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Old 05-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Mask for a Big Head?

So, I'm tired of waiting for V-Force to start shipping dual pane lenses for the Profiler. What's the consensus best mask for someone with a larger head? For reference, the Profiler is about as small as I can go. Clearly the Dye I4 won't cut it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have q big head and like the Proflex/flex7 and flex8 masks, they seem to fit well. I use soft ears, even on the 8's, I cut and add soft ears to them too. I found my profilers and flex8 masks rubbed on my ears hard and would hurt after a while, I sold the profilers and soft ear'ed my flex 8's. I run double straps not because it makes women horny but because it makes the mask fit better for me, I run with the grace of a rhino and the speed of a moderately wounded deer so things tend to come loose on me. I am hoping the new E Flex will fit better than the E Vents as they are quite small on my face and close to my mouth and obstruct my breathing. I also have a big face to go with my big head so it fills up masks pretty well. With a dome like this, mask companies should use me as a test dummy.

I have had some really cool elitist types point out that I wear 2 straps as a way to pick on my gear like I am some sort of Agglet, I think its hilarious, I just say "yup, there's 2, your observant". I am not that cool, I just look that way sometimes coincidentally.

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Sly Profits worked really well for my big head.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dont mind the grillz. Only issue is that the mask stops at my jawline.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Pro-shield, Pro-flex, Flex 7, and Flex 8 work great for larger heads. They even work for small to medium heads as well. My home field has some Pro-Shield they use as rental goggles when we have rentals with glasses or larger heads.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I3's are really nice also for big heads. The cushion is just sooo soft.
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Any opinion on Empire e-vents?
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I started wearing a Vforce Grill and I really like the coverage I get with it. It's one of the few masks that covers my entire jaw line.
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Any opinion on Empire e-vents?
If you have a large face they are good, the 09's at least. The Older style is a small mask and it's very tiny.

Personally, I don't like them as I find them uncomfortable.
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Any opinion on Empire e-vents?
I commented on the E Vent above. I love the mask itself, its nice and light and easy to tear down and clean but there isn't enough mouth venting for me. Coverage wise they are nice, I don't care too much about coverage as long as i can breathe well and be comfortable in them. The newer E Vents may have better, mine are the older ones without all the extra holes in the mouth. I still wear them in colder weather but when its hot I stick with my flex's. I run my E Vents double strapped too.

The venting around the goggles works well but forehead shots can result in paint inside your lenses.
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