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Odyssey - Halo V35 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
The industry standard when it comes to loaders. The V35 has 6 programmable speed settings and uses eyes to determine when to feed. This model comes standard with a RIP Drive.
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 Release Date: 2004
 MSRP: $108.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
 Reviews: 141
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive Best loader I've ever used. No need for me to upgrade
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akward silence
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
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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: $199.00
Pros: Everything, perfect loader
Cons: None at all
Best loader I've ever used. No need for me to upgrade
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.9/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive This has to of been my favorite hopper of all time. It looks the best, i feel comfortable using it while snap shooting and if **** goes down I can force feed and still hold my own . It is a little...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $125.00
Pros: You can force feed! looks amazing
Cons: none really
This has to of been my favorite hopper of all time. It looks the best, i feel comfortable using it while snap shooting and if **** goes down I can force feed and still hold my own . It is a little on the annoying side to clean but easy to change battery.
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  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive this was my primary hopper until the rotor came out. Pros: With the V35 board it was fast enough to keep up with any gun out there. The rip drive helped clear any jams that ever happened. Many...
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slb061
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: fast hopper, rip drive
Cons: shells break
this was my primary hopper until the rotor came out.

Pros:
With the V35 board it was fast enough to keep up with any gun out there.
The rip drive helped clear any jams that ever happened.
Many upgrades to help any problems that you had with it
many after market parts available

Cons:
Heavy with all of the double A's that were required
Shells would break after heavy use and repeated hits
It required a lot of effort to clean them properly (completly disassemble)
had one motor completly burn out
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive i did really like this hopper because of its overall value, i got it fairly cheap, and straight out of the box. Pros-I really liked the magnet sealing which was really neat to me and seemed...
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: magnet sealing, feeding modes
Cons: jams, not good in cold
i did really like this hopper because of its overall value, i got it fairly cheap, and straight out of the box.
Pros-I really liked the magnet sealing which was really neat to me and seemed to hold very well while playing but not too tight to have to pull hard to get off. The different modes are also pretty cool for feeding more or less balls depending on how fast you can shoot or what works best for you. It helped a lot for me to tweak how it was set for me to get the best experience.
Cons-This hopper does seem to jam a bit and i don't know if i got a quirky hopper or something, but sometimes in the middle of a game, it would jam and id have to turn it off and on to fix it. Another problem, for few players though, is that this hopper jams quite a bit the colder it gets, so id advise a gravity feed or better hopper in the winter if you like to play then
I do like this hopper for the most part and it works well 95% of the time for me. I would recommend this to the summertime player, but would ask wintertime players to think twice first
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive Overall, the loader is fast and always keeps up with any marker out there. I used one for years. However, when they jam, they jam and are hard to take apart! The rip drive didn't do much for me,...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Pretty reliable
Cons: Hard to take apart
Overall, the loader is fast and always keeps up with any marker out there. I used one for years. However, when they jam, they jam and are hard to take apart! The rip drive didn't do much for me, although the concept is pretty cool. Would be better if there was an effective antijam in its place, and it wasn't a battery hog. Decent loader that can be had at a cheap price these days. Don't hesitate to pick one up if it's your first force fed loader.
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  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive The reason I rated the reliability low is because the shells will crack over time and if you use this hopper for an extended period of time you will have to replace the shells. I used a halo for 6...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Price, apperance, performance
Cons: Reliability
The reason I rated the reliability low is because the shells will crack over time and if you use this hopper for an extended period of time you will have to replace the shells. I used a halo for 6 or so years and I went through 4 or 5 shells.
Great hopper though, keeps up with any gun, and the rip drive is great for any jams you get or if you get a low battery. The only reason that I switched from a halo to a rotor is because of the quick breakdown of the rotor.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive I purchased my Halo B with V35 and Rip Drive back in 2005 once I started to get into competitive tournaments. I used to rock an eVLution 2 but that was just awkward, and big. So, I got the next best...
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Fast, uprgrades/mods, sturdy, etc..
Cons: Price, drive cone, feedneck, etc..
I purchased my Halo B with V35 and Rip Drive back in 2005 once I started to get into competitive tournaments. I used to rock an eVLution 2 but that was just awkward, and big. So, I got the next best thing for a great price off of PbNation. I used it for a whole year until I got my VLocity and now I only use it on occasion.

