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Old 07-07-2001, 07:21 PM #1
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You guys under estimate non-motorized hoppers.

I used a vl200 on my p/f mag today while playing backyard ball. I sold my 9v so its all I had. Well, i played and didn't have a problem with it.

Then all my friends were just dumping the paint into a log pile so I joined. I stuck the gun at hip level and featherd the trigger. 7-8 bps easy.

It kept up. I was surprised. Good little back-up hopper if you ask me. Kept the gun nice and light too.
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Old 07-07-2001, 07:34 PM #2
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Well the reason for motorized hoppers is that some guns don't have enough kick to them to move the paint in the hoppers. Mags actually have enough kick to them to use a non-motorized hopper but it won't be AS reliable as a motorized hopper.

A motorized hopper will feed a little more consistantly. Thats the reason many of us use them.
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Old 07-12-2001, 11:29 AM #3
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I guess its cool with the log, but when Im going for a guys foot under the sup air, i want all the balls to feed.
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Old 07-17-2001, 02:52 PM #4
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yeah, i like have the revy, because it has the extra insurance that i will have a ball in the chamber
 
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Hey, they arn't as bad as you think. I still have a revy though, but a VL200 is just practical in the back yard.
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Old 07-18-2001, 05:07 PM #6
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Dude, maybe on your mag.

My revvy died at a tourney, and I had to use it for a few games dead before I found something else to use. I could fire about 3 balls on my matrix before I would have to shake it. We would have made the finals if it wasn't for the revvy, I remember a few eliminations where I couldn't shoot because I had to shake my gun, and we missed the finals by 20 points.
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Old 07-18-2001, 09:33 PM #7
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I shot a rental Point Zero with a normal hopper, and it had problems feeding!

I can't live w/out my Revvy
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Old 07-19-2001, 12:02 PM #8
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i have seen players use vl 200's in many major tournys such as cal jam, pan am la and san diego.. when u ask these players usually they are front players who want the smallest profile possible, but also for some odd reason they were al shooting mags
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Old 07-19-2001, 12:12 PM #9
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I think that it has something to do with the fact that the mag has enough kick to it to move the balls around a bit.

I love my rev and richochet, I won't shoot anythin without them. But hey, thats me and me alone.
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yah thats what i was thinking but still im going to keep my rev i think
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Old 07-21-2001, 07:20 PM #11
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yah if you have a marker like that that has blowback, kick, and doesn't shoot as fast as an electro (unless you are good at shooting a mag). In tourney ball it is just stupid to play without a rev. I hate my 12 v and it crapped out 2 months after i bought it so I think im gonna get a ricochet.
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Old 07-23-2001, 01:41 PM #12
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i used to have a vl200 on my cocker. Every 5 shots I had to shake it. Also, I could only have 5 paintballs in the feed tube/elbow at a time. Notice a pattern? Empty the feed tube, shake the hopper, repeat.
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Every 5 shots I had to shake it. Also, I could only have 5 paintballs in the feed tube/elbow at a time. Notice a pattern? Empty the feed tube, shake the hopper, repeat.

Yeah, thats kinda what happens when the balls won't feed from the hopper to the tube...
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Old 07-31-2001, 10:21 PM #14
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LOL...maybe on your mag...but if you ever get a gun with high R.O.F. like a defiant or angel or any other electric for that matter, you're gonna need a revy or electric hopper of some sort.

I was playin in practice a week ago and my revy died on me in the middle of a game...i couldnt do JACK....when three shots goes in half a second, you need a little more than a vl200 otherwise you're shakin the thing like crazy.

Revy is a must.
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Old 08-02-2001, 01:29 AM #15
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It's all about the kick on your gun if somebody was shooting 8bps on their spyder(good luck) I'm sure they would be fine and have no breaks, however last week i was playing back yard ball with my friends w/ my bushmaster, and i forgot to turn my revvy on in the beggining of the game, since there is so little kick i was chopping balls and i couldn't have been shooting more than 6 or 7 bps.
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Old 08-02-2001, 11:15 AM #16
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Ya I agree, on a spyder or tippman everytime you shoot them you can hear it shaking the balls in the loader.
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