tippmann 98 custom with rt triger bt site. bt ajustoble stock and 14in. J&J ceramic barrel
Mouth area very unprotected
The tippmann strike mask is probaly the worst mask i have ever had the displeasure of wearing.
I was playing at a local speed ball course and i got bunkered (do to fog in the lense). I was shoot in the mouth, and what do u know shardes of the paintball flew in to my nose mouth and lip.
I got a broken and very bloody nose from this and a few cuts on my lip.
But it was comfortable.
I would never buy this mask again and scott should never make masks again.
Lens Scratch Easily
To get right to the point, this goggle system is uglier than sin itself. The mask is way to flexible, and that can pose a huge problem (See below). The lenses are nowhere near strong enough to last for a hardcore player. And what I said about "No protection" is the mask does not cover your face very well.
I hate the mask because of it's overzealous attempt to be flexible. I used this only once during a scrimmage and got bunkered right in the face. 4 paintballs hit me in the face and the mask just took the ball and push it right into my face. I left the field bleeding with a swollen lip, a broken nose and huge bruises. I think I still have the pictures of me on my computer, but I don't want to take time to find and host them.
The actual mouth piece of the mask system is a waste of the earth's resources. It would make more sense just to play with the lenses on. If you get shot in the mouth, you will be eating paint, and blowing it out of your nose, and flushing it out of your eyes.
This is absolutly, THE WORST mask system I have ever used. I went to school looking like I was in a friggen train wreck. If you see this mask in your paintball store, don't even look at it, or even think of getting it. The thing is hideous and you will suffer the consequences if you think my review is a load. Save your money and get another mask, any other mask, it doesn't matter what one because any other mask is better than this piece.
Hard to break beside lense
easy to breath
Lots of paint gets into mouth
Lens scratches easily
Well I got this mask when I got my Tippmann A-5 powerpack. Well I can say it is one of the best masks I used because it is the only one beside a JT mask that I used and it was worse. I am thinking of getting a vforce profiler. It has great reviews. Well I got shot in the mouth with this thing and I also had a ski mask on for protection and I got most of the paint in my mouth. It tasted horrible. Also most of the shell came through. Dont buy it just get it with a package deal.
If I could have chosen a mask for my package it would not have been this unless there were better ones.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 26th, 2005 at 4:58 pm PST
The mouth part doesn't have much protection
Fogs a bit
This mask is an okay mask I have only used it once and it was okay. Not really comfortable around the ears. I bought it from a friend because this came free with his A-5 and he bought a Spectra. Fogged in woods but not much for speed. I have never fogged while playing speedball. Also the part below the ear is pretty esgy so watch out when putting it on it may cut the top of your ear.
Also when me and my brother were bored I shot him in the face at about 240fps and the vented area allowed a lot of shell to spray in and cut his lip.
Good when its free wtih an A-5. Otherwise don't buy it it would be better to get another mask. Like a V-Force or Jt.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, February 14th, 2005 at 9:00 pm PST
This mask has served me well over the last two years. The only drawbacks I've had have been: one of the lenses has come off of the connecting pad and has let moisture in and has then made it possible to fog up a little on the bottom of the lens. The other annoying part is doing a thorough cleaning of the lens. It is kind of a pain to take it completely out and then try to put back in. As far as the fogging up part goes, its been two years and is just now starting to mess up. Much better than having to stop every 15 minutes to wipe off the fog. I live and play in Central Florida, so it gets pretty humid when we play. Good mask, good company, good deal. Get it.
P.S. If you play in woods I suggest you get an olive green mask (no matter what kind you get). Mine is black and I now wish I had gotten green because it does camouflage a little better.
I recommend this because it looks cool, and it works. I'm going to give it an 8 only because of the above mentioned setbacks. But again I like it and I think it is a perfectly good mask.
V-force profiler, doesn't look as cool as the strike, a little harder to breath and hear but the lense is easier to remove and clean.
tippmann a5 with a whole bunch of goodies on it
Extremely breathable, easy to hear through, doesn't fog.
If lense is not maintained, old paint eats through seal between lenses.
I've taken this mask through woods, open fields, days, nights, 24 hour scenarios and it's been sweet. It looks cool, breaths great, and doesn't fog granted you clean it after a day of getting gogged.
some people complain of paint comming through the mask but its really not a big deal, I've been shot point blank in the face on head on charges and you'll definatly feel it but it's just paint. It gets really hot in florida all year round and I'm more concerened about keeping cool and ventilated before I am getting shot by a paintball.
This is a really good mask, I've played with it for 4 years and only had to replace the lense twice on a basis of playing every to every other weekend. If you can get ahold of this mask, buy it.
This mask came with my A-5 and I thought I would be fine with it. Then one day I was at the speedball field and I got shot in the mouth area. The mask popped back into my face and it felt like somebody was cheese grating my lip. This was not a very good time for paintball. I might have just had a bad experience with this mask, but I'd suggest saving ure pennies and buying a v force or something like that.
I might have just had a bad experience with this mask, but I'd suggest saving ure pennies and buying a v force or something like that.
Mask is light and flexable....Has pretty good ventalation..Lens do not fog up
Foam liner gets wet from sweat.
I got this mask with the tippman a5 package....Mask seems to be pretty good however i have yet to take a shot in the face or mouth so i can not address concerns from other reviews about eatting paint from the open front....Mask is well build and light and u can talk and hear from within it. If u play woodsball consider getting camo wrap to put on helmet to hide your head when u pop up from behind a bunker or tree...The black rubber as with any mask is a giveaway on ur position.
I dont find any falt with this mask....If you have 1 no real need to get ride of it. However once u wear it out look for another one cause scott does not make them anymore and i dont think have parts such as lens.
WGP 2003 Vertical Feed
CP Custom Products Classic One-Piece (16")
Orr-acle Delrin Bolt
HALO TSA Backman LED
48/3000 PMI Pure Energy
Comfortable, doesn't fog much
Can't protect anything, besides your eyes.
The two things I liked about this mask was that it was comfortable and that it didn't fog much. Everything else about it just sucks. Whle I was taking cover from lots of fire, someone flanked me on my left and nailed me and my partner next to me. Of course, he nailed me in the mask, but that's it, cuz he was a good guy and such. ANYWAY, the paintball flew right into the mouth piece and the thing couldn't block one part of it. It was as though the mouth piece wasn't even there. I got a sprained jaw, lost two teeth (I think, couldn't count how many fell out of my mouth through all the confusion and pain), and was spitting out blood and paint for at least 5 minutes STRAIGHT.
If you're getting an A-5 Starter Pack, like I did, immediately sell this mask, unless you like eating paint and being in pain. This mask totally sucks, I can't stress this anymore.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 3rd, 2005 at 9:07 pm PST