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I NEED FEED SPEED!
When shooting an Intimidator at the insane rates of fire it is capable of with a Semi-Only-Board and Warp Feed installed, you need all the feed speed you can get!
Here is a little something I came up with to help out!
The older 12 volt presun boards modified to 15 volts help.
The down side to the older boards is you must run them in a black revy and mod them to accept 15 volt regulators.
This takes considerable soldering and printed circuit rework skills.
The new X-Boards from BE are almost as quick as the modded 15 volt presuns.
Both of these boards have the zero delay start time, so that helps more than the overall speed.
As soon as the feed neck clears, the revy starts.
Another benefit of the X-Boards is they work in Gem Revies!
We haven't tried this mod with the new TurboRev boards from Wicked Air Sportz yet, but it should work even better and feed faster.
The X-Boards and Evolution paddles as well as any Revy parts can be purchased from Drop Zone Paintball.
The X-Boards cost about $25.00 and the Evolution paddles cost about $5.00 from them.
We have used the Evolution 6 blade paddles in Revies with some success, but you have to heat them and bend them up to clear the sides of the revy.
Even when this is done, they will hang and stop spinning a couple of times a day when they catch on a ball.
They might even break a ball in your hopper!
Following are simple, easy-to-follow instructions so you can build your own BallWacker Paddle!

The 12 Volt revy paddle on the left, stock Evolution in center and BallWacker modded paddle on the right.
You can see the difference in the photo.
Since the Weed Wacker line is flexible, it doesn't hang up, stop or break balls!

Start with a new Evolution Paddle.
They come in Clear or Black.
Take your favorite implement of destruction and cut off the arms near the body.

Grind of file off the remaining arms straight across and square with the center hole like this.
We need to drill out the center countersink hole you see from the top here to 1/2" to make fitting the line easier and provide clearance for the screw head.
Only drill the 1/2" hole down to the depth of the existing hole, you still need the small center hole for the screw to stop on.

Drill out the holes in the six places thru into the center hole you opened up in the step above.
I used a 7/64" bit.
After drilling the holes, clean them with an x-acto knife of simular to remove the flash from drilling.
The line fits easily in this size hole, but the tension of the bend holds it in place and makes changing it easy if you should break one later.

I used three pieces of .095 line cut to 3" long.
That is what fits my WeedWacker!
Here you can see how you start the line into the holes.

Here is the first line installed and ready for the next.

Here is what it looks like with all the lines installed.
You will need to trim the line to get the right overall diameter for the paddle.
I trim mine to about 3" in diameter but you can experiment with different lengths.
If you just leave them alone with the 3" pieces, you will get a paddle that is about 3.5" in diameter.

Here is a shot with the paddle installed in my revy with the X-Board installed.
It does a pretty good job keeping up with the Warp Feed installed on my Heavily Modified Super Intimidator.
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