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Old 05-04-2014, 10:30 PM #1
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Thinking about buying a Dye Rotor. Opinions?

I have a Halo Too at the moment and I'm not very impressed. I'm thinking about getting a rotor because of its reputation, but I want to hear the pros and cons about it first. If anyone has any personal experience with this hopper and likes it or doesn't like it, feel free to share! Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:43 PM #2
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From what i've seen and heard the Rotor is basically an indestructible blender.
i'm obviously not sure how true that is since i've never owned one but i heard it so often it was one of the reasons i was steered away.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:35 PM #3
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:29 PM #4
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Some people are going to tell you not to buy one because they had one bad Rotor. Other people will swear by it because they didn't have any problems.

The Rotor is the fastest, most reliable-feeding hopper on the market and will last you forever. It is waterproof with toolless (dis)assembly, quick battery change (especially compared to the Halo where you need a screwdriver), and lots of customization options.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:33 PM #5
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Rotors are great, really 10 times better than the Halo too.

But id look at a z2 or pinokio speed. Both are lighter and are less likely to have a jam that requires you to field strip the hopper.

I don't think it is the absolute best choice but you can't go wrong with a rotor..they are very solid.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:06 PM #6
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Alright thanks, also, has anyone heard about the virtue spire? Negatives or positives? My friend has a rotor and swears by it so I might just buy one and try it out.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:07 PM #7
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as long as you got good batteries, have a v3, and turn the tension screw to flush you should be good. have had my rotor for about a year now and no issues whatsoever. and i too upgraded from a halo too. very happy.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:18 PM #8
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I've never used a spire but from what I've seen they are low and light. The only downsides are that they are expensive and if the paddles wear out you need to send them in to virtue to be replaced.
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:51 AM #9
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:15 AM #10
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Reason? I'm leaning towards the rotor because of durability and reliability. Persuade me
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Some people are going to tell you not to buy one because they had one bad Rotor. Other people will swear by it because they didn't have any problems.

The Rotor is the fastest, most reliable-feeding hopper on the market and will last you forever. It is waterproof with toolless (dis)assembly, quick battery change (especially compared to the Halo where you need a screwdriver), and lots of customization options.
This sums it up. On top of the fact my Rotor has only once jammed (and that misshapen ball from hell would have jammed a cardboard tube) I love the simple on off simplicity. No need to ever have to mess with settings like the other high ends.

Even with the addition of the Spire to the high end line up, Rotor seems to remain the favorite:
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=4083798
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=4069443
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:21 PM #12
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Its heavier then other high ends, and can take a serious beating. After trying thr Spire, rotor and Z2 i would place the Spire first as it handles brittle paint very well along with the Z2.

The Spire sure can take a beating too, thats for sure! There are all sorts of colorkits you can buy for the spire and it just never jams.

If you decide to choose the rotor, then adjust the tension screw as it might break some brittle paint and jam some with the stock tension.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:37 PM #13
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Everything said above is correct about the rotor & spire.
I have used a v1 rotor for years of play in NPPL, PSP as well as local events. The rotor can not be beat. It just works. I have had 1 jam total. That was due to my fellow player playing a joke on me.
The spire has great weight & capacity, however I play paintball very hard & broke one of the parts of the hopper at a event. Yes, Virtue did replace the part no questions asked but still it should not happen.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:53 PM #14
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I have a rotor and a spire:

Spire Pros-light, durable, low profile, easy to take apart, wide mouth. Cons-sub par battery life.

Rotor Pros-durable, great battery life, easy to take apart, spring loaded shelf that funnels paint toward feed. Cons-heavy, taller than the spire, mouth is same size as pod mouth (harder to reload quickly without losing paint).
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:13 PM #15
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I have 2 rotors and a spire. I'll use my rotors over my spire any day of the week. I tried switching to my spire, and had nothing but issues with it, to be fair it may have been the horrendous indoor paint that was far from fresh (thank god we paid 65 bux for it).

I use my spire on rainy days just because it takes .083618 seconds to change from a lid to speed feed. Other than that's rotors are my go to loaders. Never had a single issue in over 3 years.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:19 AM #16
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Ended up going with the spire. I love it. The only annoying thing is the constant pulsing haha, but other than that, it's wonderful.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:19 AM #17
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Ended up going with the spire. I love it. The only annoying thing is the constant pulsing haha, but other than that, it's wonderful.
The pulsing is because drive pressure is default to 4, lower it to 3, should reduce the pulsing significantly.

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The other thing to watch for are the little tabs on the lid shell. If you go back and forth between the lid and the speed feed shell, be careful to align those tabs correctly or you will find they aren't difficult to break. (and if you haven't gotten a speed feed, do so, and the virtue spring feed is second to none.)
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:37 AM #18
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Alright thanks. I do have the speed feed, it is amazing.
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