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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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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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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).

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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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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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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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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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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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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