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Old 04-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This new mask is coming out - same frames, but different ears (much more comfy than the hard ears) and a flex lower. The frames are the same green as the lower, this picture just doesn't reflect that.

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Ouch.
Sounds like you need to do what I do to my various hard ears. A pair of zip-ties (carefully applied so that the sharp bit is facing outwards) should keep the foam in place. On this mask, I made replacement foam by cutting up some cheapie pipe insulation I picked up at home depot for another project.
It may not look it but this is super comfy and has lasted for 4 years now.

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Not... really.
I've been looking to replace my Spectra for a while too but after wearing them for over half my life nothing else feels right.
V-Force Grillz comes close, and I really like the lens lock system on the Vents/Invert Avatar/Empire E-Vents, but it doesn't breathe as well and the face foam feels too thin.

On every other mask out there the ear pieces fail to protect my earlobes.
I would either do the pipe insulation mod to the hard ears or look at the new colour combo Proflex from Kee if you are looking for a new mask.

I have 5 different masks in my collection and I just keep going back to my Proflexes (I have 2 & in different colour combos) time after time, so I know how when you find a mask that just works for you.

The new soft ears are MUCH better then the old foam ones. I used to double up my foam soft ears & glue them together so that I wouldn't rip them as easily. Another thing to try is running either the E-vent or E-flex ears on your current mask. They mount right in place but you might need the mounting hardware from a pair of soft ears.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm going to chime in a bit late here (first i've seen this post)

Here is my current mask. Between me and bro we have 5 of them (painted different for seasonal changes, and good for loaners)

JT Invader, a $30 thermal mask that has treated me well for many years! We actually have the "Nvader 2" but the only store i can find it at has a bad rep with local field owners, so i try not to give them business.

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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If you are into DIY and on a bit of a budget I would try what I did when my proshield was ready for retirement.

-Found a replacement frame with newer foam
-Ordered a new strap and some old style foam soft ears with hardware
-Slap it together and pretend like im not old enough to have worn out several proshields...
Someone here at MCB sent me in this direction dont recall who atm...

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:12 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I will vouch for flexes, I was very disappointed in the eflex (bought at about $150 Canadian like 6 months after release). The i4 and anything else with soft ear will have ears fall apart (speaking of which I need to replace mine, maybe I can revo ear mod it?). The grill I had was a fantastic mask until the rubber ripped near the ear

So for me I liked the grill, and the newer flexes. Heck I may get a set of the clear/black ones because 1of 1200 frames and bottoms (at least in this new run? Don't know if ans gear is too trustworthy on that) for $30 and I will eventually need smoke lens and clear.
Did I tell you that any LE flexes from this extravaganza comes with 2 lens?

The other option if it fits like some said is maybe buy another proshield and throw on some revo 2 ears
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm a big fan of the JT flex 8 full helmet... Been using mine since I started playing paintball, and it is great. As long as you change your lens every year or two (I do it when it starts fogging) it is a very comfortable mask, and protects the back of your head if you are a front player who often gets shot from behind...

I also run a fan inside it, for those really long humid games, and that does the trick if it starts to fog up...

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Old 04-07-2014, 02:01 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm going to chime in a bit late here (first i've seen this post)

Here is my current mask. Between me and bro we have 5 of them (painted different for seasonal changes, and good for loaners)

JT Invader, a $30 thermal mask that has treated me well for many years! We actually have the "Nvader 2" but the only store i can find it at has a bad rep with local field owners, so i try not to give them business.
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This is an elite goggle frame isn't it ? The peripheral on those are not very good. The spectra frame is a bit better.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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This is an elite goggle frame isn't it ? The peripheral on those are not very good. The spectra frame is a bit better.
You may say 'it is not very good' but i've been using this frame since i've started, 10+ years and i've yet to ever feel like they are in any way limiting.

Not one single time have i been disadvantaged by the 170* (ish) view angle. Not once. (yes technically the human eye can catch movement farther than that, but in all the games i've played it simply has not made a difference)

For $30 for a Thermal lens, you can't beat that with a stick.

I will also state, i have glasses, and have also never had a problem with my glasses in them either.

Plus they have a visor, which is a Godsend if you have to play in the rain.

Plus the top of the lens (where the plastic black venty part is) is wide enough to attach a 30x10mm fan (or two) for the rainy/humid days. (which work WAAAY better than any pre-made system i've ever seen)

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You may say 'it is not very good' but i've been using this frame since i've started, 10+ years and i've yet to ever feel like they are in any way limiting.

Not one single time have i been disadvantaged by the 170* (ish) view angle. Not once. (yes technically the human eye can catch movement farther than that, but in all the games i've played it simply has not made a difference)

For $30 you can't beat that with a stick.

I will also state, i have glasses, and have also never had a problem with my glasses in them either.

Plus they have a visor, which is a Godsend if you have to play in the rain.

Plus the top of the lens (where the plastic black venty part is) is wide enough to attach a 30x10mm fan (or two) for the rainy/humid days. (which work WAAAY better than any pre-made system i've ever seen)
I hear ya. I wear glasses as well and usually take a razor blade to the foam on most goggles to clear my glasses frames.

30 bones Scott Voltage XP..good periph and comes with a thermal lens. This is what I have been sporting but with that said I will probably be going with the tried and true Spectra next.

For big ear folk the hard plastic ears on the voltage XP may rub ya raw. Only change I made to mine was the soft rubber scott visor and some camo tape.




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