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Valken Sports
597 Mantua Boulevard
Sewell, NJ 08080

Email: info@valkensports.com
Website: http://www.valkenpaintball.com
One of the fastest and most reliable paintball loaders in the industry. The Valken V-Max Loader is capable of feeding paintballs at speeds up to 30+ balls in a second. This loader holds around 220 paintballs with is great especially for those back guys that are looking to shoot more paint before they have to reload. Available in: ACU, Marpat, Woodland, Black, V-Cam, and Jungle Camo
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2011
 MSRP: $99.90
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 25
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  28%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  8%
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Valken Sports - V-Max Reviews
Valken Sports V-Max Advertising says this hopper holds over 200 paintballs but it's capacity is between 170-180 balls. Advertised speeds are 30+ bps. but it seems to be more around 25~27 BPS. It can keep up with my...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $79.99
Pros: Solid construction, easy disassembley, profile
Cons: Ball capacity, speed expectation, feeding
Advertising says this hopper holds over 200 paintballs but it's capacity is between 170-180 balls. Advertised speeds are 30+ bps. but it seems to be more around 25~27 BPS. It can keep up with my Shocker in most modes outside of response. It will keep up with any marker for most tournament play as most tournaments are capped below 15. If you really feel the need to waste paint at 30+ bps, this is not the hopper for you. It doesn't feed consistently if you are aimed down hill as balls slide to the nose and don't feed down the raceway, but this can happen with most hoppers. While not perfect, this hopper has served me well for the last few months. Battery life has not been an issue
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max The product did not live up to everything Valken hyped it up to be. It doesn't feed faster than about 11 bps, so playing PSP 12.5 you will have hiccups in your firing. It drains batteries very...
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fishballer06
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $99.00
Pros: Easy to take apart, light
Cons: Bad battery life, slow feed rate
The product did not live up to everything Valken hyped it up to be. It doesn't feed faster than about 11 bps, so playing PSP 12.5 you will have hiccups in your firing. It drains batteries very quickly (similar to the old Vlocity). It also is flat inside so the paint doesn't feed into the tray properly if it is not full of paint. The only good things to this hopper is its light and its easy to take apart. I use mine for on my autococker and automag.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max I think that this could be a great loader if it weren't for a few things. 1. The paddles are way too soft. You can stick your finger in the loader while it is running and the tiny rubber bars will...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Light, sleek, tool-less
Cons: Flimsy paddles, not fast
I think that this could be a great loader if it weren't for a few things.

1. The paddles are way too soft. You can stick your finger in the loader while it is running and the tiny rubber bars will pass right over your finger.

2. The battery compartment juts out and makes the hopper incredibly ugly. If they incorporated the battery compartment into the design and didn't have it hanging off the back, it would be much better looking.

3. It is way to expensive for how poor performance it is. I bought it when it was 100 dollars, and then it immediately dropped to 80.00. I definitely would've payed the extra 50 or even 90 dollars for a Z2 or a Rotor.

4. It runs on two 9v batteries. 9v batteries are expensive, and it shouldn't need that much.

There are a few good things however. It is incredibly light, and I guess now that it is 80 dollars it is slightly less overpriced. It has not jammed since I've used it, but I've only put a case through it, so I'm not really the person to ask if it jams.

Overall, I'd say it's about a 6, considering how expensive and slow it is. If it were cheaper, I would probably give it an 8 or 9.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max Ive tested multiple Vmaxs since they came out as the initial one i used i was somewhat disappointed with. Unfortunately i experienced the same problem each time i used one. The loaders would not feed...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $110.00
Pros: extremely simple design
Cons: slow feeding
Ive tested multiple Vmaxs since they came out as the initial one i used i was somewhat disappointed with. Unfortunately i experienced the same problem each time i used one. The loaders would not feed consistently faster than 13 bps. its suitable for PSP for the most part, however i experienced occasional skips where it wasnt able to keep up. Not a bad loader if you're a rec player or looking for something extremely reliable and simple, however it does lack in speed.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max The vmax is a good loader for the price. It is easy to take apart. The loader does seem to be inconsistent in its feed rate from time to time.
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $84.00
Pros: Light, easy to take apart
Cons: Inconsistent
The vmax is a good loader for the price. It is easy to take apart. The loader does seem to be inconsistent in its feed rate from time to time.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max loader was light but it didnt feed well and was very loud
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: light
Cons: loud.
loader was light but it didnt feed well and was very loud
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max i had high hopes for this marker but it did not live up to the hype. eats battery life like no other, is not as fast as advertised, and is a solid plastic so i can not see my paint, which is a big...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: See Below
Cons: See Below
i had high hopes for this marker but it did not live up to the hype. eats battery life like no other, is not as fast as advertised, and is a solid plastic so i can not see my paint, which is a big thing for me. I do not recommend this hopper.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.6/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max Doesnt feed well. Loud
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: Light
Cons: Doesnt feed well. Loud
Doesnt feed well. Loud
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max the v-max is supposed to keep up with the new super loaders ad fact of the matter is that it just cant... valken FAIL.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: light
Cons: everything else ugly not to reliable
the v-max is supposed to keep up with the new super loaders ad fact of the matter is that it just cant... valken FAIL.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.7/5 stars.
Valken Sports V-Max The Valken V-Max is a great hopper for a great price. It can feed 12.5bps just fine and it is very simple to use. Its lighter than a rotor, uses 9v batteries and is built nice. It does have some...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Simple design, easy to use and clean, feeds great
Cons: Battery door design and overall shape
The Valken V-Max is a great hopper for a great price. It can feed 12.5bps just fine and it is very simple to use.

Its lighter than a rotor, uses 9v batteries and is built nice.

It does have some flaws however.
  1. The battery door sits low enough to block my bolt from moving. My gun has the smallest feedneck around, so this will not be a common problem, but one that really bugged me.
  2. The feed ramp inside is almost flat and sometimes you will need to shake the hopper to get the paintballs into the feeder. Also if you tilt your gun, the balls will fall out of the feeder thus causing you to miss shots if you are not careful.

Despite these flaws it is a great hopper for the price. I give it 3.5/5 stars overall.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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