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#1 Jtmyers

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:47 PM

Hello my mask is very uncomfortable and i was wondering how much can it change ur game and whats the best one for a cheap price

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:53 PM

define cheap. NEVER SKIMP OUT ON A MASK!!!! it the most important thing you should get when paintballing. The cheapest ones you should consider are the v-fore profilers, but you should do better than that. Get either v-force grillz, proto axis, proflex, flex 8s, dye i4s or eflexes.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:53 PM

ohh it will change alot. how are you supposed to focus on playing when you cant see due to fogging and are annoyed by the comfort? what is your price limit?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:54 PM

Being comfortable can change your game a lot. Being able to focus on what's going on is a huge game booster in my opinion.

Get whatever fits best. If possible, try on all the masks your local shop has in stock. If you can't, E-Flex, Proto Axis Pros, Vforce Profiler/Grill are all good masks.

The Proflex isn't as good as the E-Flex, but with an ear upgrade (either i3 ears or E-Flex ears), they're good enough. You lose the quick change lenses, but you're also paying a decent amount less on the mask. I've read good things about the Empire Vidar as well.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:08 PM

When I was playing 4 years ago I played with some shitty 30$ mask. This time around I decided to get the best mask that I could that was comfortable because I hated fogging lenses and just the heaviness and hard feeling of the cheapo masks. I picked up the Dye I4 White and Gold and played with it the first time Sunday. BEST PURCHASE EVER!!!!!!! I would def recommend getting an awesome mask even if that means your can't afford a more expensive gun.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:54 PM

First time I went was fun, but kind of sucky since my mask fogged horribly every 5 minutes. Couldn't see, had to fumble around to get off the field, very chaotic. 5 years later I have Dye I4's that never fog, I can see everything clearly, and have no issues playing.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

It will change it significantly so, in the terms of your personal comfort. A good, comfortable mask, leaves you less to worry about as opposed to a cheapo jt elite mask that comes in a package. The lenses will be significantly better, foam much softer, profile much for ideal, have nice quick change lenses, and features to help you, such as parts that assist you in bounces. They are the best of the best.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

Here is a history of the masks I've used:
  • Rentals with scratched up single pane lenses.
  • Vents Cylus ($20) with single pane lens.
  • Vents Cylus ($20) with dual-pane eVents/Empire lens. ($24)
  • eVents with dual-pane lens. ($110ish?)
Of the three transitions, the move from Mask 1 to Mask 2 was by far the biggest improvement, in terms of suddenly being able to see most of the time. Going from Mask 2 to Mask 3 made it possible to play in the summer without fogging. Going from Mask 3 to Mask 4 was nice, but not a huge deal, despite the fact that it was the biggest move up in cost.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:46 PM

Good goggles help you communicate better, breath better and see better.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:01 PM

Good goggles help you communicate better, breath better and see better.


It is called a mask. Goggles only protect eyes and sometimes nose.
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Protuberant or rolling.


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Close-fitting eyeglasses with side shields, for protection from glare, dust, water, etc.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:38 PM

It can be called whatever you want it to be called.

Mask, goggle, face plastic, head humper.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:45 PM

It's one of the things that u should go cheap. Once u can't see due to the fogging, the whole experience just goes downhill. All u are worried about is "I can't see or breath or hear". Spend the money. Just find one that is comfortable on ur face. There are a lot sold on these forums or clist

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:10 AM

It can be called whatever you want it to be called.

Mask, goggle, face plastic, head humper.

I got this new head humper in the mail today she was a little expensive ,but damn is she soft and gentle. Complete opposite of my old head humper which was heavy,sweaty and loved scratching.

I'm from know on only going to refer to them as head humpers.
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:12 AM

Like 60$

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

As everyone else already mentioned. Don't skimp out on a mask. Get something that is comfortable for you, easy to breath on, and won't fog.

Some popular high-end choices:
- Empire Eflex
- Empire Event
- VForce Profiler
- VForce Grill
- Proto Pro Axis
- Dye i4
- Sly ProFit

Try them out at your local pro-shop if you can or otherwise just look for reviews to see which one you like best. ;)

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:29 PM

It can be called whatever you want it to be called.

Mask, goggle, face plastic, head humper.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:42 PM

Don't look into used masks. That's gross. Unless it's a Vforce mask where you can switch out the foam. Just get a good mask. Don't skimp. And try not to trade out one pro for another, and have any cons.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

Some solid masks to look at are

Vforce Profilers 60$
Pro Flex 60$
Proto Pro axis 80$
Vforce Grillz 90$
Sly Profits 100$
Dye I4 120$
E Flex 110$

I'm sure I forgot some (I know they have already been listed, I just needed something to do.)

Try them all on at your local pro-shop. What's best for me, may not be best for you. I find it hard to spend over 80$ on a mask, so I went with the profilers after hearing nothing but good things about them. However, any mask on that list will be vastly better than a rental mask.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

It can be called whatever you want it to be called.

Mask, goggle, face plastic, head humper.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

head humper... i thought those layed eggs in your throat and burst out of your chest....


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

A good mask will help you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much. In my opinion it is more importaint to have good quality lens than have all the fancy features that a extremely high end mask offers. I have a V-Force Grill and when I first got it it was awesome, but once it would start to get dark I couldn't see shit. I changed to some clear lens and it was a total game changer. If you have a hundred bucks for a mask, get a proflex or a profiler and get a good CLEAR lens.(just an example) But to answer your question, yes, it does have a very big effect during the game



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

never go cheap on a mask it is the only true safty thing in paintball. think about it is your eye sight worth 90 to 120 bucks i would get the best mask, and make sure it fits right (you dont feel like it is to small on the sides or anything like that) but over all never go with what people say i.e. grills are better then profits get what fits you not someone else



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 08:24 PM

Lol I never saw the reasoning behind the whole "Is YOUR eyesight worth under ___$?!" For the arguement of buying a high end mask. All the masks new on the market are rated for the sport. It's not that the lenses durability is the determining factor in mask price. More quality and comfort, as well as convenience.

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