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Ranger42 Saturday, August 2nd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months54 of 70 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
PMI X-Ray goggles
I beat-up these poor things until they were the plastic frame and a lense. The lense was not much better than looking through a couple sheets of clear plastic tarp. Seriousley the goggle frame padding was torn out, the lense scrap and scratched with permanent paint stains, and the plastic frame had gouges and scratches from constantly playing woods games.
Marker Setup: The indestructable Tippmann 98 Custom in the beautiful silver color
Insanely accurate 14in All American barrel
Double trigger and Smart Parts Smart Grips
16oz Pure Energy CO2-lets face it CO2 is the best way to play when using a tippmann, the gun doesn't know the difference between liquid CO2, gaseous CO2, or nitrogen and high pressure
Strengths: Very soft, comfortable, clear, customizable, easy to use, good looking, and perfect mask.
Weaknesses: I don't wear glasses but your glasses still fog up.
Review: My quest for the ultimate paintball mask started the first day I played paintball, 2 years ago. I first started out with my PMI masked and the first day I played it was miserable. The thing fogs like nothing else. Luckily my first experience of the sport turned into a full-on obsession of paintball. I have been playing everyweekend for the past 2 years, honing my amazing abilities. Anyways, my talent could not make up for the crap I was wearing on my face. I needed a real man's mask. For my senior year spring break trip my friends and I went camping and to play paintball (I told you it was a disease). The day we got up north in Michigan it was beautiful paintball weather. But, if you know anything about Michigan the weather constantly changes. The next day we woke up to a foot and half of snow, cold weather, and a lot of moisture in the air. My quest for the mask ended here. My friend let me use his JT spectra Flex7 mask and I was instantly impressed. NO FOGGING!! It was like a whole new game to me, no fogged lenses. I loved the mask from that day on. The mask was a piece of art, it was perfect. When people say to buy a quality mask first and the mask IS the most important piece of equipment to own in paintball-they are right. After the trip I made the decision not to buy the Flex7 mask and use my old piece of garbage still. This was a good decision because the ProFlex was not out yet. The mask caught my eye and I researched it on this site and finally decieded to purchase my favorite piece of paintball equipment. For Fifty-five dollars from www.888paintball.com, I bought the JT spectra proflex, ironman black. When I recieved it finally it was the piece of art I thought it would be. You first open the mask package and take it out, you get a mask bag, the mask, and some soft padding strips. The mask itself is the most perfect thing ever. The lenses are insanely clear and when wearing the mask you can see the reflection of your eyes in them. For the lenses I clean them with plexus spray and toliet paper. Soft toliet paper does not scratch up the lense and you don't have to buy a microfabric towel. It works very well. The soft ear padding is very comfortable and protects very well. My problem was I didn't realize what the foam strips were for. !PUT THEM ON YOUR MASK! That way the soft ear protection sits off the side of your head and makes it even more possible for paintballs to bounce off the sides. Seriously a paintball is more likely to bounce off the sides then break when you take one to the side. The soft ear foam with the sticky strips put on it makes the soft ear foam sit more off the side of your face and makes the mask dissappear. The insanly nice lenses, soft ear foam, and soft bottom part of mask combine together to form a mask that you really forget about. You forget your wearing it. The soft rubber mask on the bottom is stronger than the orginal Flex7 stuff and doesn't give out to paintballs as much, so don't worry about have a paintball smack you in the mouth like the older mask. The mask does the job. I personally wear a baseball hat backwards and the mask over it without the visor attached and I forget im wearing the mask. This setup gives me a total soft paintball bouncing head except for the eyes and nose area and the back of the neck. Even though the Raven company and V-force says their goggles have more visibility, they are wrong-all hype. Raven uses proimity to the face to gain visibility which is uncomfortable and V-force gives you an extra big lense. If you look at the human head the JT lense gives you the best possible outcome for vision. The lense wraps around the side of your head to the outmost point to where your perhiphal vision ends. The mask can't possibly allow you to see more below or down past your nose because the rest of the mask has to protect your mouth and the up vision is always blocked by the rest of the goggle frame. The JT mask system gives you the utmost vision and the cheapest professional frame possible. So many pro teams use these goggles. Changeing lenses can be a hassle but just read the instruction that the mask comes with.
Conclusion: The goggles give you the best vision, will not fog, new lenses can be bought anywhere, the soft ear and mouth protection (it does not hurt when you get hit in the ear if the foam strips are attached to your mask), easy clean lenses, super comfortable, affordable, customizable. The best piece of equipment that I own.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
MatrixSniper Friday, October 15th, 2004 | 1:09 pm PST
Awesome review man, very impressed!
   

SlapshotXX Friday, June 17th, 2005 | 9:37 pm PST
Very good review
I just bought this mask and i agree with him entirely
But if you could help me with one thing, where do you put the sticky thingys?
   

Pancakes Sunday, September 25th, 2005 | 9:42 am PST
Good lord!

Have you ever heard of "paragraphs"?
   

mcasocom Monday, December 5th, 2005 | 1:38 pm PST
No mask can prevent glasses from fogging.
Last edited on Friday, January 13th, 2006 at 5:58 pm PST
   

tippmannnewb Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 | 5:20 pm PST
"The indestructable Tippmann 98 Custom in the beautiful silver color" nice use of words it kept my attention,great review,ive been looking for a mask for a while cus im using some whinchester crap,and im gonan consider this mask
   

BunkerBoys Monday, March 13th, 2006 | 2:44 pm PST
Nice review, but about a quarter of it was you telling a story, but nice review anyways. As for mcasocom, just put antifog on the lens of the glasses.
   

mcasocom Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 | 9:18 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by BunkerBoys
Nice review, but about a quarter of it was you telling a story, but nice review anyways. As for mcasocom, just put antifog on the lens of the glasses.

I know i was just saying why put that as a weakness.
Last edited on Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 at 9:19 am PST
   

Dark_Spartan Sunday, May 7th, 2006 | 3:02 pm PST
nice review but did u think about cutting some bits out? its really long i bet most people dont bother to read it? just my opinion...
   

passow3790 Saturday, November 25th, 2006 | 8:13 am PST
GOOD GOD!
I bet that guy has carpel tunel.
   

Notafinga! Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 | 6:38 pm PST
Nice review, I'm sold. Placing order as soon as GF goes to bed ;)
   

willy666 Monday, June 11th, 2007 | 10:20 am PST
Got my yellow ones 2 days ago. i love them, in fact, im wearing them right now.
   

dariunas Tuesday, July 24th, 2007 | 12:32 am PST
willy666, you got them on while on the computer???? I know people like them but...

Nice review, I have one in yellow, unfortunately it just doesn't fit my face well. The only two masks that do are the V-Force Armour and the cheapest Scott one lol Any other V-Force or JT I've used haven't come close to the fit.

Having said that, I don't think the Proflex has a a vision advantage to be honest. My cheapo scott mask has the best peripheral vision of any mask I've used yet. But the V-Force isn't bad at all...

...but hey. This is all my own opinion - the mask's held down 9.5 over more than 230 reviews. Gotta be doing something right! :
   

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