View Full Version : which Loader to Get...Need some input
11-29-2006, 06:41 AM
Alright, in the near future, I'm getting a new loader to cap off my intimidators. First off, I'm not up-to-date on the new loaders. I've heard of hte pulse loader (looked too big IMO) and the new Vlocity. Second, I"m wandering if these new loaders are worth buying over just the old halo or Reloader B's. I've only used Halo's in the past and had no problems. Tell me what you guys think I should go with and explain why? Thanks.
11-30-2006, 07:17 AM
Wow, from quiting to new loader, glad you are playing still. I've never tried the pulse but I agree with you about the size thing. Bamf has one and says its incredibly fast. I had a VLocity and on my Ego I had it going at 26 BPS, which I think is plenty fast so I'd have to put my vote in for the VLocity.
11-30-2006, 07:35 AM
The Pulse is unreal...
Look here (http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=7640) for the speed and here (http://www.spyder.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=7652) for size comparisons. It is not as big as you all think.
If i recall pulse and VL are about the same on-gun feed rate... If not their is not much different.
There is a smaller version of the VL called the VL jr. It hold ~170balls compared to ~200. Same internals just different shell, I THINK.
For how I play, I just needed a soild hopper. Somthing a little more constant then my Revvey. I am getting a VL sortly.
11-30-2006, 09:06 AM
Vlocity JR doesn't have the same chip in it. It doesn't have all the select force modes and whatnot, but thats only a $30 upgrade. I would just get the regular VLocity if its between the regular and JR. They really aren't big. I rarely took a hit in the hopper with mine.
Fred, when I got back in after selling my gear, I got a VLocity. I ended up trading that for a Reloader B because I just felt more comfortable with them. I've always loved my Reloaders. I've shot a Ego with a Pulse and the only thing that impresses me is the consistant feed. Balls don't bounce around like Halos and Reloaders. I usually reload before I get to that point anyways, so it doesn't bother me as much.
11-30-2006, 09:38 AM
fred...I bought Shu's VLocity and he's right...it's plenty fast. I have it on my Stage 4'd Ion and it consistantly feeds at 30 bps...BUT it has to be set at force #8 and that eats batteries like there's no tomorrow.
I'm tryng to convince 'someone who shall remain nameless for fear of being spam-banned' :dodgy: to create a board that uses less power to run. This guy said that VL has to give someone the "OK" to do it because of patent infringement for the boards but he could likely make the board no prob...and also to create a rechargable battery pack for it (like for the Halos) with a plug port on the battery door.....
11-30-2006, 02:52 PM
I bought my VLosity form durrell....it is awesome. The size is not a problem at all and I have never out shot it...
I have been running rechargable 9.6v batteries in it 'cause I have soo many lying around and they have worked great.
Dan has video on the VLosity, HALO, and the Pulse if you want to see them in action...
11-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Thanks guys, this is really helping. Chris, I have a question for you. Did you have any problems with chopping using the Vlocity, or are you able to adjust the rate of feed. As you know with timmies and the reloader, never use setting 3, always 1 or 2. Thanks guys.
12-02-2006, 11:48 AM
I only had chopping issues when the batteries were low. Thats an obvious user error though. It is adjustable, 8 settings and I always used setting 6 to lessen the force a little.
I run my Reloader on setting 3, because my batteries aren't fresh and setting 2 will only do 9-10bps. :( No issues though because of the batteries being older. When I throw new batteries in I'll bump it to 2.
12-02-2006, 01:21 PM
.......I have been running rechargable 9.6v batteries in it 'cause I have soo many lying around and they have worked great.........
Now there's a capital idea that I don't think anyone has come up with yet have they? Why hasn't any manufacturer come up w/a rechargable hopper similar to the way Spyder's charge up? They have no loss since they have nothing to do with the batteries themselves. I seriously doubt the added cost to add it would be even miniscule. Plug-n-Play hopper. Me and Jimmy are geniuses I tell ya! - :cool: