This is the new VForce mask. It comes in Black, Green, Yellow, Orange, White, Blue and Red. Unlike most masks the nose area is made out of pliable rubber(the black section or colored section). As with most of the VForce mask, the Profiler offers a very wide range of vision without being to bulky. It infact hugs tightly to almost any size head, thus the name Profiler. It most definatly is the "World's Fastest Mask". The ease of removing the lens is incredible, you could possibly remove it in around 5 seconds if you were in a rush to clean the lens between games efficiently. VForce is a trusted name in paintball for its optical superiority and field of vision.
VForce Profiler: Vision under Pressure
- Soft Rubber Forehead
- Soft Rubber Visor
- Soft Rubber Face and Mouth Vents
- AntiFog and AntiScratch Lens
- No Slip Straps
The VForce Profiler Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
26 of 41 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
X-Ray, Invision, Morph
Tippmann A-5, 14" Dye Ultralite, Flatline barrel, E-Trigger, Pro Blade drop forward, vertical adapter, RVA, X-Core, Adco E-Dot
Small facial profile, fog free, comfortable, good protection, looks great!
Harder lens change, hard lower face, venting, cost
I picked up the mask a week ago and must say that the thing works great when I took it out this weekend! It has all the pluses that my Morph did but doesn't have the excess nose protection sticking out the front. Not that was much of a problem with the Morph but I know of a few people that found that more of an annoyance because of the added frontal and profile areas the Morph had. The low profile of the Profiler enables tight and close-up play and perfect for snap shooting.
It comes with the standard rubber visor but also comes equipped with a very cool looking VFlector, which is basically a soft rubber forehead panel so as to lessen the risk of getting a splat right above your brow. The soft rubber face is cool too but that is one of the weaknesses that I found with this mask. Comparing it to my Morph, the Morph's entire face was made of soft rubber helping a great deal with facial bounce. The Profiler is soft in the center but around the rims, it's way harder, as not to promote any bounce at all.
The lens changing seems to be a tad easier on the Morph, as well, because you don't have to worry about losing the clips that hold the lens in place and they seem a tad hard to pull off. The clips come right off the Profiler so don't lose them. The lens is the same ones they use on the Morph and Shield so I can still keep the same fog-free opticals from my previous mask. Thank goodness for the thermo-curing VForce puts on the lenses cuz the venting isn't as great on the Profiler with less air flow around the mouth area.
This is one of the better masks out there, in my opinion. Not really a must get at this point in time, especially with the price being what it is right now. But it's comfort, protection, and looks are what set it apart from the other masks out there. And believe me, you'll get A LOT of looks other players, as well. But, if you are a truly die-hard player, check it out!
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003 at 11:50 am PST
Bob Long Intimidator 2k2
PsychoBallistics Bullet Drop
It is very protective and looks cool at the same time.
The cost and the big lenses.
This Mask is awesome.
Though kind of expensive, well not for me.
If you get shot in the lense you dont even feel it, like the INVISION.
If you get shot in the mouth the ball just bounces off, like the MORPH.
It looks cool like the PROTEUS 2.
It must be good, Bob Long and the Oakland Assassins use it.
Chris Lasoya and the Miami Effect use it.
Get it, but the masks i use have the same characteristics. But I got this like a week ago, so i havent really used it to the mask.