Behold! The 2005 JT Spectra Flex-8™, the latest evolutionary step in the JT Flex family. This all-new goggle system uses the most widely used goggle and lens combination in the industry (290 degree Spectra 2). The revolutionary exoskeleton frame is created using JT's exclusive state of the art "Dual-Fusion" technology, which allows the system to be structurally efficient while maintaining the softness, flexibility and ventilation winning players demand.
The JT Spectra Flex-8 Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Um i bought this thing like about a while back but yeah. you get the point. this thing is freaking awesome. the mask is so comfortable. you can see everything on the field no matter if your looking in the wrong direction. somehow you can still see with the side of your eye. i cut the top off of mine cause i thought it looked retarted cause there is like a peice of mask that sticks up about an ince where your forehead would be so i made it look like the flex 7s a little bit. the visor works perfectly fine. nothing wrong with that. it is really easy to breath in and it is so easy to talk out of also. the whole team can hear me and i play the back. when i had my profilers it was muffled but now it is super easy to talk. the only problem that i had with it is, that it is labled flex 8 and they really dont flex. it is more like the profiler but way more tucked in. really easy to play in and the lense that it comes in is really antifog proof. like no way in hell is there goin to be fog. super good looking
- Exposes a little of the ear lobe
- Difficult to clean
Comfort: 10 - This mask is extremely comfortable. It fits your face like a glove, and doesn't bounce around.
Fogging: 8 - I won't lie this mask will fog up on occasion. When it does, however, it really isn't a big deal though, because once you slow down your breathing, you can literally see the fog dissappear.
Protection: 8 - It does expose a little of your ear lobe, however it does not put you in any physical danger. It offers very good neck protection as well.
Bounce: 9 - If you are shot on the visor or the sides paintballs will bounce off. The only places they will break are the indented front part, and the lenses. This mask is also very low-profile and is very hard to land a good shot on.
Looks: 10 - In my opinion this mask looks really nice.
Overall, this is a great product. If you are willing to pay around $70 for a mask, you will definately get your money's worth.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 13th, 2006 at 2:06 pm PST
Full face coverage
Doesnt fog (even with stock lense)
Thats about it
The plastic part on the front.
The un-flexness of it.
thats about it.
Well I went to my local shop to pick up this mask. I also bought a tinted lense and a cash money strap. I took it to the field and I got alot of compliments on it. I also put a MAXS SPORTS stickers on it and a hkarmy.com sticker. There is to things I dislike about the mask. One is the plastic frontal peice, I cut it off. Also the un-flexness of it. The proflex was extremely flexable and I count many bouses off it. But with this mask balls broke on the mouth part and on the ears. Its a great mask hough
All in all this is on awesome mask. I highly recommend it.
Dye Reflex autococker
Matching 12 in Dye Titanium boomstick
Ricochet Apache (LCD) hopper
Centerflag Mini Inline regulator
WGP front end pneumatics kit
CP dropforward and ASA
70 ci 4500 psi crossfire stubby nitrogen tank
WGP Orracle Autococker (black to cobalt fade)
WGP twistlock feedneck
Halo-b w/ rip drive (smoke)
Crossfire 70 ci 4500 psi LP output stubby tank
Dye ultralite (black), or Evil pipe kit
Palmers Fatty stabilizer
None that i have noticed so far
I was looking to upgrade to a new mask when i gave my friend my old Dye invision. While i did love the invision i wanted something that sat a little closer and tighter to my face and was a little smaller. I found what i wanted in the new Flex 8 mask.
