best all around mask
February 23, 2011
this mask is great for any player because of multiple reasons.
first, the size can fit any player. no ears exposed, no extended jaw protection. not to big, not to small. I am 5'11", and this mask fits me perfectly. i have had no problems with this mask in terms of size at all.
the profile is not the smallest, but is better than any other mask you can find for the price, without reducing protection. Unlike the JT proflex, a very popular mask, this actualy covers the wheres ears, while the proflex doesnt. the strap is ligit, having silicon lines on the inside for added grip.
the lense comes in smoke, yellow, fire, mirror, black (ninja), and more, because it is the same size and make as he empire events mask. any lense that fits that mask will fit this one.
as for packaging, you get a nice micro-fiber mask bag for after a days play, very nice for both wiping off the mask and keeping it clean while your out and about. it also comes with a manual showing how to change the lense, (which is so simple and obvius it takes seconds and is no trouble at all, and is not worth mentioning here), and two types of visors. The two visors are both made of flexible rubber; One covers the forehead, and one is just a typical visor that doesnt rise above the hairline, keeping the lower forhead protected, while still keeping a reduced profile.
As an added bonus, the cheeks of the mask flex a slight bit, which increases bouncing, the lense is a wide enough angle that you can easily use your periferal vision in play, and the inside of the mask has noise reductors for your voice, reducing the amount of your yelling you hear, while still being able to hear every noise around you.
for the money and for a starter mask to keep you on a medium sized budget, this mask will work for anyone.
-many lense choices
-extra strap space for doubling up mask straps
-easy lense changing
-all around good mask
Cons:-not lowest profile
-not very specific for styles of play. the dye i4 mask is even smaller profile, the empire events has better quality for certain situations, etc.
-not cheepest mask out there