Vents Predator

Vents Predator

Post by Joseph Gors » Fri, 22 May 1992 09:06:21


How does the Vents Predator mask compare to the JT Crossfire?

I'm interested in trying one but can't find any in local stores and $74.95
is a little high for an experiment.
 I know the face shield is hard plastic, but what material is used
for the outer shields (ears, neck, etc.)

 
 
 

Vents Predator

Post by Bill Cart » Fri, 22 May 1992 23:32:39


Quote:
>How does the Vents Predator mask compare to the JT Crossfire?

>I'm interested in trying one but can't find any in local stores and $74.95
>is a little high for an experiment.
> I know the face shield is hard plastic, but what material is used
>for the outer shields (ears, neck, etc.)

   I bought a Vents mask and "head armor" a few weeks ago after I
   discovered that my Leader goggles were no longer allowed in some
   tournaments.  I think I paid about $70 including shipping from
   Paintball Mania.  It seemed like a lot, but I figure on getting
   a lot of use out of them and comfort is important.

   The head armor is a kind of dense, closed cell foam ***.
   It's probably about 1/4 inch thick and has a lot of vent holes
   in it to release body heat.  I was surprised to find that I
   had to press out all the little die-cut blanks from the armor
   prior to attaching it to the mask, there were more than 100 of
   them.

   I like the setup a lot.  It is relatively cool to wear and I
   had zero fogging.  You get much better peripheral vision than
   from the JT.  The strap hooks in the back so you don't have to
   squeeze your head into it from the bottom.  A throat protector
   hangs down from the front of the mask, but I don't think the
   neck protection is quite as complete as with the JT.  On the other
   hand, you can move your head around freely without the armor
   catching on your shoulders.  I don't know what the long-term
   durability will be like.

   The Vents are more expensive, but I think they are far superior
   to JT.  Particularly the goggle/mask part.

   -Bill

 
 
 

Vents Predator

Post by joshua l follicks-shiel » Thu, 28 May 1992 08:56:01


Quote:
>How does the Vents Predator mask compare to the JT Crossfire?

>I'm interested in trying one but can't find any in local stores and $74.95
>is a little high for an experiment.
> I know the face shield is hard plastic, but what material is used
>for the outer shields (ears, neck, etc.)

   As someone who has tried both masks on I think I am qualified,
to make some response. It was a few weeks ago so my memory is
not perfect.
   The crossfire is made of primarily rigid plastic and covers
the face and sides of the head. It does not protect the back of the
head, top, or neck. It and the Vents are about as good as it gets
for head protection. One thing I did notice was that the
x-fire was kind of uncomfortable, though I did think that a
headwrap like the sandana or Jt ambush hood wood alleviate it
if worn under the mask.
   The vents has a wider field of vision than any JT mask
thus far and is roughly comprable to the JT snapper
(though better) without the rest of the head armor.
The head armor must be assembled by the purchaser and is
a task, depending on how much you like to do these manual
dexterirty jobs. The additional head armor is made of
a light, flexible foam. It helps alot to have a small
needle-nose set of pliers handy while doing the job.
I wear the vents, and have generally been pleased with them.
   One time I was shot by a gun shooting, I guestimate,
330-350 fps. It broke the foam *** of the forehead armor, if
I hadn't been wearing the vents, or had been wearing a X-fire
it would have been my forehead get cut.

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Vents Predator

Post by joshua l follicks-shiel » Thu, 28 May 1992 09:23:37

   This sunday 5/31/92 there will be a paintball game at
Beavertown here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
For More information call the PAINTBALL UNDERGROUND
at (505) 828-2355.
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