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Old 10-08-2017, 12:13 AM
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Am considering picking one of these up.

Can anyone with direct experience talk about their pros and, especially, their cons?

Can they feed paint while laid over sideways, parallel to the ground? Sometimes the situation calls for a shot from a funky position, and if there is no real ball stack per se, this could be an issue.

Have heard they don't like to feed while shooting upwards, that they popcorn a lot on the last several balls, that their lids can be fragile, that they can drain batteries, and that they can allow paint into the seams.

I'm coming from the Rotor, and while it is as tough as nails, great on batteries, and feeds fast, am getting a little annoyed by it. Turn it up and it feeds great, but is harsh on fragile paint. Turn it down and it's gentle as a kitten but jams many times per game, or with small paint, whichever comes most often.

Also it's heavy and noisy when running low.

Thanks very kindly!
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:48 AM
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Get a Spire. Love my two. I hear mixed reviews about the Pinocchio
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:03 PM
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Interesting.

I've heard mixed reviews of the Spire, as well. The III is a bit rich for my blood, so that leaves the first gen, which seem to have issues with the back strap cracking, the rear polycarbonate section cracking, and wear on the feed cone paddles.

You've never had any such issues?

The Spire looks great, and the Speed is sinfully ugly, but in terms of raw performance, there doesn't seem to be that big a separation between the two. And the Speed is a decent amount lighter.

Hmm. . . . .
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:14 PM
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Virtue replaced my back strap with an updated one. I bought a second v1 when they were blowing them out for $90.

I prefer the operation of the Z2, but hate the shells and the loader capacity.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:33 PM
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How has the updated strap done for you?

And how is it where really fast-feeding needs are concerned?


On the Speed side of things, sure wish Dirge would show up. He's rocked one for a while now and it would be interesting to get his long-term use thoughts.
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I am here. Been at a garbage burner for a few weeks.

I find it to be very good. Never jams. Like it better than the spire.

And back to work.....
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