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Old 01-23-2010, 02:05 AM #1
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Whats the lightest loader out there?

Looking to lighten up my 05' Ego with a tank and loader but since i've been slacking on playing paintball for the past 2 years Im not sure what the new gear on the market is. Im looking at the 50/45 Ninja ultra light tanks and maybe a prophecy?
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:59 AM #2
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that is a very nice setup you'd have...i'd go with a ninja 45/4500 cuz ego's with there little backs extending out a little...it might hit your mask with the 50/4500...the 45/4500 will still give you the lightness with a little more length for comfortability

and well the prophecy is very GREAT if your looking to save some money go with a used gangstar velocity with speedfeed here on pbnation for liker 55 bucks and thats like new condition
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:42 AM #3
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hmmm if your looking for a light tank, id go with the 49/45 ninja. but if you want a reallyyy tight set-up go with the 50/45. and about the hopper, i dont really think the wieght of the hopper makes a difference. you can have a super light hopper, but at the same time it can hold 230-400 paintballs. (pinokio)
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:56 AM #4
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the lightest hopper available is the Vlocity Jr.
closely followed by the Prophecy.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:07 AM #5
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Thanks for the reply's, last time I was really playing paintball the Pulse was the big thing, I had video's of guys hitting nails into wood with the thing and it not breaking, within like a month of having mine the circuit board got fried and the shell cracked in 2 spots then by the time I sent it back in Pulse had ended their Lifetime warranty (I didn't even think a company could do that while staying in business) so anyway I have a 180 dollar paper weight. I have a Halo that ive been using for a few years and has been reliable and a newer Magna but im not a big fan of magna it throws the guns balance off but like someone above said its the paintballs that add all the real weight anyway. Right now im using 2 68's a 3k and a 4500, the 3k is a mid 90's Nitro Duck that just passed hydro and works great but is nearing its 15 year life span, the Crossfire is newer but 68's seem really bulky after using the smaller tanks anymore. So I guess when it comes down to it im looking for something more compact and maybe shave a few ounces in the process if I can. When I bought the Ego and Angel speed new in 05' they were the **** now I feel like im using relics with all the new stuff out there haha.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:49 AM #6
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i have an 05 ego w a dynasty vlocity jr and a ninja 49/45.... def. get the ninja 49 bro
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:11 PM #7
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check out the loaders section; http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...1#post61619211
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:48 PM #8
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the vlocity is deffinately the lightest, then pinokio i beleiev not sure
i justn got a vlocity, havent been able to use it but im very excited to, im also getting a prophecy later this week so i can compare the two
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:44 AM #9
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Yeah I think i'll go with the 50/45, and still deciding on a hopper probally a Prophecy or maybe a velocity jr since I already have a Halo and Magna.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:01 AM #10
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Here's an older video I did of weight comparisons, between the Prophecy in it's different forms, the VLocity and a Rotor.



We have changed the plastics of the Prophecy slightly since then so it might be a little different, but not much.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:49 AM #11
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Here's an older video I did of weight comparisons, between the Prophecy in it's different forms, the VLocity and a Rotor.



We have changed the plastics of the Prophecy slightly since then so it might be a little different, but not much.

Thanks for the vid, I dont have sound on my comp at work so I couldnt hear but it appears the weight difference between the prophecy and Velocity jr is 4 paintballs?
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:21 AM #12
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yeah its that close in weight,
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:31 PM #13
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gravity feed hopper is the lightest

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gravity feed hopper is the lightest

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:14 PM #15
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One thing I might add to Simon's post, having owned both a Vlocity and a Prophecy, is that the Prophecy actually feels much lighter on the gun, due to a much lower profile. The same is true for the Rotor; although it is the heaviest of the three, it still feels lighter on the gun (than a Vlocity) due to its low profile.

It's not so much the overall weight of the gun in your hand, it's how the gun responds when you quickly snap out or in. The gun just feels more "snappy" with a low profile loader like the Proph or Rotor.
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Very good point! That's one reason I compressed the drive system in the Prophecy to be as low as possible.

I keep meaning to make a rig to demonstrate the moment from each loader so that people can really understand this.
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One thing I might add to Simon's post, having owned both a Vlocity and a Prophecy, is that the Prophecy actually feels much lighter on the gun, due to a much lower profile. The same is true for the Rotor; although it is the heaviest of the three, it still feels lighter on the gun (than a Vlocity) due to its low profile.

It's not so much the overall weight of the gun in your hand, it's how the gun responds when you quickly snap out or in. The gun just feels more "snappy" with a low profile loader like the Proph or Rotor.
This is probably one of the MOST noticeable difference between loaders. If your trying to do comparisons between hoppers its even more critical to fill the loaders with paint because where the paintballs sit is going to affect the mass even more.

For example the rotor has its motor, circuit board, and batteries on the bottom layer of the loader, making the paint sit high up on top. The prophecy has a lot of the paint sitting low very close to the gun because of how low the drive carrier sits. I know thats something I noticed when comparing my prophecy to my rotor.

Also is it just me or does the prophecy sit lower to the gun anyways? It seems like the prophecy sits right down on top of the feedneck but the rotor tends to sit a couple centimeters higher.
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^^I think they are actually very close to the same height. But what you said about where the paint sits is very true - the bulk of the paint in a Prophecy sits very low - it would take a lot of engineering to get it any lower, lol.
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