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Odyssey - Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive Information
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Odyssey
55 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: tech@paintballsolutions.com
Website: http://keeactionsports.com/index.jsp
Features: 22 + balls/second, Spring loaded drive cone, Low battery indicator, 20,000 rounds/battery change, 170 round ball capacity. Also includes the rip drive built in! Takes 6 AA batteries.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $99.99
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.0/5 stars.
 Reviews: 75
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive The rip drive is a really nice feature, it allows the feeding of multiple pb's even with dead batteries, and keeps constant pressure on them. I've found that i'm not able to use it when it gets...
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Dakota
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $95.00
Pros: 23 BPS, well balanced, rip drive
Cons: I haven't been able to use it when it's cold out
The rip drive is a really nice feature, it allows the feeding of multiple pb's even with dead batteries, and keeps constant pressure on them. I've found that i'm not able to use it when it gets below about 30 degrees because my paint shrinks and the loader pushing on them makes for pretty bad chops. Not the loaders fault though. Over the 8 months i've had it i haven't had any chops in good weather, and it has always worked very well. The battery life really has not been an issue for me, I just make sure to take the pack out when i'm not going to be using it for a while so the batteries last for about 2 long days of playing. It is kind of heavy compared to other loaders, but lets be reallistic, its not really noticable, and that could also be attributed to the fact that the loader is very well balanced.

All together i think it's a great product that i havent had any problems with
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive Hopper is a bit on the heavy-side but it feeds fast and consistent 99% of the time. The problems come when it jams and it jams frequently with certain batches of paint especially in very warm weather...
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: fast
Cons: jams
Hopper is a bit on the heavy-side but it feeds fast and consistent 99% of the time. The problems come when it jams and it jams frequently with certain batches of paint especially in very warm weather when the paint gets a bit tacky (8-9 months out of the year here in FL and cheap paint is worse). The stock board does nothing to try and clear a jam condition. The hopper just goes dead with the LED blinking RED/GREEN/RED/GREEN. If you manually clear the jam with the rip drive the hopper still doesn't start working until you turn the hopper off and back on. The whole process takes 3-4 seconds with practice if you realize what happened fast enough but the first few times it happens it'll leave you scratching your head and will take you out of the game for awhile until you get the procedure down pat. I've found that pre-winding the spring one wrap helps the motor bust through jams but it's not a sure-fire thing. What I really like about the Halo compared to my old Evo 2 is that the Halo feeds reliably at an angle even on it's side so long as it isn't inverted. Overall it's a very good loader but it has it's issues. Battery life could be better but I get 4-5 cases before the speed drops below 15 bps with the 6AA harness which I think is decent. I wish it held another 10-15 rounds so you could dump in a 160 rnd pod completely without running the loader almost empty but then it would have a larger profile so that's a give and take thing. I've never had my Halo break on me but it gets a low reliability score because of the jamming issue. It might leave you scrambling at the worst possible moment. Cleaning is a PITA because you have to totally break it apart to clean any dirt or paint out of the raceway.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive In one form or another, for many years the halo was the loader to have. It grew from the Halo A into the B, which was then the basis for so many later loaders. It should be noted that the basic Halo...
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Nati
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: Performance all around
Cons: Shell
In one form or another, for many years the halo was the loader to have. It grew from the Halo A into the B, which was then the basis for so many later loaders. It should be noted that the basic Halo B design lasted through the Empire Magna loader, and even then many of the orignal Halo B concepts have continued.

With the top of the line loaders now being the Rotor and Z2, the Halo still works more than well enough.

The biggest weakness that has plagued the halo has been the shells. First is dismantling and reassembling them; this takes considerable time, and is not easy to do. Second is durability. The battery door and necks are notorious for breaking.

