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#1 jcmurdoch

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

I've been playing paintball a lot recently, and have decided to get more serious. As mike suggested, I have decided to get a mask first. My budget is about 45 (50 at a stretch). Also, I would like to recommend masks for my two friends, one of whom wears glasses. The fields around us tend to be very much woodsball fields. We're all 14ish. Also, I'd like to get a recommendation for a mask for my dad, who is also a relatively keen paintballer, again, he wears glasses. He also would like a mask with full head protection, as recently he was playing without full head protection and got shot on the top of the head. He had a superb Mohican for the rest of the day.
Thank you for any help that you may render me

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

There is only one mask I can think of with full head protection but all I know is that is is a jt mask.

As per the price on the masks over the pond I don't know if they are more expensive. I will try to help out more later when I get on a pc to search this up.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

JT Elite Head Shield (Click this!

it's around 40, and is what your looking for, unaware of how well the Thermal part is... you don't want a mask that fogs up.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

For a good, cheap-ish, thermal lensed, mask, I would get the JT proflexes (about £40)

For your friend with glasses, the Vforce profilers are a great fit for glasses-wearers.

As for your father, the only full-head protection mask I can think of is the JT Flex8 with Headshield

Hope this helps!

Edited by LegacyTeam, 28 April 2013 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:38 AM

Proflex is a very good mask. I have a Vforce Shield. Very good view angles....and lots of room for glasses. I know my friend also wears glasses and says his fit fine under the proflexes.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Proflex is a very good mask. I have a Vforce Shield. Very good view angles....and lots of room for glasses. I know my friend also wears glasses and says his fit fine under the proflexes.

I never found the Proflex to be all that good, especially now with the Empire E-Flex. The crappy soft ears and the lack of quick-change lenses is now an outdated design in comparison to other masks such as the Vforce Grill.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:20 AM


Proflex is a very good mask. I have a Vforce Shield. Very good view angles....and lots of room for glasses. I know my friend also wears glasses and says his fit fine under the proflexes.

I never found the Proflex to be all that good, especially now with the Empire E-Flex. The crappy soft ears and the lack of quick-change lenses is now an outdated design in comparison to other masks such as the Vforce Grill.


The eflex is also twice the cost of a proflex....and the grill is also a good $30 more as well. Never have seen anyone have an issue with the soft ears on the proflex either.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:46 AM

Ive had issues with them ripping, and lack of wuick change lenses is annoying.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

I like the older Dye i3's but they cab be a little difficult to find sometimes and are still rather pricey...They don't fog up and also work well with glasses!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Ive had issues with them ripping, and lack of wuick change lenses is annoying.

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Are quick change lenses still worth double the price?

The Grillz pretty much need a new lens out of box, bringing them up to about $110.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

Never found anyone who bough thermal lenses from the get go on the grill.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

Never found anyone who bough thermal lenses from the get go on the grill.



I bought the Nightmare edition Grill and came with a smoke thermal lense. I also bought a clear thermal lense because I play indoor.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

Well did you necessarily need to to prevent fogging?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:50 PM

Well did you necessarily need to to prevent fogging?

The four guys with Grillz that I know all bought new lenses after their second or third outing with them. My only guess would be because of fogging.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:57 PM


Well did you necessarily need to to prevent fogging?

The four guys with Grillz that I know all bought new lenses after their second or third outing with them. My only guess would be because of fogging.

Well, in my defense, my teammates who own Grills are in Arizona, so there's no fogging ever.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

I wore a pair of Grillz out in fog and rain for 6 hours a few weeks ago and had zero fogging issues with the stock baked lenses. (thanks to butteryschemin for the mask BTW, very happy with it)

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

I've had good luck with my Vforce profilers, though I'm kind of interested in the Vforce Grill....

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:01 AM

I have the i3 and I think it's great. I also just got one of those JT full helmet ones. It's ok I guess, a little constricting but the goggle part feels very bad. The padding around the inside of the goggles is very rough and does not feel good on your face at all. I tried it once and went back to my i3. I think I will have to change the padding around the goggles to something softer to make them usable.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

The JT Flex 8 full helmet masks are actually pretty good, and have sexy foam. You may have gotten the cheaper full helmet masks.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Could somebody post links to these maks that have been recommended? Another mask I have been considering is a proto switch with thermal lenses, and I know at least one o my local fields offers a thermal mask for 25, though I don't really know what the quality is like on them

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

They're ok. I have a friend whos family uses them entirely. I use to use them. They're ok masks, but you can do better.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

try the V-force profiler i use it and its great! it is about 70$ not euros sry. If you want a cheaper price try the V_force pro_vantage a good mask a steal of a deal its about 40$ hope this helps!!!!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

Thanks for all the help guys but I'd like to reiterate that I live in the uk, so I need all these prices to be for uk stores




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