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Old 08-21-2008, 09:44 AM #22
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If it's any consolation, the mask did win us a competition. It bounced off our captain, which would hv cost us the championship had it broke. And it was smacked in the middle of the mask. He threw himself down immediately hoping the ref did not see but he did and he was clean...
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Old 08-21-2008, 11:36 AM #23
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Originally Posted by Doobie View Post
First off. I am not sponsored by SP. I paid full price for mine.
I played at ION 08 and got at least 4 "skips" the whole weekend. The only ball to break on my mask was one directly in the middle of the lens. (Cyclops!)
When I got the "skips" i would hear a "WANG!" sound and feel the hit on the mask. I took cover each time and asked for a paint check. Each time I got a "your clean" followed by my "No way!" and then I would reach up and feel for paint. Sure enough, I was clean. I initially thought the whole 'Skip" thing was marketing hoopla and wanted the mask for the MultiCam pattern regardless. There is no way i anticipated getting any skips off this hard plastic mask. Four in in one weekend though is a little hard to ignore. I could not tell you if my other masks (E-vents, profiler and Grill) would have had the same success. All I can say is SP's claim of an occasional skip is substantiated in my eyes.
skips? you mean ball bounces
and there is no 08 Ion
i believe its called the Ion XE now
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:10 PM #24
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Originally Posted by e_friccero View Post
skips? you mean ball bounces
and there is no 08 Ion
i believe its called the Ion XE now
What? No...

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:30 PM #25
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to date, and through 6 events, I've not yet had a ball break on my mask. I wear a blacked out phantom Save Phace as does the rest of my team. None of us have had any breaks since we switched masks. This could be a coincidence, but trust me when I say, paint does bounce off this mask. I've had vents, grills, and flex's and I've had bounces on all of them, but this is the first hard mask I've ever had because i wanted a greater chance of bounces.
I say instead of calling shens on a hard mask bouncing, call shens on those who say you need a soft mask to score the bounce.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:46 PM #26
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the reason why most of the players who are using save phace masks are agreeing with the bounce factor, are because of the paint they are using...

Milsim/woods players tend to use paint that has a higher bounce factor than something like Ultra Evil... take that into account.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:25 PM #27
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Originally Posted by e_friccero View Post
skips? you mean ball bounces
and there is no 08 Ion
i believe its called the Ion XE now

I seriously hope that was an attempt at trolling.
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