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RaVeN6869 Monday, February 9th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month138 of 142 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Masks... sort of
Marker Setup: Silver Dust Angel Speed w/ modified Impact IR3 trigger, WDP volumizer, Check-it carry grip, WDP Soft Face Bolt, Evil Pipe System, 68/4500 nitro
Strengths: Very comfortable
Small profile
Good protection
Well made
Lens release
Weaknesses: Lens clips (see main review)
Review: OK, to begin with, I only see the JTs as similar in that they also have a soft face for potential bounces off the mask. To be honest, the JT Flex systems will probably provide better bounce do to more give than the Profiler. Other than this, the only other likeness is the quick change option on the new JT FX-10.

The Profiler is an awesome mask in my opinion. Granted, I do need to use it more but 1st impressions have me sold...

The mask has a very nice fit. It is very comfortable and doesn't cause any discomfort such as some masks will do around the ears or nose area. At the same time, it keeps a tight profile around your head which I like much better than the flared look of other masks. The tight profile is perfect for bringing your marker up close since it won't come in contact with the mask as easy. Turning my head left and right was the best I have experienced with only the Raven mask being able to compete.
The Profiler also provides good hearing and doesn't seem to muffle your voice when talking to others.

Protection is very good with the Profiler. Even though it gives you the tight profile, it also does a good job of covering your head. On me, it covers the side of my head and the whole front as well. My chin doesn't stick out like it does on the Dye mask (I've only tried the Dye on). It does leave the back of your head open and upper foerhead but then again, most masks do. This is not a negative to me. The only other area I can pick on for lacking protection would be the neck but the Profiler wasn't made for this. If you want neck protection, you could always get the VForce Shield.

The quality is superb on my mask. Everything fits tight. There were no broken/deformed parts and there was no discoloration anywhere. All parts were present and well packaged. I was not able to find any flaws in the mask.

The Lens quick change system is well made. Though it hurt my fingers trying to follow the instructions that were enclosed. I found an easier way for me. Lens replaceament will be quick. Just pop 2 tabs, pop out lens, pop in new lens, and pop tabs back in. I love the fact that it is this easy to replace the lens because I can also clean the lens much better using this method VS. lens on mask. The only negative is that the tabs do come off the mask completely and if your not careful, you could lose them. This should be a minor thing because when you change/clean your lens, you should know to complete the process by setting the tabs back in.
Another strong point about the lens is the no-fog. I sweat pretty bad and can really put the no-fog part of a mask to the test (even thermals). I played in 17* weather recently which kept the sweat down A LOT, but didn't stop the heat from my face from causing the mask's lens to become wet inside. This would have caused fogging eventually but not in my Profiler. The only reason I had any viewing issues is that when I took the mask off, the water buildup literally froze... again, it was 17* out there. So no fogging as of yet and I don't expect it anytime soon considering the VForce rep on this.

The look: The Profiler has a spacy look to it but it's not over the top. I actually love the clean look (I have the grey). No issues here.

Last thing... I got my Profiler at a great deal considering that they are a bit pricey when compared to other masks. Got mine for just over $90 shipped from Canada to NJ.
Conclusion: This is a very well made, tight profile mask that delivers on just about everything the company states. Very comfy and gives good protection while looking good.
Only thing I don't think will happen often is the bounce effect. I just don't see the mask flexing enough to cause a lot of bounces. You may get the odd bounce here and there but I wouldn't buy the mask for this reason.
Other than that, I think this is the best mask I have used to date and highly recommend it to anyone regardless of playing level.
It gets a 9 only because I can't give a 9.75.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 at 8:20 pm PST
 

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John Moreland Thursday, April 8th, 2004 | 2:51 pm PST
nice review
   

Robert Soward Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 | 5:51 am PST
whatis the field of vision for these goggles the pro flex are 260 degrees
   

G_unit_gangsta Wednesday, May 5th, 2004 | 8:20 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Soward
whatis the field of vision for these goggles the pro flex are 260 degrees
trust me, the vforce has better field of vision than ANY other mask out there!
   

e2speedballr Friday, July 9th, 2004 | 10:47 am PST
the field of vision is like 280 degrees
   

Zedthephish Sunday, September 5th, 2004 | 4:01 pm PST
Its more or less the same f.o.v as the raven goggles.
   

Ghazi Monday, October 11th, 2004 | 9:24 pm PST
if you would have given it a 9.75, wouldn't you round UP to a 10?
   

Evolution 8 Friday, November 19th, 2004 | 9:34 pm PST
yea but this isn't math class
   

woodsy 1 Sunday, January 2nd, 2005 | 11:27 pm PST
Dont forget that the Profiler does not come with a anti fog lense like the JT does. HINT HINT come on V-force get with the times.
   

Zealot1011 Thursday, January 13th, 2005 | 4:41 pm PST
Woodsy, what the hell are you talking. OF COURSE IT HAS A THERMAL LENS NUMBNUTS!

You are one stupid guy you know that?
   

ZWCoolkid Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 | 3:04 pm PST
Woodsy are you f'ing retarded? Have you missed the other 100+ reviews? I think you're one of the biggest idiots I've ever seen. Also, yes, the Profiler's lense is somewhat wraparound, so it has vision as far as you can see, and that includes turning your eyes to the extreme in either direction.
   

supersam08 Friday, February 11th, 2005 | 2:00 pm PST
i love how he was talking about being able to bring in your gun closer, cuz i have an autococker and any other mask gets hit by my back block... hint hint to cocker owners
   

nick_klp Monday, March 7th, 2005 | 8:15 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by supersam08
i love how he was talking about being able to bring in your gun closer, cuz i have an autococker and any other mask gets hit by my back block... hint hint to cocker owners
Almost broke my mask that way =(
   

Fatal Impact PB Saturday, March 19th, 2005 | 8:41 pm PST
Nick Kip did it really damage your mask that bad b/c i have an autococker and i dont want that to happen to me!
   

nick_klp Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 | 2:21 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Fatal Impact PB
Nick Kip did it really damage your mask that bad b/c i have an autococker and i dont want that to happen to me!
Yeah, but it was a low-end JT mask. The lense didn't crack but a pretty big piece cracked loose and came off. Clumsy me =
   

NickMoore04 Monday, June 13th, 2005 | 2:55 pm PST
I have hit my mask quite a few times with my back block... no damage but makes you feel like you got shot in the head. I am seriously thinking about picking up a profiler this weekend since they are only $70 now.
   

southprk256 Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 | 11:15 pm PST
Nice review, I agreed with almost everything. The V-Force Profiler is definitely worth the extra money. Although you may want to clean your lenses after ever game or the lenses may become stained from the paint (happened to my friend because he didn't clean his after a few hours)
   

PbBob Sunday, July 10th, 2005 | 11:36 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by PaintballSkater
haha Autococker owner suckers

Hahaha you shoot a 98 custom STFU NOOB
   

whitedagger Thursday, July 21st, 2005 | 8:32 pm PST
should i get this or an invision?????????
   

worrplayer Thursday, August 4th, 2005 | 4:31 am PST
get this....the invision is hevier and larger.......
   

mutanpete66 Sunday, September 11th, 2005 | 7:01 pm PST
ivisions kick ass....or at least the 03 did
   
                            
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