At first sight the first thing that came to mind was that it reminded me in sorts of a grinning skull (grey model) while some may not like its looks i was imediantly hooked. It looked to be a well designed mask hopefully better than previous flex models (not too much to improve upon)
After removing the visor of the mask (i do this to any mask i own) i noticed that it now looked considerably smaller than when it was still atatched. I tried it on and i was imediantly struck by the wide range of peripheral vision available and the comfort of the foam around the face. The elastic silicone injected head strap kept the mask on comtorably without any sliding. The lense never fogged even in drastic changes in temperature (55 in the morn 90 in the afternoon), humidity or rain. The design of the mask is sort of a dual layer system with the black skelleton over the gray part of the mask that has all the design/detail, suposedly it promotes bounces and flex's well thus the reason for its name. While the front of the mask did not promote any bounces the ones to the side did seem to bounce more than usual, not as good as a vforce morph but still decent enough. The spectra lense was nice and clear, easy to clean and remove and i had no complaints there. This mask defiantly does not move around for example in a particularly close range speedball game i was playing snake and after removing the opposition from the bunker in front of me i got up to run to the bunker he was just in, big mistake, a guy i was playing with was also on his way to that same bumker and before i could dive back into the snake i got drilled 6 times directly in the mask. 1 bounced off the side but the rest exploded all green over my lense. Even adter being hit that much at 25 feet in rapid sucession the mask hardlly budged. The mask also allows for good voive projection and covered every neccasary part of my head well (ears, upper neck, chin, etc)
Overall a fantastic mask that offers pretty much the same performance as the invision or other high end goggle systems but for slighlty less, i picked up my Flex 8 for only 65.00, when i payed 84 for my invision. Great value
Overall i loved this mask and
If your looking for a good mask that wont cost more than your gun than this is for you, great overall performance with hardly and hassles at all, the only problem i had was cleaning paint out of the grooves and venting on the ffront and sides but thats not something i really hold against the mask as it only takes about 30 extra seconds to clean them out, just run water through it and wipe it dry. In this category of goggle's the Flex 8 gets a 10 out of 10, great value and performance.
Flex7s proflex invisions vents spectra line goggles
* I did have *
trinity ion body
ND roller wave trigger
trinity slim reg sleve
extreme rage LCD timer grips
SP Q lock
SP max flo _2nd reg before stock ion reg and after tank reg
spyder electra (ughh spyders) [bad trade]
custom a5 almost no stock parts
stingray II ice
*do have*: 98 custom, one of my oldest guns i kept with, in the attic somewhere
*Just Ordered* red pmr 68ci 3000psi and a halo b with rip
Light, comfy, good vision, thermal lens, not to expensive, stylish, good venting, small
Less ear protection then i want, low fore head
I just picked these goggles up from sports authority for 44 bucks on sale, i went home and tried em on and i have to say these are one of the most comfortable goggles i have ever tried on, the vision is great, very clear, light weight, the only thing i could feel was the back strap and the foam, i tried them on with my raven do-rag and they felt even better, my dad who wears glasses always has a hard time finding decent goggles that fit well over his glasses, he tried them on and they fit him just find right over his glasses. i love these goggles and am very glad i bought them
If you have 60 bucks and are looking for awesome goggles i would highly recomend these to you
- Field of view
- Fits glasses well
- Doesn't fog
- Could be softer
- Lens removal <--- Big time
I have the woodland camo full "head guard" version of these. I wanted to cover my bald head which it does quite well.
Strengths and weaknesses sum up most of it. I wear glasses on the field so I needed something that would be comfortable with them on. These fit the bill just fine. The lenses only fogged a little when it was cold and humid. I live in the greater Seattle area so "cold" is about 40Â° F and "humid" is it just rained but isn't raining. A buddy with profilers was fogging to a point he could no longer play but he was sweating like a pig so take that with a grain of salt. My glasses are a fogging problem with these and every other mask I have ever used so I ended up getting the JT Vortex II fan which works well and installs easily. The switch is accessible through a hole that is already in the visor so upgrading to a fan is insanely easy. Not many masks out there in woodland camo so props to JT for making a great woodsball mask. Coverage is great for me, my ear lobes do not stick out as others have complained of and my chin is covered. This mask is very comfortable, I can wear it all day no problem. It could be definitely be softer to promote more bounces but I am a recreational player and this isn't huge for me. My boddy's profilers are much softer and he gets bounces where I can't think of ever having one bounce.
