A couple screws came out and it feels a little cheap
When i first bought these i was thinking about getting the JT Proflex. The only difference between them is the proflex has the flexy bottom. Other than that they are completely the same. It is very comfortable and hasnt fogged on me once. I took off the visor for "looks".
This mask is top quality i reccomend it to any one who wants a good mask but doesnt want to spend a lot of money.
88ºF-22ºF (around there)
Good View angles
hard to replace lenses
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This mask is awesome. Seriously, ive never encountered a problem with it. Just is a little hard to clear after getting sprayed or shot more than once in the lens. It's thermal, not just thermocured, so it's guaranteed not to fog in almost any weather. But unless you live in Siberia. I don't think the mask will ever fog up. Ive gone paintballing in the winter and gotten down to 20 degrees in which it about started to fog up. Any Vforce will fog up long before that. They fog at about 45! Unbelievable. Or at least the ones ive used. This mask is definately awesome.
DO NOT TOUCH THE INSIDE LENS WITH ANYTHING!
if you do, plan on spending money for a new thermal lens which may end up being more that the cost of the mask :(
the best thing to clean the inside of the mask (kind of grose but works the best)
Spit into a very clean and smooth cloth, dont use coarse or something dirty. that will ruin the thermal coating.
Use very light circular strokes and if it doesnt come off just live with it. It will eventually erode away.
This is if you dont have cleaner specificaly made for it.
Very good mask, durable, light, very fog proof.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 30th, 2006 at 8:37 pm PST
Smart Parts Ion(black)
Empire ReLoader II
Crossfire 47 ci. 3000 psi.
Doesn't Fog Too Easily
Pinches your nose first couple of times you use it.
When I first put these one, I thought it was pinching my nose more than it shoul, so I strtched it out a little bit, but it did nothing. So finally I put on a cap, and then put the mask over it and i was no longer pinchin my nose anymore. Other than that there is not much bad that you can say about this mask. The lens is sort of hard to get off, but what do you expect from a cheaper mask.
For the price this is a really nice mask that does it's job well.
Of course, the MOST important peice of equipment you can own is your mask. You can play paintball with a $20 pump gun and a handful of paint you picked off the ground, but you absolutely can NOT play without goggles.
That being said, masks should be the nicest, most-cared-for peice of plastic you ever own.
THAT being said, you don't want to waste your time caring for something that's going to fog up on you in the heat of a game, leaves you feeling like your head has twice it's weight, or makes you feel uncomfortable because of flimsiness.
Luckily, the JT Spectra has none, I repeat - NONE, of those symptoms.
Not only are they light, the general comfort of the foam and padding make you seriously check to ensure you're still wearing it. Through 40 degree cold and 90 degree muggy, sweaty weather, these things refused to fog. The only way I've found to make them fog is it to look at the mask and exhale on the lens. Even then, it only fogs for 2 seconds, and that's breathing directly on it. (If you're doing this while playing a game, you're not wearing them correctly. I insist looking at your nearest teammate and copying them.) The plastic is hard enough to protect you from a direct hit, but soft enough to score off a couple bounces. Real easy to communicate through, as well. I had no problems hearing my buddy 20 yards off.
Cleaning them was easy enough once I got home. The sides, bottom, and visor all come off without too much effort (Yes, some effort is needed, I realize this. Would you want a mask that came apart when an acorn hit it?). Rinse them with water and let 'em dry. The goggles? Do the same, just don't use anything abrasive to clean them.
zap zxs 444
pink revvy w/ elbow
20 onz tank
i wear jt pants and a killing for badlands t shirt and a beanie
Light anti fog....i think
Its a very nice mask and thats why i still own it its was kind of big at first but i took of the visor and bought stuff for my head now i love it this mask may not be "agg" but it sure is good i got many bounces on my first day but then my luck ran out so yes any way on to my conclusion......
Skirmish rental googles (who knows what brand?)
VForce Armor Mask
2002 VF Autococker
WGP Swing Trigger
WGP Black Magic Venturi Bolt
Freak Barrel System w/ 12 Freak front
Field of Vision, Antifog, comfortable
Fragile inner coating on lens, sort of difficult to change lenses
After using Skirmish's rentals I purchased this goggle system over five years ago. A few lenses and many a games later, the goggles are still comfortable and work great. I have attempted to take great care of them and they have treated me well over the years. They provide great protection for the head and even the neck. The line-of-sight for the goggles is very good, I am sure there are better, but I have had no issues picking up people in my periphery with these. The insulated lens works great, but the inner coating is really fragile so you have to be careful when cleaning the lens. The one knock on the system is the changing of lenses. At first it takes a lot of figure and hand strength to remove and replace the lens. However, once you get the hang of it is isn't all that difficult.
I would highly recommend this lens. And websites such as Action Village occassionally have $20 deals on these goggles which is a steal! Buy it, you will not be disappointed.
This is a very good mask, and I highly reccomend it to everyone, it does not fog at all.
The mask fits my face and still covers everything. The only problem is the screws might come loose, but just use some locktite or something. It is very well made mask, nice and sturdy. The last time I was playing, it was 40 degrees, and I was running and
worked up a really heavy sweat - no fogging at all.
If you are looking into getting a very well made mask, get this one
Smart Parts Ion w/ Yellow body and grips, QEV, and clamping neck feed
Pure Energy 68ci 4500psi tank
Empire Reloader B
-good against fog
-isnt as nice looking as Invision or Vforce profiler
this is overall a perfect mask. Very light and Strong. What i liked most was how I can play all day and have minimal fog in the lense. My only problem was its looks. Although not ugly like those damn scott masks, it doesnt impress like the Invision(modern art masterpiece) or Vforce profiler.
i would recommend this for anyone. its green color is usefull when in the woods etc. Because of its kinda dull appearance i give it a 9