If you’ve got any of the Tippmann paintball guns without a Cyclone feed like the 98 Custom, or Alpha Black then you might have found yourself having to shake your gravity fed hopper everyone once in awhile to keep the balls feeding in. This can be annoying at the very least and can ruin a game when you miss that critical shot at the worst. A hopper that doesn’t feed fast enough can also cause ball breaks in the feed neck. One good option we have right now is the ViewLoader Evlution 3 hoppers. These hoppers have recently dropped from $89.95 all the way down to $49.95. This makes them a great value option for a hopper upgrade.
The Virtue Crown Lidless feed system is the best way to get paint in to your paintball hopper and keep it there. The hinged finger design lets the paint in but not out. You don’t have to open a lid, just pour the balls straight from you pod and in to the hopper. You can even shake the hopper upside down and the balls stay put.
The Crowns are available in 3 styles:
Halo Style: Fits Odyssey Halo, ViewLoader Revolution, Empire Reloader, Empire Magna, Pulse, ViewLoader Force, or ViewLoader Eye Force Hoppers.
VLocity Style: Fits ViewLoader VLocity paintball hoppers.
VLocity Jr Style: Fits the ViewLoader VLocity Jr paintball loaders.
Each of these styles comes in a Standard or UltraSoft version. The standard version lets the paint in and lets NO paintballs out. Even with a vigorous upside down shake of your gun, you’re not going to lose any paint. Perfect for player’s that dive in the snake or do a lot of moving and don’t want to waste that paint. The UltraSoft version offers the fastest possible reload time by having slightly softer elastomer fingers. Shake your hopper hard though and you might lose a few balls but much less than competitive lidless feeds.
Here are a few videos to see these awesome lids in action:
Ultra Soft Vs. Standard
Virtue Crown Ad – Where Oh Where Did My Paint Go?
7 Minute Walk Through – Review
You can buy the new colored Ultra Soft Virtue Crowns at TippmannParts.com