How come pb masks fog, but ski ones dont
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:36 AM
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:38 AM
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:16 PM
There's also a good chance your paintball mask isn't a true thermal lens. A lot of paintball masks are "thermal cured" or "anti-fog" which basically means they have a fog coating on a single pane lens. If that coating wears off you will begin to fog quite easily.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:54 PM
Really, use a thermal lens. They work great. As long as the seal isn't broken between the two panes (the outer pane is the impact resistant part, and the inside is usually a thin flexible plastic, in between sealing them from the outside is a rubber/foam gasket that has adhesive) they will not fog in a game. They really work great.
The reason PB lenses ate cheaper is that they are designed to be replaced about every year, or when hit from 10 feet or less. Unless ski goggles get really scratched, there is no safety reason to replace them.
Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:05 PM
EDIT changed price.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:20 PM
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:43 PM
EDIT changed price.
You got jipped, the FS is supposed to come with a thermal lens... and they do usually work pretty well unless the foam stuff between the two panes has any separations at all, no matter how minor they are.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:03 PM
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:58 AM
Anyway, the reason is that a $90 paintball mask is around a $25 lens, where a $90 ski mask is around $80 for the lens.
You get what you pay for.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:21 AM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:42 PM
Dangerous as opposed to being shot? Some newbies might actually try to take off their mask when they fog up, and that could have pretty serious consequences.