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the 'kast man Sunday, December 25th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month51 of 54 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: 04 Outkast
Lucky 15 barrel kit
PMI 68/3000 fiberwrapped and the same thing steel
Egg 2 with Y-board

old gun:

Strengths: Padding
Low Profile
Periphrial Vision/Vision
Weaknesses: None
Review: You don't want to know how I got it, you want to know how good it is, so ill skip that part...

1) Padding- The padding is phenominal. I have a JT Proteus which is great. But this is even better. There is the ear padding which is nicely sized, and is very soft. Yet it doesnt block out sound. The eye section of the foam is great, it fits to your face perfectly. With all of this protection, the only way you know when you are shot in the mask, is when you see it on your lense, or hear a loud pop.

2) Venting- The venting is key. Sure, they sey it makes you easier to hear, but is it really true? YES! Who knows how, but the anglesof the venting makes it seem like you doin't even have a mask on, so its easy to hear anyone who has this mask on. Also along with venting comes heat. I only played one or two games with this mask, but there is the least possible amount of moisture i have ever seen in a mask. Usually, you can see and feel the moisture in the mask (Proteus is a big culprit). Don't get me wrong, the Proteus is a 10/10 as well, but it isn't quite as good as this (its cheaper).

3) Looks- Pretty straightfoward... The mask looks really nice. Serious consideration must have been put into the appeal of this mask, because it is very nice.

4) Bounces- Yes, I have only played so many games with this mask, but so far, it has been very successful. I probably got 4 or 5 bounces off of it in two days of play. The only mask-shot i that broke was on the lense.

5) Protection- For me, this mask protects my entire face, forehead and 3/4 of my neck. With the visor on, nearly my whole head is covered as well. The protection is how every mask should be. It's really one of a kind.

6) Even though it covers your whole face, it is "slim cut" so it just covers perfectly around your face and no extra.

7) Periphrial Vision- Simply put, you will forget it is on...

8) Fogging- Buy one and try to make it fog. It won't. I blew directly up on it, while playing in a game, nothing. It is unheard of.

9) Comfort- Every part of the mask that is touching your face is padding. Even the chin strap is pure padding. That is a first... The foam is soft, and forming, everything feels just right.
Conclusion: This is absolutely a perfect mask. If you really don't have the money, a proteus is also a great choice for around $60 new. However, I think it is worth it to save the extra $20 and get this. I am impressed. 10/10.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
the 'kast man Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 | 9:06 am PST
Thanks for the support those of you who voted this review helpful.

dyepbfreak117 Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 | 7:03 am PST
i dont know if this is only me, but how do you clean your i3? Whenever i get shot in the mask, i just wipe it off with some water and dry it and the paint goes away. however, after a couple of minutes, white crusty stuff will gather on the surface of the mask. does this happen to you? how am i supposed to clean my goggles?

the 'kast man Sunday, January 15th, 2006 | 4:14 pm PST
You mean it is in the crescent where the lense fits into the actualy mask? You have to remove the lense. If that is what you mean.

smartguy41 Sunday, March 12th, 2006 | 8:34 pm PST
I agree with this review. This mask is great. Far better than my Profilers. I give this review a 10/10.

burnballl Friday, April 28th, 2006 | 2:47 pm PST
yeah good review i think your view of lens change is good it wont kil you to put a tiny bit of work into changing the lens but still it would be amazing if DYE could find an easy way to change lense mb something like a key to like unlock it that would make this google like 50X better than nething else

NickMoore04 Friday, June 2nd, 2006 | 12:05 am PST
There is no way it covers 3/4 of your neck lol my chin was hanging out of it with my mouth closed unless I pulled it down far in the front. I tried my friends mask on and while I like it I still prefer the FoV and foam in the profiler as well as the fact that it comes down further around the face covering it without letting any part hang out.

I will give this a 9/10 based on feel and all but I really prefer my profiler for a lot of reasons. Good mask... just not for me.

typelaez Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 | 11:44 am PST
the feild of vison blows. tinny little lens that doesnt even fit close to your face. and in the "pics" where it says "some dude holding a i3" that "dude" is robbo!! newbs

steve s. Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 | 9:07 am PST
my i3 fogs all the time and it is not that comfy i woul rather have a jt instead.

pewee1297 Monday, July 10th, 2006 | 3:49 pm PST
nice review i will be getting mine soon i wuld have prefered the event but not one dealer has them in red and i pre-ordered in december of 2005 yea sooo long time and i think my maask will come this week hopefully thank you on helping me cheer up i think this mask will be something to look forward to!! :)))) 10/10

ryanchampion Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 | 7:16 pm PST
im pretty sure that i saw dynasty and ollie lang uses this mask i like it ive used it b4 i liked it

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