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moodydoody Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Most JT masks, Vforce masks, and tons of other random masks
Marker Setup: Blue Macdev Droid, SPD grips, Deadlywind 14" barrel, PBK trigger, V35 Halo, Crosfire 68/45 or pure energy 45/45

The "Good" ghost white Half Blocked totally custom sniper II modded to hell with too many upgrades to list
Strengths: Cool looking, good protection
Weaknesses: Very poor lens on Proto masks, Very Heavy
Review: I bought the mask with the fan included for free for an amazing deal and was very excited when I got it. I tried it on and there was decent hearing, good protection, and was cool looking. I played a few times with it and everything seemed ok, the lens was harder to remove than some of the systems I have used but overall it was a decent design. One thing I noticed is how heavy it was compaired to other masks I have used.

Then I tried playing in a light rain with it and noticed something that has only happened with this mask, water got between the thermal panes of my lens. This annoyed me to no end as the water evaporated and left nasty uncleanable streaks and watermarks between the lenses. At this point I relegated it to my ref mask as it was bright yellow.

Then another nice surprise awaited me. Keep in mind the fact that I kept it in its bag in the box it came with and I treat my gear very well. I left it in the car for a week and when I pulled it out of its box the next week to ref some games I found that the inner pain on the thermal lens was cracked in the center from top to bottom. I am unsure why it was cracked, just the fact that it was. I do not think it was crushed as it was the only thing in my trunk. I do not know if the daily hot/cold would cause it to crack or not but that might be a possibility.

I also talked to another ref at my field who owned a proto switch and he had the same problem with water getting into his lens.

In the end, we have both shelved out proto masks. I do not like the fact that both lenses had water that got between the lens and the fact that it cracked has made me not the biggest fan of the lens’ on proto masks.
Conclusion: In conclusion, I would not buy this mask or any proto mask again. I think I can venture a few guesses why the masks are on sell for half the MSRP at a lot of stores.
5 out of 10Last edited on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at 10:53 am PST

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