never thought i needed a throught protector until i shot my friend in the neck and saw the ugly black and blue bruise................Ouch
Thunder pig expansion chamber, 32 degrees unviversal drop foward with gauge,14 inch thunder pig tru-flight barrel,
protects your neck a NECESSITY for any speedballer
It kind of bothers you when you move your head up and down.
You need something like this if you are a speedballer. Getting bunkered alot i knew i needed it. I got shot in the neck shortly after i bought it, and saw many other players getting shot in the neck. If i had a quarter for everytime i saw a neck hit in speedball id have like 5 dollars. Its very rare to get shot in the neck while playing woodsball.
Its not big and bulky like other protectors. Its small and provides protection. I give it a 10
Piranah E-force EXT
16'' Thirty Two Degrees Night Stick Barrel
Empire sound activated hopper
Makes your neck sweaty (what rubber based things you put on your skin don't)
This works very well. I use it every game. I have personally never been hit in the neck before but i bought this just in case. But my friend has. I let him borrow it when i wasn't playing and he got peppered by my other friend and there were about 5 shots to the upper body. He got hit right in the middle of the neck protector and he didn't even know it, literally. When he walked up to me i seen hits to the mask, shoulder, arm, and neck. I asked him how the neck gaurd worked and he said "what do mean" I ripped off the neck guard and showed him and he was surprised he didn't feel it.
This works great and you'll be happy too.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 18th, 2005 at 4:09 pm PST
I bought this after getting hit in the neck and not being able to breath. It also hurt like crazy. So i bought this for around 10 bucks C. After playing with it for 3 years now it does its job well it still does hurt but not as much. also it is very comfortable and you wont even know its on. The material used is stretchy which is great and durable. Mine hasn't ripped or anything. I do have one problem when i take it off after a day of paintball my neck is really sweaty.
Buy this neck guard, it isn't very expensive and it will protect your neck because when you get hit in the neck from a close distance it will hurt, and it can be dangerous.
Armotech Zeus G2 (with Quick Cap)
That's it, that's my main marker, pistolier all the way!
- Comfortable to wear
- You'll regret NOT wearing it
- Expensive as far as a strip of padding with velcro goes....
I have been hit in the neck before, I can say from direct personal experience that this is one purchase you'd love to hate.
You'll love it for the protection it gives you. You'll love it for how comfortable it is. You'll love it all the more on that once-in-a-blue-moon occasion that you do get hit in the neck.
You'll hate having to pay $8 USD for it. You'll hate cleaning it after you've been hit in the neck. And you'll hate that big bright white and blue colour plastic logo on the front, makes you stick out like a sore eye.
In my experience, trying to wipe the paint off of the neck protector while at the field is a loss cause, I always just make a trip to the rest room to rinse the whole thing under warm water.
And as for that annoying white and blue colour plastic logo on the front that makes you stick out like a sore eye, just take a blade and slice it off.
The neck protector is important. You'll never realize how important it is until that fateful day you get hit in the neck. For a piece of padding with a strip of velcro, it is expensive. But then for personal safety, it's money well spent.
CCI Phantom Gravity Feed Bottom Line - PMI Extreme Rage Hopper - PMI Elbow - Pure Energy 12 oz. CO2 Tank
<I'm editing this review since a few people don't like it.>
I've used this neck protector for a while and have found more good things and bad things about it. Now let's get started:
The padding is really well made. It's neoprene and the protection is not too thick or too thin, but it may lean a bit towards being thick. This may be a little bit of a problem for people with skinny necks, because the strap may go farther than it has to. Usually most people who try it don't have a problem, though.
Now when you put this on, it may feel a bit stiff at first, but you get the hang of wearing it. If you have a little bit of fat under your chin, you can look a bit fat under your goggles (i.e. Profiler). If you move forward, the neck protector adjusts to where you lean, so whenever you're in some position (lying down, running, crouching, etc.), you feel comfortable all the way.
I have found a few problems with this thing, though. First is that the velcro sticks to everything it touches, but that is a minor minor problem. The most important con of this neck protector is the sweat problem. Especially during long games, you tend to sweat more during them. Another bad thing may be the icon. Others may like it, but I think it's extremely obnoxious and kinda huge. Maybe it's for the adam's apple.
I got shot a couple of times on the neck when I had this throat deflector on. It's a huge difference from gettting shot without a neck protector. Unfortunately, you still feel the pressure of 14 pounds, but there's no blood. The neck protector covers pretty much the whole neck, except for the area directly below the chin, and for me, the upper left of my neck is partly showing (that's where I got shot one time).
Overal, however, this is a really well made neck protector.
It's only about eight bucks. And it's a neck protector, so you can't go wrong buying this.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 19th, 2005 at 2:26 pm PST
Not too bad looking,protects your throat(of course),Doesnt cause much irritation
Adds heat,looks weird w/o a mask on
I bought this and then realized after a while i prolly wouldnt get shot in the neck too much.But then playin a scenario woods game sum1 popped up from a bush in front of me while i was watching the sniper tower and shot me straight in the throat.The ball nailed the 32 degree symbol.It popped,but still,that one hit was worth the money spent cuz he was about 7 ft away and my throat was pokin right out.I'd hate to imagine that shot w/o any protection b/c even w/ the neck gaurd on it was quite a hit and left a little red circle.That lil gaurd did save me from a big butt bruise and the pain from a throat shot.
So now i always wear my neck gaurd esp. with alot of ppl playing.So if u fear a neck/throat shot and can spare some agitation/extra heat then wip out the change and buy this,a good investment overall.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 24th, 2004 at 5:53 pm PST
can there be a weakness? its a neck protector unless it didnt protect ur neck
okay im the unlucky ones. im a front man so i always get shot at alot. but this was the only shot in my neck before. it hurt like a.. i cant say it but u know wut i mean. so right after that i saw my friends and decided to get it. havnt got shot in the neck with it but its thick enough to protect your neck.
-good= beacuase it hurts getting shot in the neck
-cheap= cuz its only 10 dollers
-thick= well it just is
WGP Autococker 2003
This is a great neck portecter. I can't even tell it's on when I play. You should deffinitaly wear one of these if you want to keep your neck. Neck shots really hurt. Me and friends have been hit their and every so ounce in a while ill bleed from a hit in the neck. This is most defenitly a good neck guard mainly because it dosen't cause to much sweat.
Get this before you get hit in the neck and regret it.
Nice, thick, comfy neopreme
Logo over windpipe.
Fits my neck well.
Easy to clean
Will not fit small necks.
May get hot
32* logo stands out a bit
This product was sold to me by a friend who found it on the field for $10. It actually looks and feels like it can protect you. I have been hit in the neck 3 times since I've had it, and all of them hit that little 32* logo. I felt it hit, and never knew I was hit there until I took it off at the staging area and there was a nice yellow splat dirtying the logo, which I'd wash off with a bit of water.
However, it won't fit small necks (It fits mine just fine, but for others). I can also get hot, but I never minded it. Plus, don't all neck guards get hot? I didn't like the 32* logo standing out, but it never gave away my position.
I believe this is a wonderful product. It has helped me several times and makes me feel secure that nothing that hits my neck will hurt me.