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Unregistered User Wednesday, December 13th, 2000
Strengths: The spectra thermal is an extremely well fitting mask with minimal slipping due to rubber grips on the strap. Excellent range of vision.
Its large enough to provide complete face and ear protection but doesnt restrict head or neck movement at all.
Easily adustable strap.
Many aftermarket lenses for JT masks.
Visor keeps out sun, but more importantly deflects paint away from the interior lense (which when cleaned could remove some of the anti-fog solution).
Solid plastic construction, unlike the flex7, doesnt allow you to get smacked in the mouth with a paintball(ball bouncing advantage aside).
Looks cool enough.
Weaknesses: Possibly one of the most frustrating instances of my life came when trying to remove the lense in order to clean it.
The lenses are so ungodly difficult to remove and put back in I nearly gave up all together. Your going to need to ignore JT's statement to not use tools for lense insertion because you wont have a mask with a lense unless you use a screwdriver or something.
Avoid removal at all costs <<shudder>>, and always wear the visor no matter what the conditions to avoid getting paint on the inside lense.
Also the lense scratches very easily but its usually not a big problem.
I experienced some fogging in the upper most part of the lense but I it was cold and I was breathing hard, the fog went away quickly.
Foam in mask is comfortable until it gets soaked with your sweat, making it pretty nasty to put back on at the start of a game but its not at all constanly annoying you when you are playing.
Anti fog solution can be rubbed off inside (dab dont rub).
I've heard of the ear piece screws coming off.
Conclusion: This mask is the best on the market (unless diablo's "skul" mask, which I havent worn yet, out performs it). If you dont mind being smacked in the face to bounce a paintball (which I wouldn't really), go with the flex 7 over the spectra.
Both are great masks (essentialy the same) but the spectra can be found for about 15 dollars less.
8 out of 10

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