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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: 158
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
  58%
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  36%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
  3%
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
  1%
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
  3%
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Virtue Paintball - Spire Reviews
Virtue Paintball Spire ive had rotors for the past couple years and have faired surprisingly well. maybe one jam every 3-4 cases. nothing flipping it upside down, pulling the anti jam, and looking like a goof couldnt...
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DA9bro
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern VA
DA9bro is Legendary
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: $160.00
Pros: no jamming, low profile, easy dissembly
Cons: hype maybe?
ive had rotors for the past couple years and have faired surprisingly well. maybe one jam every 3-4 cases. nothing flipping it upside down, pulling the anti jam, and looking like a goof couldnt fix... but with everyone raving about the spire, and not having bought any brand new pb gear in a while, i bought one.

couldnt have been happier. definitely better with reballs (even though countless people claimed the rotor had "no" issues with reballs while the rest of us did"). no jams. nothing to complain about.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Very light and sleek looking. Slower on guns without a deftek offset feedneck.
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DaPaintballJunky
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Corona, California
DaPaintballJunky has been a member for 10 years
DaPaintballJunky plays in the PSP
DaPaintballJunky owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
DaPaintballJunky owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
DaPaintballJunky plays in the APPA D2 division
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Light and holds more paint
Cons: slower than most hoppers on dye guns
Very light and sleek looking. Slower on guns without a deftek offset feedneck.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I have been using mostly HALO Bs/Reloader Bs with ups for a while. They were pretty tough albeit old loaders. They had major downsides of course, but given the way ROF rules have been getting lower...
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Dark Cloud
You callin me crazy?!?!?!
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: From NJ now in Houston
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Dark Cloud has been a member for 10 years
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: $140.00
Pros: Easy to disassemble, sleek design
Cons: See review comments
I have been using mostly HALO Bs/Reloader Bs with ups for a while. They were pretty tough albeit old loaders. They had major downsides of course, but given the way ROF rules have been getting lower and lower, I never felt the need to upgrade. Finally I decided to pull the trigger and pickup a Virtue Spire.

Initial impressions
The design is sleek. Kind of reminds of Ricochet loaders a bit with the angles. I immediately put on a speed feed lid from Virtue. It seems a bit back heavy in my opinion. The feedneck is short and it sits nicely on my newer guns (Axe & Vanquish) but the neck seems to be way to thin on my Shocker with CCM feed neck. Had to wrap the Spire neck with some tape to make it fit snug. Weight wise, I think it is pretty light. Maybe the rotor is a bit more and the HALO is several ounces more.

It is insanely easy to disassemble and clear. No tools required at all (big change from HALOs). I love being able to pop out the motor and battery leaving just a shell to clean.

Performance
Like I said, since loaders really only need to feed around 12.5 BPS or less today, I'd say it performs solidly. It handled the paint (Draxxus Heat) well, and kept a constant stream going. Breaks I had were in the barrel, not the breech. I kind of wish when the loader is empty, it didn't "whirr". Also I wish there was some sort of manual drive to un-jam the loader engine. I didn't have that problem during the day, but someone else with a Spire did and they expressed the same sentiment. Besides that though it was holding up all day great.

