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Proflex/Profiler Fog. Thermal VS Heavy Anti-Fog coating? Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:14 PM

Hey;
I understand the JT Proflex has a thermal lens, and is said to be the most fog resistant mask in the world. However... I put way too much value into looks. At my local proshop the only Proflex colors they have is blue, red, and black. Being a woodsballer, I would have to get black. This, and a few other factors, caused me to look into the Profiler. From what I understand, it has a heavy anti-fog coating that will come off eventually. Therefore, I think as far as fogging goes, a Proflex would be better.
To be honest, I would absolutely love to get a olive-drab Profiler. However, I am worried that the mask will eventually fog on me constantly every game, and I will have wished I got a Proflex. Is the fogging difference significant between the Proflex and Profiler? Also, could I buy a thermal lens for the Profiler, and would it be anything like JT lens?

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:56 PM

The coating will start to wear eventually, especially with the more rugged washing that single pane lenses get. But VForce has a pretty good thermal coating which lasts longer than a lot of other non-thermal lenses. What a lot of people do is just always have a spare lens or two. With their quick change feature, you can change out an old lens for a new one in between games.

It is really nice to have a thermal lens though. If you ever play in more extreme conditions, single pane lenses can fog no matter how fresh the coating is. If it's possible, just order the Proflex online. Or order them through the pro-shop Then you can choose exactly what colors/combinations of colors you want, even olive drab. You can even choose what parts are hard plastic/soft. I personally like the Flex 7, basically a Proflex with hard ear pieces. It's nice to have the secure feeling of knowing your lens will never fog with a thermal lens.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:40 AM

You can't get a thermal lens for the Profiler they use a single pane and the JT thermal use two panes like on a window. They both hold up very well against fog but even a dual pane can get damaged and if it leaks you could get condensation between the lenses and that is something you can't just wipe off. They are both really good masks try them both on if you can and get the one that fits best you really can't go wrong either way.
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:58 AM

Thank you for the replies. That is exactly what I needed to know.
Thinking about it some more, I realize that a reliable thermal lens is more important than looks. I'll go to my proshop, try on some masks, but I think that a black Proflex would be the better option. Who knows, perhaps I'll even paint it myself.

Thanks;
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:10 PM

I preferred my Fflex hands down over a Filer. If we were talkin about a Grill though it'd be a little closer...
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 04:42 PM

Flex are better than Filers by miles.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

New Proflex... Lol.

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Amazing mask. Most comfortable thing I've ever worn.
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