A design that is equaled by none, the Switch patent pending 1/4 turn snap lock system is the most secure, simple, and ingenious system of its kind. The outer frame holds the lens in place with no extruding edge or protruding tabs, just clean looking style. The inner frame structure provides a secure platform for then lens and frame to compress together while giving stability under the most sever of impacts. The split frame and lens is secured in place by right and left turn 1/4 buckle locking tabs (Patent Pending). Once assembled, the split frame system holds your lens securely in place while providing comfort and style. In addition, the revolutionary split frame system allows the user to change lenses in seconds. In order to change a lens simply turn the locking buttons to unlock the frame, remove the lens, plop in a new one, replace the frame and lock your tabs back in place. Changing lenses has never been easier. The Switch System comes standard with a clear triodial thermal lens. Seven different lens tints are currently available, all with the clarity of a jet fighter pilot lens. All Switch goggle systems come standard with a co-molded combination density mask for flex under play.
The Proto Switch Mask is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
This mask is the best it is the easiest to take the lens out of it. it is our team mask and eveyone on the team loves them.Once you get into Tourny paintball you should get this mask it is da bomb.We love this mask. You need to try a little to get the 1/4 twist off.
Awesome mask very wasy to see through
10 out of 10
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JT Axiom fx/10 - Proto looks better but is a bit heavier.
JT Proteus II - Proto offers better coverage but the Proteus is like your not even wearing a mask.
14in J&J Ceramic
Sub Zero x chamber
Raised sight rail
Very durrable! . Super clear lens. Great looks and a great fit. Thermal lens.
None really, A tad heavier than the proteus
This mask is GREAT! I just sold my Axiom to get one of these and kept the Proteus as a back up. The mask has a good fit and wont move around on your head when you move. The bottom of the mask is flexable rubber to increase bounces from those pesky head shots. The lens is a dual pane thermal that has yet to fog on me and MAN is it clear! I Bought the JT axiom for the quick change lens feature which was quicker than any other mask I have owned but not all that easy. The Proto's quick change system is better by far. Turn the strap about a 1/4 turn on both sides and the strap comes off. Once strap is revoved, remove goggle fram and lens just comes right out. You can do it in less than a minute with great ease. Another thing I liked is that the visor seems to be very ridgid. It wont get all bent outta shape when you throw it in your gear bag. I hate having a tweaked out visor!!! = ) You can also get a fan and game timer for this mask but I have yet to try either out. They have just released them in several different colors including "olive green" which I think looks pretty sweet. As far as coverage goes, Its really just about right. Much more neck and chin coverage than the Proteus but not bulky like ...oh...say a JT Nvader or something which I have had and liked quite a bit actually.
Overall, a GREAT mask for a decent price...I paid about $65 for mine on eBay and have seen them in stores for around $70.00. I have only used it a few times so far so I'll have to see how the lens holds up over time.
Evolution X with blade trigger, egg with z board, max flo 4500, dye proto switch mask
Clear vision, easy to switch lenses, doesn't fog up great field of view.
I have been using this for aound 2 months now since it came out. havent had 1 prablem with it yet. doesnt fog up and it has the best vield of vision from any mask i have ever used. its very hard to distinguish ur real vision and when ur looking throught he actual goggles. switching the lenses is a brease just a quarter turn and ur done.great prodect alot cheaper then the inivison go get this insted.
Go out and get this mask its worth the money. alot better then the invision in every aspect!
Imagine Spyder green
CP one peice barrel '14 black.
Dye Sticky grips
toxic green slasher trigg.
shocktech delrin bolt.
the sponge felt great in the mask. size. comfort. and price.
none, only a difference. the shape of the mouth shield feels different from my Invader.
one of the best masks that i liked with the comfort and looks. if this mask was 90 dollars i probably would still buy it. the round googles made it very appealing. it gave me a road worrior look. thats if you seen the movie.
if you have a big head then this mask is really for you. i have a big square head. and its one of best ones for me. most of the higher end masks barely cover the jaw line. this one slightly goes beyond that. and it has that flex feel so ball will bounce off.
this mask rocks looks good feels good. there were other masks that looked great. most of the higher end JT masks felt really great and look cool too but what changed my mind from JT to the Switch was the 15 dollar difference. i liked them all but cash tends to be the be all end all.
