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Old 09-09-2012, 05:57 AM #1
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Going to choose a mask

Good day gentlemens. Just started to play paintball (played 3 games) and i`m going to buy a mask for myself, which one will you reccomend? Price isn`t problem, most important asepcts are comfortable, no fog (better mask with double lense), and safety (so the face will be covered as much as possible).
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:16 PM #2
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and the 2nd question, what do you think about military style helmets for paintball? is it usefull?
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:17 PM #3
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i recently upgraded to a sly mask from vents slys are great very comfortable and wont come off your face has a double strap. now the vents are good to they work just as good and are a little cheaper
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:38 PM #4
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Go to a pro-shop and try a few on. Everybody has a different head shape.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:46 PM #5
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Go to a pro-shop and try a few on. Everybody has a different head shape.
it is good idea, except now i`am in the middle of atlantic on a container ship +)
what do you think about E-Flex?
Also i saw a lot of players use special bandanas, is there any point of using it?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:06 PM #6
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I find that Proflexes, E-Vents, and E-Flexes are most comfortable for me.

Profits felt like a sloppy fit on my face and i4s are way too small for my head.
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some bandanas give you a little extra cushion for your dome plus they look cool
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:19 PM #8
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:26 PM #9
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E-flex is best if you have a fat face. They have great coverage never fog but can feel bulky when compared to the I4s. Straps were designed to fit 10 gal bucket heads and are difficult to get tight even with 2 head wraps on. You also get a clear lens not the tinted one everyone advertises them with. Lenses are the same as the ones for the Event are durable and easy to change/clean.

I4s are best for smaller faces they are comfortable and sit close to your face never fog and are very durable. There Lenses are 2nd to none. I have used my current pair for over 3 years only replacing the foam one time in the three years of straight abuse. I picked up a new set of E-flexes and I decided to go back to the I4s. Im willing to give up coverage for a better profile, feel, and fitment. Go try on some masks and pick one that fits you best.

Tactical helmets are for milsim (military look) if your into that. They can cause fogging issues at times are heavy and make you a bigger target especially at long range (nice big hard surface for the paint break on)
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:25 AM #10
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some bandanas give you a little extra cushion for your dome plus they look cool
i think it`s very helpfull if you are playing with i4

by the way, thank you everebody, i`ll probably take e-flex
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:01 PM #11
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another question +))
what would be better, flex8 or E-Flex? +)
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:57 AM #12
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another question +))
what would be better, flex8 or E-Flex? +)
They both will do the job. I like the E-flex better for bounces. But the flex8 will have a better fit out of the box due to the E-flexs crappy strap.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:40 PM #13
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The bottom of the mask is made from rubber, would i feel the ball, if it hit me in the jaw?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:30 PM #14
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i use the proto axis pro mask and i love it.... but i do have a huge dome! so its probably best you try some on!
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The bottom of the mask is made from rubber, would i feel the ball, if it hit me in the jaw?
no you shouldn't worry about getting hit in the jaw while wearing ANY mask as long as it covers. the only way you'll get hit is someone is shooting at you from behind and its a miracle if it slips between your face and the mask (that way with pretty much any mask) or you fold the rubber up on your mask (was real popular to do with the proflex back in the day)

but even then its rare to get hit in the jaw, i played a whole lot with the mask rolled up in the heat here and only problem i had was refs chasing me down...
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I have been hit in the rubber tons of times breaks the ball doesn't feel a thing
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:22 PM #19
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thank`s everybody, so i`ll probably take Flex-8 :-) should i somehow modify it?
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