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Old 08-08-2006, 02:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the advice guys! I just got one more question: how often do the Vforce lenses wear out? My JTs are always cracking on me after a summer of twice a month play. Are Vforce lenses better?
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Old 08-08-2006, 02:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Maybe you just had a lemon. I've got two V-Force shields that I've been using for the last 5 years or so (one more than the other), and I've never had that happen with either of them. And I take a lot of headshots. I'd probably say I get shot in the mask more than anywhere else.

Gabe: I replace my lenses every year as a matter of course. But the lenses certainly aren't cracked or worn out, I just like to keep my lens crystal clear. Plus I find the anti-fog coating on them starts to become less effective after a years worth of being washed after every day of play or reffing.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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as a rule you should replace the lenses every year. It says to replace them every year in the manual.
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've had the same experience as Drum, though only tiny amounts of splatter. I wonder if it's because I don't wear the visor? Mine are the Vforce Vantage Field that have the Rubber seal instead of foam(IMO the best goggs for glasses ever made). The spray has never gotten on my face or even my glasses, but it does show up on the inside of the lens if I take a bad blast to the face. Maybe the air flow is a little TOO good.

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Old 08-09-2006, 12:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
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i have the profilers and vents, the profilers might be small enough by the vents wont be, they dont flex all the way like the jt flexes

the only one that will bend wil be the old flexes, but best bet is to try a few different ones with ur gun.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The problem what you have is not with mask. Simply get raised sight rails. Simple, 8$ solution.

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Old 08-09-2006, 10:11 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I've had the same experience as Drum, though only tiny amounts of splatter. I wonder if it's because I don't wear the visor? Mine are the Vforce Vantage Field that have the Rubber seal instead of foam(IMO the best goggs for glasses ever made). The spray has never gotten on my face or even my glasses, but it does show up on the inside of the lens if I take a bad blast to the face. Maybe the air flow is a little TOO good.

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I've had a VForce Armor for about 2 years and have had a similar issue. I've never had spray come through, but I have had paint "leech" in between the frame & lens. It's not that big a deal except that it often stains the lens. The biggest complaint I have about them is the foam. After about 6 months (maybe 6 or 7 days of play), the foam began to "roll" off of the frame. I tried re-gluing it several times and have yet to find a total solution, so I've bagged 'em for now. If I happen to find someone selling replacement foam (I'm not sure it's even available for VForce goggles - I've never seen it anywhere), then I'll try that, but I just got a brand new flex7 for $30 and have an older flex7 and my good ol' Spectras as backups. I just wish the lenses were of a better quality (they always seem to smear or scratch very easily) and easier to replace.
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:25 AM   #18 (permalink)
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my armors did that foam thign as well (i put a piece of macro right above it liek twist tied inplace to keep it down and that worked well) but the profilers never rolled like that (i think that armors were to heavy)

the paint sliping around was one of the main problems i had (second being after the coating wore off they fogged and that the profierls could be hard to breath in some times)

the vents seem to be awesome on anti fog (i would breath hard and see some condensation and it would dissapear as fast as it appeared) i havent gotten shot in them yet (wheres the ninja smiely) so im not sure how the lenses react.

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I've had a VForce Armor for about 2 years and have had a similar issue. I've never had spray come through, but I have had paint "leech" in between the frame & lens. It's not that big a deal except that it often stains the lens. The biggest complaint I have about them is the foam. After about 6 months (maybe 6 or 7 days of play), the foam began to "roll" off of the frame. I tried re-gluing it several times and have yet to find a total solution, so I've bagged 'em for now. If I happen to find someone selling replacement foam (I'm not sure it's even available for VForce goggles - I've never seen it anywhere), then I'll try that, but I just got a brand new flex7 for $30 and have an older flex7 and my good ol' Spectras as backups. I just wish the lenses were of a better quality (they always seem to smear or scratch very easily) and easier to replace.
At our field we use neoprene wetsuit repair glue to fix the foam on our rental masks when it starts to seperate from the frame. It holds up pretty well.
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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As already stated...the VForce Morph's flex very nicely.
Discontinued, but sometimes still available if you look around a bit.
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