Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-29-2012, 08:12 AM #1
Redeagle434
 
 
Redeagle434's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Paintball mask

I need a cheap but good paintball mask
Redeagle434 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 11-29-2012, 08:28 AM #2
PistolPaul2
Be Nice, Have fun
 
PistolPaul2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Coal City, Illinois
PistolPaul2 is playing at Living Legends VI
What's your price range? Are you looking to buy new or used
PistolPaul2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 10:28 AM #3
Icon0clast
Powered by Sammiches
 
Icon0clast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Atl
Annual Supporting Member
Icon0clast plays in the MiLP
Icon0clast owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Icon0clast plays in the APPA D4 division
he doesn't care he needs
__________________
Atlanta Drive
Icon0clast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 12:04 PM #4
Zippin35
 
 
Zippin35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Zippin35 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Zippin35 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 is attending Decay of Nations VI
new: proflex, empire vidar, Helix, any proto mask really
Used: any mask really

What is your definition of cheap?
__________________
I FIGHT FOR MACDEV-Macdev Militia
BUY MY 2.0 LUXE!!FST
B/S/T Perfection
New England Crusade #35
Bored? On Facebook? Come join my group Paintball Gear for Sale!
Zippin35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 01:23 PM #5
pbbliss
Philippians 4:13
 
pbbliss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Florida
Annual Supporting Member
 has been a member for 10 years
pbbliss plays in the PSP
pbbliss plays in the MiLP
pbbliss is Legendary
pbbliss supports Empire
pbbliss is All In
pbbliss is All In
that's the one place you don't want to be cheap. Protecting your eyes is of the utmost importance. So if the mask is very comfortable, doesn't fog, then chances are you'll leave it on at all the appropriate times like you're supposed to.

try and save on your pants or somewhere else, but that mask is a safe, great long term investment.
__________________
E M P I R E
P.C. Katana
Strange Fan #196
Tampa Bay Damage #63
pbbliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:00 AM #6
martial_law1972
LA Hitmen Oakland
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
I'll say the same thing my friend told me. Both of us used to ride motorcycles before he got hurt. He said before you buy a bike, buy a helmet first. Find one that fits you, have all the necessary certs and the most comfortable.

Same goes for a paintball mask. There is nothing more important safety gear in paintball than a mask. Our safety briefing guy used to always say "you came here to the field with a pair of eyes. We tend to keep it that way and go home with the same pair".
__________________
LA Hitmen
LA Hitmen Oakland
LA Hitmen Oakland article on paintballx3.com
feedback

LA Hitmen Oakland
Nor-Cal Devastation
Silent Killerz
martial_law1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:53 AM #7
Zippin35
 
 
Zippin35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Zippin35 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Zippin35 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Zippin35 is attending Decay of Nations VI
Quote:
Originally Posted by martial_law1972 View Post
"you came here to the field with a pair of eyes. We tend to keep it that way and go home with the same pair".
True story, I used to use that line in my safety speech until I looked to my left one day and there stood a gentleman with an eye patch. My speech has now changed to we like you to leave here with the same amount of eyes that you showed up with. He laughed it off but I have never felt so awkward haha.
__________________
I FIGHT FOR MACDEV-Macdev Militia
BUY MY 2.0 LUXE!!FST
B/S/T Perfection
New England Crusade #35
Bored? On Facebook? Come join my group Paintball Gear for Sale!
Zippin35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 01:33 PM #8
s2master
 
 
s2master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Like others have stated, The mask is the worst place to cheap out on. Invest in a mask that fits you well. Last thing you wan't is to not be able to see due to fogging or constinantly adjusting it to make it fit.
__________________
S2 4 -LiFe
s2master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM #9
Team_ILLNatured
Running Hatchet Man
 
Team_ILLNatured's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Depew, NY(716)
Annual Supporting Member
 has been a member for 10 years
Team_ILLNatured owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Team_ILLNatured owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Team_ILLNatured supports Team VICIOUS
Team_ILLNatured plays in the APPA D5 division
Team_ILLNatured is Boss
Mask doesn't just protect your eyes boys...them ear covers are there for a reason too.
__________________
Opie
Depew Decepticonz/Lancaster ILLNatured - Coach
RIP USPA, AXBL, NYXL, NYPS
Depew Decepticonz #1 2013 USPA Batavia Novice Div Sectional Champions
Belfast Bombers #01 2012 2nd Place USPA Novice Div
Depew ILLNatured #0 2011 3rd place USPA , Great Lakes Division
My ShEGO project!
"Originally posted by Spitlebug: You are right, my penis simply will not accept anything smaller than 68 caliber. :D"
Team_ILLNatured is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 11:18 PM #10
BenRo82
Diehard Louisiana fan!!!
 
BenRo82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Louisiana
BenRo82 supports Team VICIOUS
BenRo82 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
BenRo82 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Proflex is a good mask. And I agree with the guys above me, you don't want to go shoot both of your eyes out.
BenRo82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 01:52 AM #11
Jack73hRipper
Team Omen
 
Jack73hRipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bloomington, IN
Jack73hRipper supports Team VICIOUS
Jack73hRipper has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Jack73hRipper has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Jack73hRipper supports DLX Technology
Quote:
Originally Posted by s2master View Post
Like others have stated, The mask is the worst place to cheap out on. Invest in a mask that fits you well. Last thing you wan't is to not be able to see due to fogging or constinantly adjusting it to make it fit.
^ This
Jack73hRipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 06:06 PM #12
hzuiel
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
From personal experience, mask should be the first item you buy, and skip the cheap crap, go straight for the 50-100 dollar range, try them on at a local shop. Pick one that covers an adequate amount of your face, your whole ear, preferrably entire chin and forehead. Also for the love of god get a thermal lens for whatever you buy, if it doesn't come with one. Not thermal coated, dual pane thermal lens.

Play with a rental gun package to test the mask until you are 100% happy it's performance, then start worrying about other gear. I did things backwards to that and made the mask the cheap piece of used gear i got and I've subjected myself to a lot of unnecessary hardship because of it.
hzuiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 05:10 PM #13
Just dat guy
O.O woah
 
Just dat guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: philly
Just dat guy owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Just dat guy owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Just dat guy plays in the APPA D4 division
Just dat guy has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenRo82 View Post
Proflex is a good mask. And I agree with the guys above me, you don't want to go shoot both of your eyes out.
proflexes are great masks, but annoying to clean and the ears are too small
__________________
Hey! You with the face! And the Nose! And the Mouth! And the Eyes! I KNOW YOU.
***The reason we help players that are new to the sport is so that they continue to play the sport***
LVP SOUTH
Axes are best left to chopping wood.
Sofa Kingdom
Just dat guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:53 AM #14
dominantgazelle
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 
dominantgazelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Foothill Ranch
dominantgazelle plays in the APPA D4 division
dominantgazelle is one of the top 250 posters on PbNation
dominantgazelle supports DLX Technology
I LOVE my i4s but there is no doubt they're overpriced. I would recommend the e-vents
dominantgazelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 06:24 PM #15
ShoopDaWhoop900
Go Noles!
 
ShoopDaWhoop900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington
ShoopDaWhoop900 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
Proflex's are great and they are much cheaper than a pair of e-vents or i4's. I was at my local field and some guys from washigntons pro team the vendetta showed up and had proflex's.
__________________
Setup: Ego LV1, DYE Rotor, Ninja 68/4500
ShoopDaWhoop900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump