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Old September 8th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so, about that new hopper

with all the hype virtue had behind the spire I would have figured it would have solved world hunger by now or something

anyone heard/seen anything?

only thing i have seen is Virtue's piss poor attempt at a "torture test" only thing remotely resembling torture is the shotgun and even still he is using bird shot. I am not that impressed

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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a guy i play with ordered one, but i've not gotten a chance to see it yet.

Reportedly, it has issues loading with the speed feed.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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like the speed feed doesnt work or the hopper has issues with all the paint being dumped on top of the feed arms?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Kinda necroing here, but any news on this thing? They're still selling for $200, so it can't be too bad can it?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A ton of the clueless "me toos" on the nation are proclaiming it's the new savior of the loaders.

I haven't seen one yet.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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its a good hopper. and it would have been a rotor killer had the price been 40 bucks cheaper. but it honestly is up there. i don't own one, but i've seen it in action, i've held it, i've done everything short of play with it, and i'm itching to get my hands on one of my own
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Old October 27th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They work. It's worth a Rotor + $10 in my opinion. Nothing game changing.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 03:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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yea pretty much. they're pretty great looking on markers, also.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Are there any problems with the Rotor anyway? I haven't had any problems with either of my Rotors...
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Old October 27th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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For every person who's never had problems, there's someone like me who had nothing BUT issues with jamming.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I watched an hour or so of the World Cup today. I saw several people taking their rotor's on and off. One guy taking it apart during the middle of a game and another guy spiking his loader a time or two.


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Old October 27th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I watched an hour or so of the World Cup today. I saw several people taking their rotor's on and off. One guy taking it apart during the middle of a game and another guy spiking his loader a time or two.


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That sounds like my Halo. I ended up punting it off a cliff...
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Old October 27th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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the thing about the rotor that bugs me the most is the capacity
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Old October 27th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You should try the high capacity top.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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and get hit there all the time? no thanks
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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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and get hit there all the time? no thanks
This is EXACTLY why I sold mine.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #17 (permalink)
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and get hit there all the time? no thanks
then your only option is to create a space time vacuum in which you can store multiple cases of paint without them taking up any space at all

i mean really, any hopper that has a higher capacity is going to be larger so you might as well argue the same thing for any other hopper out there. even virtue argued the spire was "the same size" as the rotor but holds more, if you look at them in profile the spire is longer meaning the nose is going to be sticking out of cover more than a rotor will.

more capacity = more volume

however I do have one tip for you, take off your top shell of the rotor, on the upper end of the inside of the top shell there are 3 tabs that are sticking down into the hopper, cylindrical things. these are a left over from the molding process, shave them off and you can get a few more paintballs on the inside
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Old October 28th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My pinikio holds way more paint and i'm not always getting shot on it. The only issue I have with it is that one time i about got the nose of it blown off. It ruined the entire paint inside the hopper, and almost broke the stock nose piece as well. Now i'm almost scared to use it again.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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ya see, put the nose on, it gets shot, if its not there, no hits.

personally i think dye should have done things the other way around, have the rotor come with the 250 top standard and then sell the 200 top as "low profile"...of course then people would complain that the hopper is too big...
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Old October 28th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #20 (permalink)
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maybe you should hide your hopper a little better...
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Old November 1st, 2012, 01:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok well i was actually practicing with a virtue spire on top of my alien invasion running it on uncapped semi and i dont believe i skipped a beat it also looks sick as hell and it has a more natural feel to me and i havent said that about a hopper since the vforce revolution came out. Its lighter than my pinokio and might feed a bit faster but i dont think it holds as much
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Old November 1st, 2012, 02:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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the pinikio definitely holds more than the spire. the spire holds around 200, while the pinikio is in the 215 or 220 range if i remember right.
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Its lighter than my pinokio and might feed a bit faster but i dont think it holds as much
Does it really matter how fast the hoppers feed anymore? I know everything can feed faster than humans can pull the trigger...
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:37 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Does it really matter how fast the hoppers feed anymore? I know everything can feed faster than humans can pull the trigger...
Not the Vmax...
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Old November 1st, 2012, 09:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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