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PREDETOR 47:Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:26 PM
I like it, a mix between Borg's BULP loader and a Q-loader. Very cool.
Any idea of cost? Release timeline? Is it only compatible with Cyclone feeders?
Its an honour!!!
Mr Borg's passion for the creative processs is as admirable as it is awesome!!! A true legend.
Were hoping to keep a full package under 100$ (1 receiver + 4 magazines).
We basically just graduated from proof of concept but things are moving very fast and we anticipate being able to have it on shelves by next summer.
Due to the costs associated with R&D, computer modeling and rapid prototypingwe we have no immediate plans to expand at this stage.
andrewthewookie: Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:53 PM
So, what's the advantage of this over normal pods? I see your big selling point is no more opening/dealing with lids, but as a consumer, why is this more beneficial to me than just getting a speedfeed and putting that on the hopper and sticking with pods?
Very interesting question, I like it!
Speed feeds are a great little piece of equipment but like anything else they also inherintly carry certain draw backs.
From what we understand, speed-feed lids were developed for tournament play where the issue of spilling paintballs never even comes up.
Speed gates will indeed decrease your re-load time but they wont help you avoid the age old issue of spilling rounds; in fact they may even increase the overall spill factor.
A notable issue is the fact that you have to jam your pod into the opening to sufficiently open the feed gate, to assure that you're properly pouring your rounds into the hopper and not on the ground. Also, any rounds that dont get dumped from your pod have to be "rolled" back into the pod; any overfill will either jam the gate into a partially open positon or the excess ammunition will simply be "thrown" to the ground as the gate attempts to close.
And at the end of the day, you still have a hopper on your marker and pods with lids to deal with.
Cookybiscuit: Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:53 PM
Interesting design, but I'm not really seeing the advantage other than looking cool.
It does much more than look cool!!!
-Unlike standard mag-fed you can pull a partially emptied magazine, leaving your remaining rounds in your cyclone, allowing you to insert another magazine right away (as opposed to having to expend your entire load or having to put partially emptied magazines back into your vest).
-Not only do our receiver brims allow you to fire the marker in between magazine swaps without "spitting" rounds out of your receiver, you can also practically re-load at any angle, allowing you to tilt your marker up to 90 degrees in any direction (up or down) with 15 + rounds remaining in your cyclone.
-After only a couple of minutes practice you'll be able to load a magazine "blind" keeping your eyes on the field where they belong.
-Less than half the size of a standard hopper, the receiver has the same profile as your feed mech clearing the way for optics (it also stands a few mm's shorter than a Tac Cap).
-You'll never spill a paintball or have to deal with lids while re-loading ever again.
-Our 50 round platform will be accepted in both "limited ammo" and "mag-fed" games. It will aslo support fully automatic markers where standard mags just cant.
-Not a single metal part throughout the entire aparatus making it the lightest magazine system in the world.
-No tools or modifications required.
And best of all, its fun to operate, very practical and easy to use!
bowmasta: Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:33 PM
Back in the olden days people tried something similar.The set up was a bunch of Ammo Boxes on a big belt/ harness - the idea was to get rid of your old hopper and throw a new one on, but as you can see it didn't really catch on.
Its a neat product for sure, but I don't know how well it'll be accepted.
Thats a good a point Bowmasta, but only if you dont consider what makes our system stand on a whole other level.
Simmilar only in the sense that we are indeed asking you to replace your old hopper but we're definately not asking you to put a different hopper back on to it!!!
Please refer to our features list above, in my reply to Cookybiscuit to see just how different our product is from anything else that was attempted or brought to market.
Also, as you mentioned, these "other" attempts involved relatively complex mechanical systems that sound more heavy and bulky than usefull or practical. We have refined our product down to a tiny two piece light weight system that my 3yr old niece can opperate. Its a very simple and stratforward desing that does exactly what it says on the box: Lock & Load.
Thanks again for all the positive feedback people!!!
We truly apriciate your support.
We'll be back with more videos featuring product comparrissons as well as users trying our system for the first time on their own markers.
If you're from the GVA of BC please email us to find out where we will be next week end and come give it a try for yourself.
Cheers to everyone!!!