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.
Kingman Spyder Rodeo Green
Kingman IPI 3.0 C.A.M.D. e-frame
Pure Energy 88cu 4500 psi HPA tank
Smart Parts Freak Jr. with .689 bore barrel system
Kingman Xtra Delrin ACS rear-cocking bolt
Empire Reloader II e-hopper
Java remote coil
Scepter 4000-A Grenade Launcher
260 degree field of vision
Exposes neck a little bit more than my Elite
My JT USA Elite mask was simply too bulky to keep using, and the lens scratched very easily. It was great for scenario ball because of the level of protection it offered - getting shot from the side or behind didn't pose a problem.
But, the limited field of vision (190 degrees) was WAY too low, and after getting shot many times because of blind spots forced me to look at a new mask. Enter the Flex 8.
The first thing to remember about masks is to try them on in person!! If I wouldn't have, I would've had the Proflex, which I believe is a cheaply made mask (sorry, that's my opinion after trying them on). The Flex 8 fit my head perfectly, doesn't slide around, and is fully adjustable for even more comfort. The chin strap is a great feature that my JT Elite had, so this makes the mask very stable when wearing it in very intense situations.
The mask is constructed very well. It simply "feels" rugged and well-built. It wraps my head just fine, and protects it in all the key places. It leaves a bit more of my forehead exposed, but it's not a big deal because I wear a hat under my mask.
And the field of vision!! Let me tell you, if you have never used a 260 degree lens, you don't know what you're missing. It's like the difference between cable Internet and dial-up - once you go cable, you can't go back. :) It felt like my eyes were opened up to the world around me for the first time. My peripheral vision works a lot better now. :)
No mask is perfect, but the Flex 8 combines comfort, stability, good looks, and tournament-quality field of vision you'd expect from JT USA. I love this mask, and I can't imagine a better mask for the money.
LED DM3, CCM 12" Barrel, DMC Feedneck, New Designs Volumizers, PBC Lpr, C4 Bolt Cap, Dye Microdrop/Hybrid A.s.a., Custom Halo B, 68/45 Pure Energy
JT Name, Cool Design, Bounces, Lens/Strap changes easily.
Small ears, No soft ears, Not very plyable, Slender on face.
I was at my local store and put one because i was thinking of buying one but soon discovered it wasn't for me. It felt a little small and my ears were sort of crushed down. Over all its great for the price but if you are a comfort mask person, this is not for you.
Great mask, Nice price, Many varieties, Interchangeable Parts, Tight profile, I endorse this product to anyone who likes them personally it is not for me but if you like go ahead and buy it.
The JT Flex 8's are amazing. Similar to the Proflex's but the style is a lot cooler and very comfortable and and see very well. The new Design helps ventilation and so you can talk to your teammates better and easier. Its kind of like Dye invision and Proflex's combined. I like it a lot when i first got it and stepped onto the field, and it makes you you look gooooooood : )
This was my first mask. I bought the full coverage version to provide myself with more protection. I was just starting out so I didn't really know better. Wish I had saved my money. I have never been able to play more than 15 minutes without constant fogging. Nothing is worse than having to walk off the field in the middle of a game because you cannot see. Feels like your in a box because there is almost no air flow. I made the mistake of buying the fan in hopes it would help the fogging problem. No help there plus it sounds like a freight train is running around your ears. I only keep this mask around in case someone needs one or as a backup to my backup. I plan on modding it up by removing the rear protection and making it a project mask. Plan to cover it in crye multicam. The absolute worst part of this mask is trying to replace the lens. Took well over an hour to get it back in. The owner of my local paintball store won't even replace it for you. Says it's not worth the time and effort. I have also had to crazy glue the foam back into place after a couple uses.
I would not recommend this mask unless that's all you can afford. Save up your coins and get something of higher quality. In my case it turned out to be a waste of money because I can't use it due to fogging issues.
Does not cover the full ear! Can become uncomfortable on ears.
I bought these because Ive had good experience with JT masks and it was time for an upgrade. Once I tried them on I was horrified to feel the plastic digging into the middle of my ear and saw in the mirror my lower ear completely uncovered. The way the hard plastic rests on your ear gets painful after a match. So if you are willing to trade a little discomfort for great visibility, looks and fog protection then these are great.
I would only recommend this mask to players with small faces.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 at 8:58 pm PST
Smart Parts Ion modified to feed from bottom of the gun. (-:
Empire barrel kit
Hand customized single finger trigger with single trigger guard
Apex Barrel (haven't used it yet)
JT Pro Flex 7
Lens but that gets countered
Hard for people to hear you.
No bounce offs.
The mask seemed great at first except in the pictures it looked like it had good bounce off and it didn't have any. The mask had no breathability so every time it was cold out it would fog between each breath although it would go away before the next breath. It dose however have a great profile and looks cool, but that doesn't help the performance much.
I wouldn't buy it; I now own a JT Pro Flex 7. but the invision isn't too bad either if you don't mind the way it magnifies in the middle of the lens. Also it's pretty expensiveso you can get a better mask cheaper.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 at 8:37 pm PST