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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: 1218
 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 i love my rotor- i'm glad i got my v1 back when they first came out for like 125 at my local pro shop. it does jam every once in a while, but once you know how to get it running again it's easy- plus...
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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: $125.00
Pros: everything
Cons: price
i love my rotor- i'm glad i got my v1 back when they first came out for like 125 at my local pro shop. it does jam every once in a while, but once you know how to get it running again it's easy- plus it takes apart in seconds
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  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I have the v3 Dye Rotor. This is a great hopper bought it off of Nation for $115 shipped. This hopper has a great sturdy neck (although it doesnt fit on many other markers because it is thicker than...
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Length of use: More 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: $110.00
Pros: Fast Reliable Looks
Cons: A little on the heavy side and spendy $$$
I have the v3 Dye Rotor.
This is a great hopper bought it off of Nation for $115 shipped. This hopper has a great sturdy neck (although it doesnt fit on many other markers because it is thicker than most). Loads very fast and hasn't jammed on me at all.
I used it on my Spyder TL (since my PMR isn't up and runnin' yet), it didnt have a single glitch! The weight of the hopper is made up by the performance of it.

Appearance: 5 stars. This hopper looks cool with a low sleek profile and looks good with both the lid and speed feeds. I have the blue one, and although I wish it was a bit lighter color, it works for both speed and woodsball.

Performance: Do I have to explain? Ok, of course it's a 5 star. This is the fastest and most consistant hopper I've ever seen. The v1 and v2's I have heard have jammed and other not so cool stuff. It has the shark tail to unjam or just to load and put tention on the ball stack while the hopper is off. It is EASY to take apart. Everything come out form inside including the gear box. I have an Empire Halo B which was to my surprise was lighter than the Rotor. The gear/battery box is the heaviest part of the hopper. But how Dye countered it was the low profile but is back heavy, this back heaviness makes the front of your marker lighter and easier to move around. The Empire B was lighter and more balanced with the battery box in the front and the gear box in the back, but it has a larger profile and sits higher up on the marker. The v3's are amazing! The technology still is just so high tech. It's fun just watching how it works. Good Job Dye Enginers!

Reliablility: This is a 5 star also. Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdqKg0PIXfY This explains it all, I watched this before I bought it and I'm like "yup this hopper will do." Living in Washington, well it rains a lot and it's nice to know that the rain won't ruin my hopper. Even though I may accidently drop it in a puddle just need to let it dry out and it would be ready to go.

Value: Yeah ok, it is pretty spendy but you won't need another hopper after you get this (unless you have several markers that you let others use). I have this and an Empire Halo B. I got the Halo for $30 at a pawn shop and justified getting the rotor. This is worth at least $120 although if you can get one for cheaper go for it.

This hopper is overall GREAT!!! I would advise people to get it. It is heavier than a halo but has a lower profile and feeds faster

The speed feeds are great, they are kinda a pain to put in but with a little practice it gets easier.

I love this hopper! this is the best hopper out their for it's performance and weight!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I had a Gen2 i believe with the green camo. It was super light weight, with a very low profile, and very fast. Batteries lasted quite a while and with the toolless design it was easy to take apart to...
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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: $120.00
Pros: light, durable, toolless, fast
Cons: some jamming
I had a Gen2 i believe with the green camo. It was super light weight, with a very low profile, and very fast. Batteries lasted quite a while and with the toolless design it was easy to take apart to clean, change parts/ batteries (I EVEN TOOK IT APART ON FIELD DURING A GAME). So over all a great loader.

I however had it jam on multiple instances, which- nothing is perfect. The rotor wasnt hard by any means to unjam and at the worst i was able to take it apart on field. But with my prophecy i could unjam easier due to the wheel. Even when I bought the virtue feed arm.

I ended up trading my rotor- as it was my back up; I just prefered my prophecy, due to being able to put transparent colored parts on it i could see my paint level eaiser, and I liked the speedfeed and lid better. Again just preference.

However I will probably pick another one up because they are great loaders.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I have had my rotor since may of 2010. It has seen at least 200K paintballs through it. Ive had maybe 5 jams. most of those have been defective balls or balls stuck together. battery life is...
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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: $130.00
Pros: the best ever
Cons: not too many
I have had my rotor since may of 2010. It has seen at least 200K paintballs through it. Ive had maybe 5 jams. most of those have been defective balls or balls stuck together.

battery life is amazing. atleast a month out of the batterys. if not more.

my led on the on/off went out last week. 1-23-2012.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I was lucky, got my rotor off someone BNIB right when they jumped in price. I love the look of the rotor, and it's very easy to take apart and clean. Only downside is that if a ball jams, the...
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: FAST, sleek looking
Cons: clearing jams
I was lucky, got my rotor off someone BNIB right when they jumped in price.