Similar Products Used -
Viwewloader eVLution (Egg) 2 - VLocity SF & JR - Revolution
Odyssey Halo B (stock)
Empire Reloader B2
Kingman Fasta
Procaps Pulse
(Some hoppers I have used with multiple boards/chips and upgrades)

Look - Well I donít find many hoppers to look that appealing but I seemed to like the look of the halo. It was widely used and is a common thing to see out on the field, thus I was used to the look and thought it was cool. When the feedneck was cut and the hopper sat as low as possible on my gun (with a low CCM no-pro feedneck) it looked really compact. It has nice flowing curves and rounded edges that give it a sleek look as well as providing a great surface for bounces. Finally, I liked the look of the rip drive hanging below the hopper and spinning while in operation.

Reliability/Durability - This hopper is by all means a strong loader but it has its weaknesses. The feedneck, for one, seems to be an unusually weak area. The way the stock shell is designed the seams of the two halves are in the center and therefore run through the feedneck. Since it is two pieces with two seams rather than one piece, it is much weaker, leading to many feedneck breaks. The newer aftermarket shells such as the Hybrid and Cranium have a full one piece bottom so there are no seams in the feedneck, thus making it much stronger. Another thing is the battery door. It is held in place buy a long screw that goes vertical into the nose of the hopper. The thing about this it the screw is easily stripped and takes a long time to screw in and out. In addition, it is easily broken through at the screw hole, as I have seen many lying around the field. Other than that the stock and aftermarket shells are all very durable. As far as reliability goes if the user is a diver and has stock shells, they do run the risk of breaking off the feedneck, but physically it wonít let you down. Internally, I have heard of a lot of people breaking the wings off their drive cones. I have never had this problem but since they are made from a thin plastic I can see how it could. If this does happen though it is easily fixed with an aftermarket delrin or aluminum drive cone that will not experience this problem. Next, there is the rip drive wheel that is horridly weak; I didnít even get to use it because it broke in my gearbag. The user is better off getting an aftermarket rip drive wheel or making a custom one out of a Gatorade/bottle cap. As explained in the performance section, when it comes to jams the halo can be a bit unreliable, but most donít have too many problems unless it is their own fault. (Such as using deformed paint) Finally, the back plate has a very thin piece of plastic covering the power button that cracks and breaks after a short time and this can lead to things such as water being able to access the electronics. This is a poor design, but can be fixed with the purchase of an aftermarket back plate.

Performance - This hopper performs great when its working. When I first bough the hopper I had a bunch of jam problems. I eventually removed the ant-jam spring (not the anti-jam beads I left them in there) which made it a lot better. But, I still had the occasional jam problem which was a pain because I had to clear the jam, turn off the hopper, and then turn it back on. This was a huge waste of time and makes the user vulnerable if they had to do it in a game. Having the rip drive would not even help this though. Spinning the rip drive in the opposite direction doesnít undo the jam because of the spring design; it would just unwind the spring and not clear the jam. The rip drive did help though when I ran into dead batteries, it would allow me to put tension in the spring and when I fired it unwound, feeding the marker a string of paint. This enables the player to have somewhat of a chance and not have to one ball it if their batteries die. The V35 (victory) was an exceptional board that was a great addition to any halo. It has 6 modes that each increases the feeding speed of the hopper from 17 to 35+ BPS. The hopper has never fed over 30 consistently for me on the marker, but I bet it has achieved inconsistent spurts above 30 bps. The one problem with the faster feeding though leads to pop-corning in the hopper when I am low on paint. (Pop-corning refers to the paint bouncing erratically around in the hopper causing inconsistent feeding and possibly broken paint.) If no jams or dead batteries are experienced, the Halo/V35/Rip Drive is phenomenal and its performance is one of the best.

