Originally Posted by YeloSno
i4s are expensive and have little protection. It's a great mask, just not exactly helpful for beginners to get shot in the side of the face.
Pain is only helpful when you're experienced enough to handle it.
You also mentioned how he may be younger, and may have a small face, if he has a small face he should get the i4's because they're incredibly breathable and fit around your face like a mold. Honestly there is no "proper" recomendation on masks because some people prefer different things. Such as me, I have a HUGE face, and I use the i4's all day. What he needs to do is go to his local shop and try the masks on.