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Old 05-21-2020, 09:32 AM #1
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Who still exclusively uses the "rain" lid?

Just wondering if anyone out there is still sticking to the old default rain lid like myself.

Personally I was never a fan of the speed feeds. The open finger designs can get paint dirty and I spill paint more frequently. Plus there's something elegant about opening a lid, dumping a pod, re-closing the lid.

Any other psychopaths out there that empathize with me?
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:11 AM #2
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I play a lot of hopper ball and use a lid when I do. No reason to risk a shot through the speed feed if you are only reloading between games.

But if I am carrying paint on the field, speed feed every time.
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Old 05-21-2020, 04:27 PM #3
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I’m in the exact same boat as muppet. I use my r2 as my hopper ball loader with the normal lid in either normal or hicap, and my spire 3 or Ctrl with Speedfeeds.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:22 AM #4
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I've never liked speed feeds, always use the stock lid.

Reason ? I can get an extra 15-20 balls in the hopper.

I use Pinocchio pods that hold roughly 195, that extra 20 could mean the difference between completely emptying the pod or not.
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Old 05-24-2020, 03:32 PM #5
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Rain lid = for when it’s raining.

Speedfeed = any other time
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:05 PM #6
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Speed feeds make it easier to shoot more paint.

Paint costs money.

So speed feeds make it easier to spend more money.

I'd rather not spend more money. So every time I reload on the field I take it as a bit of a failure on my part. I should have played smarter and faster and gotten to a better position without wasting a hopper full of paint.

So yeah, no point on me wasting money buying a speed feed. Heck, I've been tempted to put a combination lock on my hopper lids.
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Old 06-01-2020, 09:41 AM #7
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So yeah, no point on me wasting money buying a speed feed. Heck, I've been tempted to put a combination lock on my hopper lids.
Ask the ref to put the red or blue team tape on your hopper instead of arm.
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I just like when it was simply considered a ďlidĒ....speedfeeds are great and all but itís been delegated into some sort of cover for games in bad weather only.
I go back and forth on them but itís dry and dusty most everywhere I play....lids make it nice to not have to worry about all of that kicked up debris getting all over everything in my loader.
Speedfeeds are a great idea though that definitely have their place...but so do lids in some cases.
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