I love the look of the rotor, and it's very easy to take apart and clean.

Only downside is that if a ball jams, the 'shark fin' doesn't work to clear it 90% of the time.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Favorite hopper to date. Looks very nice and does the job!
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 501 AR
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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: $149.99
Pros: Durable sleek design looks cool
Cons: prices are a little high
Favorite hopper to date. Looks very nice and does the job!
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I have used a rotor for quite some time before my prophecy and they were excellent. It had one button on/off and was very simple. It could be taken apart super fast for easy cleaning or battery...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Excellent design
Cons:
I have used a rotor for quite some time before my prophecy and they were excellent. It had one button on/off and was very simple. It could be taken apart super fast for easy cleaning or battery replacement. I just didn't like how hard it was to change the lid types from a hard lid to a speed feed or vice versa.
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  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Pros: 1) Feeds balls consistantly 2) Easy to disassemble and clean. NO TOOLS to break down!! I'll never have to break apart another halo to properly clean everything. 3) low profile 4)...
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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 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: easy to disassemble
Cons: jams once in a blue moon
Pros:
1) Feeds balls consistantly
2) Easy to disassemble and clean. NO TOOLS to break down!! I'll never have to break apart another halo to properly clean everything.
3) low profile
4) practically indestructable. Haven't had to replace shells like I have for my halos
5) did I mention how easy it was to clean? this is worth another mention

Cons:
1) Only had it jam twice. Once when I let it bake in the sun when it was 102 out. My fault, should have set it in the shade. The other time it jammed I was able to clear it out with the shark fin.
2) Expensive if buying new
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor I've owned 4 different Rotors, Gen 1, 2 and 3. I now have a 2012 blue cloth rotor, and it's my best one so far. There's NO difference in design between a 2012 Gen3 model or a 2011, etc. I have...
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $150.00
Pros: Size, shape, speed, reliability
Cons: PRICE
I've owned 4 different Rotors, Gen 1, 2 and 3.

I now have a 2012 blue cloth rotor, and it's my best one so far. There's NO difference in design between a 2012 Gen3 model or a 2011, etc.

I have used Rotors in the woods, in speedball, in the rain, in extremely high temperatures and very cold temperatures (20 degrees, I know, that's nothing to some of you guys).

I've never had one go down on me that wasn't related to paint breaking, or a bad battery.

The design of the Rotor is really ingenious, with a smart modular design that I'm starting to take Dye for granted for.

You can pop off the normal top and add a high capacity top without a huge nose (ala pinokio), you can change color schemes with available color kits (not a big deal to me, but some people it's huge), you can easily swap between speedfeed and lid with a few minutes work or by buying another top end...
You can literally strip the rotor apart ON the field in less than 20 seconds, clean it out, then put it back together, all while tucked into a tight bunker.

I've done it, I've watched other people do it, there are VIDEOS where pros do this.

Try that with most other hoppers... you'll be walking off the field, forget it.

Performance wise, this hopper is hard to beat. Of course with current speed limits it's a moot point, but aren't you glad to know you COULD shoot your marker at its top end and the hopper will keep up?

A single push button to turn off and on (a very NICE push button, compared to some older model hoppers) with a light to let you know when it's on is a great feature, too.

You can get the rotor in lots of different colors to match your marker, or camo if you're a woods/scenario player.

The only REAL downside is the price. Dye recently upped their MSRP on these to nearly 200 bucks.
I won't comment on that, I'll just leave that there for you to think about.

I recommend the Rotor to all paintball players, woodsball/scenario or speedball.
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  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
Dye Precision Rotor Have been using these loaders since they came out and WOW talk about a reliable loader. Still have my V1 and its running just like it would straight from the factory! Not only are they reliable but...
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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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: Reliability/Ease Of use
Cons: Price
Have been using these loaders since they came out and WOW talk about a reliable loader. Still have my V1 and its running just like it would straight from the factory!

Not only are they reliable but maintenance and cleaning is a snap with the tool-less design. You can break them down and reassemble in no time and with the multiple options available now with kits and speed feeds its a versatile loader for any type of play.

Highly recommended if you can afford the new higher prices or can find a good deal on a used one.
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  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
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