mcarterbrown.com  

Ask The Experts You ask the tough questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2013, 01:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
thaylog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: cali

are these safe for paintball?

PAINTBALL MASK - Antifog Full Face

they look like airsoft masks. I didnt think you could use airsoft mask for paintball. am I wrong?
thaylog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 06:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
T-T
MCB Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Mids, UK

I'm gonna go ahead and say no.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by super_stanchy View Post
i play pump because the electronic triggers hurt my feet (i shoot my toes)
T-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Original SWARM
 
Smiley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007

Elite Battle Systems masks, also know as Goggs, these are not safe to use, the lenses on these are known to break upon impact from paintballs.

The lenses were flat and bent when installed, if they developed a crack it would pop open in the middle. That and now they could be 20+ years old.

Look at the bottom of the lens is says "not warranted shatter proof"


Last edited by Smiley; 12-30-2013 at 08:15 AM.
Smiley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
big jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Holdrege Nebraska

They were however sold as paintball masks years before air-soft existed. These were the first "full coverage" paintball helmets to give top of the head protection. While it is true that they were prone to cracking, I never saw one shatter and sold several of them though I hated wearing them myself. If a person serviced their masks as they are supposed to, they would notice the start of a crack and replace the lens. Before someone gets excited about that statement, remember at this time we were only a couple of years removed from wearing shop goggles. Semis were also not available when these helmets were new so the chances of more than one hit were unlikely.
As Smiley said these lens' would be 20+ years old and would be likely to be brittle now. These belong as wall hangers with a collection of old gear. I could use a lens for the one I have.....
__________________
Big Jim

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Furious View Post
You'll have a tough time finding a nicer group of people on the internet(even if our opinions all suck).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitalsilence View Post
I've dealt with canadians several times and I usually undercharge by 2-5 dollars cause I feel bad for them sometimes. Just my 2cents.

feedback http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...k-big-jim.html
big jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
camocow200
 
woouulf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: victorville ,Cali

For the collector value 16.00 ea is deal.
__________________
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html

WTF,why would i trade for that?

Ebay, camocow200 (1001) + 100% positive
MCB 275 +

tedaut,Would this count as a socal stock gun ? Oh wait never mind , it would need a stick feed and auto trigger.
woouulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
Marbo40k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chugiak, Alaska

That's a great deal right there. If for some reason you pick up a few, I would by at least one of them off of you for sure. I've been trying to find one for a while.
__________________
My feedback: http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html

FYI: USPS Flatrate IS the same price when shipping to Alaska...
Marbo40k is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
BigOldSkool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Deer Park, NY
Send a message via AIM to BigOldSkool

Fan of EMR
CCM Fan
Brass N Wood Fan
I see a lot of these still locally... what people do is rock the head piece with a modern lense goggle underneath.

I actually just got a pair with a lot of VL100's off ebay
__________________

RIP - Ed "BigDaddy" Roth and "Indian" Larry
Wild Geese - Coney Isand White Fish - ECA
BOS's Feedback!
What Serial Number Is Your Cocker? WTB
ECAP - "Making players dreams other players nightmares"
COUSINS PAINTBALL
BigOldSkool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
Active Member
 
sniperfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Usually at my desk.

IIRC WGP sold them back in the day as a paintball mask. I found them foggy and sweaty, but a friend of mine played in his for at least five years on the original lens.
sniperfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2013, 01:24 AM   #9 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
blackrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: America
Send a message via AIM to blackrain

PMI also used these. I only remeber the lens already being curved. However cracks would form at the clamping area for the lens. I wish someone would perfect this system and rerelease it.
Later,
Blackrain
blackrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » Ask The Experts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC