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Old 03-28-2008, 09:42 AM #1
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Review of the Halo/Reloader B NEW Anti-jam Kit

These are not just for reballs even though my photo's are with reballs. It works even better with paint.

from the HB Webcast, Simon said the cost will be around 5 dollars.

Well I logged on to PBnation the other day and had a PM from Simon saying he’d be sending me the new anti-jam kit also. I had no idea what he was saying but I got something to make my Reloader B’s better for free so why not? I received them today. I got 1 of each of the anti-jams my package. My first thought was that they’re going to break easy. Well that is and is not the case. I’ll be putting them all through the ringer next week when my indoor field goes back to reball week(we’re currently in a paintball week).

This is a drop in replacement for anti-jam beads and spring. I am a huge fan of the long anti-jam spring, and I know that not everyone uses the long spring so I put my short one back in to test the reballs.

One thing I noticed when I was almost done with my preliminary testing I noticed that the black ones are not as strong/flexible as the red one but the red one is not as flexible as the yellow one. Somewhat like the spring kits in the S4 and the Clutch kits.



Most flexible to least flexible.

To install it in your loader you remove your shells, then remove the raceway from the board and remove the spring and beads. Once you do that there is a little stick on the side of the new kit and that goes under the top part of the raceway (the removable part of the raceway) then the pin slides in were the anti-jam beads are in place at. It should look like this.







I ran some of the worst reballs I’ve seen in a long time though this and did so till I got a jam with both the Clutch kit and the S4 drive cone. It didn’t take long with the S4 to have what I consider a catastrophic failure were when you spin the ripdrive in either way and it doesn’t take care of the problem. The Clutch kit I left in my Tournament slant pattern from my review of it. It didn’t take long either.


my nasty reballs

the catastrophic failure

the jam with the clutch kit

the jam with the S4

What I noticed is while I still got some hiccups with the reballs it was MUCH better then without the new kit. When I did get a jam it wasn’t like the ones with the bead/spring with a little jerk of the loader it almost always cleared it, just tap the ripdrive and it 100% of the time cleared it. It seemed to get jammed the same place as with the spring but still not as bad. I ran about 2 cases worth of dirty reballs, and only had about 1 jam out of every 15 pods.

I know this isn’t long and as impressive as my other reviews but this was the prelim. I’ll be testing all 3 more next week.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:43 AM #2
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I knew you'd be the one to do a review on this.
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:44 AM #3
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thats pretty tight, whats the price?
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:50 AM #4
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post a picture of one either in a loader or positioned as it would be in a loader (looking down on it from the back). too early to figure out which way it should be pointing...
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:58 AM #5
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uh, am i the only one that thinks its upside down?

lol. yup, theyre all on the wrong side. you confused the hell outta me for a second.

from what i can tell from this side of the new part, it looks like what i said earlier when i first heard about it, its like a vlo. it eases into the curve. any jammed ball would just ramp up and go back up ontop of the center part of the drivecone. it also might have an upward slant from front to back, so it raises the jammed ball up and out of the way of the underpassing balls.

the little tab you see, approximately goes over the current little hood in the raceway.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:02 AM #6
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that's why it's called a "teaser".
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well hold on I'm editing it now. I got a ton of photos so far.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:10 AM #8
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well hold on I'm editing it now. I got a ton of photos so far.
will be waiting anxiously. thank god for auto refresh
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will be waiting anxiously. thank god for auto refresh
they're up.
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i knows.

lol. i was spot on. except for the flexibility, i thought they were solid plastic. although the softness does provide some interesting charachteristics. i cant detect flexibility via interwebs will definitely be buying this as soon as someone puts a link up lol.
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well the people on the nation could be seeing it before the people at NPPL HB since that is when it debuts.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:28 AM #12
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Hm, first i've heard of this little thing. Eagerly awaiting paint tests. Any idea if some players at HB will be using them?
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:32 AM #13
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well as for paint tests, I'll be doing them today, Sat and Sunday. As for people using them at HB I wouldn't put it pass the Kee teams to have them in. The pros always get the new stuff before we do to test it.
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Not that I've seen yet, but I'll be watching the HB steaming vid to see if they say it on there.
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Not that I've seen yet, but I'll be watching the HB steaming vid to see if they say it on there.
good thing it's in HB and not cleveland
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Heh, just saw the thread in the News section. Why i didn't see it there first is beyond me. Anyway, i was less excited when i read it was mainly for reball usage. Don't personally use reballs, although i have no reason not to. Still, keep us updated, villain! I won't be able to catch the streaming vid here at work... or this weekend...
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I just ran about 3 cases worth of paint though it with the softest yellow one in my B2 and it feed flawlessly. I just kept bag after bag going in to the loader almost non-stop.
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so im guessing its best to use yellow with like tournament paint because its the most flexable one?
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