I apologize if this was already discussed somewhere on the forum, but I'm having a stupid moment and can't figure out how to search the forum. I bought a bent plastic elbow at Dick's Sporting Goods last week. It was the kind that has thumbscrews. I tightened the screws using a pair of pliers since finger-tightening was not at all sufficient to keep my hopper from moving (just a VL gravity-fed hopper). I'm using the elbow, obviously, since my hopper is not a straight-feed. Anyways, I played woodball this weekend and the elbow cracked and broke! It's useless now and it's only been a week. I wasn't even doing anything crazy with my marker, I certainly didn't throw it around or anything. Anyways, I was wonder if anyone knew about any metal bent elbows out there or any other material that's not likely to break anytime soon. Thanks a lot.