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Number of Reviews: 45
Average Rating: 6.8 / 10
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This accessory fits on all current JT goggles, such as the Proteus, Flex 7, IZE, nVADER, and nFORCER.
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The JT Vortex Fan is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Unregistered User Friday, February 22nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Xwind
Marker Setup: Blue custom cocker
Strengths: I wear glasses so a fan is a must.
nice and small
works well
easy 3 minute install (dont know what these other people talking about hard to install. Snap visor off, snap fan on, snap visor on. No biggie.

Weaknesses: Little bit loud, and have noticed that its easy to accidently turn it on like when putting goggles in goggle bag etc.
Conclusion: I will rate the fan an 8 because it is a little loud and the fact that it turns on accidently might leave someone stranded without a battery. Would be better if it used a AA instead so that way its more of a common battery.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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Unregistered User Wednesday, December 12th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
3 months7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
None
Marker Setup: 2k2 Vert Feed Cocker
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Strengths: Controls the humidity inside your goggles. Switch is two-way, which controls airflow to the top part of your mask. This is great because the user can direct wind into or out of the goggles, making venting very efficient when you need it most. Since I sweat like a hog, thermal goggles prevent the normal fogging but not the condensation which collects after a few hours of running in the woods or sprinting through the speedball fields. Since wiping down the inside of your lenses is absolutly NOT an option in-game, normal visiblity is impossible when heavy steam builds up. This product saved my a$$ a bunch of times when normally all I could do was wait till the match was done. Recommended.
Weaknesses: Installation is a pain. The actual fan isnt had to install, but the visor that goes on top of the Spectra has weak attaching points which creates headaches for the unaware. And please, please dont be stupid and forget to take this thing off when its time to wash the mask. =P

Noise: Is not much of an issue environmentally (ie. your opponents wont hear the whirring noise) but it could be distracting. I turn it on only when I feel the moisture building up, and turn it off before I make any big moves on the field.
Conclusion: I would recommend this accessory to anyone who sweats alot onfield. Lazy players need not apply, as thermal lenses would do the job of keeping your vision clear since the lazy player doesnt run much anyway. Another nice thing about it is the personal air conditioner aspect. Hanging in the dead zone isnt half bad when I flick the old switch on...catching some air while the dead shoot the breeze. If on a budget, the Cross wind is a similar product (which JT might've phased out, not sure) that a person could look for that does a similar job. The only feature that the xwind lacks is the multi-directional function, not a big deal. In short, its an upgrade that can truly help your game if one of your problems is fog. A great gun and a cool jersey does nothing for you if you cant see where youre running or what youre shooting.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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boltproblems Tuesday, December 11th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Crosswind
Marker Setup: Currently i have no gun worth putting up here. But i have a lot of paintball experance.
Strengths: > Reduces fog tremendously
> Makes mask look high tech ^_^
> Nice cool breeze
> Quiet
Weaknesses: > insanely hard to install
> whirring of fan can become bothersome
Conclusion: A must for people with glasses or people that just want to cool off. I wear glasses when i play and this has changed my whole paintball experance. Only really bad thing, is its really hard to install. But worth the $70-80 dollars if you wear glasses
Rating:
9 out of 10
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mpbojangles Sunday, December 9th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
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Products Used:
Its one of a kind...
Marker Setup: Spyder compact deluxe soon to be 2002 VERT FEED COCKER! Woo hoo!
Strengths: Works well when your not sweating like a hog...I've only played with it in the fall and winter...but so far, when your goggles start to fog, this bad boy does it job. Fits on mask perfectly...very small, good for back players who dont move around a whole lot. very good if you have a non thermal mask...with a thermal, im sure it still serves it purpose...and its not loud at all...just a low humming noise.
Weaknesses: makes it a lil hard to hear things going on around you but not bad enough that you cant hear a stick breaking or a shot. hearing is still good.
Conclusion: Great product. Not worth the 60 bucks you gotta pay for the little 2 inch thing...get it for 20 bucks on ebay.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Unregistered User Thursday, December 6th, 2001
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Homemade GoggleFan (CPU/9V battery) - The Vortex is WAY better than the goggle fan I had rigged before.
Strengths: I use glasses, and I've been forced to play most of the time without them because they would fog up INSTANTLY when I started doing any sort of running. Not anymore. The Vortex fan is AMAZING at clearing the fog off of the goggles and my glasses.
I apply an anti-fog wax to my glasses before I go out, and now I dont have any problem with fogging at all.. Its wonderfull to be able to see again :).
Weaknesses: - To change the batteries you have to take the entire fan off of the mask
- Its a little loud
Conclusion: Great purchase. I would Highly recommend it.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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