The Cyclone Feed System was originally introduced on the company's A-5™ marker in 2002. Now the same technology, which revolutionized the A-5™, is available as an accessory for Tippmann's 98™ Custom and Custom Pro™ markers.
The Cyclone Feed System reduces jamming and breakage while increasing feed speed. Unlike an electronic feeder, which relies on battery power to agitate a wheel to feed the balls, the Cyclone Feed System syncs the agitation wheel with the trigger pull using CO2. Since the feeder connects directly to the air system, the feeder advances every time the trigger is pulled. This dramatically reduces the chance of jamming and breakage caused by inconsistent agitation.
The Cyclone Feed System feeds up to 15 balls per second and comes with a wide-mouth hopper designed to hold 200 balls. The system is powered by CO2, not a battery, which will eliminate the hassle of players needing to constantly replace batteries.
In the unlikely event a jam does occur, the Cyclone will automatically reverse its agitation until the jam is eliminated. This further reduces the possibility of breakage. As an added benefit, the Cyclone Feed System attaches via the quick-release elbow, similar to what is currently used on the 98 Custom™ and Custom Pro™ receivers. This allows for fast, easy cleaning without the need to remove the barrel or hopper.