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Old 09-24-2012, 05:10 AM #1
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New Hopper by Virtue Paintball: The Spire













The Virtue Spire is the next generation in loader technology with a shot activated sensor, jam-proof feeding system and a tool-less design that can be taken apart and reassembled in seconds. Not only is the Spire an aggressive, lightweight, and compact design, but it also holds more paint than the leading competitors.

• Shot Activated G-Force Sensor Technology
• Simple Two-Step, Tool-less Disassembly
• Feeds Super Fragile Paint
• Ultra Fast, Never Jams
• True 200™ Capacity
• Lowest Profile in Paintball
• Long Battery Life
• Hassle Free Operation

The Spire is the first “non-aftermarket” product by Virtue, which allowed us to design and optimized the hardware and software from the ground up.

Fast and Jam-Proof Feeding
With an Intelligent Shot Activated G-Force sensor, the Spire sits at the top with the fastest feeding loaders in paintball, but speed doesn’t count for much unless a hopper can also feed reliably without jams. The Spring Loaded Anti-Jam Paddle seamlessly prevents jams by sliding underneath and pushing jams out of the way before a pause in feeding occurs.

High Capacity in a Small Package
Play with a smaller profile thanks to the vertically stacked gearbox and the unique angular shape of the Spire. By housing the gearbox in a vertical stack inside of the Spire Drive™, the Spire has the lowest height, and narrowest front profile in paintball. Not only that, but the Spire’s True 200™ rating is not just an optimistic product description--the Spire actually holds 200+ paintballs.

Fastest To Take Apart and Reassemble
Changing batteries, cleaning the hopper, and most importantly, putting it all back together again was never so easy. The Slide Lock Quick Release allows the back shell to be removed in less time than it takes to read this sentence. From there, all of the Spire internals are mounted on an internal tray, which is quickly removed with the slide of the convenient Tray Release Tab.

Soft on Brittle Paint
If the gun can shoot it, the Spire’s Flex Cycle will feed it. The Flex Cycle’s rubber arms have a soft touch, which feeds brittle paint with ease. The Spire has been tested successfully on high end tournament paints so brittle they break when dropped from knee height!

Monitor Paint Levels at a Single Glance
Never start a game with less than a full loader, and stop wasting precious time opening the lid to see how much paint is left during crucial moments. A translucent backshell allows the shooter to quickly view paint levels in a single glance, without revealing how much paint is in the loader to everyone else.

High Performance That’s Easy to Use
Reload with ease thanks to the extra large wide mouth lid. Breathe a sigh of relief with the simple “on/off” operation, featuring self-optimizing motor logic. This means more time playing on the field without fiddling with settings. But die-hard tweakers don’t worry, as the Spire still has some adjustable settings for those who prefer to tinker.

Durable Construction
The Spire front and bottom shells are made of rugged glass-filled nylon, while the back shell is made from impact modified lexan.

Quick Change Speed Feed
The Optional Spire Crown2 comes with its own built-in hinged lid for easy bag-reloading in the pits with a secure snap fit. When those rain clouds make an appearance, the Spire Crown2 Quick Release back shell allows for changing back and forth from Speed Feed to Lid in mere seconds.

Key Features
• Tool-less Disassembly: Slide Lock Quick Release Button for easy, tool-less disassembly.
• Flex Cycle Paddle: Rubber Flex Cycle allows the Spire to feed even the most brittle paint.
• Spring Loaded Anti-jam Drive: Slides underneath and pushes jams out of the way before they occur.
• Shot Activated Sensor: Intelligent G-Force Sensor isolates and detects acceleration from each shot.
• Aggressive Low Profile Styling: Adds approx. 4” of height to the gun as a result of spacing saving with the vertically stacked gearbox.
• Single Tray Internal Construction: All of the Spire internals are attached to a single tray for easy removal.
• Transparent Back Shell: View paint levels in a single glance without showing everyone else.
• True 200™ Capacity: High ball capacity holds 200+ paintballs.
• Self-Optimizing Motor: Monitors motor torque and the G-force sensor to optimize performance.
• Quick Change Speed feed: Optional Crown2 changes back and forth from Speed Feed to Lid in seconds.
• Wide Mouth Lid: Huge lid opening for easy reloading.
• Extremely Tough Shells: Front, Bottom & Back Shells made from reinforced, impact modified materials.
• Internally Sorting Spire Drive: Spire shaped drive funnels and feeds paint, while reducing stack pressure.
• Reball Ready: Works with most Reballs™ and other branded reusable paintballs.
• Internal Dampening Cushion: Internal pad protects fragile paint from impacts in the front of the shell caused by running or diving and also reduces sound.
• Electronic Force Feed Button: Press the LED cover to manually force the Spire to spin.
• Adjustable Settings: Speaker, LED control, Standby, Sensitivity, and Factory Reset.
• Water Resistant Electronics: Conformal coated electronics protect the circuitry from moisture and paint.
• Audible, Instant-on: Push button on/off with audible speaker feedback.
• Long Battery Life: Ultra long battery life from 3 AA batteries.

