Virtue Paintball Virture Spire IrLet me preface this by saying that I'm a rotor guy. I have been since the 2000's when they first came out. I LOVE them.
The spire is an attractive little piece of work. its sleek, sharp and does...
Let me preface this by saying that I'm a rotor guy. I have been since the 2000's when they first came out. I LOVE them.
The spire is an attractive little piece of work. its sleek, sharp and does its job well, for the most part.
The lid has a very positive locking hook/clasp closure method. Sometimes a little too strong, but I'm sure it will break in over time. The opening is very wide and allows for a little slop with filling with pods mid point/game.
The shell construction seems solid, but its thinner than a rotor shell and it shows. The clasp/lock system for keeping the back cap on is kind of flimsy, but again, it has not broken and it works.
The inner tray is easily removable for battery replacement and cleaning.
The Upgrades... right out of the gate you really have to spend another 10 on a feed ramp, which I did, for the front of the hopper. If you don't have that the paint has a harder time finding its way to the drive cone.
The feeding mechanism. I don't like how if I fire once it "over spins" and churns all the paint around in the hopper. I don't like how you cant hold the hopper in more "extreme" positions when you are lower on paint. I've had to adjust my playstyle due to the fact that the feed system is non forcefed and only has ~5 shots before you run the neck portion dry of paint. The carrousel of the rotor is much better at picking up paint at weird angles and also holds more, and is forcing the paint down the feedneck. Not the biggest deal for speedball, but it happens in the woods.
I like it, but I would choose the LTR over the IR.