Originally Posted by Hoov661
I love the weight distribution, it really lightens up the front of the gun. And there is a difference in side profile, lots of times when shooting cross field playing a tight or small darito, the nose of the hopper is venerable. Probably not as much of a issue for woodsball.
That is a fair observation, side profile is not irrelevant. Though the nose of the hopper should not be any more vulnerable from a cross angle unless you are misplaying the bunker, it should be the most protected part of the hopper in most cases.
Still, these are generally seen to be not as desirable as ones based on actual smaller hoppers, which is perhaps why you didn't know these have been around a while.