Battery Life - If the user keeps the hopper on a lower setting such as one or two the batteries last for quite a long time. 3 is the stock setting, what I use, and I can use one set of 6AA batteries for two days or about two cases of paint. Once the settings are changed to 4, 5, and 6 the battery life begins to reduce substantially, with setting 6 only getting about 1/2 of a case (1000 balls) before the performance begins to drop substantially, and about 3/4 of a case (1500 balls) before the batteries are completely dead. I advise the use of setting 3 as it will keep up with most markers without a problem and keeps good battery life. The only times the higher settings are needed are for testing of a markers capabilities or ramping which most tournaments and fields donít really allow.

Price - This hopper is a little overpriced in my opinion. Many of its attributes come from purchasing aftermarket upgrades therefore in order to have a one of the best hoppers, the user needs to fork over a bunch of money. The entire package can be bought for about $110 and if all the parts are bought individually, it will cost around $135. If more upgrades are purchased to fix some of the problems I mentioned above, the price can exceed $200 in the end. The buyer can spend much less and get a newer hopper such as the VLocity with anti-jam capabilities and few problems to fix with extra aftermarket parts. The halo is very cheap used though here on PbNation, so it could be obtained in great shape for much cheaper, this is what I did, and then it is definitely worth the price.

Upgrades - There are quite a few upgrades out for the Halo B that can be added. This review is for a Halo already containing an aftermarket board and Rip-Drive, but there are many other upgrades that can be added, such as the drive cone, spring, shells, lid, and more. In addition there are many custom modifications can be done to a Halo B. Most of these modifications are explained and a walkthrough is provided here. There is also the Halo Vs. VLocity thread and a loader Height Comparison.

I would recommend this hopper to anyone looking for a durable, fast, and somewhat reliable loader. The Hopper forum is a great place to find answers to problems, helpful test results/tutorials, and many individuals willing to help anyone in need of advice or help. But, in the end it is up to the buyer to choose the loader they want so I hope this review is helpful to all readers.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive One of the best loaders on the market in terms of speed, customizability and ruggedness. Never had a problem with mine, it has always worked well. You will not get 35bps out of this thing, the feed...
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Curly Fry
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: MA
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: $100.00
Pros: Fast, Reliable, Sturdy
Cons: Heavy
One of the best loaders on the market in terms of speed, customizability and ruggedness. Never had a problem with mine, it has always worked well. You will not get 35bps out of this thing, the feed rate is maxed at mid to high 20s, very rarely it will peak at 30bps+. The only downside is that its heavy and will not work with anything that is purple or black colored, easy fix is just dont use that colored paint.

all in all, a hopper with many strengths and little to no weaknesses
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  • Currently 4.1/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive I have had this hopper for about 3 years and have had really no problems. This hopper is not one for starter players given how complicated it gets a times. My personal experiences with this hopper...
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: Fast
Cons: cleaning and fixing
I have had this hopper for about 3 years and have had really no problems. This hopper is not one for starter players given how complicated it gets a times. My personal experiences with this hopper have been very good and only have had one which was the breaking of the button on the board. Its not the hoppers fault it was mine. One quick suggestion I think will save you some money and an headache would be to keep and use the stock halo back plate. I say this because the hybrid rubber ones are sick but when you take the halo apart it gets in the way and keeps things from opening so keep the plastic stock one. Once you become more experienced with opening and cleaning your halo it becomes really easy. I hope this helps.
-Dan

Note: It runs on 6 AA batteries. If you want less weight 9volt mods are out there. I have never used a 9volt mod so i am not sure how bad or good they are.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo V35 With Rip Drive The halo b is the beast that all of have grown to love in paintball if you have been playing before 2007. They work great and have no problem feeding today's tournament rules for bps. You can pick...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
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Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: feeds great`
Cons: hard to take apart and clean
The halo b is the beast that all of have grown to love in paintball if you have been playing before 2007. They work great and have no problem feeding today's tournament rules for bps. You can pick them up cheap now due to everyone wanting newer loaders like the rotor or prophecy but they are great backup loaders or even your main one if you pick up a crappy dud loader.
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