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Old 02-12-2013, 04:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How does it look from the side? Any fitting issues? Did you have to modify the helmet in any way?
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How does it look from the side? Any fitting issues? Did you have to modify the helmet in any way?
I can get pictures later from the side. I didn't have to modify the helmet. I would recommend drilling a few holes to vent the heat near the top.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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just curious if you want a helmet for pure protection or you are going for a certain look?

My gf who's pretty on the girly side gets by with a sandana and a really nice beanie. Unless ppl are shooting hot she doesnt have an issue with getting shot in the dome.

She's never been shot and freaked (except the first time when she was shot in the trigger finger in march) so i would try a dry run minus the helmet and if she takes one to the dome and freaks then make the investent.
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just curious if you want a helmet for pure protection or you are going for a certain look?

My gf who's pretty on the girly side gets by with a sandana and a really nice beanie. Unless ppl are shooting hot she doesnt have an issue with getting shot in the dome.

She's never been shot and freaked (except the first time when she was shot in the trigger finger in march) so i would try a dry run minus the helmet and if she takes one to the dome and freaks then make the investent.
My girlfriend has expressed reluctance in even playing if she isn't fully protected. If nothing else, i've got myself a new helmet.

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just curious if you want a helmet for pure protection or you are going for a certain look?

My gf who's pretty on the girly side gets by with a sandana and a really nice beanie. Unless ppl are shooting hot she doesnt have an issue with getting shot in the dome.

She's never been shot and freaked (except the first time when she was shot in the trigger finger in march) so i would try a dry run minus the helmet and if she takes one to the dome and freaks then make the investent.
Both.

Most times I've played, I have taken multiple shots to the head. Last time I played I took two to the top of the forehead within 5 minutes of each other.

My most fond memory of a near-concussion-experience was when I was hit near the temple by a ball that did not break and lost my hearing for a few minutes.
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Another vote for the Flex8. I bounce between my EFlex and Grill on regular walk on days, and usually rock the Flex8 for scenarios. They can be a little warm in the summer but not as bad as one might think, and likely WAY less heat retaining than a helmet. There have been several times where I was glad I had it. Easily the best full coverage mask out there.
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no? would this allow the use use of any mask type and she could pick her own colors?
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Here's a review I wrote if this helps:

Gen X Global Helmet:




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I was at a recent Super Game in Oregon:

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I knew I would need some head protection and decided to buy a Tony Hawk Skate helmet. Well after modifying it and making it fit,it still didn't feel comfortable. So I went out with just a bandana and ended up taking a head shot. Yea it hurt.

So the next day at the event I decided to check out Extreme Velocity venders booth to see if anything new had been placed out.

Extreme Velocity -- Cheap Paintball Guns, evil paintball, Paintball Masks, reloaders

Then I saw it,the GEN X GLOBAL helmet. It was very light weight and just the perfect color,OD Green. This is a Kevlar shaped helmet.

I tried it on with my DYE I3 and it was a perfect fit. The cost to me was just $14.00,but that could have been Event Day Special Price.
The problem I have always had with helmets, dealers couldnot tell me if they would fit with my Mask or not. That's the advantage of being at big events or your local shops selling them. Vendors are your best friends at Big Events.

This is a real nice set up. I was able to use my fan underneath it and even when I didn't use my fan,I didn't fog up for several hours. However I was using Fog Doc

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on my lenses,so that helped alot. I thought that the helmet provided enough air flow to keep me cool. I sweat alot,and I didn't notice an excessive sweating with the helmet on my head.

I did take a few shots on the head and I could hear them instead of feeling them,which made my day more enjoyable. I knew when I was hit in the head,because of the ECHO PING that I could hear. I got a paint check and a few times there weren't any breaks,but Ricochets off the helmet.

Personally I feel it's well worth the price for head protection. I've taken a few that have hurt and for those who are still shooting Monster Ball this might just be your best protection against the painful hit assocciated with the paint.

Head shots aren't nice and I would advise anyone to buy head protection. I finally got lucky finding what really fit and actually worked for me. Plus it gives you that great milsim look.

So just follow links I posted and give the fine folks at Extreme Velcoity a call.

I imagine if I put slits in the bill area I could get better ventilation for my fan system,but it works great for now as is.

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^^^ Pretty much the same for me.

I should add, I had a friend shoot me point blink(as in barrel tip touching the helmet) my head didn't feel a thing. But my ears sure did.
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^^^ Pretty much the same for me.

I should add, I had a friend shoot me point blink(as in barrel tip touching the helmet) my head didn't feel a thing. But my ears sure did.
I love his story that he tells why he wears that helmet.

IIRC, some new renter on his team shot him point blank in the back of the head.
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