I just picked up a Virtue Spire and thought I would post some photos of it. In the past I've used just about every loader out there, and I'm excited to try out the Spire.
To start with the packaging is quite nice. It comes in a "display case" type package with a black plastic base and a clear plastic upper portion. If you remove the clear upper portion the loader is held into the bottom section by the feedneck.
Inside the case there is a "folder" which contains a manual, info card and Virtue decal. The manual is full color with good, detailed photos and instructions regarding to disassembly, programming, and general use.
The loader itself is very nice looking. The front and bottom portions are made of a material similar to the Rotor. It is very durable and holds up well to use/abuse. The back upper portion on mine is Smoke. It works well for seeing how much paint you have left.
The bottom has the Virtue logo molded in. Overall the body has many unique contours that gives it a very sleek look. The loader holds 200 rounds fully loaded. On the back of the loader there is a locking tab, on/off button, and LED indicator that also doubles as button.
Opening the lid gives you a good view of the "Spire" which sorts/loads the paintballs and the white "floor" of the loader. The opening for the lid is quite large and should make reloading very easy to accomplish. The lid appears to be sturdy and easy to use.
Disassembly of the loader is simple and requires no tools. To remove the upper back shell you have to slide the locking tab upwards and then push in. Then the shell lifts right off. To remove the inner floor you need to push the tab forward and then lift it out. All of this can be accomplished in seconds.
With the loader I also got the CrownSF Spring Finger Speed Feed. It is fairly expensive but very well made. It replaces the entire upper back shell, so it can be swapped in seconds. The fingers work similar to rubber fingers, but they are made of hard plastic and spring loaded. This allows them to open very easily, but not flex back outwards at all (holding the paint in).
The Crown FS speedfeed can also be opened like a lid for reloading between games. To do this there is a small tab inside of the lid opening. Push this in and then the lid opens like a normal lid. This is a very nice feature for ease of use, and the locking tab should prevent it from opening on the field.
Overall the loader looks very nice. It is simple to use and to disassemble, and the construction appears to be very solid. It has a nice low profile on the gun and sleek lines. Of course the real test will come when I actually use it. I will update once I have done so. Hopefully a video or two will follow as well.
Here is a link to some more photos: