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'Ol Paintless Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
2 years
3 years
Products Used:
A bunch of JT masks
Marker Setup: TIppmann A5: 16" JJ Barrel/ 14" CP Tight Bore Barrel/ 10" Tiller 2 piece barrel/ 3.5" Rap4 barrel, A5 to spyder thread insert adapter, Low profile X7 hopper, Tech T squishy Paddles, Micro Reflex Red dot sight, H.E. EGrip (Installed RT once the EGrip failed), Custom made wooden foregrip, Tech T Fang Double Trigger (Using Rufus Dawg Blade Double Trigger with RT), Dead On Paintball 6.5 inch drop forward with On/off ASA and a steelie 30/50 HPA
Azodin Kaos: ER Db Hopper
Invert Mini Storm 2010 Limited Edition with Empire Prophecy loader and Pure Energy 45/50 Carbon Fibre HPA
Delta 68: Dummy 12 Gram, Bottomline ASA with backwards drop forward
Spyder TL+
Lapco Grey Ghost
Strengths: Protection
Can take the fan system
Good field of view
rarely fogs up
Weaknesses: Gets Sweaty
Can get foggy in extreme environmental conditions - but what mask doesn't?...
Review: What's to say really, it pretty much is what it is.

The protection is good; Most of the time I dont even feel it when I get shot and I have to ask the player next to me if I was hit. Paint definitely doesn't exactly bounce off of it. Because of the amount of ventilation all of the mask, I think it actually grips some paintballs that on any other mask would have simply deflected. Sometimes I almost wish I didn't have a full head mask on... Then I think: 'no wait, eff that, I'm like a terminator right now...'

The JT Flex 8 Headshield offers protection at the cost of ventilation. That said, it is pretty well ventilated. I only have it fog up on me when I'm already in extremely humid conditions in the first place. Most of the time, my glasses fog up before the goggles do. The amount of sweat that collects in this mask is actually quite disgusting. If you keep moving, the ventilation works pretty well but when you stop - the hot air coming off your head has nowhere to go and you start to sweat quite a bit...

I have also put the little fan doohicky in my mask. When I first turned it on, I thought I had got totally ripped off. It seemed to do nothing and it looked cheap and tiny. I couldn't feel any air flow and it made a hell of a lot of noise. The reason I got the fan in the first place was to keep my glasses from fogging up. To my surprise, the fan actually did keep my glasses from fogging up! It's definitely not a 100% solution but 98% of the time it works great!
Conclusion: The first game I used this mask, I got accidentally shot in the back of the head by my own team-mate from point blank range. The force of the impact gave me tunnel vision and I had to sit down. If I wasn't wearing this full head protection I probably would have had to go for stitches in the back of my head. Turns out the guy was shooting 330 fps... In my opinion, this thing pays for itself because of situations like that. The only thing is, that some other masks are just so much less sweaty and less likely to break every paintball that touches them.

If you are reading this review to see if I say "Youve got to get this mask" - I'm not going to. I will say this however: You have to ask yourself what you are looking for in a mask. Its definitely not a bad mask but how many times do you think you're actually going to need all this protection? - That said - wont you be glad you have a full head mask the one in 100 games you need it?

Conclusion - Obey the rules, dont shoot blindly, chrono your guns prior to playing and a product like this isn't necessary. Unfortunately, not everybody in the world plays like that...
8 out of 10

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