Comes with a mask bag
Easy lens to remove
I was in the market fr a new mask and after looking and trying out the other ones on the market I decided to go with the Proto Switch. The Switch thing wasnt even what sold me, it was the comfort. The pads on th inside are really comfortable and the strap is big enough for my large head. I like the JT Proflex too but the side parts being as flimsy and pretty much the same price, I like the Proto better. Unlike the pther Dye mask this one covers more of your chin, but still allows you to scream pretty clearly.
Overall a very nice mask, try it on before you buy another mask, you'll like it
Great vision, non fogging, looks, easy maintenance
This mask has such a great lens that it seems like it isn't even there. Cleaning the lens is easy, just turn the switches and pop it out. The mask has good coverage overall, no open areas like the Invision. The strap is adjustable, so wearing head protection is possible with this mask. The Switch has no sharp edges encouraging bounces.
Get this, masks should be your number 1 priority when it comes to spending $, you can't go wrong with this, great vision, looks, coverage, and no key weaknesses.
Winchester Panoram: Came with my 98 Custom) Worst mask that I've ever tried on. I'm disappointed in you Scott...
Tested: DYE Invision, JT nVader, V-Force Shield
98 Custom with Flatline and Homemade Stock
A-5 with Rt and LAPCO Bigshot
Coming soon: PGP
Rubber visor and lower mask
Full face coverage
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Just a bit on the heavy side.
Not the most compact mask.
I bought this mask a while ago because my Winchester mask was poo. I have to say that the Switch is the greatest mask that I've ever used. In my first game with it, it performed better than I expected.
The lens is so clear that it feels like there's no lens at all. And it doesn't fog (unless it's really hot and humid like it always is here in Florida. The lens area is separated on the bottom from the lower part by foam. Removing it is so simple a 2 year old can do it. First you raise the visor. Then you twist the goggle strap connections forward and pull them out. Then the frame around the lens opens like it's on a hinge and the lens just pops out. The lens that comes with it is thermal.
The foam is heavenly. You can tighten the strap so that it's snug, but the foam is still able to contract like it's a spring and soften even the hardest blows. It also has foam on the ears.
The strap is also very smooth and I would imagine that it would be comfortable even for a bald guy.
Paint bounces off the rubber parts away from the user. It covers below your chin.
Breathing in is very easy. Breathing out is not as good but it's better than in every other mask. In the POS Winchester mask, even though it was very open on the sides and had large holes, you still couldn't breathe.
Looks: On the outside it has a very smooth look. Very few sharp corners. If you thought the pictures looked good, go to a proshop and see it in person, it's awesome.
The only weaknesses are that it's just a bit heavier than normal, and it's not very compact. It doesn't matter to me though, I play mostly woods.
I think this is one of the best masks out there. At most major online stores right now, it's about $64, a great price for the newer players, yet good enough for the pros.
Definately look into this or the V-Force Shield of you want the best mask for a good price.
First trip with this mask was amazing!! I've yet to wear a mask that had as much vision, and was as stream line as this mask! Get the yellow lens, you won't regret it! There is not one thing to improve on, you don't even need a fan in this one, no fog!!
If you need a new mask, don't waste your time and money on anything else. This is the mask to buy!!
40 BKO with 12" CP Barrel, Dead On Drop, Macdev Low rise, Halo TSA Backman
Field of view, Comfort, Flexable, Easily dismantled for cleaning.
Not made for glasses.
This mask is outstanding. I saw it at World Cup in Orlando, FL and knew I wanted on as soon as they were available. I saw no real drawbcks other than you can't wear glases with them. The field of view was great, the air flow was great, I had no fogging at all, it is flexable so it promotes bounces, and of course it looks really cool.
Excellent mask, easier to maintain then the Dye Invision, same price as the Invision, gives a hair more ching & neck protection than the Invision. Get it.
It's very streamline, increadable lens, nie fit, price is perfect in my opionion
none that I have seen so far.
This product is extreamly streamline in apperance and fits snuggly to my head. The Lens on this mask is incredable! It's very ddifficult to distinguish between the lens and your normal vision (nearly impossible). I used the mask without an anti-fog liquid and it still barely fogged. It cleared once i had finished exhaling allmost immediatly. The lens feature is very nice. It pops out with a turn of a switch for easy cleaning. However, it makes me uncomfortable that it comes out so easily.
I would strogly recomend this mask! It's way better then the Invision and costs less. The lens will blow your mind. The field of vision is outstanding and the fit it has on ur head holds firm and allows no movement or a risk of falling off.