You can have the best paintball gun in the world, but if your hopper doesn't keep up, then you have wasted your money. Paintball hoppers come in three different types. Gravity feed, agitator and force fed
Gravity Fed Paintball Hoppers - A standard hopper with no electrics inside it. These will typically feed from 2-6 balls per second, depending on how much "Kick" your gun has. Agitator Paintball Hoppers - These hoppers have a paddle inside them which turns when they detect a jam. Typical feed rates are up to around 12 bals per second. Force Fed Paintball Hoppers - Top of the range, these hopper put pressure on a ball stack to overcome the limitations of gravity. Some force fed hoppers can feed up to 50 balls per second.