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Jawz

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In Topic: Best loader for around $100

18 April 2015 - 04:05 PM

 

 

Great thanks! 
 
I will strongly consider the Z2. For the price point it appears to be a well made, reliable hopper

I had a Z2 once, it caught fire.
 
 
No seriously it actually caught fire.
woah I haven't heard that one since I started my paintball hiatus :lol:

 

Good times man, Good..... Times 


In Topic: Best loader for around $100

17 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

Great thanks! 

 

I will strongly consider the Z2. For the price point it appears to be a well made, reliable hopper

I had a Z2 once, it caught fire.

 

 

No seriously it actually caught fire.


In Topic: Best loader for around $100

12 April 2015 - 12:13 AM

That depends on how you define and measure 'durability.' Using my metrics, they're equally durable.

Really? After a day of play I lent the Nokio to a buddy who was playing snake and wanted to see if he could play snake with a Nokio and after a dive the shell split open, not to big of a deal to me (except the broken feedneck) but guess who went with a Rotor.


In Topic: Best loader for around $100

09 April 2015 - 07:12 PM

 

LOL yea totally destroys paint eh, it hasn't been used in tourney ball since its inception right, it isn't proven right. Nub

I'd venture to guess I've been playing longer than you and have more experience with different loaders and the mechanics of said loaders than you. So whatever "nub" (noob?) is supposed to mean, its meaning doesn't apply to me.

 

As for Rotors, I didn't say they haven't been used in tournament ball since their inception or they're not proven. It's a Dye product and the design is rugged and simple, of course it will be used in tournament style ball and rec ball, alike. However, you can't deny that the design does lend itself to a more-than-ideal jam rate and high tension on the paint stack. While the design also lends itself to consistent and fast feeding, it isn't required with today's firing rates. Fortunately, the tension adjustment screw is effective and I've turned down more than a few Rotors that folks have had issues with. A Rotor with the tension lowered is pretty reliable and most will have very few issues. They're still heavy, though. I'll stick to my (even simpler, lighter, and just as durable) Pinokio. ;)

 

Fair enough, however I own a Nokio, and it's not nearly as durable as a rotor, however it is simple.


In Topic: Best loader for around $100

08 April 2015 - 09:02 PM

 

 

 

It destroys paint more than it 'destroys everything else.'
 
If it truly destroyed everything else, it would be the only loader mentioned in this thread. 

LOL yea totally destroys paint eh, it hasn't been used in tourney ball since its inception right, it isn't proven right. Nub

... still load faster than any other loader made to this day

 

This is not a necessary feature for any modern marker or playing style.  Rotors are fine, but they have a reputation for jamming and (related) put tension on the ball stack.  That's why some people, sometimes, get blenders instead of feeders - it increases the chances you're going to clip a ball with the bolt.  They have other positive features that are nice to have, but buying a used rotor perhaps doesn't make as much sense as a Speed or Vmax2 new. Particularly if the Speed or Vmax2 are cheaper brand new than the Rotor which is used (prices ranging from about $90-110 used).

 

That's the thing, Rotor's HAD a reputation for blending VERY high end paint when they first came out with them. Now, however really nothing else makes sense in the used market, you have more speed feeds, accessories available, you don't have to worry about the lid opening in a dive, I own a Pinokio and Z2. and have really never had to use them except when my rotor's batteries died, mind you I bought the Rotor as a back up. It's great at everything and is the simplest thing in the world to take apart, or diagnose, there is no programming! The speed of it just means that you can't outshoot it and so it won't have an issue with consistency, there is an adjustment screw that you can lower if the tension on the stack is too high. I've found rotor's going for $50. Nothing makes sense but a Rotor unless you don't like the colour, or shape which is preference.