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Unregistered User Sunday, March 18th, 2001
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Strengths: The JT Spectra Proshield is a high quality mask, with comfortable soft foam and a useful visor. Durable, high impact standards at JT.
Weaknesses: The Spectra is a rather large mask. The mask's side profile looks quite good, but viewed from the front it has a very wide profile compared to many of the new , slim masks that are being produced. The Spectra is claimed to have exeptional range of vison, BUT, the lens itself is positioned too far away from the player's eyes, and the nosepiece is rather large , hindering vison and recducing the field of view considerably. The view is also suffers somwhat from small amounts of vertical distortion, and the reflection of the player's eyes are somtimes visible. The prosheild does not cover the upper neck area very well, making "up the mask" mouth shots possible. It is also heavy compared to other systems. The stap adustment slips, and untightens frequently. T-lock retention is difficult to re-install.
Conclusion: While the construction and materials of the mask are of high quality, the design, in my opinion, has numourous flaws: lens sits too far from eyes ( this could been done as a safety precaution) and creates a rippling distortion effect when looking up or down. And over all, the mask system is not very streamlined or trim, with a large front profile, making goggle hits more frequent ( and just does not look very "elegant") With so many new mask systems being released, the origional spectra seems very outdated, chunky, heavy, with mediocre visibility. (ITs also a BE product now! eeeeek!;)) In the past, it was "spectra or bust", but now there are other, better mask choices out there.
5 out of 10

Review Comments
spyderLover Friday, December 19th, 2003 | 7:43 pm PST
Yeah, there may be better choices, but don't go off dissing a good mask because it doesn't look cool. I youve ever played wood ball you don't want to be seen. The goods far outweigh the bads on this mask.

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