Specifications
• CAPACITY: 200+
• BATTERIES: 3 AA
• LENGTH: 9″
• WIDTH: 4″
• HEIGHT: 4″
• WEIGHT: 16.5oz
• WARRANTY: 90 Days
• COLORS: Black or White
• Patent Pending
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:26 AM #2
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:34 AM #3
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post count got too high in the other thread so the system automatically created a new one.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:52 AM #4
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:11 AM #5
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:27 AM #6
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Lot's of discussion on this product. I have a feeling I will see a good number of these on the field at cup.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:02 AM #7
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Great loader been using it for two weeks and have not had one single jam. Was using some crappy field paint this past weekend the balls were swelling up bad from the heat and rotors were jamming all day. Not one single spire jammed all day and we have three people on me team that use spires.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:46 AM #8
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I'm very impressed with the Spires - great loader and sits nice and low on my Geo3 which is a plus for me

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:16 AM #9
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I'm very impressed with the Spires - great loader and sits nice and low on my Geo3 which is a plus for me

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Does this mean the slogan "Eclipse approved!"
Can be stamped on my spire to make my gear a full Eclipse package?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:28 PM #10
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:20 PM #11
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Put a case of Ultra Evil through mine at practice yesterday, plus some older tournament paint, no jams, no breaks, no issues. I am really impressed with the quality of this loader as well, well thought out and built. Need to break in the speedfeed though, little stiff at this point.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:11 PM #12
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my buddy has one and im picking one up during nppl vegas. one thing i noticed is that white tray inside is already stained on my buddys spire. not a big deal to me since its inside the loader and cant be seen normally. but, what about the exterior shell of the white spire? is it as prone to stains as the tray?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:14 PM #13
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Awesome loader.....I love mine...Got a solid 17bps off my fingers.... Thats fast enough. I love that the lid feed is quite wide, a shame they didn't make the speed feed mouth that wide...
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:57 PM #14
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my buddy has one and im picking one up during nppl vegas. one thing i noticed is that white tray inside is already stained on my buddys spire. not a big deal to me since its inside the loader and cant be seen normally. but, what about the exterior shell of the white spire? is it as prone to stains as the tray?
Bleach and a rag will clean it right up. Soap and water works most of the time though.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:26 AM #15
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Can someone who has modded their spire so the epic speedfeed (rotor version) fits their spire, post up here how they did it? Thanks!

Also, Christian, Im getting the issue noted where I get the red light and spinning basically non-stop when the spire is full with paint (until I reach in and hold the spire until it stops). Im using brand new energy batteries. Whats the easiest/best fix for this?

and despite the above minor issues, I still prefer the spire over my occassionally-jamming rotor fyi.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:17 AM #16
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Isn't that normal that the Spire always spins and search for paint when there is nothing? Mine does the same but no issues. As long as it's stopping when paint is fed in.

I'm going to mod an Exalt speedfeed on it this week. Should be a lot better!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:00 AM #17
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Can someone who has modded their spire so the epic speedfeed (rotor version) fits their spire? Thanks!

Also, Christian, Im getting the issue noted where I get the red light and spinning basically non-stop (until I reach in and hold the spire until it stops). Im using brand new energy batteries. Whats the easiest/best fix for this?

and despite the above minor issues, I still prefer the spire over my occassionally-jamming rotor fyi.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:51 AM #18
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Finally saw one of these in person at the field last week and I must say I was impressed. It was working flawlessly and I really liked the smoked window on the back.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:57 AM #19
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Can someone who has modded their spire so the epic speedfeed (rotor version) fits their spire? Thanks!

Also, Christian, Im getting the issue noted where I get the red light and spinning basically non-stop (until I reach in and hold the spire until it stops). Im using brand new energy batteries. Whats the easiest/best fix for this?

and despite the above minor issues, I still prefer the spire over my occassionally-jamming rotor fyi.
I was having the same problem. The spire is pretty finicky with batteries. I was using rayovacs and only getting about 800 shots off my spire. Now im using the duracell procells and I get alot more shots off of the spire. The reason it doesent stop spinning is because when there is low batteries the sensor cannot detect the paintballs in the stack I believe.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:42 PM #20
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I've noticed when my spire spins like that if I push the force feed button on the back it will stop spinning as soon as there is detected tension.
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Awesome loader.....I love mine...Got a solid 17bps off my fingers.... Thats fast enough. I love that the lid feed is quite wide, a shame they didn't make the speed feed mouth that wide...
So True about the speed feed!! and its a bit stiff. im going to try to move some of the fingers around on mine so the paint can go in easier towards the top of the speed feed. other than that, i have had it since the day it came out and i love. the rest of my team has actually been told they have to get one since the captain liked mine so much!! hahaha
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