It's no secret that the Virtue Spire has been a huge success in the paintball world, a large portion of professional teams that can switch, has switched to the Spire 200 or the Spire 260 loader. So following that success we are excited to hear of the prospect of Virtue bringing their innovation to the paintball mask arena.
Facts about the new Virtue paintball mask are fairly scarce except for a trade mark application, providing the possible name "Optik" but we can not confirm this will indeed be the name. http://trademarks.ju...k-86022525.html
Rich Bianco from Punishers reached out to the top level guy at Virtue - Mike Newman, to scare up some details. At this time however, Mike was not willing to release any design or price details, or any other information on the paintball mask. He would not confirm the name of the mask but here is what he would confirm…His exact words were "Teams and stores will get a first look at this new Goggle at the Paris Millenium event next month. I can't comment on anything else at this time". I think from the trademark application and Mike’s comment its safe to assume we have a new high end goggle on the way!
What does this mean for paintball?
Well it means a successful, player focused paintball company is going to bring us a mask that could potentially change the mask "game" forever.
Paintball masks have always come from one of two places: a big company developing a mask because they already sell everything else or a company redesigning a current design to fit their style or application.
The Virtue Paintball goggle has the potential to deliver in the same way the Spire200 and the Spire260 has, by bringing a high value, player focused product to the market. There is no doubt that the Virtue Paintball Mask will be one of the top level options in the mask industry the day it hits the shelves.
Unlike a lot of companies out there Virtue products have always combine reasonable cost with exceptional value, the Virtue Paintball mask will be no different. We are incredibly excited that our friends at Virtue are bringing this mask and we PROMISE we will be the first ones in line to carry the mask.
Pretty awesome, your thoughts?