These problems aside, there is no shame in having a Halo in your gear bag.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive the halo is a pretty good hopper, especially for the price you can find them used. its fast enough to keep up with anything. a couple downsides, with the shape of your hopper you have to tilt your...
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 330
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: $45.00
Pros: Incredibly reliable
Cons: Slightly older
the halo is a pretty good hopper, especially for the price you can find them used. its fast enough to keep up with anything.

a couple downsides, with the shape of your hopper you have to tilt your gun down or hold the pod there for a second while reloading. the stock drive cones are prone to break, so i recommend buying a delrin one before it breaks on you in a game. they jam occasionally (especially with reballs), but with the new empire freeway anti-jam, they dont. also, rip drive is a MUST.

overall: 8/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive I still have the two Odyssey Halo's I bought 5-6 years ago and they are both in perfectly working order, never had a breakdown, never broke a ball. The best part about my Halo's is if I want to...
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester,NY(585 Baby!)
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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: $120.00
Pros: inexpensive and durable
Cons: slow by today's standards
I still have the two Odyssey Halo's I bought 5-6 years ago and they are both in perfectly working order, never had a breakdown, never broke a ball. The best part about my Halo's is if I want to increase their feed rate all I have to do is buy new boards for them and now a days most of them are under 30 dollars so its way cheaper than buying a Dye Rotor, So for a rec-player like me this is the best reason the world's to just get a Halo.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive the halos were the fastest loader you could get at the time, but it came at a cost, mostly paid in batteries and broken lids but at the time it was the only way to go fast and was worth it.
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dos Cinco Tres
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $109.99
Pros: fast easy to use
Cons: brittle everything eats batteries
the halos were the fastest loader you could get at the time, but it came at a cost, mostly paid in batteries and broken lids but at the time it was the only way to go fast and was worth it.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive I got my latest Halo B with my Etek about one month ago, and I have been pretty well pleased so far. This loader will take a reasonable amount of abuse (although not as much as the Rotor or the...
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mobile, AL
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $35.00
Pros: Reliable, fast enough, good looks
Cons: Weak shell, cleaning
I got my latest Halo B with my Etek about one month ago, and I have been pretty well pleased so far. This loader will take a reasonable amount of abuse (although not as much as the Rotor or the Prophecy) and still go strong, but the battery door and neck tend to break when hit right. The largest downside to the Halo B is the difficulty to clean and maintain the loader. I got sand in mine Saturday and have been trying to get it clean all weekend. However, this is an excellent loader overall.

[u]Pros:[u]
Pretty dependable
Feeds fast enough for regulation play
Looks classy
Availability of parts
Pretty good on batteries

[u]Cons:[u]
Nearly impossible to clean
Weak shell (especially on the battery door and the feed neck)

Although the shell cracks easily in some places and the loader can be a pain to maintain, I would recommend this as a cost-effective primary loader or as a reliable backup loader due to its dependability, as well as the availability and low cost of parts.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive Halo B W/Rip Drive This was one of my first electric loaders. Worked great for the first few months then nothing but jams and problems. Pros: Strong: The shells were strong, never cracked or broke...
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Location: Utah, 801
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Strong, Rip drive
Cons: Jams, Eats batteries
Halo B W/Rip Drive

This was one of my first electric loaders. Worked great for the first few months then nothing but jams and problems.

Pros:

Strong: The shells were strong, never cracked or broke a feedneck.

Rip Drive: I like the Rip Drive for incase your batteries die. You just rip and loads a few shoot and rip some more.

Cons:

Jamming: I had So many jams with this loader. It seemed to never want to work.

Battery hog: This loader takes 6 double As and goes through them like no other.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive it is an aight hopper when ever it works my coach and two of my team mates bought this same hopper and it broke down whole team has velocities now
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: can get up to 30 bps
Cons: fried second time of play
it is an aight hopper when ever it works my coach and two of my team mates bought this same hopper and it broke down whole team has velocities now
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader With Rip Drive Obviously, for the price you pay, most of the higher end hoppers will be fast enough to keep everyone shooting at legal limits. This hopper can also be found cheaper than many other high end loaders,...
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Location: Kentucky
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Worth the money, fast enough
Cons: Heavier than newer hoppers
Obviously, for the price you pay, most of the higher end hoppers will be fast enough to keep everyone shooting at legal limits. This hopper can also be found cheaper than many other high end loaders, especially looking used online. Parts are also very easy to obtain if anything ever needs to be replaced, so broken loaders aren't a problem if they ever happen. That being said, I haven't had my Halo break on my in the more than 1 1/2 years that I have used this same one. Experienced some jams but they are few and far between. The worst part of this, i'd say, is that you can find much lighter hoppers for similar prices. But if you are looking for a proven loader, this is definetely one.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
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