These things do not come cheap. Higher end paintball gear prices seems to be steadily creeping upwards. That is always a con, but I think there is definitely some value in this item. Glad to see Virtue spreading out trying to make some real goods!
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Easiest loader ive ever owned, in terms of cleaning, and changing batteries. Only issue ive ever had: i got bunkered and took a shot through the speedfeed, which broke one of the fingers, and the...
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darklight713
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Plymouth, MA
darklight713 is BST Legit
darklight713 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
darklight713 plays in the APPA D4 division
darklight713 has achieved Level 4 in PbNation Pursuit
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: $189.99
Pros: quick, easy disassembly
Cons: price, but worth it
Easiest loader ive ever owned, in terms of cleaning, and changing batteries. Only issue ive ever had: i got bunkered and took a shot through the speedfeed, which broke one of the fingers, and the broken piece jammed the loader up. Other then that, its been flawless. Lightweight, quick-easy disassembly, easy on/off. Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Well i got a spire when i got tired of my rotor giving me issues and the spire hasnt given me one problem yes price is kinda high but you get what you pay for and atleast the spire has never jammed...
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darkracerian
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Western Washington
darkracerian is playing at Living Legends VI
darkracerian owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
darkracerian owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
darkracerian has achieved Level 5 in PbNation Pursuit
darkracerian is Legendary
darkracerian supports DLX Technology
darkracerian supports Empire
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $185.00
Pros: weight, size, capacity, easy to take apart
Cons: maybe price
Well i got a spire when i got tired of my rotor giving me issues and the spire hasnt given me one problem yes price is kinda high but you get what you pay for and atleast the spire has never jammed on me which if it costs a little more to never have a jamming issue i will pay the extra money
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Just picked this up at my local shop and i'm simply blown away with the quality. The quick, tool-less tear down makes cleaning unbelievably easy. The construction is extremely durable. It feeds paint...
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dasr32
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
dasr32 is playing at Living Legends VI
dasr32 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
dasr32 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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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: $185.00
Pros: easy to use, clean and very reliable
Cons: spendy
Just picked this up at my local shop and i'm simply blown away with the quality. The quick, tool-less tear down makes cleaning unbelievably easy. The construction is extremely durable. It feeds paint flawlessly. The color options for this hopper are very attractive and the virtue speed-feed is the best one out there. Despite the initial cost, I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase and would recommend to anyone in the market for a new hopper. Do yourself a favor and buy this HIGH QUALITY hopper!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire This is an amazing loader that never jams or lets me down, hands down best loader I have ever owned and has no problem keeping up with any gun it is on!!
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DBSshocka
I shoot people...the end
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Everett, WA
DBSshocka owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
DBSshocka supports Team VICIOUS
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.99
Pros: Light, Capacity, Great motor, Never Jams
Cons: Batery life.
This is an amazing loader that never jams or lets me down, hands down best loader I have ever owned and has no problem keeping up with any gun it is on!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire Everything about this hopper is perfect. I cant understand why it would get less than 5 stars. It destroys the rotor in every way besides looks. It does not jam, its easy to take apart and the speed...
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Dep
its paintball.settle down
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Chicago'ish
Dep has been a member for 10 years
Dep owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Dep owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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: everything
Cons: nothing
Everything about this hopper is perfect. I cant understand why it would get less than 5 stars. It destroys the rotor in every way besides looks. It does not jam, its easy to take apart and the speed is adjustable. It has a shorter profile while carrying more paint. It has a HUGE lid making very hard to miss paint. This is the best hopper out there. Obviously the morons rating this hopper do not/ have not owned these. IF there is a problem with popcorning the spire is adjustable, fixing a popcorn issue.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire I used my rotor for about 4 months. And the switch to the spire and I absolutely love it. The speed feed is incredible and love that I can quickly change to the solid lid if there is rain. Only...
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bristol RI
DJ NEM owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
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DJ NEM supports Empire
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: $140.00
Pros: Light fast looks good.
Cons: Had to buy spring ramp separate
I used my rotor for about 4 months. And the switch to the spire and I absolutely love it. The speed feed is incredible and love that I can quickly change to the solid lid if there is rain. Only real issue I have is paint loading into the drive if im running low on paint from the front of the hopper
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Virtue Paintball Spire ive only used my spire like twice, but so far so good. disassembly is extremely easy for cleaning and putting speed feeds in. Ive been shooting extremely brittle paint through it and no jams or...
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NJ
DLeonetti55 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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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: $170.00
Pros: looks, disassembly, profile, anti-jam
Cons: could have been cheaper
ive only used my spire like twice, but so far so good. disassembly is extremely easy for cleaning and putting speed feeds in. Ive been shooting extremely brittle paint through it and no jams or breaks. and its alot quieter than the rotor.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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