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uber_bunny Saturday, April 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month30 of 30 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Other Masks....?
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98 custom, back-cocking system, 12 volt revolution, 14" tru-flight barrel, double trigger, etc. etc. etc.
Strengths: -Looks good
-Foam is soft
-Comfortable
-Wide view
-Built Strong
-Cheap cost
Weaknesses: -Bad neck cover
Review: I got this mask only recently, slapped it on, did 2 scrims with them and some training and not a single second did I have any problems with it.

-Looks
The Switch EL looks great. The hole pattern on the face mask is well done and everything is held up very nicely.

-The foam is soft
You can't really find alot of masks with that aspect. Other masks are itchy and slide off easily because of loose foam or whatever. The EL has no problems with this what so ever.

-Comfortable
When I put these on for the first time, I found that the mask fit and formed perfectly. The strap was nice and soft but at the same time, tough enough to withstand everything. Comfort brings me back to the foam deal. The foam helps you ensure this mask is something else. Perfect comfort.

-Wide View
The 250 degrees span of range is absoluty incredible. Now, if your eyes are built for it, you can quickly shift both eyes over to one side of the mask to see what's going on. Trouble is, not many people can do that. :P But still, if your eyes can or can't do that, you'll still have alot of range to look through with these.

-Built strong
Before the scrims and training, I just chucked these into my gearbag and threw some heavier things such as my tanks on top of them. After I was being driven down to where I needed to go, I just realized what I did so I quickly reached back for my bag, unzipped it, shuffled through some stuff and found the mask. In perfect condition. After I threw stuff at the lense, still nothing came up. All I had to do was wipe some dust from the bag and in it went.

-Cheap cost
For 30$, you're really getting what your paying for. Strongly built, wide view, comfortable and it's very durable. What more can you ask for a mask. And it's made by Proto. A trusted name in paintball.

The only problem I had was the neck coverage. There is a minimal amount but if you have a small noggin, it shouldn't be to much of a problem. Same with the big guys. Tough it up and take the pain if you get hit in the neck. This mask system is near flawless to just let a little neck coverage prevent you from buying it.
Conclusion: One of the best mask systems I've ever used. The cheap cost is what got me. But after I asked to try it on at the store, I found that the cost wasn't the only thing.

This mask is great for new players and experienced. Go get it.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, April 9th, 2005 at 5:48 pm PST
 

Review Comments
matts Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 | 5:03 pm PST
would u recomend this or a flex 8
   

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