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Old 04-13-2021, 03:06 AM #1
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Does the Spire IR2 have issues?

I have been reading reviews of this hopper and I'm so torn between this and the LTR. I understand the Spire is a bit more pricey, and I'm willing to pay a little extra for the spring ramp and the speed feed.

But I have read a couple reviews saying that if tilted the hopper will struggle to feed... I have also read that it just requires shaking every 20 seconds to get paint to feed (unless you have the ramp)... But the rest of the reviews claim its the best in its price range.

Sooooo what are your experiences with the hopper? Do you have the Spring ramp and how much did that help?
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Old 04-13-2021, 02:14 PM #2
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dont listen to people, both hoppers work amazing. the ltr feeds way faster than the ir, the ir is more gentle on paint, but the ir's accessories are a little pricey. both have pros and cons but you really can go wrong with either, flip a coin.
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Old 04-14-2021, 12:42 AM #3
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dont listen to people, both hoppers work amazing. the ltr feeds way faster than the ir, the ir is more gentle on paint, but the ir's accessories are a little pricey. both have pros and cons but you really can go wrong with either, flip a coin.
Way faster? I mean they can do both 20 BPS right? That's not even realistic for me but its possible on both right?
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Old 04-14-2021, 11:07 AM #4
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I have gotten an original IR close to 20bps with my Ego8 on uncapped ramp.
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:56 PM #5
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the ir will do 17-18, the ltr will do a solid 25ish. so it is quite a difference if you play uncapped semi. but at current tourney rules you wont notice a difference.
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Old 04-15-2021, 04:36 AM #6
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Maybe 17-18 BPS peak but not sustained. Average is about 13 BPS consistently for the Spires.
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Old 04-16-2021, 12:53 PM #7
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Mine feeds extremely fast and extremely consistently. I actually feel the eyes on the IR/IR2 allow for more consistent feeding than the Spire III/IVs sensor. The tray on the Spire III/IV is a bet better designed for continuing to feed at weird tilt angles with low paint due to the captured tray.

Rotors are unquestionably faster and more consistent at extremely high rates of fire. Rotors are however, more prone to jamming and the Spires feed well above the threshold required of any practical playing application. If you are just looking to show off shooting uncapped ramping in the backyard though, you will want a Rotor.
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