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#1 User is offline   Swaar Flitz 

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:36 PM

ok, i don't care how much i have to spend, but i NEED a good paintball mask. my biggest pet peeve is my goggles fogging. i want to know what the best goggles/mask is. i don't care how much they cost, as long as they don't fog. i had some thermal lenses that just ended up fogging in between the two lenses, i don't want that problem. so whats the best mask or goggles i could get, that will not fog up?

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:52 PM

no budget? Then Get DYE i4's..there the best imo, just really small

also my other favorites: V-Force Grills, JT Proflex, and Dye I3 pro
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:21 PM

Grillz FTW
I4's are ugly and small
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:23 PM

Small can be a good thing, and also they are very very light, look really intimidating..on some people, very good vision.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:33 PM

Sorry. Nobody can tell you what works best for you.

You simply need to try on as many as you can and find the ones that fit you. I can not wear the Grillz, I3's or the Flex8...they simply do not fit right and leave important bits of my head exposed.

I also fog up the Profilers and other VForce masks that are not suppost to fog....


Personally I use Thermal lenses. But I too had your rpoblem when I first started using them.
Took me a while to figure out why the lenses kept failing on me.
It was the way I cleaned them. I was the problem not the lenses.
The two seperate lenses on a thermal mask are seperated by a thin foam, kinda like a double pain window. By using water to clean the lense the adhesive used to hold that foam in place is compromised and allows moisture in creating a fog chamber that just keeps getting worse!

Now I only clean lenses with microfiber cleaning cloths. If I simply have to use water to cut the hazy film from certain paint I use just enough to clean the lens and am exceedingly careful to keep the water off the foam.

Tyr a termal lens again an do not run it under water when you clean it. I think you will be happy with the results.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

I'm going to have to agree with crazy even though I've had better luck with VForce masks and my head fits most masks.

As far as the i4's go, theyre really small but they dont flex like other masks so it makes up for it.

Personally, I use grillz and flexes even though I like i3's, i4's, cut proto switches, the new Axis, flex8s, and filers. Like I said, its about personal preference but my head fits a lot of masks
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:28 PM

thanks, that helps.

i really don't care how small, or ugly, or flexable the mask itself is. i've used different masks and nothing like that really bothers me, its the fogging. i really only care about the fogging problem.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:40 PM

As Krazy pointed out, it has a lot to do with how you take care of your mask.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

when conditions are right, any lens, thermal or not, will fog up. thermals just take longer. there are anti-fog sprays and gels, and these work pretty well, but your best bet for fog-free happiness is a goggle fan. they are annoying, since when you turn them on, the fan is all you can hear, but they work, and they clear a lens pretty quick, so at least they aren't on very long.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:26 AM

Any of the high end masks, if properly taken care of, will never ever fog on you..i havent had a mask fog on me in 8 years. Thats when i started useing a profiler, which doesent fog, but i didnt like it that much compared to a grill.

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 10:28 AM

I would have to say go for the grillz. I use to own a pair and they were amazing. Never fogged, very comfortable, many lenses you can buy, looked great, and the bounces were insane.

Now if you want a really small mask, check out the I4. My friend use to have a pair, and they were small, but very comfortable.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:23 PM

You cannot forget that one of the MAIN reasons for mask fogging is a poor face-to-mask fit. Sometimes, there's just no way to find this out than to put it on. And what works for you will be horrible for somebody else.

So, exactly ONE person can tell you what's the best mask, marker, vest, setup, etc. YOU. And ONLY you.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:31 PM

Here are my reviews, I4 review will be coming soon.

http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/products/1...e=1#review_2201
http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/products/1...e=1#review_2162

Grill and E-Vents.

The only problems I have ever run into with the V-force line is the lenses are not true thermal, they are coated and wear off after cleaning a few times unless your careful, but its not something huge to worry about. Also, they didn't fog until the coating wore off, but condensation was a problem on really humid days, a sweatband/headband may have helped that though, but I was not the only one experiencing problems with that.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

When you go from a noob mask to a Grill, u know the difference... I had a JT Elite which always fogged up, my Grill wont fog even when I breathe ON IT!!!
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:06 PM

if i were you i would go for the grill i love mine it never fogs and is very comfy. the only problem i have had is condensing on those humid and wet days
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