Post by Da Vinci - Да Винчи on Jul 5, 2012 17:34:45 GMT -5
I keep seeing that most of the official MIA events require full face protection for players under the age of 18. I come to ask, what is considered "full protection"? I know I'm not the only one that doesn't want to wear a paintball mask, but would something more along the lines of full seal goggles (duh) and a wire mesh/iron face mask suffice? It does technically cover the face, only a fraction less than what a paintball mask would, plus the combination would actually work with a helmet.
I believe each field is different depending on insurance requirements. Some fields allow shemaghs, others want paintball or mesh mask bottoms. It would be best to contact the specific field owners or event organizers before you go there.
I have to agree with you that full face masks generally suck. However, there are some top end ones out there which are both comfortable and do not fog. I have been running a JT w/ thermal lense for several years without any fogging issues that I could recall. Thermal lenses are normally the best bet when it comes to paintball masks that resist fogging.
The other issue that you need to concern yourself though with full masks is being able to get a proper sight picture. The best bet for that is getting a mask where the material is flexible not solid. I believe the flex JT line fits that criteria.
I would provide a link to the mask I have but can't seem to find it online anywhere considering it was purchased several years ago. Either way nothing beats the protection of a full face mask except perhaps helmet+goggles+mouth cover. I'm a very aggressive player so protecting my face in close combat situations is very important to me. Even if it means sacrificing *some comfort.
Ignore the lack of loadout. Didn't feel like rocking the SFLCS kit in a paint laden area. I got mine from weaponblender awhile back for 10 bucks shipped. Have taken numerous face shots since then and haven't felt a damn thing.