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Dye Precision
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131

Phone: (858) 536-5183
Fax: (858) 536-5191
Email: service@dyeprecison.com
Website: http://www.dyeprecision.com
Length: 8 1/2 inches Height: 4 3/4 inches Width: 4 1/4 inches Empty Weight: 1.3 lb. Loaded Weight: 2.6 lb. Power Source: 3 AA batteries Battery Life: 50,000 plus shots!! Capacity: 200+ balls Feed Rate: 50+ bps!! Tool-less disassembly
 Manual: Download the manual for Dye Precision Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $149.95
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 1226
 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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Dye Precision Rotor Go buy one, they are great. Fast feeding, easy to work on even though they never break down
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Hitman Cody2130
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Washington St
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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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
Go buy one, they are great. Fast feeding, easy to work on even though they never break down
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor bought this hopper in combo with my dm9, love this thing. this thing is perfect in every way, minor jams happened for me with cheap field paint, but now im running this thing with a soft cycle arm...
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hitman1985
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ft. Stewart, GA
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: $125.00
Pros: Speed, design, battery life
Cons: none that i found
bought this hopper in combo with my dm9, love this thing.

this thing is perfect in every way, minor jams happened for me with cheap field paint, but now im running this thing with a soft cycle arm and quick feed, since then not a single jam ;-)

was using a halo and reloader before, this thing was definatly worth the upgrade price i paid
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I have owned Dye Rotors, Prophecy Loaders, Z2 loaders and by far, the Dye Rotor is the most dominant in its category. Its shell is the most durable compared to any prophecy (even the Z2) and its...
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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: $190.00
Pros: Durable, Low Profile, Great Battery Life
Cons: Price could be a bit lower
I have owned Dye Rotors, Prophecy Loaders, Z2 loaders and by far, the Dye Rotor is the most dominant in its category. Its shell is the most durable compared to any prophecy (even the Z2) and its great that it runs forever on 3 AA batteries. Its still the most low profile loader out there even though the Z2 is almost as small. Overall it has everything you would need in a paintball loader.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Not a type, i snagged a Rotor for $20. I bought a DM7 locally and he threw the Rotor in for $20. I don't think money was much of a concern to him, you know these rich kids are. Anyway, it's a gen...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $20.00
Pros: Tool-less design, simple operation, durable shells
Cons: Price, couple issues mentioned below
Not a type, i snagged a Rotor for $20. I bought a DM7 locally and he threw the Rotor in for $20. I don't think money was much of a concern to him, you know these rich kids are. Anyway, it's a gen 3, so it's got the velcro battery straps & sharkfin on the feed arm. Good deal up front.

Now this review is based on my tech experiences, but the Rotor is actually my cousin's, who isn't very web savvy, so the on-field review is based on his experiences.

Maintenance is infant-easy. I was in the drive-thru of Wendy's, messing with the Rotor, since i never touched one before. Between ordering and getting my food with just one car ahead of me, i took the Rotor apart with one hand, straight down to the motor box. Made me sad i didn't get if for myself.

Performance! My cousin used it a couple times since receiving it, and it definitely keeps up with him. He's shooting up to 15 bps with no jams or hiccups using some rec grade stuff (DXS Basic Training & Karnage Burn).

Ran into a couple issues, though.
#1, the LED burned out. We thought it'd be the jumper coming loose in the gear/motor box, but no, the LED indeed is dead. Didn't bother him, though.
#2, he took a rough dive and banged the Rotor into the turf. Shells and paint were unscathed, but the top shell popped off and the unscathed paint spilled all over snake 1. Turns out there was a reason there was duct tape residue on the shells from the previous owner... We're thinking the button that releases the top shell wears out over time, losing its tension. Dunno.

Aside from that mishap, my cousin is satisfied with the performance, and i'm satisfied with all the features the Rotor has. We are, however, NOT satisfied with the price of a brand new Rotor, and we thank Crom used ones are often more reasonably priced.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Length of use: 4 months. Appearance: I just use a Blue/Black, it looks cool, but I've seen better looking loaders out there... Performance: Good performance, not horribly bad, does jam...
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JakeHall402
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $159.99
Pros: Low profile, Easy to take apart
Cons: Cannot use reballs, lower capacity than some...
Length of use: 4 months.

