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spire or rotor?

Discussion in 'Talking Points' started by OlliePB, May 17, 2014.

  1. Magic Rat Swansea Draguns

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    Just buy second hand,£60-80 depending on age and condition/ colour.
     
  2. Glorykid The One and Only

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    I have both....the Rotor is in my bag as a spare. Personal Preference though..both good loaders
     
  3. roy2k14 FE

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    I have gone from a Rotor to a spire, and I have no regret at all. The spire is just as capable as Rotor at feeding a consistent stream of paints, it's also quieter, lighter and has a lower profile. I have not have a single jam problem with the Spire since I have changed from a rotor, I used to jam once in a while with rotor and once it jams, I had to take the whole thing apart and spend quite awhile to clean it before it can work smoothly again.
     
  4. Swat-Al Swat-Al

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    Rotor all the way!
     
  5. STONESOLDIER Planet Eclipse

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    I started with a Rotor and changed to a Spire its an all round better loader in my opinion

    Holds more paint, Has an anti jam system inside it and is lighter, The SF speed feeds are also a lot better

    The spire is 3 Separate parts and easier to clean (Shell, Feed tray, Lid/speed feed

    The Rotor is 6, Body, Top shell and 4 separate Rotor pieces

    The R2 loader is lighter than both the R1 and Spire but the R2 loader now 7 pieces

    The best thing the rotor has is the battery life I personally left my batteries in the loader and used it all year without having to change them

    With the Spire if you left your batteries in the loader they are usually dying after 3-4 weeks with use they obviously last a lot longer if you remove them at the end of the day.






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  6. Spikerz Well-Known Member

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    I have a spire 200, and love it. Push button, it goes, it never jammed, it never had an issue. Broke a ball in it, took 30 seconds tops to clean and get back up and running. Brilliant design and I couldn't be happier.
     
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  7. Kevin Winter Well-Known Member

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    I've got a pair of Rotors. Never had a serious jam in games, just once or twice had to pull the jam lever to clear something, I can strip them easily and the batteries go in in may and stay there until the end of the winter season!
    A spire is certainly a little lighter and quite possibly feeds better jam wise, but my last rotor cost me £70 and the Spire starts at £90 - I can't see too much difference TBH.
     
  8. STONESOLDIER Planet Eclipse

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    For the reasons mentioned above ^
     
  9. Kevin Winter Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree with some point, but the differences are minor, especially if I have to spend extra money for them. In day to day play, I'm not convinced there's a noticeable difference. Capacities are slightly better, but once you shoot the first hopperfull, you can only add a pot at a time.
     
  10. STONESOLDIER Planet Eclipse

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    The Speed feed also acts as a lid system to avoid poking balls through the feed gate to make sure its full

    The R2 loader also adopted this
     

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