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Old 05-10-2015, 09:14 AM #1
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So, apparently this is a thing again...

Not posting this in News section because too concerned it is against the rules (seriously that place has a ton of rules and too much gray area)...

So, I am sure many of you remember the backpack hopper from a few years ago? Well, it is here. A new company will be selling them starting on the 14th of May, which is also when the price releases. What do you all think? Is this gonna be a scam like last time, or actually amount to something cool?
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:45 AM #2
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I'm surprised it's taken this long actually. The concept has been around for decades, just no one has managed to put together a marketable design.

At least this time we got a look at a little of the internals. Seems to use a double impeller design, a bottom impeller feeds the balls to the top one, which feeds the tube to the gun.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:36 PM #3
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Looks like this time it's a real thing , contacted them at their website and got an answer ; they are presenting it in Europe first May 13th and in the States at Oklahoma D-Day , I am itching to get one but it seems like they will be shipping them to European Countries first so it may be a while until someone gets one in their hands over here ....
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:32 PM #4
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:22 PM #5
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Anyone else wish it was actually a bit smaller?

2000 rounds is fine for big scenario games, or hosing down the inflatables (oh yes, I'd totally use one there, I ain't much for diving and sliding anyways), but for just normal play I think I would prefer a smaller, more streamlined 1000 round or even 500 round backpack. Hopefully it's successful so we can get some variations.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:23 PM #6
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Sweet!
A case of paint, a car battery and a scuba tank on your back for the ultimate game play!
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:26 PM #7
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14th of May?
So they're debuting it at Living Legends?
Smart of them if they are.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:16 PM #8
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14th of May?
So they're debuting it at Living Legends?
Smart of them if they are.
Nope, EuroGame.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:20 PM #9
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Anyone else wish it was actually a bit smaller?

2000 rounds is fine for big scenario games, or hosing down the inflatables (oh yes, I'd totally use one there, I ain't much for diving and sliding anyways), but for just normal play I think I would prefer a smaller, more streamlined 1000 round or even 500 round backpack. Hopefully it's successful so we can get some variations.
And I agree. Something the size of a Camelback for maybe a few hundred rounds? I'd love that.


Something like this?


And for those of you who think that 2000 rounds is too few, I have a new design...
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:32 AM #10
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Sweet!
A case of paint, a car battery and a scuba tank on your back for the ultimate game play!
Figure out a way to split the feeds for dual-wielding and it's on.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:54 AM #11
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Figure out a way to split the feeds for dual-wielding and it's on.
That's what General Dynamics Land Systems is working on now.
Thank you for your patience.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:16 PM #12
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I like the idea and it looks pretty cool. I could see scenario players using it.

I wonder how much it'll be? $200?
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:22 PM #13
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I like the idea and it looks pretty cool. I could see scenario players using it.

I wonder how much it'll be? $200?
i doubt it'd be that low. I'd be surprised if it was cheaper than 500$
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:08 PM #14
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We will know the MSRP soon , but as far as I am concerned if they ask for a kidney I'll pay ( it doesn't have to be MY kidney after all ) and if you want a smaller version you can always mod the shell , already thinking about that ...
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:47 PM #15
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Depending on the price, I think I may just make my own. Basically, all this is, is a backpack with a pipe coming out. Add a few motors and sensors, and boom!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:10 PM #16
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i doubt it'd be that low. I'd be surprised if it was cheaper than 500$
Yeah I was thinking "that's to low a price", right as I posted that.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:24 PM #17
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How about it comes in soft shell. Nothing says "shoot me" like a huge piece of hard plastic.

I wonder if the impellers are easy to clean. Specifically the bottom one. If a ball breaks inside there... holy hell.

Shooting 2000 rounds without reloading would be pretty neat. It's like carrying around a flamethrower.


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Old 05-13-2015, 09:42 PM #18
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A soft padded cover could be custom made , but IMHO hard plastic is fine since it is hanging behind you so to be shot at you would have to be running away , I only get shot in the front ;p
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:54 AM #19
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I don't think I need a way to go through a case any faster.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:57 PM #20
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It's probably not that hard to make your own. The principle is not that different than the Empire Defender, except instead of the hopper being on the back of the gun its on the back of the player. I envision something like the bottom half of a rotor in the bottom of a camelback with a dishwasher drain tube coming out the bottom. The biggest challenge is going to be picking a loader that can push a row of paintballs through 3 feet or more of tube without binding and making the loader think it doesn't need to push anymore.

I actually may try this if my friend will let me experiment with his Rotor. lol
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:20 PM #21
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Some more info came out today, prices coming soon hopefully. The only real info that we got was that the weight is gonna be almost 8 pounds when not loaded.
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