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Tripp626

Q-Loader

Im wanting to get the q-loader but the tubes only hold 100 paintballs. Do they make bigger tubes? if so where can i find them?
cdacda13

They do not make bigger tubes.
Nickodemus

If you see how they are put together it makes sense that they could not get much bigger and still be useful. 100 balls can go fast, but it is very quick to swap out pods.
Ghostslinger

yea they sell 500 packs and stuff so just get pods. ur usin this in speed right?
g36 monkey

yea...i think it would be quicker to change a pod rather than actually reload your hopper Laughing
Nickodemus

Ghostslinger wrote:
yea they sell 500 packs and stuff so just get pods. ur usin this in speed right?

That's what I did. The only part I don't like is that you need the silo to load the pods, you cannot just dump balls into them. Once you get yourself set up with the kit, all you need to do is buy more mounting harware and you can Q-load multiple markers.
Justice

g36 monkey wrote:
yea...i think it would be quicker to change a pod rather than actually reload your hopper Laughing


Yes but for speedball you wont be able to shoot while reloading a q-loader pod like you can with a regular hopper.
Tripp626

i play more woodsball so i think it'd be great. im gonna order it today
Nickodemus

Make sure you do a good job setting up the hose or you will get breaks. Other then that frustration at the beginning the Q-loader I have works well, I recommend it.
g36 monkey

Justice wrote:
g36 monkey wrote:
yea...i think it would be quicker to change a pod rather than actually reload your hopper Laughing


Yes but for speedball you wont be able to shoot while reloading a q-loader pod like you can with a regular hopper.


Thats true...but not everyone does that...its a skill i still have not mastered yet...ive seen pros get back behind the bunker to reload then shoot in the cereal killerz video.... Cool
carbinefreak

ugh... q-loaders....


what do you get.... lower profile and an insane feed rate that you probably don't need.

you also get to take all the time to reload every pod between games, only 100 round capacity, and added reloading time.

regular hopper, open lid, pull pod and dump in and throw pod and close lid...

with a q-loader you have to pull pod off the gun and spend the time put it in your pack cause i wouldn't be throwing them cause they cost so much, pull a pod and twist it on.


the only real advantage is the lower profile, but if you're a decent player you shouldn't have to worry about that too much...

imo.... if you need the speed, get a halo, if you don't need the speed and want the least amount of profile get a revvy...
Nickodemus

^ I feel differently.
You really need to try one and see if it resonates with you. There are pros and cons that you should attach a unique personal value too. I like how it takes no batteries (very much), has no balls ratteling around, can be shot upside-down if you want, of course the lower profile, and the rapid reloading on the marker. No matter what ROF your set at, it will feed. Having to load the pods is a little bit of a pain, but not that big of an ordeal and doesn't take long. Again you have to decide if that is too much to deal with for you. If you shoot +500 balls a game, you probably don't want it. There is no reason for a high volume constant shooting rear position player to have a Q-loader. Think about how and where you play to help decide. It is a solid, quality product, and more sturdy then I thought from just seeing photos. Extra pods run $20 a piece.
Tripp626

i just got the q-loader and i already hate it, i think its the biggest waste of my money. its soo complicated to hook up and once i got the p.o.s. together the silo doesnt load my pods right, it chops the crap outa every ball that went on there, i honestly feel like i just threw $150 away. now if someone wants to come fix this p.o.s. and prove me wrong then go right on ahead but untill then its gonna sit in my closet untill it rots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smitty

I'll take it off your hands. Heck I'll give you $10 for it.
Ghostslinger

i bet u didnt even take the time to try again. THumb down just keep at it. it takes time
TriggerHappy1

You ordered and received it in one day?

If you do have it, read the directions...
Nickodemus

The hardest part is setting it up. It's not really that hard.
1. Make sure the hose is an even number of balls long and short as possible.
2. Make sure that the hose's curve is inline on a tangent with the elbow(s) as much as possible.
3. Prewing the springs in the pod so that they have the proper tension for the balls you are using, too much it breaks, not enough it won't feed them all. (Most all work well with 14-16 if I remember right, I set it and forgot it.)
4. Stuff balls into the hose to preload it before you put the pod on.
Once you get it set up all you have to do is load and play, it stays proper.

Don't be lazy and whine for someone to come fix it for you, that is no solution.
If you have trouble call the company. A service rep will be happy to walk you through it.

edit: ohh yeah... about the silo. You want it to feed the hose to load the pods without the balls stopping. Hold it horizontal, use the shoulder strap or lay it on a table with the hose off the edge, gently rock it a couple inches back and forth as you crank that train of balls into your pod. 4 of my friends that I had help me load all instinctively held the silo vertical. It doesn't work well that way, not how it was designed and the instructions tell you.
Tripp626

ive read the manual 30 times through, and ive called the service rep. he told me that the silo is crap and he uses a electronic hopper ta feed it into the crank and i tried that too, i cant seem to get the pod to load without getting gaps between balls. ive been at this thing all day and im so fed up with it right now but yet i still have hope. i was just mad earlier, but this thing really brings out an inner anger within, im serious. i sure hope i figure this thing out before saturday else im gonna send it back n get a halo b
Nickodemus

Breath in, breath out, walk away from it then try again. When you get frustrated you break things like this. If it's not for you it's not for you. With a little tinkering it should work very well. If your not the mechanical type then I would get a drop on hopper and not worry about anything else. Maybe you are trying to fill the pod to quickly? Make sure you can see a line of balls in the hose. Brittle paint will break under the pressure, as in any hopper. Good luck with your Halo or Q-loader if you decide to keep it.
Justice

Tripp626 wrote:
else im gonna send it back n get a halo b


I tried to warn ya, *kinda. I'd get the Halo.
Nickodemus

It's not the Q-loaders fault.
Tripp626

ok i so totally got it working, it was the paint i was using. but the only paint i found that works i have to travel 50 miles to get or spend 90 buck for 2000 and im kool on all that so im trading the q loader + some money for a Tippmann custom pro with e-grip.

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