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Odyssey - Halo Belt Driven Loader 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
Originally made by Odyssey, the Halo B (for belt) has been the most used loader in tournament play for years. This stripped down version has no variable modes or RIP Drive, but both can be upgraded. This model uses eyes to detect paint.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: 2002
 MSRP: $89.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
 Reviews: 71
 Rating Summary:
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Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader The Halo B. What "was" the king of hoppers, and what was usually met with the reaction "OMG that guy has a Halo B!11!" is now reduced to a cheap alternative for those looking for a good loader. And...
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TheImPgoD
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Choppa Talk GDT pow-pow
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $140.00
Pros: Fast, Reliable, strong shell, parts EVERYWHERE
Cons: pricey
The Halo B. What "was" the king of hoppers, and what was usually met with the reaction "OMG that guy has a Halo B!11!" is now reduced to a cheap alternative for those looking for a good loader. And by cheap, I mean just a few 20s in your pocket could get one. These are fast for what you pay, and reliable too. Other, more new loaders have more features sure, but this guy will load paint all day.

One problem? Eats batteries like they're free or something. But don't let that deter you.. if you want a fast loader for cheap, this is what you get. And there are parts everywhere for these things, and those are on the cheap as well.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader Background info: This was the first force fed hopper I bought, although I had used a couple others before I bought it. I sold it a few months ago and now I use a Magna Drive. I owned this hopper for...
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Florida
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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: $90.00
Pros: Fast, looks good, price, upgradeable
Cons: Battery life, common, no others really
Background info:
This was the first force fed hopper I bought, although I had used a couple others before I bought it. I sold it a few months ago and now I use a Magna Drive. I owned this hopper for over a year, and it never broke on me once, it rarely chopped a ball.

Pro's:
- A LOT of upgrades are available for it, you have everything from rip drives, new shells, V35 board, APE board etc. etc.
- Now that some newer hoppers have started coming out (Magna Drive, JRNY, Torque) you can buy one used for "dirt cheap."
- Halo's looks good. They look good on just about any marker you put them on.
- Easy to use
-You can't "accidentally" turn it on without paying attention though.

Con's:
- On the heavier side
- A lot of people say the feedneck and shell are weak, but I used mine for over a year and had no problems at all. This con is just something I have heard, although I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THIS PERSONALLY, I have heard of it a lot. Mine took a beating and kept on going perfect though.
-Without rip drive, you have to open the lid and try to force the drive cone backwards with your finger, which is no fun at all in a game.
-Battery life. The battery life is probably 8-10 cases. If the low battery indicator light comes on, change them immediately.

Recommendation:
Read my review and find out if it would work for you, there are many choices out there. I like my magna more, but the halo gets the job done in most cases. Although, I prefer reloader B's over halo b's due to halo's using "eyes" and reloaders using sound activation.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.9/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader Hello, I have owned my Halo B for around 2 years now. There are many great things about this Hopper and some bad things. Pros- about 8-10 cases through then the Halo B needs to replace its...
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atrocity19877
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $102.00
Pros: Fast
Cons: feedneck breaks
Hello,

I have owned my Halo B for around 2 years now. There are many great things about this Hopper and some bad things.

Pros-
about 8-10 cases through then the Halo B needs to replace its batteries. A word of caution, when the Halo's low battery light comes on, replace the batteries IMMEDIATELY!
Easy to turn on and off, its easier on paint, its quiet, fast and comes in a variety of colored shells.
Great customer support, odyssey customer support is amazing. They will replace any damaged shells, problems with hopper, and are very easy to get into contact with.

Cons-

The Feedneck on this hopper seems to break after about 6 months of use. Although it breaks just email or call Odyssey and they will help you get a replaced shell.

overall ill give this hopper a A-. It would be an A+ if the shells didnt break after about 6 months.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader lets see what can i say about the halo...........well the pros are its looks, and speed but there are many cons first it breaks paint alot, next it gets stopped up alot and wont work, then the eyes...
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: looks great, feeds fast
Cons: breaks paint, stopps up
lets see what can i say about the halo...........well the pros are its looks, and speed but there are many cons first it breaks paint alot, next it gets stopped up alot and wont work, then the eyes cut off for no reason, and batteries will kill you with the cost because it takes 6 double A batteries

so pretty much its a
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  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader I have had this loader for about 4 months, and its been ver great to me, i love it, very fast, very consistant, and its just a great hopper.
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tcatballer
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $60.00
Pros: Very fast, Very reliable, Great loader
Cons: Kind of heavy.
I have had this loader for about 4 months, and its been ver great to me, i love it, very fast, very consistant, and its just a great hopper.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader As others have said this hopper is heavier then the newer ones, however for the price, it performs on a wide price range of markers when 'set up' properly. My feed-neck broke at the halfway mark-...
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Location: San Francisco, CA
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $85.00
Pros: Speed+Reliability+Price
Cons: Shell Breakage, Battery Pack
As others have said this hopper is heavier then the newer ones, however for the price, it performs on a wide price range of markers when 'set up' properly.

My feed-neck broke at the halfway mark- I've never had broken paint in it and it even feeds better now.

-There's plenty of upgrades and shells on the market to make your hopper exactly how you want it.

-Overall It does the job.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader had it for 5 months i went through 3 shells ( they crack ) way to heavy sticky lid batteries lasted long chopped paint once in a blue moon
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: consistent speed
Cons: weight, shell, everthing
had it for 5 months
i went through 3 shells ( they crack )
way to heavy
sticky lid
batteries lasted long
chopped paint once in a blue moon
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader the halo-b was very good when it was that or a viewloader. i dont like them because they used to break all kinds of paint in the hopper, and it would just be a mess, and it never really worked that...
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boston Area
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $90.00
Pros: was good when it was only fast hopper
Cons: outdated now
the halo-b was very good when it was that or a viewloader. i dont like them because they used to break all kinds of paint in the hopper, and it would just be a mess, and it never really worked that great for me...
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  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader I used a Halo for most of my time playing paintball. But i don't really like the hopper. You can buy them pretty cheap used so thats a plus and theres lots of upgrades but besides that i don't...
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murf22
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Long Island
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 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: very upgradable
Cons: cracks easily
I used a Halo for most of my time playing paintball. But i don't really like the hopper. You can buy them pretty cheap used so thats a plus and theres lots of upgrades but besides that i don't really like them.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2.7/5 stars.
Odyssey Halo Belt Driven Loader Halos are pretty good loaders...there are some problems with them but the fact that it works well and does what you need to it outweighs the cons The most common cons are weight and the shell...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Price paid: $65.00
Pros: consistant speed
Cons: weight kinda
Halos are pretty good loaders...there are some problems with them but the fact that it works well and does what you need to it outweighs the cons

The most common cons are weight and the shell breaking. Other than that, there are really no problems with it. The 22 bps is fast enough, the weight, well to cut weight, you would lose the performance it has. if the shell breaks, the suicide ones are pretty good
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1.7/5 stars.
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