View Full Version : need help with feedneck and hopper

01-22-2007, 05:39 PM
whats up..i just ordered a new pilot acs. im pretty new to paintball (first gun was sonix) and i was wondering if i needed a new feedneck and hopper for my pilot. what are some good ones that i could get for pretty cheap?

01-22-2007, 06:13 PM
You technically don't need a new one but it's a good idea to replace it.

As for the feedneck i would probably get a CCM, Trinity, or NDZ clamping feedneck.

For the Hopper depending on the budget (low - high) I would go for the Revolution, Reloader II, Halo TSA, Eggy, Eggy w/ Z Board, Halo B, Reloader B, Vlocity, Pulse ... and that sort of nature.

01-22-2007, 06:38 PM
i would go with the egg at a minimum. you wil be able to out shoot a reloader or a revvy

01-22-2007, 06:45 PM
thanks...i think imma go with a trinity feedneck and halo tsa led backman. any main difference between backman and frontman besides ball capacity?

01-22-2007, 10:14 PM
Nope. They're pretty much the same. I personally would go to something else, because those are essentially Revvy's that can sense a tilt on your marker. Not a real big innovation, there. If you want to spend that much, go with an Eggy...
The T-Lock is a good choice, you'll be happy with it.

01-23-2007, 04:34 AM
ok well ill try to find a cheaper egg...any ideas?

01-23-2007, 06:29 AM
Found and Egg II for $59. I used mine on my Pilot ACS and now use it on my Ion, and even with the stock board (Y) it it more than fast enough. With fresh batteries it keeps up with my 17 bps ramping mode. Always have a spare set of 9V on you. It tends to go through a set every 3k-4k rounds. I have the speed turned down a bit now to get a little more battery life out of it.


01-23-2007, 08:44 AM
ll i might go with a halo tsa led....but frontman or backman??

01-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Frontman if you want a smaller profile. The Backman if you want a higher capacity.

I would go with the Backman. I don't know why.

01-23-2007, 02:57 PM
Depends what you play. If you play an frontman type position you'll need less paint and therefore would want the frontman. If you play backman you would need more paint so therefore you would get the backman. If your not sure I would just go with backman.

01-24-2007, 08:27 AM
Call me crazy, but I would still go with the EggY. These TSAs are only agitating hoppers. Why anyone who wants to shoot fast would buy a non force fed hopper is beyond me.

01-24-2007, 06:26 PM
well i will try and find a cheaper eggy...but i think a tsa will be fine for me...i hope

Hob Hayward
01-24-2007, 06:35 PM
Eh I had a frontman, my bro has a frontman and a friend of mine had a backman. These are notorious for the boards frying, both my bro's and my friend's boards got fried. Once I got my imagine working right, I kept outshooting the hopper, even with the 13 bps capped stock board. Now I have a B2, and no problems yet :P. I'd suggest going with the egg ( or a fasta), because you won't have to upgrade again for some time, and it will give you much better feedrate than the TSA. Really, all agitating hoppers like the TSA and Revvy have a max feed rate of 15 or so, but they're not consistent and thats the issue, they could dip below 10 bps,and then if you were firing fast wham a chop, its really worth the extra $20 or so to buy an eggy or a Fasta.

01-25-2007, 11:36 AM
ok thanks

01-26-2007, 03:05 PM
another questin...on the trinity feedneck...holes or no holes? whats the difference?

01-26-2007, 04:06 PM
No holes, you have tabs. The older models of spyders had holes.

01-26-2007, 06:09 PM
IMO get the egg or Fasta (it's a spyder site after all so I figured I'd through that in). If you can't find a used egg cheap get an egg II and mod the y-board, if you feel comfortable with a soldering iron, or spend the $25 for a z-board, IT WILL feed up to 23 bps and for the most part is a fairly rugged and reliable loader. As for the trinity clamping neck, I have been very happy with mine.

01-28-2007, 08:58 AM
how is the spyder warrior feedneck?