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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wheel was made wrong!!

that's why I had issues with my V-Max. 1 of the 4 mangets on it was put in upside down, causing it to not properly feed.

Will from Valken is sending me some updated parts and a new wheel to fix it!!

So once I get it fixed, I'll have to test it out again see if it's feeding a bit more like it should.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lol, that sucks
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Old October 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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At least it means I might in the end have a hopper that feeds like it's claimed to feed, not a $120 hopper shaped paperweight.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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meh, i'm still looking at the z2. there's a blowout sale tomorrow locally and i think i might get one
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Old October 26th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really dont understand those hoppers, they remind me of a rounded off revy, feed seems better but nothing spectacular
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Old October 26th, 2011, 06:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i really dont understand those hoppers, they remind me of a rounded off revy, feed seems better but nothing spectacular
Same nearly unbreakable material as the rotor, great speed (in theory, I certainly haven't seen this), easy on paint since it's only semi-force feed (like a Pinokio), easy disassembly like a Rotor, holds a decent amount unlike a Rotor. If they worked as expected, at $120, they'd be my favorite hopper, even surpassing the Prophecy Z2 (which I do plan on eventually getting as my Prophecy is getting old and I expect SOMETHING to break on it sometime soon with it's age)
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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oiee, get a 250 lid and stop complaining about the rotor
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i dunno, miller's not the only one griping about how the vmax fails. so i'm inclined to think that while it may help, it isn't going to be spectacular
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Old October 26th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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personally i just dont see how a kind of force feeder is worth $120
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Old October 26th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Even if I didn't like the idea of the Vmax, I would NEVER use a Rotor again for any reason. Pay $250 for a loader that still jams if I ever even LOOK at reball, or if you shoot too small bored paint through it?? Pass. I'd rather spend the $160 or whatever of the Z2. IMO, the Rotor is still one of the worst loaders made. I'd pay more for my EyeForce than for one. At least the EyeForce can feed reball, even if it isn't the best, it consistently feeds.

And for $120, you SHOULD get a darn nice hopper, since you can get the Halo Too for $70 and it's a fantastic hopper just with no antijam stock if you DO get a jam (which I never have).

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i dunno, miller's not the only one griping about how the vmax fails. so i'm inclined to think that while it may help, it isn't going to be spectacular
Guy I talked to at Valken said this was fairly common an issue in the first runs, and that there were entire runs that missed QC and went out without ever being properly checked over. So who knows, it may just work as well as they claimed. I still have my hopes up.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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where are you getting $250 from? the highest prices on some custom painted ones im seeing at $190 and last i checked they still retail for $150 if you dont care to have a special edition fancy color one

not to mention the rotor was never designed to feed reballs, it says that all over the manual, might as well throw airsoft pellets in a eyeforce and see how well it does

i have no idea why you had problems, iv been using a 679 bore on my barrel and been just fine
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Rotor + High Cap top. = over $200, so I rounded up to cover for shipping and tax.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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high cap top is way too big also. I'm still trying to ditch mine.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't like the high cap top, but without it, the Rotor simply has WAAAAAYYYYYY too low a capacity for me. I'm not willing to waste that much paint every time I refill due to the miniscule capacity.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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your saying a 180 low point is too little? i think when i did my review i loaded 190 into it and that was without a speed feed on it, lets just round down to 180, say your shooting big paint and havent removed the casting tabs on the inside of the upper shell

i dont see how the rotor with a 250 top is too large but without it is WAAAAAAAAAAAY too small. and dont you like the pinokio? not with the stupid nose i know but even without it that thing has a front profile the size of a barn
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It's 1/2" larger profile than the Rotor. I've compared on gun before. Not quite even 1 paintball higher.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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it feels HUGE while playing though. I hardly ever use mine. I'd rather use a halo
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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im not talking about the dimensions so much as the face of the pinokio that its the size of a mack truck, in my mind the same issue as the stock cyclone hoppers, huge front facing target that doesnt slope very much = lots of breaks on it. Iv taken a lot of bounces off the top shell of the rotor, one of the reasons i like the shape of it, if im facing someone really the only 2 places the hopper takes hits is directly on the front of the nose or my speed feed (going to replace that at some point for just this reason)

really martix? i went from a empire B to the rotor and id say the opposite, since the front of the empire/halo slopes up iv always felt it sticks higher (unless im mistaken it is taller after all) for the capacity its one of the smallest hoppers iv ever played with
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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i'm talking about the pinikio
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Width isn't even 1/4" larger than a Rotor. In all reality, the largest dimension difference is front to back. The difference between the Pinokio and the Rotor isn't large enough in any other dimension that if you were going to get a break on 1, guess what, you're going to get a break on either. It just looks bigger because it is, but the profile is actually nowhere NEAR as large as people who hate on it think.

I love my Pinokio, after the Prophecy it's the best hopper I've ever used. I've actually taken less hopper shots in the Pinokio than the Prophecy too.
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #21 (permalink)
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im not talking about the dimensions as i said, its the face that is presented to whoever is shooting at you, if you present a object that is perpendicular to the other person, whats the chances of getting a bounce off of that? 0, if you slope that face the odds get better and better. thats one of the reasons the "low profile" hoppers for the cyclone are much more popular than the stock ones, slope the front face, get bounces instead of breaks

if you like it fine, go with it, im not a fan of the pinokio and probably never will be for that among other reasons
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Old October 27th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Yes, if you look at the standard nose, it is sloped. It's just sloped UP AND DOWN AND on both sides instead of just down. Presents VERY NEARLY the same profile. Just at a different angle, so it LOOKS significantly bigger, but actually isn't much larger.
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