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#1 User is offline   prettyearth 

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:14 AM

What is a good Paintball Mask?
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:25 AM

The one that fits you the best. These things are like shoes...they just do not work for everybody.

A player needs to take the time and try on a variety of masks to find the one that works best for them personally.

Right now mine is the Invert Avatar.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

thank you
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:18 PM

I love my V-force Grill. Really liked my Profiler. And I want i4's. You pretty much get what you pay for.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:39 PM

It also largely depends on what you require from the mask: a visor, size, shape, ventilation, voice projection, if you're on a budget, etc.
I strongly recommend going to a local pro shop and trying a few on and pricing them out. Typically you can find them cheaper online at stores such as ansgear.com zephyrpaintball.com or rockstartactical.com to name a few. Lastly, checking the Buy/Sell/Trade forums here and on pbnation.com can usually land you some nice deals on lightly used (or sometimes new) equipment.

Personally I like the Proto Switch and Axis/Axis Pro lines.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:11 PM

As many will recommend here - don't cheap out on a mask to get a better marker!

Your skill will improve regardless of which gun you start with, but a good mask is much more comfortable among other things.

I use a VForce Profiler, but my friend's Dye i3 has served him well. Make sure to try some on if you wear glasses under!
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

Thermal lens.

High end masks are highly over-rated. All you need is a mask with a thermal lens so that you don't have to deal with fogging. Once you have that covered, it doesn't matter if it's a cheap mask or the most expensive...they all do the same thing. I've been using the same JT X-Fire Elite mask for about 10 years...as long as he thermal lens is in good shape, the mask works great.

That being said, one of the biggest newb mistakes....if not THE biggest...is to get a $15 Brass Eagle mask (no thermal lens), then try to play. I can't count how many times I've seen people walking blindly around or hiding behind bunkers because their masks were completely fogged up and they couldn't see. Your Ion may look sweet and shoot wicked awesome, but once your mask fogs up...I can eliminate you with a Talon.

As for recommendations, I've heard great things about both VForce Morphs and Profilers. I'm sure their newer model (Grille?) is good as well. VForce tends to make a nice mask...good thermal lens...good visibility.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:47 PM

VForce Grillz

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:22 PM

Grillz hit my nose, Profilers put to much presure on my cheekbones, I4's expose my entire jawline and chin, Flex8 exposes my earlobes, I3's pinch my face like a damned vise, X-Fire and EnForcer both are simply to small for my face block the field of vision, Angel Eyes do not cover my forehead at all nor the jawline and ear lobes.

Out of those I purchase two prior to trying them on and got burned by the experience.

Getting shot in the earlobe...only take once befor your change masks!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:24 PM

JT proflex, V-force Grill, Proto
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:26 PM

JT Flex...doesn't matter which one...I like the older ones flex 7..but JT is nice
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:52 PM

Anything that breathes well, and fits your face, can be considered a "good" mask.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

View PostKrazy8, on Jun 23 2010, 05:22 PM, said:

Grillz hit my nose, Profilers put to much presure on my cheekbones, I4's expose my entire jawline and chin, Flex8 exposes my earlobes, I3's pinch my face like a damned vise, X-Fire and EnForcer both are simply to small for my face block the field of vision, Angel Eyes do not cover my forehead at all nor the jawline and ear lobes.

Out of those I purchase two prior to trying them on and got burned by the experience.

Getting shot in the earlobe...only take once befor your change masks!


So what do you use??? What not to use isn't helpful lol :P
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:21 PM

Empire Vents Thermal Helix model easy change ,thick lens ,never fogs.Best bang for the buck.We use them We rent them.$30 puts you in one.Make sure it says thermal NOT antifog or you will get single lens.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:48 AM

View Postcdrinkh20, on Jun 23 2010, 09:04 PM, said:

So what do you use??? What not to use isn't helpful lol ;)

View PostKrazy8, on Jun 23 2010, 11:25 AM, said:

Right now mine is the Invert Avatar.



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