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xsplatz Tuesday, April 6th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months45 of 52 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT- Flex 7/ize, pro-flex, invision, NVX
Marker Setup: 2004 Vision impulse. Blue
Only thing stock is the body.
Strengths: Low profile, Dall deflector insert for speedball, soft front face area, quick lens change
Weaknesses: None. You get what u pay for. Some people think u look like an alien.
Review: Ok. I play for my college paintball team. We play X ball. As a front man, my goals is to stay tight, small, and be able to see the field and make my snap shoots.

This mask has an awesome low profile. The mask stays tight to the side of ur head, but u dont feel it. The frong of the mask doesn't stick to far off ur face, but u can fit glasses under it. Soft front face area. This is a huge factor. As i had a invision, for a while, but hated face shots which would immediatly break on the mask, adn shrapnel fro mth plastic shell would end up slicing ur lips and face. These soft foam will allow for the occasional deflection of bounce. I have taken several point blank shots to the face while bunkering, and the shell does not enter ur mask, or the paint.

The mask comes with a visor or a rounded forhead deflector, both made from malable rubber. So in speed ball people dont see ur visor ssticking 4 inches in front of ur mask. Also the deflector has infact saved myhead several time while sprinting off the break. Balls tend not to bounce, but to squish slightly into the rubber and deflect off. HUGE FACTOR in a mask. BEING able to stay in the game.

Next the Lenses. These babies have such a wide field of view, witha crystal clear lense, u feel that at times u arent even wearing a mask or have a plastic shield infront of ur eyes. With an undistored and fog free lense u will be able to obtain information alot better when u take second long peaks around bunkers. Also the Lense can be removed, cleaned, and inserted back and ready to go in under a minute, actaully under 40 seconds. There are 2 clasps on the sides which hold the lense in place, these are easy to remove with ur fingers, then the lense cna be popped out, nad rinsed and streak free dry with a cloth and then placed back in in 37 Seconds. And i mean crystal clear new lense back in ur mask. That is if some one is lucky enough to get a shot off at a very small target on the field.

Now as talked about already, there is a soft foam front covering hte mouth and most of the chin, ahhhhh yes the chin. This mask unlike the invision is able to cover my entire chin even when yelling at my back men to tell me whos in my mirror. Big plus for face protection when people are at close distances shooting streams of paint with about 13bps. But there is no real nec protection. But yet none of the better mask have them. Myself, i have not taken a shot to the neck yet and want t okeep it that way.

The sides of the mask as the foam tappers off there is a hard cover for your ears, and which goes around the outer edge giving some rigidity to the mask so no shots will push the rubber back into your face.

So unlike the proflex which was my favorite choice, i had taken several bunker shots at about 2 feet away to just a plain less then 1/4 inch "Foam" ear covering, which caused a loss in hearing for a hour or 2 and a very bruised ear drum and outer ear. I like the next man want the most chance for a bounce, but that is rediculous, personal safety for the ocassion that u will get shot in the side of the head. It hurts an incredible amount which casue me to sit out the rest of the day as i was scared i had lost my hearing.

The proflex is much better as it covers all the way down to give protection to ur head, with a hard rubber which has never casue ear problems as i have taken 5 shots point blank to my right ear, it stung but that is becasue of the several shots i took.

So for a dire hard speedballer to put away his proflex after many years, tp pick up the new profiler is becoming a more occuring affect. Although the price keeps people away from them, the mask is the most important thing, u need to be safe, comfortable, and a small target. I have seen more and more people changing the profiler at the tournaments my college team goes to. Right now 4 out of the 5 of us have picked up the profiler over the (2) invisons and (3 proflexes).
Conclusion: Unlike others, our team is not sponsored by V-force, but choose to use there product from personal experience form years of playing and experimenting with many choices. Pound for pound the V-Force is the way to go. The prices are comming down and can be found on ebay for about $60.

SO for anyone entering into paintball, conscious about performance, looks, and safety this is the way to go.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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