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Old 10-11-2012, 12:58 AM #1
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new mask?

I have an very large head what do you guys recommend I get for a mask?

I wear a 7&5/8 hat...
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:09 AM #2
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I'm about a 7 1/4 - 7 1/2, and Flexes/Profits have always worked really well.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:17 AM #3
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Wow. So many choices. You need to try some on at your local field or pro shop. You could have 50 people recommend the same mask and then you find it doesn't fit you after you buy it. With all that said, IMO the most comfortable mask for someone with a medium to large size head is either the JT Proflex or the updated version of it Empire E-Flex. Most comfortable mask I have ever worn and extremely breathe-able.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:09 AM #4
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Off the bat I'd recommend a JT ProFlex because that's what I use and am in love with. However, like some other members suggested, I went to a pro shop and tried on a dozen masks before settling on the ProFlex for the fit and comfort. Never fogged on me and tons of customization options.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:54 PM #5
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do you guys know anything about the new angels coming out? they look f****** sick
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:00 PM #6
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Angel is no longer in business...

The mask was stopped many years ago.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:19 PM #7
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My favorites are JT Flex and Dye i4
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:45 PM #8
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do you guys know anything about the new angels coming out? they look f****** sick
The Angel Eyes were never released and never will be. Angel has been out of business for a while now. It sucks but it is what it is.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:04 PM #9
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For a larger head, I'd always recommend either a JT product, or the new E-Flex. Close behind would be the second generation E-Vents, the ones currently being made. Those are the masks that currently cover the most head. A lot of the "tournament player" masks lately have gotten so small, my kids can't even wear them. Actually, my son showed Dave that problem to great effect at a PSP event this year. He's a big guy, and he was trying on an I4 at the DYE tent. Dave noticed just how much was left exposed, and it was a lot. Problem is, the tournament guys want tiny masks, on the idea that your face will bounce a hit better, or small=better communication, or lighter. Whatever, there's still a market for people who want good protection in a quality mask.

FWIW, Simon, who designs products for Empire and JT, is also a rather large fellow.
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For a larger head, I'd always recommend either a JT product, or the new E-Flex. Close behind would be the second generation E-Vents, the ones currently being made. Those are the masks that currently cover the most head. A lot of the "tournament player" masks lately have gotten so small, my kids can't even wear them. Actually, my son showed Dave that problem to great effect at a PSP event this year. He's a big guy, and he was trying on an I4 at the DYE tent. Dave noticed just how much was left exposed, and it was a lot. Problem is, the tournament guys want tiny masks, on the idea that your face will bounce a hit better, or small=better communication, or lighter. Whatever, there's still a market for people who want good protection in a quality mask.

FWIW, Simon, who designs products for Empire and JT, is also a rather large fellow.
Good advice.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:59 PM #11
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I have the sly profit I have a big head im an 8 to 81/4 I actually tried the eflex and i felt it was too small I also did not care for the I4s but i would definitely go to a shop where you would be able to try these on and see what you like best
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:56 PM #12
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I have a JT proflex and it is so comfortable! I love the foam. Its very light and has a good field of vision. Also it looks beast! Give it a try.
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