Originally Posted by ROCKNROLLA
Spire is the best hopper i've ever had. Who cares about shooting 18 bps. As long as it can go 12.5 im fine. It never jams, or breaks paint. Its super easy to strip down and clean (even easier than the rotor). It has a higher ball capacity then both the rotor and the Z2 while being the same size and the new Spring feeds are the best speed feeds EVER!
Just to set the record straight. You should have a backup hopper anyway especially for tournaments. I still run my prophecy v1 as a backup for tournaments and primary for rec ball. It does jam rarely where the spire never does. I am not saying NO BACKUP= NEW SPIRE$$$$, but a backup loader IMO is an even better idea than a back up marker.
Is the Spire worth the $$$ YES as it fit in my budget, but missing a day of PBall for equipment is a lame idea. If you don't have a backup consider another prophecy. There cheap now the Z2 is out.