Sounds like it will be making its debut at D-Day and PSP Chicago.
Dave Bains caught in action with the new 260 round Spire shell:
John Christ from Lift / Buffalo Crush
Originally Posted by Pirate Red Beard
heres a side view of one of them in action.
Originally Posted by VirtuePaintballMike
Well, john.. you caught us... and foiled our "guess the new product contest" that we were going to have soon, since there's actually tons of pictures in our galleries of players using these prototypes dating back to world cup!
This was also the real best kept secret from the extravaganza, since it was hidden in plain site on the wall of loaders we had! (only 1 dealer noticed..)
Heres a picture from our friends from Paint Supply in Germany. When they asked to take a picture, Chris grabbed it off the wall and put it in my hands!
But here's what I can tell you guys. We are still in the final testing stages and getting feeback from several pros and divisional players who are using these.
This product isn't a huge loader for back players. It holds 260 rounds, but is still smaller then a stock Rotor.
While several great back players like Dave Baines, Corey Field, and Nick Slowiak have been using these, front players like Greg Siewers, and Justin Rabakoff are also preferring it. Conversely Chad George, Kirill Prikhidni, and Alexander Berdnikov, who are some of the top front, mid, and back players all prefer their current size Spires.
Originally Posted by rjdeyoung
Thank you to MN Pro Paintball & Nick Slowiak for letting me take the pictures. Here are the Close Ups! I will say this it does feel lighter than a stock rotor for sure and the same height as a stock rotor.
I got my hands on one this weekend for a couple minutes, didn't get to get any play time with it but from what i can tell its just a shell. also looked like it has a better angle in the front to help feeding. its big but its not huge, great for back players in my book.
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Virtue better make just the shells available, it's be a big "**** you" at this point. Yes, the Spire is a good hopper with nice capacity, but if I have to buy a new one to get a higher capacity shell that's just ridiculous ESPECIALLY with how stupidly simple the system is to move unlike the Prophecy high cap shell.
Honestly, this is pretty awesome, but as I've made obvious I want to be able to buy just the shell.
You may call it fat, I call it bounce padding.
It looks like it's just the lower half that has changed, so I would imagine it's a relatively cheap upgrade similar to the rotor high-top, letting you use the top, speedfeed, and internals from your existing spire.
Looks pretty good in comparison to the dye football(high top) too.
My Spire can hold just over 500 .50cal paintballs... my god wonder how much this one will hold!
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