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Old 05-19-2009, 04:16 PM #1
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Best Mask in the $60-$85 range.

Greetings all,

I'm looking to get a new mask in the $60-$85 range. I was looking at the Proto Switch Pro Axis, but I wanted to see what masks you all thought were good in that price range.

Important things for me:

NO FOGGING
Fits snug

Don't just say a brand, I want reasons why you like them. Let's hear some opinions!
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:23 PM #2
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Proflex. Best bang for your buck.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:27 PM #3
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Haven't really looked at the Proflex much, but ill do some research.

Keep the opinions coming!
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:28 PM #4
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:34 PM #5
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Try them on yourself. I personally love my Grillz more than my Pro flex but it's really personal preference. Some people hate how the Grillz feel.

You can't go wrong with either Grillz or Flexs, just make sure you try them on before you buy to make sure you like how one feels.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:36 PM #6
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Trust me I fully intend to "try before I buy." Just would like to know what is worth trying and a forum is a plethora of opinions.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:43 PM #7
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JT proflex is very comfortable and light. You can get one off Ebay for $60. For no fogging, just make sure the lens is thermal.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:48 PM #8
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i personally like grillz but i've never tried flexes on before. both are good masks. the dye i3 is also a good mask. but the lenses are a ***** to change on them so for that sole reason i would not buy one of those.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:07 PM #9
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I'm really leaning towards the Grillz right now. Does anyone have any experience with the Proto Switch Axis masks?
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:35 PM #10
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I personally love the profiler and proflex
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:38 PM #11
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:50 PM #12
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go to your local shop and try a few of them on - I prefer ProFlex's and i3s because of comfort, optional fan to help keep my glasses from fogging, and the custom color choices

All modern masks in that price range are going to have excellent thermal properties - they also all have an adjustable strap
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:48 AM #13
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Invert Helix is only $45 dollars, uses e-vents lenses and fits great, and I have a small head, also comes with a visor. Not the lowest profile, but it has great neck and chin protection.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:29 AM #14
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I personally love my proflex. You can breathe so easy in it, and the thermal lenses are awesome. Fits nice and snug and just a very comfortable mask. They do have a chin strap which is annoying, but that can easily be removed, they have a tutorial of it here on the nation somewhere. Good luck on deciding your next mask, my vote is with the proflex all the way!
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:54 AM #15
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I'm really leaning towards the Grillz right now. Does anyone have any experience with the Proto Switch Axis masks?
I have an axis and they are pretty decent. They fit well on the face but do fog up really quick so u need to buy anti fog spray which is about 5$ at any sports store (just get the stuff for the hockey lenses). The lenses are pretty easy to take out too. It takes about 30 seconds to take out.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:41 PM #16
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I purchased the JT Proflex revolution last year with the dual pane thermal mask. I had a profiler that constantly fogged. The Proflex has not fogged once on me and I play mainly woods ball. When I first got it I installed 2 custom fans just in case and I have yet to need them. I have been really impressed with the Proflex revolution. I only clean the outside lense. I only touch the inside when absoutely necessary. Ex. a smude or paint.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:16 PM #17
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I have the axis pro and like it a lot. It fits snug, is comfy, the lens is easy to change/remove and I haven't been able to fog it up yet. I will put that to the ultimate test in a month when I get out in the swamp at a big game, but I've never had a hint of fogging during speedball. It also has the option of a fan if that makes a difference to you. I have also used a pro flex and profilers over the lest decade or so and right now I like the protos more than either of the previous 2.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:31 PM #18
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anything higher end JT with a thermal.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:35 PM #19
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I use a proflex with the proshield (hard) bottoms. super cool and customizable like the proflex but hits to the mouth area dont hit you... ive never once got a bounce off the soft flex bottom.

heard great things about the proto axis, grillz and profilers.

i have an empire events its too small so its really stuffy, so like they said try them on.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:43 PM #20
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:02 PM #21
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anything above the 50 dollar range should be nice. profilers, proflexs, events, grills, dye i3pros, dye i4. Any of these will be awesome and it just comes down to how they feel and the looks.
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