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Virtue Paintball - Spire Information
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Virtue Paintball
40-14 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Fax: (631) 617-5349
Email: info@virtuepaintball.com
Website: http://www.virtuepaintball.com
The Virtue Spire is the next generation in loader technology with a shot activated sensor, jam-proof feeding system and a tool-less design that can be taken apart and reassembled in seconds. Not only is the Spire an aggressive, lightweight, and compact design, but it also holds more paint than the leading competitors.
 Manual: Download the manual for Virtue Paintball Download
 Release Date: 2012
 MSRP: $185.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 137
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Virtue Paintball - Spire Reviews
Virtue Paintball Spire I absolutely LOVE the spire after only having it for about two months; IMO it is better than the Dye Rotor. I used to think that I'd never stray away from using my workhorse of rotor but the Spire...
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Length of use: Less 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: $167.99
Pros: Lightest hopper on the market, holds more paint
Cons: none so far
I absolutely LOVE the spire after only having it for about two months; IMO it is better than the Dye Rotor. I used to think that I'd never stray away from using my workhorse of rotor but the Spire made me convert. The spire is lighter, holds more paint, looks better (imho), and feeds a lot better than the rotor.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I personally do like the spire over the rotor but the spire does have some annoying things about it that make me consider switching back to a rotor. Pros: Looks great, Doesn't Jam (unless your...
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paintballguy54
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Length of use: Less 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: $180.00
Pros: Never Jams
Cons: Pulsing is annoying, Battery life sucks
I personally do like the spire over the rotor but the spire does have some annoying things about it that make me consider switching back to a rotor.

Pros: Looks great, Doesn't Jam (unless your batteries are low), Large mouth for feeding paint, very easy to change lids.


Cons:
1) You have to mess with the settings to get the pulsing to stop when your spire is full of paint
2) The battery life doesn't last very long unfortunately
3) The fingers on the spire do wear away. A teammate of mines spires fingers completely tore off after a couple months of owning it, and I can notice mine are slowly wearing away as well
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire All in all, a great loader. Just one complaint. When you start to get low on paint, the spire starts to sputter because the paint isn't getting into the feed neck. The pulsing then becomes more...
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: Durable, Light, reliable, sleek, no jams, reballs
Cons: Paint settles in front, sometimes sputters
All in all, a great loader. Just one complaint. When you start to get low on paint, the spire starts to sputter because the paint isn't getting into the feed neck. The pulsing then becomes more erratic and sometimes paint will collect in the front. I would recommend buying the spring ramp to avoid this problem and the speed feed to help increase your reload speed. Definitely a great loader to buy. Never jams and feeds super fast. Super durable as well, I have put it through hell and back, no issues yet. I would definitely recommend this as a high end loader purchase. Buy it with the spring ramp and speed feed, you won't be sorry!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I thought this was the most amazing loader when I first bought it. A couple weeks in mine started acting funking and developed a non-stop pulse whenever the loader was turned on. It used more...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: Sleek, Light weight
Cons: Pulsing Problem
I thought this was the most amazing loader when I first bought it.

A couple weeks in mine started acting funking and developed a non-stop pulse whenever the loader was turned on. It used more batteries than a meth cook. lol.

Ended up trading it for a Z2+ $100.

-Colby
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Overall this is an amazing hopper, and at my local field it was 10 bucks cheaper, now that I have used one for a full weekend I would recommend the spire over a rotor anyday of the week. The antijam...
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Length of use: Less 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: $185.00
Pros: Light, fast, looks great
Cons: Hard to disassemble at first
Overall this is an amazing hopper, and at my local field it was 10 bucks cheaper, now that I have used one for a full weekend I would recommend the spire over a rotor anyday of the week. The antijam system is absolutely amazing! Great job virtue
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Awesome loader would reccomend to everyone
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $170.00
Pros: Fast, Light
Cons: White stains easily
Awesome loader would reccomend to everyone
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Bought this on more of a curiosity whim a few weeks after they were released. At the time I loved my rotor, said rotor has since been sold. It really comes down to three simple points for me: lid...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: Light, gentle on paint, reliable, lid change
Cons: None really
Bought this on more of a curiosity whim a few weeks after they were released. At the time I loved my rotor, said rotor has since been sold. It really comes down to three simple points for me: lid changing system, the tray housing everything, and the spire drive. Feeds reballs like it is it's main job, brittle paint glides along without a problem. The lid system to me is a dream. Granted you could do the same type of thing with a rotor but not for the same cost.

The only complaint I can think of is from time to time if running through a full hopper without moving side to side it will always seem to have about 20 balls sitting in corners. Moving any direction fixes this, but it never happened with my rotor.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire The Virtue Spire is truly ground breaking technology in paintball loaders today. It can compete with any other loader out there and most likely beat it in performance.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $160.00
Pros: Low profile, quiet, feeds as fast as i need it.
Cons: Leaves some paint in loader.
The Virtue Spire is truly ground breaking technology in paintball loaders today. It can compete with any other loader out there and most likely beat it in performance.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I bought this loader and only used it for one day before trading it. The design is nearly 100%. It is a great loader in almost every way. I found myself with about 20 shots left with my gun slightly...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: Low profile, super light, high capacity
Cons: Does not feed when slightly tilted low on paint
I bought this loader and only used it for one day before trading it. The design is nearly 100%. It is a great loader in almost every way. I found myself with about 20 shots left with my gun slightly tilted and all the paint was trapped in the corner of the hopper and would not feed until I leveled out the hopper and tilted it back slightly. I did notice a slight ramp inside the Spire to help feed paint, but it could be slightly steeper. Maybe make it curved in future models. Or eve give the feed area more of a bowl shape inside to more force down those last few, sometimes critical, shots. Like I said, it is almost a perfect hopper. Just needs some fine tuning in the design.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire This is hands down the best loader on the market right now. It's lightweight, has a higher capacity than other loaders out there, it's smaller than other loaders out there, the SF speedfeed is the...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: Weight, feeding, ease of use, reliable
Cons: -None
This is hands down the best loader on the market right now. It's lightweight, has a higher capacity than other loaders out there, it's smaller than other loaders out there, the SF speedfeed is the best speedfeed out there, and teardown/maintenance is a breeze. Why would you ever go with any other loader?
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