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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: 142
 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 have been a rotor guy for the past 3 years and swore I would never get another loader. The spire changed this completely. After its release and the initial sticker shock of the price, I thought...
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meercenary
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cincinnati
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: Light, tough, capacity, reliable, consistency
Cons: price, lack of manual feed back up
I have been a rotor guy for the past 3 years and swore I would never get another loader.

The spire changed this completely. After its release and the initial sticker shock of the price, I thought the loader was incredibly "hyped-up" and couldn't possibly perform up to the raving reviews surrounding it. Needless to say, I was completely wrong.

I resisted purchasing a spire until one of my team mates was short on cash and propositioned to trade my rotor and a bit of cash for his spire. Curious to test it out for a reasonable price, I finally gave in and made the trade.

My initial impressions were that despite being so light, the spire was made out of heavy duty plastic that was very unlikely to break or crack. coupled with virtue's lifetime warranty, this makes for an absolutely bulletproof product.

I was also struck by how many options are available to customize the spire. You can quite literally match any color combination you would like, and your accent pieces will still retain very strong resale value.

I often found myself cursing my rotor because it would never quite hold a full pod of paint. I had to keep my pod on the loader for a few seconds longer than I would like so that I could shoot through the remaining paint and fully load the pod. I have no such issue with the spire. I can get a true 200 balls in the loader. This coupled with the massive opening make for incredibly fast loading, with little or zero dropped paint. I cannot stress how much this has helped my game just through the confidence it bolsters knowing I do not have to hold up a pod for 5-7 seconds trying to get a full reload (as with my rotor).

Lastly, the consistency/reliability. I have run approximately 25 cases through my spire so far with absolutely 0 issues. The battery life is quite impressive and the buttons durable enough to take repeated stabs by grimy xball fingers.

Overall, I can safely say that I have found a loader I will not be getting rid of anytime soon. Virtue truly did wonders on this loader. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for anything new from them. I would HIGHLY recommend this loader to anyone who is fed up with rotor jams/capacity issues and doesn't want to sacrifice profile and durability.

This loader truly makes the Z2 look like an absolute joke/waste of money (I owned 4 of these, I am allowed to say it.)
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I have been shooting a spire for about 3 weeks and I love it! The spire is super quite, unlike the rotor. Also the spire holds a TON of paint! I've counted 200 ball, and that's when I'm using the...
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Melon Bands
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: STL
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $100.00
Pros: everthing
Cons: price is a little steep
I have been shooting a spire for about 3 weeks and I love it! The spire is super quite, unlike the rotor. Also the spire holds a TON of paint! I've counted 200 ball, and that's when I'm using the spring ramp! The spire has no keeping up for ramping or semi (30bps). Also the spire comes in tons of colors to match your setup. All in all, I love the virtue spire. If a spire v2 were to come out, sign me up!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I had a rotor and switched over to a spire. it does look better and has a lower profile, however i tend to hold my gun sideways a lot as i shoot, and sometimes i have feeding issues because of that....
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murkr
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Location: Tampa FL
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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: $180.00
Pros: light weight, sick looking
Cons: doesnt shoot well sideways
I had a rotor and switched over to a spire. it does look better and has a lower profile, however i tend to hold my gun sideways a lot as i shoot, and sometimes i have feeding issues because of that. so if you hold your gun sideways and shoot a lot then try one before you buy.

and yes, i have the added ramp upgrade
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Love this hopper, its nice and small, love the big opening for when you are refilling, love that there is a big see through window.
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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: $0.00
Pros: Light, programmable,
Cons: Pop-corning effect
Love this hopper, its nice and small, love the big opening for when you are refilling, love that there is a big see through window.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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.
  This review has been rated:
  • 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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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Elkhart, IN
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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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Join Date: Jun 2011
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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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Paintmaniac14
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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:
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