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Old 06-02-2010, 10:08 PM #1
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Does anyone know if it is safe to play paintball without a mask on, as long as you have proper eye-protection? I like paintball, but the masks get so annoying when they fog up.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:13 PM #2
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paintball safety

same question was on my mind , and what kind of liquid they generally use in markers ? safe for eyes or not ? mask is really annoying but we need to wear it for safety
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:32 PM #3
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Have never met a place that would let you play without mask. It is insane stupidity to play with out one.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 AM #4
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:09 PM #5
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Does anyone know if it is safe to play paintball without a mask on, as long as you have proper eye-protection? I like paintball, but the masks get so annoying when they fog up.

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Plain and simple, buy a better mask. I've never had fogging issues except with el cheapo walmart masks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:45 PM #6
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:26 PM #7
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I will tell you from experience, I have been playing off and on since the early 90's, before masks were required and I took a couple of hits from a friends Automag and it hurt like you can't believe. In this day and age it just not worth it to play without a full mask...
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:51 PM #8
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Get a mask with a thermal lens, I got an events and have only had trouble on the craziest weather days (super hot then pouring rain)
A bandana or sandana to keep the sweat from getting in the "eye area" of the mask will also help keep the fogging issue away.
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No mask = losing an eye.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:20 PM #10
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:24 PM #11
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i know a few people who lost there eye becuase they didnt wear a mask or took it off in the middle of a game..so always keep your mask on and always play with one on
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:48 AM #12
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Tell you what, we'll set up a national game! No masks for anyone, we'll all play free and see clearly. But how to make it safe, you ask? easy! We will only throw paintballs, no markers! (;
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Does anyone know if it is safe to play paintball without a mask on, as long as you have proper eye-protection? I like paintball, but the masks get so annoying when they fog up.

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No, it is not sufficient to only have just eye protection (like goggles only). The mask covers your temples, nose, teeth and facial area. Imagine a blow to those areas without anything covering them.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:52 AM #15
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Im sure the mask is nothing but a fashion statement i mean whats the worst that could happen?
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:28 PM #16
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masks are part of the sport. take THEM or leave IT
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:40 PM #17
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People used to play with goggles... However it would hurt like hell getting hit and its probably unsafe as well.
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In most states it is the law that you wear a mask that holds up to certain Specifications (sorry I dont remember the excact code)
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:09 PM #19
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I think he meant goggles only, IE: as in airsoft
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:06 PM #20
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Thumbs down Agreed with selling your gear

anyone who even thinks about playing without a mask or just goggles is in the wrong sport.

See excuse my rant thread.

This is the reason paintball gets a bad rep.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:14 PM #21
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Necro thread.

For anyone wondering, paintball was once upon a time played with goggles only, then facemasks came to be, then ear protection was added, then goggles with no facemask or half-masks were around, then the industry smartened up and required full eye, face, and ear protection.
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