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#1 User is offline   Cobrakai 

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:01 PM

So I was thinking about finding an alternative to wearing a full paintball mask. I was going to go with a non-ballistic helmet like the one Rap 4 makes, and then add some goggles and either a balaclava or a shemag..maybe even some kind of sniper vail. What do you guys think about this idea? I mean obvioulsy it would be tournament illegal, but just woodsball games. Idk I think the protection would be okay..

Here are some examples of what I mean:

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Then adding a shemag or multiwrap like this one:

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This is a rough Final Result example: (minus the police stuff)

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

As long as you don't care if you get marks on your face, and don't plan on using it on a legit field, I'd say go for it.

As for the googles though, I'd recommend using a legitimate paintball mask lense system. Take the frame off of a JT mask or something.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:44 PM

View Postd4rkmonkey, on Apr 14 2010, 07:28 PM, said:

As long as you don't care if you get marks on your face, and don't plan on using it on a legit field, I'd say go for it.

As for the googles though, I'd recommend using a legitimate paintball mask lense system. Take the frame off of a JT mask or something.

yeah idk if i would want to buy tactical goggles or not, I actually think they are more durable than the lenses on paintball masks. idk for sure tho
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

Think about it... :P
Really? Have you ever been shot square in the front of the mask?
I figure that could knock out teeth if it were close enough.
Bad idea.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:57 PM

View PostBone37, on Apr 14 2010, 07:48 PM, said:

Think about it... :P
Really? Have you ever been shot square in the front of the mask?
I figure that could knock out teeth if it were close enough.
Bad idea.

hmm idk, with a thick cloth like a balaclava it would reduce a lot of the impact, and I dont exactly run around flashing tactical smiles at people so I mean I doubt my teeth would be knocked out, I think the worst case scenario would be a shot to my nose, and I have broken my nose before so ehh yeah that would suck.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:04 PM

View PostCobrakai, on Apr 14 2010, 06:57 PM, said:

View PostBone37, on Apr 14 2010, 07:48 PM, said:

Think about it... :P
Really? Have you ever been shot square in the front of the mask?
I figure that could knock out teeth if it were close enough.
Bad idea.

hmm idk, with a thick cloth like a balaclava it would reduce a lot of the impact, and I dont exactly run around flashing tactical smiles at people so I mean I doubt my teeth would be knocked out, I think the worst case scenario would be a shot to my nose, and I have broken my nose before so ehh yeah that would suck.


Have you been shot at close range? 15-20ft?
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:15 PM

This is a horrible idea. There's a reason masks are made of plastic and not cloth....
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:16 PM

There is no substitute for a PB mask.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:37 PM

There is a reason that current paintball masks completely cover the face and ears.
In the early years of paintball everything was tried...from full face welding shields to sun glasses. The folks that got hurt strived for a better way not to get hurt in the future.

Your idea is not new. Been tried by countless folks and quite honestly if you wish to go that route please go play airsoft. Much safer getting hit in the mouth with that little tiny pellet than the big paintball.

Going the route you are considering will net you a bloody nose with a great possability of cartilge damage, split lips to the point of stiches and yes there is a chance of loosing a tooth from the impact.

Even through the cloth.

Any field that operats on a profession or even quasi professional level would not allow you to play that way with out covering your face with a real paintbal mask.

And, if I was playing an outlaw game and you joined in with that kind of coverage I would refuse to play. I would not be held accountable for your injuries. I would how ever offer to let you use one of my spare masks so we could enjoy the day.

Take our advice. Do not do this. Wear an honest to god paintball mask when you play.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:39 PM

I've played without goggles (in 94, oops,) I've played in goggles alone, and I've played in my mask. Looking back on what could have happened and what I could have lost, I like my mask. And with all the improvements in them I see no reason to play without them.

Incidently, what stopped us playing in 94 was a nose shot with a red paintball, thought we'd blown out an eye.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:32 PM

So I guess the question is why are you looking for an alternative? If it has to do with looking more realistic, I agree with crazy8 go for airsoft, I think some people get way to wrapped up in looking so authentic. Its paintball people not the army.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:53 AM

There's a reason we have a mod called 1-I on our paintball forum. :facepalm: Wear the mask.


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:31 AM

It appears that the common consensus would be:

paintball + 300fps + face - thin layer of cloth=OH GOD MY NOSE!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:54 AM

is there a paintball Darwin award out there? i might have a nominee...
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:13 AM

Guess why a lot of old school players had no front teeth
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