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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I'm back. Just upgraded to all new stuff. I picked up a Spyder Fenix, Evolution 2 hopper, invert avatar mask, and a 12 inch cp barrel. Im going to be doing about 1/2 speed ball and 1/2 woods ball now. I'm happy with everything I bought except my hopper. I was wanting a halo too but i was out of cash, and found a egg 2 for about 30 bucks used and in good condition on Ebay. It's a little louder then what I want it to be, is there anyway to quiet it down?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How noticeable will I be in a game of woodsball with it?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What about the hopper is loud? motor noise? Paint slosh?
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it should only spin when you are shooting.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It should be coming in the mail tomorrow and I'll try it out myself. But from all the videos I've watched on youtube it sounds kinda noisey, I would say the motor is louder then the paddles. The hopper dose cut off for sure after you quit shooting? also for future upgrade what would be better a halo B or halo too? and whats the difference?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They use two different methods of identifying when paint is in the breech.

The Too uses ears to listen for when you shoot - and then agitates and force-feeds balls into the ballstack.

The B uses eyes to see if there is paint in the ball stack - and until there is paint in the ball stack it'll agitate and load them into the ballstack queue.

As far as what is better-depends on the application. I prefer ears...because eyes get dirty- though i fire louder poppet and spool markers. Someone firing something quieter may have better luck with eyes.

As far as the noise stuff goes - i suppose you could change the gearing ratio or pulley size ratio - though this will work the motor harder..etc. Had some success doing this with my Halo Too...but if its motor noise - largely no. If its slosh.. I think Borg had a video he posted about how to pad the inside of your hopper using craft foam and templates to help absorb the "paint-on-plastic" noise. WHile I won't personally do it... its an option.

But again - what Martix said... that hopper really is only going to turn on while you're shooting.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Halo Too. Halo B was the "standard" for many years. The Too has a newer generation raceway (less jams), sound activated instead of eyes (I prefer sound), has a more durable shell (still not indestructible, but more durable than the Halo Too shells), and is still actively made.

As far as the one thing Dprimmy brought up since we posted nearly the same time, I shoot a DM9 and a PM8 (both incredibly quiet markers) and neither one has any issues feeding on the stock settings on a Halo Too.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank Guys I appericate all the information a ton. Can't wait to get out and play, its been awhile. Gonna go to my first actual field after I get all my stuff. They got one by my dads work about and hour and half away. Gonna go up and try to play once a week while he's at work
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Old February 15th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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One final quetion, how long dose the batteries last in the egg 2?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It depends on the quality of the batteries and how much your're shooting and how old the batteries are etc. Just carry spares in your gearbag and you will be able to tell when the batteries are getting low when the motor starts to sound like it's struggling or not keeping up.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Crawdaddy, The egg runs of off 2 9v batteries, what if i where to use 2 9.6 v rechargable spyder battiers?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The Spyder ones won't last overly long (they're only 170 MaH), but they'll work just fine.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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tmiller what would you reccomend? Thats what I ordered to use in my Fenix. What would be a better battery to use?
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I'd have to look when I get home to see the batteries I like. They're 230 MaH 9.6v NiMH batteries. I also have some 500 MaH LiIon 9v that I like, but they were a bit more expensive.
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I just googled 230 MaH 9.6v NiMH batteries and found these, Maha Powerex 9V MH-96V230 9.6V 230mAh Rechargeable NiMH Battery on eBay!. If you think there alright I'll order 3 of them 2 for hopper and 1 for gun.
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Actually, I have a bunch of those too, yeah, those are good.
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I heard dome say the weight distribution is bad, how bad is it?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Bad. Very much back heavy, and it just gets worse the fuller the hopper is.
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I'm starting to regret buying this hopper before it even arrives. Wish I just saved up for a halo too.
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That's why you do research first.

I kinda liked my eggy, it was unique. I'll admit though, that there was a noticeable feeding difference when I got my halo. Unless you're looking to pour out paint, it'll suit you just fine. As a plus, it'll also load reballs really well.
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I hated the Egg that I used. Tiny little mouth that spilled as much as I got into it, if it wasn't cranked down tight would spin around when you slid, and a couple hits in the meat of the body and the shells burst like a water balloon.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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For the money I think its great, looks like weight and noise will be only issue. I'll try and sell to some kid next time we play, and get a halo if I don't like it.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My evolution came today little later then what I expected. It seams alright except for one major problem I can't get the door open matter how much force I use. The weight distribution is annoying I'll def try and sell and get a halo. Any idea on how to get the door open? Aha
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iirc it should rotate down?
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