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Old 09-04-2012, 03:48 PM #1
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Dye i4 or Empire E-Flex?

Which is the better mask? Dye i4 or Empire E-Flex?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:56 PM #2
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They're both great mask. Both easy to breath and doesn't fog up. You just need to find which one fits your face well.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:07 PM #3
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if i had to have a set mask, the E-flex breaths very well, and its not like other masks where its rough to wear over time.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:14 PM #4
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I owned both and wound up going back to i4s empires straps are absolutely horrible for people with small to average size heads my e Flexs fell off twice the first day I had them and fogged up the next time in very high humidity. I've never had either issue with i4s. But that is just my expierence.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:48 PM #5
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i4s are close to your face, have a smaller profile then the eflexes and are easy to breathe out of. the eflexes have an annoying black line at the bottom of your vision anyway.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:52 PM #6
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i4's hands down
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:55 PM #7
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i4 is too small for my face and my jawline sticks out underneath a tiny bit.
eflex are decent, I added an extra strap on mine to feel more like the profits.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:12 PM #8
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Try both masks on. That's really the only way you are going to be able to decide.

My wife and I both ended up with i4's, but I like their lower profile and she found them to be the only masks that actually fit her head properly.
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:17 PM #9
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Try both masks on. That's really the only way you are going to be able to decide.
That. 100% that. I have i4s that I currently wear and have owned Flexes, Grillz and recently tried on some Eflexes. The Eflexes are definitely bigger than the i4s but are quite comfortable and felt easier to breath out of. Then again I didn't get a chance to actually wear them in a game, just tried them on at my store so the breathing aspect isn't field tested. I think I will stick with my i4s.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:33 AM #10
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I have a set of e-flexes and love them. They breath so easily and I like how comfy they are. as far as the large straps, I also find that empire masks fit loosely on the face. But what I do is put one of the two strap adjusters through the ear hole and it makes it so it can go pretty tight on your face.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:55 AM #11
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try them both on at a local shop and see which one you prefer more
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:29 PM #12
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I would choose the flexes the breath easier and sont really feel too tight on your face you can also hear extremely well
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:42 PM #13
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:07 AM #14
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try them both on at a local shop and see which one you prefer more
This is what I would do. I4's are tight fitting but can leave your chin below the mask. Eflex are bigger so cover more of your face but not as tight of a fit. Both are great masks.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:42 PM #15
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Its up to your prefferecne dood go to your local paintball store and try them both on

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:58 PM #16
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I would try them on. For me, as a bigger guy. the E-vents and E-flex are better for me because they breathe a bit better, leave a bit more room around the mouth, and cover better. The i4's don't cover enough of my chin or cheek.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:10 PM #17
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Whatever fits your head better. if you dont have a chance to try them on, small head Dye i4s. Big Head, E-Flex
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:25 PM #18
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I try on the i4s, e-flex and profits. Honestly none of them completely covered my chin. The eflex did the best job of trying though, but i ended up going back to Vforce profilers. They have the reverse color schem. style out now, cover more of ure chin and jaw then any of previously listed masks. And there turny grade mask, pretty damn comfy. But e-flex foam inside was really nice
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:37 PM #19
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its definitely not a case of which one is "better". they are both top notch products. youll definately want to try them on first, at least the i4's as they arent for everyone, they dont cover much and you might gte shot in the chin more than youd like.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:14 PM #20
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I4s are small, so try one on in front of a mirror and see how much isn't covered. Eflexs have nice foam and a ton of options. Try em both, bye the one that fits/feels better.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:27 PM #21
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personally the i4's are small for my head. i really enjoy the vents/eflex. super comfy, easy to swap out lenses, etc. (not to discredit the i4's)
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