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Number of Reviews: 23
Average Rating: 3.6 / 10
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Suggested Retail Price: $50

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The Proto Switch goggle system adds the Turbine fan to its ever-growing bag of tricks. The Turbine keeps fog and perspiration away so you can deal with the real pressure on the field. It features the Turbo 9 accelerator blade that yields higher air flow volume and operates at a lower RPM, resulting in quieter operation and extended battery life. With 2-speed operation, you'll never have to lose your focus again.
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The Proto Turbine Fan is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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theprotokid Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
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Product Use:
3 months0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT Fan, Dye Turbine fan
Marker Setup: 98 Custom, Palmer Stablizer, Apache Loader, 14in Stiffi barrel.
Strengths: Does what is suppose to do
Weaknesses: !!!Loud!!!
Review: When I first got this fan I was very excited, but when I put the battery that can nicely with it and turned it on, I was like damm. Very loud, I play woodsball and a key marksmen on my team, so silence is my best weapon, I could not hear anything really except the paintball guns. It does what it is suppose to do.
Conclusion: Dont get this fan if you play senerioball or woodsball, but the thermal goggles keep the fog out, but at a cost.

Get this fan if you speedball but you wont really sweat or fog up then
Rating:
3 out of 10
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Spidey Saturday, October 30th, 2004
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Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
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Marker Setup: Spyder Rodeo
14" silver progressive
green 12V revvy
12 oz co2 w/ cover
CiP sure fit feedneck
Strengths: It does keep the fog out of your mask.
Very Light.
Visor pushes the Button.
Weaknesses: "unfogging" (see review)
Loud.
Review: If you read my review on the Proto Switch, you will see I have problems with fogging up this mask, So I bought the turbine fan without really testing it ever before so i had my fingers crossed. I looked good out of the box, nice and light, small, and comes with a AAA battery. right away i put in the battery and turned it on. I was quite shocked by the noise. It's loud. But my friends tell me you can't notice it that well when you're outside. It may not be heard by your opponents, But let me tell you, YOU will hear it, it's even louder when you put the mask on with it running, if you play with it enough you could probably get used to it though.
While the mask is on you can turn it on and off easily, there is a piece of plastic sticking down from the visor, the purpose of this is the knob to turn on the fan.
The only way to prevent the fog while using this fan is to practiacally have it on the whole time you play, It DOES keep out the fog which is great, but if you have it off, and wait until your mask gets foggy and turn it on, it won't 'Unfog' that easily. This Sucks A lot if you play bushball and recball in the woods where pepole are always sneaking around trying to be stealthy. Because you dont want to have it on all the time in case someone hears it, so you turn it off, mask fogs, and the fan wont defog the lense quick enough. Also, when you have the fan on, you wont be able to hear other people sneaking around nearby.
Conclusion: I would recommend this product to people who mostly play loud quick games of speedball where quietness really isnt that much of a factor. If you play woodsball and like to sneak around, or have others sneaking around, i wouldn't buy it.
Rating:
6 out of 10
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paintman161 Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
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Product Use:
Only tested6 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Jt fans
Marker Setup: 2k3 mechanical autococker, pure green tricked out
Strengths: Its small, pretty light, alot of air holes, easy to get to the battery
Weaknesses: Not that much quieter
Review: This is a decent product i got mine for around 40.00 which isnt too bad pretty close to the jt fans, it is compact and light. The battery door uses 2 screws but u dont need to take the fan off the mask to change the battery,( though it is pretty east to put on and off.)
They include a AAA battery, Its a push button switch, it may have its good and bads for that, havent played with it yet. Note if u have a visor on your mask may i reccomend one thing. the visor has a little tab that stick down to help turn on and off the fan, well the tab also turn it on when u dont want it on, what i did i cut off the tap on the visor, and toke a exacto knife and cut a half moon near where the push button is so its easy to press down onto the push button, without the tab its nice not having it turn on/off when u dont want it too.
Conclusion: Not much more differant from the jt fan, but dye did try. Overall i would say its a pretty good fan compared to teh few that are out there, and well u really have no choice b/c this is the only one that fit the proto.
Rating:
7 out of 10
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