Appearance: I just use a Blue/Black, it looks cool, but I've seen better looking loaders out there...

Performance: Good performance, not horribly bad, does jam occasionally, which isn't good for me, because I play snake, and every second counts.

Reliability: Somewhat reliable, mine has been having problems lately, due to a few parts that managed to loosen themselves... Most parts on ANYTHING should NOT be able to loosen themselves. It just shouldn't happen...

Value: HARDLY worth over $100... Honestly, I think this loader should be $120 or less...

Price Paid: 159.99 USD

Pros: Fast feed rate, like another reviewer said though, 25 BPS is enough, but if you advertise 40, well by damnit I better get 40. I like the low profile, that's very helpful in the snake. Very simple to take apart, I can take this thing apart and put it back together within a minute. I also was able to accidentally test the water thing, I dropped mine in a bucket of water that was on my table. Very durable, which is nice.

Cons: CANNOT USE REBALLS WELL: This just irks me on so many levels. I use reballs alot, I play reball alot. I do NOT want to have a hopper that will jam every single time I play reball. Another reason why it shouldn't be $160 new, is that even an Empire B, a hopper I can find around here for about $30 or so, can use reballs! That's like, simple stuff Dye, I thought they covered that in Hopper making preschool... Lower Capacity then some. I have a Proto Primo for when I'm out of batteries or when I want to play woods and what-not... That holds 200 balls, it has a huge line in the middle, and THAT can feed reballs. For $15... I prefer a Pinokio. When I play woods and back I use the nose-cone, and I'll have 400 paintballs in my hopper. I can use the standard cone and play snake, still getting a fast feed, I CAN use reballs, 30 more balls than the rotor, and 30 less dollars.
Honestly, I am probably going to be flamed by Dye fanboys, but this is one of the best reviews here...
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.6/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor First off, I love this hopper. I just bought it a couple months ago at a pro shop just outside my city. I took it home to get some batteries in it to try it out. Ha, finally no tools. Just a little...
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Warrensburg, MO
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: Looks, battery life, speed, NO TOOLS read for more
Cons: Neck, kinda back heavy, power button
First off, I love this hopper. I just bought it a couple months ago at a pro shop just outside my city. I took it home to get some batteries in it to try it out. Ha, finally no tools. Just a little pushing and pulling and you're there. Not only are the batteries easy to get to, there's only 3 AA's and it gives you a life's worth of battery life. Instead of the Halo which takes 6, the eggs which take 2 9v which are hard to get, and then there's the gravity feds. I did a drop test on it first to get the real results because my gun doesn't agree with me. HOLY CRAP! I put a 140 round pod in there and let it feed back in, I had to do it twice because I blinked the first time and missed it. Okay so it's not that fast, but it's pretty close. Alright now to the stars, the pros, and the cons.

Stars

Appearance - I gave it a 5 because it looks amazing (obviously). There's not really to much more to say here.

Performance - I gave it a 5 because it's crazy fast.

Reliability - I gave it a 5... well because it hasn't broke down on me yet.

Value - I gave it a 3. Some people could try to argue this by saying it's worth the money. But really, who wants to pay $130 - $150 for a hopper. I only put up with it because it was amazing when it was shown to me.

Pros

Looks - I already covered it in the appearance, if you forgot already, then you need to talk to your doctor.

Battery life - It says on the box and in the manual (and just about everywhere else) that it gives you 50,000+ shots. Personally I don't believe it, but then again, I haven't had to change batteries yet so that's impressive.

Speed - Like I said earlier, you blink and you miss it. 50+ rounds a second. No gun that you can actually shoot paint out of will out-shoot this hopper. And if you can, let's just say I wouldn't wanna be the guy you're shooting at.

