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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.
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 Release Date: 2012
 MSRP: $185.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 126
 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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Virtue Paintball - Spire Reviews
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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potts339
 
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bristol, TN
potts339 plays in the PSP
potts339 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
potts339 plays in the APPA D5 division
potts339 supports DLX Technology
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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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cornhole Christi
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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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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PA
ProjectPb owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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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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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I have used the spire ever since is got released and i have to say WOW . First the design is really sexy and nice looking Second The spire holds alot of paint compared to a rotor. Third The thing...
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Join Date: Jul 2012
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ProjectShift owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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: $250.00
Pros: large mouth feed, never jams , small and light
Cons: nothing
I have used the spire ever since is got released and i have to say WOW .
First the design is really sexy and nice looking

Second The spire holds alot of paint compared to a rotor.

Third The thing never jams

forth The MOST LOVED THING BY ME is the large mouth feed . impossible to miss with pod

i myself have a virtue sf speedfeed and its the best thing on the market and it NEVER spills paint

All in all Amazing quality product Thank you Virtue
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I bought a black and green spire a month ago to get a free membership to my field. I absolutely love the low profile design and the easy to clean access. However, my spire constantly pulses. I...
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PurpleNinjaX2
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $195.00
Pros: Low profile, good feed rate, reliable
Cons: Read Below
I bought a black and green spire a month ago to get a free membership to my field. I absolutely love the low profile design and the easy to clean access.

However, my spire constantly pulses. I have tried every fix that is available and nothing seems to fix it. It absolutely kills the battery because the drivecone is always spinning.

The SF feed is amazing, and my spire has never jammed or had a hiccup. As soon as I get the pulsing issue fixed it will be a perfect loader.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I admit it, the prime motivating factors in my decision to order a Spire were: 1- Color. I ordered mine in black and purple to match my VIO. 2- Weight. Under a pound without batteries, 18.8 oz. with...
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ReverendBubba
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Location: Spring, TX
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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: $195.00
Pros: Feeds anything, quick disassembly, wide mouth
Cons: Very expensive
I admit it, the prime motivating factors in my decision to order a Spire were:

1- Color. I ordered mine in black and purple to match my VIO.
2- Weight. Under a pound without batteries, 18.8 oz. with 3 standard AAs.
3- Ability to feed Reballs, which it does without a hitch.
4- Ease of disassembly. No tools required, at all, to switch between speedfeed and normal, change the batteries, or clean up a major paint break. Even swapping between 200 and 260 shells requires simply unlocking and pressing one button to release the back shell/door and pulling one tab to release the mechanics tray. The only time you need a tool is changing colors, and I don't see that happening often.

The Spire simply works. It'll feed my G4 at 12 BPS on the field or 35 BPS in the back yard.

My only complaint, and it's an extremely minor one, is the inability to push a button once and have it spool up to max speed for a drop test. Since it's recoil activated using a g-force sensor you have to either spank the loader or rapidly push the manual feed button to see how fast it feeds, neither option shows it's true ability.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire When I started playing again the first hopper I picked up was the Virtue Spire. I had previously used Halos and Empire Reloaders exclusively. The Spire is an engineering triumph when it comes to...
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Snichells
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $170.00
Pros: Sleek profile and top tier customer service
Cons: Older ones needs board upgrade, popcorning
When I started playing again the first hopper I picked up was the Virtue Spire. I had previously used Halos and Empire Reloaders exclusively. The Spire is an engineering triumph when it comes to quick disassembly/reassembly and routine maintenance. The quick release tray has me speechless due to its extremely easy to manage internals when compared to every other hopper in the industry. All of the electronics and mechanisms are tightly packed into one half inch tall trey.

However I did have several problems with the Spire. Having purchased a used one in B/S/T I had pre-7.0 hardware. For 3 months of use the drive would never stop running due to constant popcorning. Consequently the hopper would be irritatingly distracting when trying to focus on your game and communication with your teammates. Luckily I played World Cup where Virtue had their booth set up. They quickly and easily rectified the issue. From then on the Spire worked quite well.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I love the Spire. The only other loaders I've owned were an Invert Halo Too and a BT Rip Clip so this is my first end-game loader. I put about 5000 rounds through it and not once did it jam or break...
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Location: Mullica Hill, NJ
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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: $194.95
Pros: Tool-less (dis)assembly, Simple
Cons: Speedfeed
I love the Spire. The only other loaders I've owned were an Invert Halo Too and a BT Rip Clip so this is my first end-game loader. I put about 5000 rounds through it and not once did it jam or break balls. While that's not a lot, it is still good. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a high end loader.

The one complaint I have is the speedfeeds. You can't just get a thing to go over the lid, you have to get an entirely different top part for it. And it's expensive, about $45.

9/10 Amazing loader.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Great hopper that is really easy to take care of. This thing can take a beating and keep going like nothing happened. I bought a blue Russian Legion one and I love it. Looks great and has a nice low...
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Length of use: Less 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: $200.00
Pros: Fast, Holds more paint, Easy to take apart
Cons: Nothing I can think of
Great hopper that is really easy to take care of. This thing can take a beating and keep going like nothing happened. I bought a blue Russian Legion one and I love it. Looks great and has a nice low profile.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire This a great great hopper that never jams up, the major con is the price,i think that it works just as good as the rotor or and high end hopper. Great simple design,but noting amazing
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $189.00
Pros: Never jams,weight
Cons: price,piece,looks
This a great great hopper that never jams up, the major con is the price,i think that it works just as good as the rotor or and high end hopper.
Great simple design,but noting amazing
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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