My one real complaint is that the lens removal is an absolute pain in the posterior with this mask. Other masks on the market are much more easily taken apart and hold just as securely. In the life of mask you are going to have to take out the lens at the very least once or twice. More than likely a lot more if you switch out lenses for different conditions. If you do or plan to switch out lenses often I would look elsewhere for a mask. It is that big of a deal, especially when compared to other masks and the only reason I gave this mask the score I did.
Buy it if you are going to stick with a lens till it wears out. Buy something else if you are going to be switching out lenses. You might be able to get used to doing it but why when there are better solutions available to you at a similar cost.
Smart Parts Ion
Lucky Unitech 14' barrel
It DOES what a mask's supposed to do
Well a friend let me used his flex 8 and i loved it. it's really light, very breathable, and has a killer look. I bought one for me, and tryed it. Exactly like my friend's, it fitted perfectly, wich is a big deal for me, since I wear glasses. I've read other reviews that says that this mask doesn't protect your ears, i don't think so. Last week I was playing at my local field, and I was bunkered, the guy shot me 5-6 times in the ear and neck, the mask protected my ear like it was supposed to. My neck stills hurt tho. If u are getting shot in the ears, maybe u have big ears, or u are using it wrong. The only thing that I think I would change in this mask is the lense. I don't like clear lenses, with the glasses looks weird. I will get a chrome one soon.
If u want an inexpensive mask, tough yet comfy, i advise you to get this one, trust me, you will not get disappointed.
Very comforable, far better than any I have tried. Lens' have yet to fog up.
Needs more ear protection
I got this because I hated the one I had with a passion. I love the flex8! feels like your wearing a set of googles and thats it, doesnt muffler the sound, very good range of vision, VERY comfortable.
Everyone says their ears stick out... Mine stick out about 1/4in. Nothing Im going to worry about.
EDIT: got shoot in the ear lobe... That hurts a bit...
I recommend this to everyone I play with who hates their mask. Best 60$ I have spent on paintballing so far.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 7:48 am PST
Tippmann A5:egrip,j&j edge barrell kit,remote, jt flex 8
looks sexy :D
I got this mask from sports authority for $50 and i am very impressed with it. it fits as comfortable as a proto switch mask and i love the soft foam that is very comfortable. it is also very secure on your head and there is no need to us the little clip strap i recomend this mask for people who dont want to spend $90 for a e-vent even though this mask is almost as good as mask twice its price.
Bob Long Defiant 2, Richochet 2kx, Crossfire 45/45
-CP Roller Mag Trigger
-Pure Energy 68/45
-NDZ ram assembly
-SP Voodoo Bolt
Not that pricey
Ear lobes stick out
Lens changing system isnt great
I bought my JT Flex 8 for $65, not cheap by any means but compared to other themals its not too bad.
In the looks department it scores high in my opinion, its look is definately JT but it stands out from other JTs and other masks in general. Especially in black and white, like how i got it.
The quality is very good, although the black plastic has a glossy cheap look to it.
The comfort is great, by far the most comfortable mask ive ever worn. the strap has thick beads of silicone, it doesnt slip at all. One small gripe here: chinstraps? honestly JT, chinstraps? i just cut them off, but that seems rediculous to me on a high end pair of goggles. as i said, the ends of my earlobe stick out a bit, annoying but not that bad. that is assuming you dont get shot in the ear.
performance wise im pleased, i used them for a 8 hour scenario and never had any fog all day. wish i could say the same thing for my glasses, but thats a different story. they never acted like they wanted to come off, even when i got gog'd. the angled vents seemed like a gimmick, but they worked faily well and i didnt get much pait in my face.
oh yeah, you get a goggle bag too. yippee
Overall im very pleased. i would reccomend this if you dont want to spend 80+ on a thermal mask