NO FOG! (only if you use windex)
Fit can be bad
I have been using this for along time and I like it alot. No major flaws and im still gonna keep it when I get my proteus. The best way to fix the fit is wear a beanie with the mask.This is a great mask for a great price. I would recommend it to anyone!!
I'll give it a 9 because it could fit a bit better, but its not uncomfortable.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, June 12th, 2004 at 12:49 pm PST
I tried a JT Proshield as a rental and I think it gaves more solid protection for chin and jaw shots then the JT X-Fire.
I used my Tippmann 98 Custom with nothing added on then what was in the box.
- Affordable paintball goggle system.
- Good protection overall.
- Doesn't fog up so far.
- Removing the lenses is very difficult to do.
- Little protection for your jaw.
The JT X-Fire, AKA Cross Fire, is a good paintball mask for a beginner to try out the sport and a good cheap spare mask when you get something better. It will stop paintballs from damaging your delicate bodies eyes, ears, and nose with solid harden plastic and double layered lenses. On the flip side, it gaves fair to little protection for your lower jaw due the soft rubber which I guess bouces off some balls. The mask is very cheap to buy when I got it for 20 dollars or so. Doesn't fog up from what I can tell so far. Only real draw back I see is taking out the lenses which is very hard to do to say the least.
Overall this mask gaves good protection and cheap to buy but if your like me get something more solid.
Spyder Xtra , Boomstick 12" , 20oz, Empire Reload (kicks ass) ,soon to come a CCi vertocal phantom they are tight and accurate as hell
its a mask doesnt fog
no foam around the ears buts its a 20 dolar mask
its cheap not much i got it for 20 it has no foam around the ears and its harder to take the lens out than the vforce armor , buy it if ur lowon cash but go with a vforce i like and ill use it as a backup
fogs up a little in alabamas humidity
safe -got hit in the mask and didnt bust
buy it if ur lowon $ or if ur a rec but otherwise buy a armor mask or proteus
48/3000 HPA tank
12volt Revolution with X-board
14" Dye Xcel
Hard to take apart
This is a great mask for the price. The vision is okay...its not bad, but its not great. Great ear/face/neck protection. It fits nice and snug on your head. Its relatively large, but if you play your cards right, it'll do fine.
Looks - 5
Protection - 10
Comfort - 8
Overall - 9
If your new, and your on a budget - This mask is fine. I give it a 9.
Black Dragun LED (soon to be Impulse Vision)
-Pure Energy expansion chamber
-Aluminium venturi bolt
-88ci 3000psi Pure Energy HPA Tank
No fogging(with thermals)
Only big heads can wear it comfortably
Alright....... Heres the scoop. Im a 6'2'' 240 lb frontman and im running all the time. I put the thermal lenses in (about 15$) and my fat @#$ generating all that heat still did not fog those goggles!! They fit my head great but they might not do so well with small heads. Other than that they are good.
If you play rec ball these are excellent goggles but if you play tourneys go for the InVision's or Spectra's
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 29th, 2003 at 12:48 pm PST
10" DYE Excel
20oz Anti-siphon tank
BSA 30mm red dot sight
Comfortable, Keeps your head covered, and doesn't fog badly.
Field of vision
The X-fire is a pretty good mask. It covers more of your head then most other masks, and the body is made of a flexible plastic rather than a rigid plastic. This way, you run less of a risk at getting your mask thrown off when your hit from in close in the event your mask isn't adjusted correctly.
But the field of view is only 180 degrees. But, it's kinda hard to see further than that anyway.
Get it if you're looking for a good inexpensive mask.
WGP Autococker 2003
Great all around protection. Decently well vented.
Rubber bends out of shape. Occasional fog. Not enough padding. Size is to big.
This is a great mask for twenty bucks. The rubber on it will bounce an occasional shot. But if the ball breaks on the mask open wide and say yum. Because your gonna eat a lot of paint. This isn't really a problem though because a lot of masks do this. Even the Dye Invision causes paint eating. The rubber though will protect majority of your face. But it's to big for my small head. The rubber on my mask has started to bend and won't reshape. Now it's constantly jabbing in the side of my neck. I suggest if you put this mask on it's side to put some newspaper in it to keep the face shape mold. The mask does fog a little. I only had it fog really bad ounce. But it was a disaster. I was running around getting shot at with paintballs. At the same time I had to guard the flag.
Great mask for the price. An X-Ray is a lot better though. This mask has to many defects for me though. The mask just seems to keep having more problems over time.
Mask is excellent in general. The lens isnt too great so this should probably either be changed or you should use this as a cheap beginning mask. The mask is large, and comes with a detachable visor if you play in a sunny area. Lens isnt too great, so bring a bottle of windex with you and wipe the fog off between games. Anyway it comes with plenty of replacement lenses, so in effect it could be your last mask.
I would get it as a starter mask and get a new mask with a new gun. Other than that its all around good - 7
98 custom, 12v Revy w/ Xboard, 14 in. Terminator Barrel
comfortable, tinted lenses, thermal lenses
I bought mine from Wal-Mart for 30 dollars and its a pretty good mask. Its easy to hear things and is comfortable. I have never had any fog problems yet and the tinted lenses are good for a bright day. The only thing that I found strange was that my visor and bottom rubbery thing were a bright White/Clear color. Since I play woodsball that was a deathwish. I just painted them though and now they are great. Also my visor was more like the NVador one. For some reason I always feel like I am wearing a knight's helmet because of the way they look lol. Great mask though. I have noticed that the ear protection looks a little weak.
Definately a good product I have no complaints so far about it. I would recommend it to anyone who can't afford a really expensive mask.
Lapco Bigshot 12"
32 degrees remote
Good overall protection
The thermal won't fog
Flex bottom allows easy breathing
I think this mask is great, it covers my whole head and with the flex bottom I have no trouble breathing. It is much nicer than a full plastic mask. My thermal lens has never fogged. Mine is the olive drab color, and it goes nice with my camo! Works well for what it is, even if it is a little more profile than the Proteus or Dye Invison, but I prefer the head protection it offers anyday!
If you are in the market for a cheaper alternative to the higher price masks, but want excellent performance, this is the mask for you!