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Old 04-27-2014, 10:02 PM #1
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Speed feed reloading

I have a prophecy z2 with an empire speed feed and I was curious if there is a trick to not losing half a pod while reloading. Is there a technique to practice or is my speed feed being to stuff? (It's fairly new only 20 pods through it)
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:00 PM #2
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Generally what I do to try to not lose paint is I touch the edge of my pod to the edge of my speed feed as I open it, so as it opens its at an angle, then I push it to my loader quickly. I treat it kinda like I'm dumping water into a cup. Try not to rush it either. Does paint usually sit on top of your feedgate after you pour?
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:29 AM #3
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Practice practice practice!

Grab a full pod, your marker, and get behind whatever bunker shaped objects you can find (tree, couch, bed, fat dog, etc.) and just keep loading your marker. Bonus points for dressing up in full gear while you do this in your house/apartment while pretending you are playing in your pro tourney of choice.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:27 PM #4
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Bonus points for dressing up in full gear while you do this in your house/apartment while pretending you are playing in your pro tourney of choice.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:55 PM #5
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I tilt my loader pretty far inside to try and make it easier to get the angle of the pod over the speed feed Obviously, this is in order to try and not spill so much paint. Like others have said, try and practice at home getting faster with tilting the pod into your loader. The quicker you can move the pod to the top of your loader, the more the inertia will hold the paint in the pod. Example of me podding and spilling no paint. It's not the best example, but you get the point.

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Old 02-14-2015, 02:39 PM #6
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I usually stick my thumb out (hand with the pod) and feel around for the edge of the opening. Gives me a round about. Dump. Minimal paint loss. It take practice. Its always embarasing to lose a full pod with a missed dump.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:47 AM #7
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Reloading with a speedfeed is the same as reloading with a lid. I always use a lid because we often get rain in New York.

Step 1) With your free hand grab a pod and pop the top off.

Step 2) With the same hand use your thumb to pop the lid on the hopper or locate the opening of the hopper. This has the added bonus of placing the pod right next to the opening of the hopper.

Step 3) Quickly roll the wrist of your pod hand over the top of the hopper. If you do it quick enough the first balls wont spill, and the pod will sit perfectly over the opening of the speed feed.

Done correctly you can let go of the pod and it will sit there.

Step 4) With an open hand, push the pod away from the top of your hopper, and close the lid.

If you become a good reloader you can reload a lid or a speedfeed in pretty much the same amount of time, without needing to look and see where your hopper or pod is.

It's just like shooting freethrows, it takes lots of practice, but once you're good you no longer have to think about it.

One last thing!!! It's better to be able to do this without looking and shoot accurate paintballs the whole time than it is to be fast! So take your time, and go through the motions.
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