Note from Punisherspb.
Paintball loaders have made huge strides within the past 10 years. With the newest technology in paintball loaders, you no longer have to worry about your hopper going down in the middle of a game. The loaders are build with more rugged materials and are extremly reliable for Todays paintballers.
The Virtue Spire is among the top paintball loaders in the game. They are reliable, and built with materials that can take a beating. The Spire 3 is easy to clean and disassemble making it a top choice among pro paintballers.
The Dye Rotor R2 is another solid option in the high end loader market. The Dye R2 has an adjustable capacity feature that allows you to adjust the loader from 200 round capacity to 260 round capacity. The feature at first seemed unecessary to me, until I used one for the NXL season. Depending on your role its a quick flip to a higher capacity or lower profile. I personally love this loader and feel it is among the best offerings in the industry.
Dye also released the Dye LTR Rotor which is a cheaper Rotor option from Dye Precision. This loader is $99 and uses the same drive system and the orignal rotor, except with a lighter, more economical shell.
GI Sportz LVL loader is a mid end option coming in at $150. This is the loader our factory team is shooting this year. We have found this loader to be extremly reliable and robust in the most demanding conditions. For the price, this could be the most appealing option for the budget baller as the Gi Sportz LVL leaves little to be desired.
Valken Switch loader is still yet to be released. However, Valken is doing a great job with their new products lately and we are excited to get this in hand.
HK Army has a high end offering called the HK TFX loader. This is another reliable and robust design in the high end paintball loader offereings. This loader seems to be the lowest profile loader offered from any company. It sits lower to the gun but is a little longer and wider.