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SHANE_98C Saturday, July 15th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Scott mask that comes with the 98
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98c
14" Teardrop Barrel
Cyclone Feed
Double Trigger
Shocktech Long Drop
Special Ops Commando Stock
Strengths: Comfortable!
Fog resistance is amazing at first
Peripheral vision
Looks
2 visor choices
Weaknesses: Fogging (condensation?) gets worse over time
Lense removal is tough at first.
Review: Before I write the full review I should say how I got this mask in the first place.

I was in need of a new mask as my old one had begun fogging terribly. I didn't have much money at the time so I decided on the Vforce Shield for 35 dollars on action village. So I bought it and they shipped it out here. When the box finally arrived I was really excited. When I opened it and pulled all the bubble stuff out of the way I noticed that it said Profiler all over the box. I felt a jolt of joy as I opened the box revealing a blue Profiler!!! I looked it over to see if there was anything wrong with it. There were a few small scratches on the outside center of the lense but other than that it was perfect. I was very happy with Action villages little mistake. I just feel bad for the other kid who ordered a profiler and ended up with a shield... haha.

$35 for a $65 mask!!
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I have played with this mask probably 6-8 times now. It is completely awesome. It is amazingly comfy, the peripheral vision is completely unobstructed, its just a great mask.

They give you 2 different visor choices. One is a visor and the other is a bounce promoter. They give you little O rings to attach them on with. These O rings are nearly impossible to attach... But the visors stay on perfectly fine without them so there really isn't a problem. I prefer the visor for two reasons 1) is obvious to block sun light. 2) I play woods so it blocks some of the sticks from scratching the lense as I charge through the brush.

The lense is kind of bubble shaped. It is very clear and the image you see is just like not having the mask on. The peripheral vision is next to perfect.

The fog resistance is totally amazing at first. There was no way I could fog it up. Lately though I have been having problems with fog or condensation? I don't know which. The top inch and a half of the lense fogs. chopping my vision in half. The clear part of the mask is slightly distorted by a light layer of water condensed on the lense. I am looking into a new lense to see if this will fix the problem. I will update when I know more.

Comfortable!!! This is my favorite part. It feels like you have... I cant explain it. It is just really comfy. the fome is super soft and thick enough so you cant feel the plastic through it like my old ones did. The sides are very flexible so it fits itself to your head there are no places were this mask could dig into your head ( my old mask did this ).

The lense removal system is great. At first though, it is really stiff and hard to get off. But once you get it on and off you can do it very quickly. This is great for quick cleaning. Putting the lense back on is somewhat hard though. It is a little bit of a job to get everything to line up again but no problem. Its a great feature.

This mask also has alot of soft spots to promote bounces. I don't really care about bounces but its fine with me if they happen. They set it up so that if you do get hit there you will not get a slap in the face like other masks do. There are plenty of hard spots so too little protection is not a problem at all.

The strap has "waves" of rubbery sticky stuff so the mask doesn't slide down when you are playing. It is a very simple yet very effective feature.

Looks. The mask looks great. From the side it looks really nice but from the front it looks a little wide to me. I really like how the mask looks though.
Conclusion: I like everything about this mask. My only problem is that it started fogging on me. Other than that it is great!

Definitely get this mask.

9/10
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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