But I've just become interested in the idea of the Valken VMax, only slightly larger than a rotor but essentially just as gentle as a pinokio
I own two V-Max loaders. Two tips. Buy a speed feed because the stock lids flip up too easily, and don't leave your 9-volts in the hopper. Honestly I love them otherwise and use them with the GoG Extcy and Envy. Easy to take apart/clean and feeds about 17 bps as per drop tests I performed. There are better hoppers on the market, but not for $60.
Flips up too easily, you shitting me? I'm going to get a speedfeed because mine's so goddamn stiff I can't even get it open without giving it a hard, quick rap upwards on the lip. Didn't think about the batteries though, does it chew through them that quickly? I thought it was supposed to be on the superloader's level of battery efficiency.