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.
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.