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TrailBlazinMan Monday, December 11th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
JTs, other V-Forces, and the like.
Marker Setup: WGP Autococker Trilogy Pro SF
Q-Loader
STO Ram w/ QEVs
Delrin bolt + pull pin
Kaner Barrel Kit
48/3000 HPA
Gas through stock + remote
Strengths: Easy to clean
Lower profile
Anti-scratch lense
Weaknesses: Not the most comfortable...
Review: I wanted to replace my 10 year old JT mask, and found the Vantages for $35 at my local pro shop. After two weeks of play I am fairly impressed with the mask.

The mask is easy to clean: there arent as many nooks anc cranies for the paint to hide from you in. The anti-scratch lense works. Im not scared about scratching my lense up crashing through bushes, twigs, and trees on the woodsball field. The mask has a considerably lower profile than my old JT, almost a half inch on either side.

The front of the mask is pretty hard, and Im not sure if the 'bounce' feature will really work. (Ive only been hit in the face once) The plastic around the ears doesnt rest very well, and it can uncomforable sometimes. There was too much foam padding around the nose area (too much padding??!) and it was actually pressing in on my nose and making it hard to breath. I fixed this by cutting down the foam, and its a world better now.

I dont mind wearing this thing for 4 hours every weekend, now that I have trimmed the padding down. It also fits my small head and covers my face well. Dont pay more than $35 for this mask. (This is what Ive seen it going for alot of places, and its a great mask for that price)
Conclusion: 7.5 of 10. I say its better than average (5) and not to far away from being perfect. It would be nice to come from the store ready to use and not needing any modifications, but the price is right.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, December 11th, 2006 at 11:32 am PST
 

Review Comments
alchemon Friday, December 15th, 2006 | 12:39 pm PST
i would agree wit the foam being a little ummm annoying. its not really even foam, its some rubber stuff. i personally like this mask. i got mine for 20 dollars :P:P
   

TrailBlazinMan Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 | 4:19 pm PST
nice! I was scared to cut it at first but am not sad at all that I did.
   

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