the thermal lenses are awesome. i never fogged up once the whole time i used them. the bottom rubber actually DOES let shots bounce off, even tho people usually say they don't, but it does. it's extremely comfortable and looks sweet.
rubber thing may be a little too flexible and can bend back too much
awesome, sweet, great looking, comfortable. thermal lenses are sweet.
Never had a fogging problem, even after running around in the rain.
Looks really cool.
I have the white and black mask, after my last game I hit in the goggles with pink paint, and now the gutter around my lenses is stained pink, I've run the plastic part under water, hot and cold, for ages and it's till pink, I got a case of premium gold to shot at that person, my bueatiful with mask is now stained pink =).
Like everyone below me said, getting the lenses out of the goggles is a nightmare come true, before you take the lenses out, make sure you hands are good and warm, because it down right hurts trying to get them out.
Putting the lenses back in is even harder, there has to be an easier way to do it.
I love the mask, I've had so many bounces of the top of my visor and side of my mask it is impossible to count. The way that I play i get hit in the goggles almost every 2 or 3 games, so thank god for a good pair of goggles. Your face is probably the most likely to get injuried while paintballing, so why not spend the money and get the best.
A mask is the most inportant buy for any paintballer, newbie expert or otherwise. I've had three high level masks and this one has worked out the best. It never fogs and I play in the winter all the time. Balls actually bounce off the lenses and lower portion of the mask. The visor reduces glare, but I would sugest a aftermarket tinted lense to help. The feild of vision is huge. The 260 degree claim on the package is realistic. I have read about people having to replace parts of the mask. I have had mine for a year and none of the parts have malfunctioned. Of course after a few shots off the lense I replaced the lense.
The inside is made of some very comfortable material, but unfortunatly it gets wet from sweat and is gross after six or seven games. It doesn't bother me, but some people won't use the mask because of it. Another problem you will read about is changing the lense and cleaning the mask. I love the mask so the time and effort doesn't bother me, but I can see how someone could be aggrivated by it. Finally the price. It lists for something like 95 dollars. You can find it for so much lower, so don't let your wallet convince you this is a bad buy. I got mine online for 55 dollars. You might find it for less.
This is an excellent mask. As long as you can take the time and effort to take care of it(clean/replace parts) but it. If your masks fog up badly in the feild, buy this mask. If you run a lot or play in cold weather, buy it. If you want to look like your the best guy on the feild, but it. Seriously, the mask works great and if deffinetly worth the money effort keeping it nice.
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I picked it up for a decent price on Ebay. Good, wide field of vision. Holds tight around the eyes. Very soft chin and mouth guard actually lets shots bounce off without breaking. Also beak has helped deflect many shots that otherwise would have painted my hair!
Replacing the lens is undescribably tedious! My god, I know they have to be tight for safety's sake but there must be another easier way to remove and insert lenses. Also, mine fogs contiously. I have tried 'no fog' spray and even bought the very expensive "X-Wind" fan. FOG! The fan by the way is VERY noisey, and not quiet as their ads would have you believe. Reflective thermal lenses are better for fog situation but too dark for bush play.
I have a Brass Eagle bubble vision mask and the JT is better as far as comfort is concerned. The JT does not look like a 'Newbie' mask. I have tried a 'Scott' mask and that will be my next mask purchase unless something better comes along. I think they are safe as I have been gogged with no problem to the lens. If it were not for the fog problem I'd probably like them a lot more.
The field of vision is great, breathability is also excellent, and I've had no fogging problems at all. Pretty durable and tough... easy to find replacement parts in the chance that something breaks.
Taking out the lenses in any Spectra-based system, Flex7 included, is such a pain. Oh my god, I can't put it to words. You'll know if you ever try.
I have had zero problems with my mask... I'm a happy camper. :) No fogging, it's comfy, it's durable, stable, good FOV, etc. I'm not sure there's a better mask for the money out there right now. The only problem is the blasted lenses. Ugh. They're just a pain to remove.
Great field of vision, comfortable, guaranteed to bounce
balls, comfortable, won't fog, looks cool, and lots of cool
aftermarket parts :)
The durability is somewhat low. The earpoeces cracked about
6 months after use, mirrored lenses scratch easily,
plastic "buckles" on headstrap break easily, foam
deteriorates quickly and leaves black stuff on your face,
and the foam soaks up a bunch of sweat which is nasty when
you have to put the mask back on.
I use the JT Spectra Flex 7 thermal with mirrored lenses.
Overall I guess I have been somewhat happy with it. Other
than the parts falling apart and the lenses not lasting
long the cool factor and comfortable feel balances it out.
However, when my mask finally does "die" I will move onto
another brand. I just have a bad feeling about anything
that is owned by Brass Eagle.
Spyder imagine 04
12v revy with x board
customparts flame sypder drop
smartparts progressive barrel 14'
Pure Air Nitro
I got my mask from actionvilllage for only $40. It is awsome. I've played with it 8 times already and I haven't fogged. It is supper flexable and looks awsome. Although it hasn't happened to me I heard you can easily catch a ball in the lip. I still love my mask anyway. Get Olive drap just incase you play an occasional woodsball game instead of speedball and airball.
JT Nforcer (Very Similar)
VForce Morph (THE BEST MASK, I tried a friends and I've ordered my own)
Tippman 98 Custom with 14" Smart Parts Tear Drop Barrel, Ricochet 2K Black Hopper with counter, Worr Gas 70ci 4500psi Nitrogen tank
Protects most needed areas
East to get:
Visor is a hassle to remove
Lacks peripheral vision
Will fog more than Vforce
The JT masks and this one in particular are extremely popular and are good masks. However, for the price you pay there is better to be had out there. I mention the VForce Morph which is a killer mask for about 20 bucks more. But there is more selection than that. The JT Mask's, even with thermal lenses tend to fog easily because the lense is so close to your face. The peripheral vision is good but not all there you still lose a lot to your sides and up and down. Especially with the floppy visor which I've never used.
Overall a good mask, the biggest plus being how many there are out there and how easy it is to get lenses and accesories and help. Although, playing at a busy field where lots of people have the same Black JT Flex 7 can be a downside. Put a sticker on it or sumthing so it doesn't disappear. I had a guy accusing me of stealing his mask one time.
A good mask, when compared to most masks it is the best choice but there are better masks out there in about the same price range. And the lenses may be easy to find but they are painfully difficult remove.