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Old 12-22-2012, 04:04 PM #1
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getting back into playing

Haven't played in about 8 years played a lot of indoor,Then just quit playing. My question is what is everyone wearing for a mask and what hopper is everyone playing with. Pros and cons. I'm shooting a geo 2.1. Was looking at a dye or empire mask, and thinking a halo for a hopper.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:47 PM #2
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For tournament paintball, rotor's are by far the most popular hopper. Almost any mask will work (people still wear proflex's). I would guess dye I4's are the most popular; they have a very small profile.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:15 PM #3
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for a hopper i would look into the new Virtue Spire.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:16 PM #4
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Not a fan of the i4's because of their small profile. Events, Eflex, and Proflex are my 3 favorite masks. Rotor/Spire/Z2 are considered the top hoppers, with rotor being my favorite. Halo is okay, but not as good compared to the three hoppers mentioned above.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:47 PM #5
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I personally wear the I4s and i love it much smaller profile
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:08 PM #6
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Haven't played in about 8 years played a lot of indoor,Then just quit playing. My question is what is everyone wearing for a mask and what hopper is everyone playing with. Pros and cons. I'm shooting a geo 2.1. Was looking at a dye or empire mask, and thinking a halo for a hopper.
Got to say I love the Empire Eflex and Sly Profit. As far as hopper I would say Rotor, but the spire is very nice too.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:43 PM #7
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I like dye i4s and the rotor, spire or z2 (I use a rotor).
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:45 PM #8
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My opinion is 1. Grill 2. EFlex... Grill fits me perfect, light and comfortable. EFlex doesn't fit me as good around the bottom of my face but its field of vision is great and the mask is covers my chin better... I've owned the profits I didn't care for them to much... Pros... Good looking, very comfy and awesome field of vision. Cons.... Very warm! Can't hear your teammates and breathability isn't that great but it's a sexy mask. I would say go to your local PB shop and try all of them on for yourself and choose one by trying all of them on. Good luck finding the perfect mask!
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:46 PM #9
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Hopper... I haven't had a problem with my rotor... Love it!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:32 PM #10
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Thanks guys I tried on the I4's and think they are way to small for me. So will be looking into the eflex or the proflex. What about the E-Vents? Think I will pick up a rotor to.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:42 PM #11
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I would go z2 or spire for a hopper they outdo rotors all day long, never. Had a jam in either of mine and of you watch a few YouTube videos players have rotor jams all the damn time... And as for mask it depends on your face shape really... If you have a squared jaw I would go with Proflex or grillz. If not you can use almost anything. I own profits, i4s, grillz, and events and I love all of them... Profits feel like they form fit to your head better than any mask but they are a little harder to breath through and there very low profile like i4s but i4s are easier to breath trough grillz are probably the best all around mask but the only problem is they don't have as big of a "feild of view" as profits or i4s. Events an eflexs are overall the best mask I have no bad things to say about either eflex or events
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:05 PM #12
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Mask: eflex or i4(small) I wear eflex
Hopper: z2,rotor,spire (have rotor and spire)

For the mask the best advice is to go to your local store and try lots on.
For hoppers read the forums for good info, but really any of the 3 will probably fit the bill
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