-Tippmann A-5 with R/T
-Stock with RVA
-Good for shouting
-Quick change lens
-Lens (The glue in it to be specific)
Well this being my first mask I was pretty happy with it to begin with. It hardly ever fogged, and had pretty good field of vision. But a few weeks ago during a game, it started fogging and not just a little but it was serious blinding fog. So I managed to find my way back to the staging area and low and behold the lens had come adrift from itself. The foam didnt want to stick back, and it had serious fog in between.
So I borrowed a spectra for the past few weeks, and have been reading up on this whole lens problem. Some people have been saying that it was a bad batch, but just last weekend my friend who has the same goggle as me fogged like hell. The first it had ever happened to him. We took them apart and his lens had seperated too. Now since he got his at a different time than me (4 months later and different source) I doubted that these were of the same batch.
I got round to fixin my lens this weekend with some clear flexi silicon:- Dried it in the hotwater cupboard, then went around most of the lens foam with the silicon and clamped it down with rubber clamps. Its preddy damn well stuck now and have tested it. I will be going for a game next week and it should hopefully not fog.
The silicon fix did a good job to temp fix the lens till I bought a new lens, got me one of those fancy fade ones and it works a treat. More info found was that it would appear to be a bad batch, so the probb'os fixed and I am pleased to say works how it should. And I am updating my rating from 5 to 8.
The mask itself is preddy damn alright, a little more expensive than some of the other goggles in its area. I ended up getting one of the bad lenses from the faulty batch, which was a real pain, but have bought a new lens and I am pleased to say is working well. No more fog – YAY!
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 4th, 2006 at 4:35 am PST