Exalt Fast Feed Install – Spire260
Jan02

Exalt Fast Feed Install – Spire260

The new Exalt Fast Feed for the Virtue Spire is the first speed feed system made for the Spire by a company other than Virtue. This is an important fact to note because it means that the Virtue Spire is being recognized by other companies as a big player in the paintball game. Those of us who have been using the Spire for a long time already know how amazing this hopper is, and now we have another option for our paintball loading needs. The Exalt Fast Feed installs into the factory back shell of both the Spire and the Spire260, utilizing its own spring and pin. The factory parts are not modified and can easily be swapped back in if you choose to put your hopper back to stock configuration. The Exalt Fast Feed includes a snap in rain cover at no additional cost and is a great feature for those of us who play rain or shine. This rain lid was not previously available for the SpireĀ  although HK Army offers it on their Epic Speed Feed for other hoppers on the market. The feed gate itself is very soft and pliable while its design makes it very good at ball retention. The paint will easily enter the feed gate, and wont fall out, thanks to unit-directional design of the fingers. If you are in a hurry to fill the hopper, or if you want to fill it to absolute maximum capacity the Exalt Feed Gate lifts up and you can access the entire opening of the hopper just as you would with a traditional lid. There are now a multitude of options for the Spire or Spire260 owner, leave us a comment and let us know which one is your favorite!...

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GI Sportz Pulse RDR Paintball Hopper – Video Overview
Dec31

GI Sportz Pulse RDR Paintball Hopper – Video Overview

The all new Pulse RDR Paintball hopper from GI Sportz adds several new features not available in a top end paintball loader before. After approximately 5 years of development, the folks over at GI Sportz lent us a pre-production model to test out and give you an overview video. The feature we where most excited to see is the new RDR Chronograph integrated into the front of the loader’s internal tray. The acronym RDR stands for Reactive Dynamic Radar, and while that all sounds fancy, what it does is even more impressive. The RDR feature allows the user to chronograph their paintball gun anywhere, and multiple tests have confirm that it is accurate and safe gauge of speed so long as you use at least a 14 inch barrel. This means that for the first time you do not have to carry a second piece of gear just to have safe chronograph speeds. The RDR also provides the user with ROF, Balls Shot, Balls remaining and more. The user interface could not be any simpler, thanks to a super bright rear facing screen. The screen is activated by pressing the two outside buttons on the 3-button panel. This is also the “on/off” sequence for the user. The standard menu shows ball velocity, shot count, and average ROF. The data displayed in this menu can be changed in the settings menu by holding the left button for 5-seconds. There are also settings for battery saving that will limit the amount of time the main screen is lit, this could also be handy for night games where any light source might be a tactical disadvantage. The Pulse RDR has a unique design that allows the user to press a release button and remove all major drive train components on the field, on the gun without the aid of tools. While this is nothing new in the high end hopper market it is vital to competitive paintball play. The hopper also comes with the GI Sportz version of a speed feed, so users wanting to use the hopper without a lid are in luck, and do not have to purchase this item separately. Unfortunately our test model did not come equipped but we have tested others and found the entry pressure and ball retention to be above average. All this technology does make the Pulse RDR slightly heavier than the Virtue Spire and Dye Rotor, neither of those hoppers boast the huge number of features with regards to information provided to the player. In use the Pulse RDR comes between the Rotor and the Spire in terms of noise, admittedly none loud...

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Virtue Spring Ramp Installation and Review
Dec23

Virtue Spring Ramp Installation and Review

The Virtue Spire Spring Ramp is Compatible with the std. Spire and the 260. Maintains stock ball capacity. Ramps paint toward Spire drive.

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