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Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cyclone feed system or not?

I am looking to buy a new hopper for my 98c pro, and i just found out about the cyclone feed system. Ive read a few articles about it, but they all said different things. A couple said that you have to have the response trigger, and a couple said that you didnt. I dont have the response trigger, so i am wondering if i should even get this hopper system. I dont want to spend a ton of money, either. So, should i get this hopper or not?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would vote no. It hurt the already lackluster efficiency of the marker, it's generally rough on paint compared to a traditional force feed hopper, and if you ever decide to upgrade to a nicer marker, you have to buy another hopper anyway. I'd look into something like an INvert Halo Too or Empire Magna, $70 and $50 respectively (Magna everyone seems to be clearing out inventory so once they're gone at that price they're probably gone for good) for all the hopper you'd ever need.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok cool, thanks. Should i just keep my hopper that i got with my 98c pro or should i get one of the ones that you said?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends, what hopper did you get with it?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 10:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This one: Tippmann: Product Guide: Tippmann Loader 200 Rd. - it came with the gun
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The reason i dont want it is because the plastic lid pops open every once and a while when im playing, and sometimes the paint doesnt go through because the hopper is gravity fed so i have to shake my gun to be able to shoot. But mostly because the plastic lid opens randomly
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 10:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The cyclone feeder is vastly overpriced in comparison to any electronically fed hopper. not only that, but you can use any other hopper on whatever marker you want, and when you sell your tippman you won't have to eat the price of that cyclone feed.

Did i mention how the cyclone sticks out the side of your marker and crates a bigger target when you lean out the right side.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i agree, forget about it. its got a lot of downfalls for the money they want for it, downfalls that you can get another hopper for the same money with
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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idk wat hopper to get, then
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any electronic force-fed hopper.

Do not get a viewloader evolution, quantum, or revolution; those are not what you are looking for. Pretty much anything else is fair game.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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any electronic force-fed hopper.

Do not get a viewloader evolution, quantum, or revolution; those are not what you are looking for. Pretty much anything else is fair game.
Oh come on, why no Quantum? You're not fond of electronic hoppers that feed slower than gravity feeds??
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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anti-gravity hopper?
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Pretty much. The tail actually pushes the paint back away from the feedneck. Horrid hoppers, not sure how it ever got past QA testing.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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like this

"QA? whats that? slap some shinny things on the box and lets get this thing on the market!"
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Are Cyclone loaders and BT Rip-clip loaders the same size?
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No. The cyclone uses gas from the valve during the end of the firing cycle to feed, the rip-clip is just a side feed HaloB.
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No.... I ment the same SIZE for the hopper attachment. Will a hopper that works on an A5 work on a rip clip? Or will I need to get an adapter/modify it?
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 12:41 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i believe they do, still doesnt mean its a good idea though
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I agree with most here. It is not an upgrade I would suggest, however the A-5 comes with it pre-installed and its not that bad. The thing I like about it is that unlike a force feed hopper, it responds in sync with the gun because it advances once every trigger pull, but a force feed hopper with an eye has to wait until the paint moves before it pushes another ball in.
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I agree with most here. It is not an upgrade I would suggest, however the A-5 comes with it pre-installed and its not that bad. The thing I like about it is that unlike a force feed hopper, it responds in sync with the gun because it advances once every trigger pull, but a force feed hopper with an eye has to wait until the paint moves before it pushes another ball in.
you still have a massive hopper sticking out of the side.

Forcefed hoppers only feed when the marker is firing, it's not like they are mashing paint together while you are not firing.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Not entirely true. Cheaper force feed hoppers like a VL force model are on all the time. In addition, those with a sensor don't start moving again until the paintballs move after your shot. The cyclone feeder starts moving during the shot not afterward. It has a faster response, but results in the slight increase in gas use.
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nothing noticeably faster will occur. If if fed faster, you would see all paintball markers attempting to use something like it.

It's just a gimmick to make more money for Tippman. The only thing i see it being useful for, is if you wish not to use batteries.


Even the cheaper hoppers like you speak of, are not harming the balls.

The systems with eyes have spring(or magnet) loaded drive cones that feed balls before the eyes sense the paint; that way you don't have to wait for the motor to kick in.
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My friend has it on his A-5 but from what he has told me it chops if you don't use good paint.
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My friend has it on his A-5 but from what he has told me it chops if you don't use good paint.
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