Wouldnt stop pulsing.

    It does that normally when empty but it was doing it all the time.

    They said they repaired the motor, not exactly sure what that means.



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    After watching hustlepaintball's review I will be sticking with my rotors... They, like mags, are just bulletproof and work work work.

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    Got to see a couple in action... worth every penny!

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    loved the one i borrowed. no hiccups, no problems. then i went to my Cheetah Halo, and it broke a ball and turned everything to soup. 5 minutes to take apart, clean and put back together, versus the 20 minutes for a Halo.

    i loved my Halos, but Halos are like the carburetor, the Spire is like Electronic Fuel Injection.

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    So, after all. If one of you would buy a new hopper. Rotor or Spire?

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    Dang, for that price, i could almost get to brand new tires for the whip. These things better ripp. sip and tip.

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    I love mine, and actually have two now. I haven't run into any feeding problems, and it's worked consistently well. I most recently had it on my Evil Ehm, shoot it all day, and it had no trouble keeping up.

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    Love mine and I would pay for the larger capacity one if they decide to go past testing and sell them.

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    MFW my proshop showed me how easy it was to open.

    It's like the freaking future is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpsd View Post
    So, after all. If one of you would buy a new hopper. Rotor or Spire?
    I wouldnt pay new prices for either honestly.
    Battery life is way way better in the Rotor.
    Although it looks like a blimp sitting on top of a marker I do like the high capacity cap for the Rotor.
    My rotor has been trouble free, the Spire has not.
    But I use them both.
    Hard to say which I prefer, but I'm leaning towards the Rotor.






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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'm really not considering buying new as a $200 price tag seems to be way too much anyway. But it's good to see what people have been through with both hoppers, especially considering that the two loaders that I like the most in my collection today are the Torque (I really like it ) and the Magna, believe it or not. The VLocity is still lightweight and fast and has served me well but how big is that thing!? Just look at it on my signature pic! It's almost the size of my head! LOL

    Anyways, thanks again. I just wish someday they will release a smaller capacity shell for one of these. I still dream of a 100 balls fast, light, small hopper.

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