NO TOOLS - You don't need tools. FINALLY. The only thing that you need tools for is to actually take the entire thing apart which you shouldn't need to do.

Flip floor (or whatever you call it) - Don't you hate it when paint gets into the corner of your hopper and you have to spend 2 years getting it out? Well not with this hopper. The flip floor lifts up when you get low on paint because it's weight-sensitive. So it does all the tipping and turning for you.

Anti-jam - If for some reason you jam this beast (which you shouldn't even if you try) there's a red arm under the rotating feed and it's connected to a plastic piece outside of the hopper. If it's jammed, you just pull the little lever, the red arm rotates backwards and unjams it. And it kinda sounds like your pumping a shotgun too so that kinda cool.

Cons

Neck - The feed neck is pretty big. But that's pretty easily fixed with an adjustable feed neck which most guns come stock with now.

Back heavy - The feed neck is placed toward the center of the hopper so it makes it kinda back heavy, that's just preference though.

Power button - This is more of an annoyance than a con. It's just really sensitive.

Overall this is a great hopper. Go out and get this hopper, you will never need a new one. I give this hopper a 21/2. If you go to WHS you'll get it.
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  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor great hopper to have especially because of the battery life, very low profile as well!
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ContractKiller88
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Join Date: Feb 2008
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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: $100.00
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
great hopper to have especially because of the battery life, very low profile as well!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor These are almost the perfect hopper. They're tiny, but still hold a lot of paint. The optional larger top shell is a boon for back players. They're fantastic on battery life. They feed really fast....
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Location: New England
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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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: always works, easy to take apart on field
Cons: really expensive now, no anti-jam
These are almost the perfect hopper. They're tiny, but still hold a lot of paint. The optional larger top shell is a boon for back players. They're fantastic on battery life. They feed really fast. They rarely jam, but if they do, you can perform battlefield surgery and fix it fairly quickly.

They've also got some upgrade boards / motors now so you can tweak them if you want.

The only downside is that there's no built-in unjam or rip drive.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor THing is amazing... barely any problems. easy to disassemble.
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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 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: reliable, fast, good looks
Cons: rare jam
THing is amazing... barely any problems. easy to disassemble.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Here is my take on the rotor. I could care less about how fast it can feed. I used it this weekend at nepl. The weather was freezing cold, i heard soooooooooo many people were getting chops, and...
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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: $150.00
Pros: Soft on paint. Low profile
Cons: Doesn't feed as fast as Halos and Empires
Here is my take on the rotor. I could care less about how fast it can feed. I used it this weekend at nepl. The weather was freezing cold, i heard soooooooooo many people were getting chops, and hopper breaks and 3 of my team mates broke paint in their hoppers 1 was a magna, vlocity with nox chip and empire b. I also spoke to a few guys with a torque and magna and their hoppers were blenders. 1 guy told me he setup his magna for brittle paint and it didnt break paint but his gun was feeding slower. As for me and my rotor ive never had a hopper that you put on and it just works. No setting up no fooling around with settings no adjusting "IT JUST WORKS" i was so consitent with my streams of paint i went through more paint then i normally used. feeding it was no problem. The lid pops off reallly easy but stays on tight. I took a few hard dives and it held in really well. The feedneck fits nice and snug on my ego feedneck that i didnt even tighten the collar too much. Yes it is a little pricey but i tell you guys this thing is a beast. I did see 1 guy with a pinokio and he didnt have any issues either, he actually wnated to trade his pinokio for my rotor for a game or 2.

You all know that taking this thing apart is a snap. But heres the theory, say your at a tourny and you bust a ball in your loader? Yes you can go back and put another loader in your gun and keep balling, bust most budget ballers like me only bring 1 extra loader and some kids cant afford more then 1 loader. With this thing you go back to your staging area and if you indeed break a ball in the rotor you can have it apart and cleaned in less then 5 minutes back together and out on the field for your next game. Who wouldnt want that?

No tools to disasemble. Durable body. Takes 3 AA Batteries. Addind a speed feed simple. Switching back due to rain just as easy.
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  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
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