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Old 11-23-2008, 06:30 PM
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Default The unfinished monster....

Well I sat down and went through some of my gear. I have two hoppers that I don't use...I like them but for different reasons. They have endearing - and disappointing - qualities about them.

Ricochet Rhino -
Pros - Has excellent shell design. The facets make the loader harder to see, inspire deflection (have seen it personally) and shells can take some abuse. It has a window on the inside (left side) to see your paint level.
Cons - Has "constant spin technology." For those of you that don't know what that means, it means you turn it on and it stays on....and spins alllllll dayyyyyyyyy loooooooooooooooong and doesn't stop until the battery is dead or you turn it off. It also only uses one 9V battery and has a SLOW feed rate. That's ok for mech markers unless you are fast-fingered.

12V VL Revolution -
Pros - It is 12V providing even and constant feeding. It has eyes in the feedneck and spins when a paintball drops. This makes for it only having to spin when it doesn't 'see' a ball in the neck. Battery life is very good.
Cons - This is a newer model, having newer shells. They shatter like glass when hit. They are also "clear" and I just don't like them.

Enter my [re]creation...

My new RicoLution. It's not finished yet and I will be cleaning up the "roughness" with paint and putty but that will have to wait at the moment. I wanted to show you the progress so far. I'm sorry I only have these pics but you can figure out what I did from them.

Ricochet hopper and lid, fitted over the Revolution lower, impeller, board and feedneck. It works and spins out paint very nicely.








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Old 11-23-2008, 06:36 PM
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constant spin? you must have the crappy one. i have the AK with the tab that spins whenever a ball drops. of course it somehow managed to die on me...

nice frankenhopper though!
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:38 PM
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woah, very cool druid
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:45 PM
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hey, throw the bottom half in some RIT dye and the epoxy it together!
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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constant spin? you must have the crappy one. i have the AK with the tab that spins whenever a ball drops. of course it somehow managed to die on me...

nice frankenhopper though!
Yep...I got the early version...lol. That's why I hated it. I like the shell design but the board was meh
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woah, very cool druid
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hey, throw the bottom half in some RIT dye and the epoxy it together!
Newp. Gonna hit it up with some fiberglass putty to clean it up and smooth over rough edges and then paint it...or custom MARPAT cover it...lol.


EDIT: sorry, I was wrong. It was a Rhino hopper....not the AK. I have amended the first post to reflect that

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:05 PM
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I want one, I want one!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:50 PM
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looks good, when are you making mine?
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you should combine the top of the revvy and the bottom of the rhino to make the crappiest loader since the quantum
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:56 PM
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bahahahahaha! and the only reason it would be worse would be because the quantum has that optional on/off pad.
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"Death doesn't exist. It never did, it never will. But we've drawn so many pictures of it, so many years, trying to pin it down, comprehend it, we've got to think of it as an entity, strangely alive and greedy."
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:02 PM
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looks pretty sweet..looks pretty clean too
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