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Old 05-03-2014, 01:45 AM #1
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lightest loader

been away from paintball for far too long and currently looking to get back into the sport.

just wondering which is currently the lightest force-fed loader available? gonna be in the market for a new loader and always liked light loaders such as my vlocity

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Old 05-03-2014, 03:35 AM #2
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Hey,
as far as I know the lightest of the "modern" loaders is the Spire from Virtue.
I actually happen to have both, a Spire and a Vlocity Jr and just weighed them yesterday. Surprisingly the Vlocity was still a few grams lighter than the Spire.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:48 AM #3
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The lightest loader on the market is the Pinokio Speed. However, it is semi force fed.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:59 PM #4
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The lightest loader on the market is the Pinokio Speed. However, it is semi force fed.
It'll still keep up with 25bps with less hiccups than a Spire if it performs as it should like any Pinokio/Fasta/Apache.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:01 PM #5
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My Ricochet Apache weighs 14.5 oz with batteries and more than keeps up.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:19 PM #6
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It'll still keep up with 25bps with less hiccups than a Spire if it performs as it should like any Pinokio/Fasta/Apache.
Agreed. I have a couple uncapped videos with my speed. Much faster than 12.5.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:40 PM #7
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The only really light weight hopper that can get the job done is the pinokio speed. Its significantly lighter than the Spire and the Z2. Way lighter than the rotor.

The spire is slightly lighter than a Z2 but not significantly, and the Z2 is more reliable. The spire is great because it is a little lower in overall height though.

For weight? Pinokio speed
For height? Spire
For just a good all around hopper I'd say Z2. It is solid and fast and you don't have to send it in to virtue for new rubber paddles. Not quite as low as the spire, but still quite low.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:54 PM #8
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The only really light weight hopper that can get the job done is the pinokio speed. Its significantly lighter than the Spire and the Z2. Way lighter than the rotor.

The spire is slightly lighter than a Z2 but not significantly, and the Z2 is more reliable. The spire is great because it is a little lower in overall height though.

For weight? Pinokio speed
For height? Spire
For just a good all around hopper I'd say Z2. It is solid and fast and you don't have to send it in to virtue for new rubber paddles. Not quite as low as the spire, but still quite low.
Only after putting hundreds of cases through a spire will you really need new paddles. Plus don't forget that you take a brand new z2 out for a day of play, and it will look 2 years old when you get back
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:50 AM #9
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Would love to see a video comparison on weight.
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