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Feed Kill Chain Sunday, February 17th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Proshield - Same lense, but the Proflex is more comfortable and has better ventilation, JT Spectra - Years and years ago, cant even remember if they had multiple Spectra models back then or if it was just the Spectra.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
Tippmann Double Trigger
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT Lightening Rod
TechT Squishy Paddles
TechT QEPH Mod
Shocktech Drop Foward
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
Polished Internals
Palmers Pursuit Male Stabalizer (With Gauge)
Palmers Pursuit 12" Barrel
Single Spiral Porting Option
Polished Black Finish
.690 Bore Size
Ball Dent Option
Strengths: Comfort, Ventilation, Excellent fog resistance, Looks, Softer material promotes bounces, Large assortment of accessories.
Weaknesses: Cheap ear foam protection. Getting goggles out of surround.
Review: I paintballed alot when I was a kid, getting back into it now as a adult I remebered how important a good mask was and it was my first purchase. I wanted a mask that was comfortable and had excellent fog resistance and I found everything I wanted in the JT Proflex.

This is a excellent mask well constructed and very sharp looking, its also not that popular and you dont see many of them at the field helping to give you a different look. This mask has a old school look to it, it dosnt make you look like a martian or buck rodgers like some of the newer masks do.

The Spectra goggle system is excellent, when paired with the wonderful venting in the Proflex, mask fogging is a thing of the past. Im a big guy and when I run around on the field I get very hot, my goggles constantly get steamy and sweaty but these rarely fog, in a couple high humidity scenarios I experienced the slightest amount of fog I simply popped my fan on for literally ten seconds and the goggles got 100% clear and stayed that way. Im not sure any mask is 100% resistance to fog, but these come very close. Another benefit of the mask is voice projection, this mask dosnt give you the annoying echo inside that some masks do and enables you to yell loud and clear to your team mates without giving you that in mask disorienting sound of your own voice feeling. I have seen more ref's wearing the proflex than anybody else probably due to this feature. The mask also covers the face well and does a great job of protecting chin / lower cheek area, Ive tried on some Events and my chin stuck out (Double chin im kinda big :() and it didnt exactly cover my lower cheek area to well. The softer material on the lower part of the mask (Cheek / Chin Guard) is a very flexible plastic that has deflected a couple balls for me which is a great plus. Its not going to make you invincible but the occasional bounce off the face denying a opponet a headshot is priceless. I just need to reiterate this point also, this mask is so comfortable and and the ventilation so excellent that between games I often end up leaving my mask on forgetting sometimes its even on, its so light the mask seems to float around your face, and you really have to wear this goggle system to understand what I mean.

Now for the bad as no product is perfect... I have two complaints with this mask and one is barely a complaint... My main complaint is the foam ear covers that are only attached to the mask by a screw / rivet and have a slot that the head band runs threw. My right foam ear guard tore off the rivet attaching it to the mask, so now its just sitting on the head band, its no big deal but the rest of the mask being so wonderful and solid with quality construction it kind of makes this stand out as being extra cheap. My other complaint (Which isnt even really a complaint but I think people should know what they are getting into) is that when you are taking the mask apart getting the lense out of the lense surround the first few times can be a real pain, it took me a couple breakdowns to get it to the point where I dont have to tear my fingers apart to get the lenses out. Its probably a good thing that its so tight, but just be aware of this, its not something I would recommend for a younger player 10-13 as it can be really hard and frustrating.
Conclusion: This is a excellent mask if you want quality and comfort in a good looking product, aside the small problem of the cheezy ear foam protection this mask is a top of the line product and you wont regret the purchase. I will give this product a 9 and if it wasnt for the ear foam it would easily get a 10.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, February 17th, 2008 at 1:13 pm PST
 

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