Vents Predators?

Vents Predators?

Post by harg.. » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 02:35:19


O.K. since no one will answer my post about the Sl-68II vs. Trracer, I
have decided to try again. This time though, I want to know what
people think about the Vents Predator OTG Thermals. If you have one,
let me know how you feel about it versus JT X-Fire system. Is it
better or worse and why?

                                        Joey Hargis
                                        "Newbie"

 
 
 

Vents Predators?

Post by Brad Murr » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 05:32:53

Vents Predator system defnitely has better non-fogging characteristics than the
Crossfire system.  I put a fan in my Crossfire to get around this, but frankly
I would purchase the Predator if I did it all over again.  One player on our
team has a Predator setup, and even in our high-humidity high heat summer, he
has no fogging problems at all.  I sometimes get fogging so bad that the fan is
inadequate to clear it, though this is rare.
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Vents Predators?

Post by John Hamilt » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 10:13:02


 hb> O.K. since no one will answer my post about the Sl-68II vs. Trracer, I
 hb> have decided to try again. This time though, I want to know what
 hb> people think about the Vents Predator OTG Thermals. If you have one,
 hb> let me know how you feel about it versus JT X-Fire system. Is it
 hb> better or worse and why?

I have the Vents with the single-pane lens, and its good stuff. I don't
have the optional forehead, temple/ear, or throat guards, so can't comment
on that. The goggle/mask part is very comfortable, doesn't fog up so far
(I keep hearing others on the field complaining about fogging), and I have
good visibility out of them. Can't comment on the X-Fire, haven't used one.

John

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Vents Predators?

Post by DMc » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 09:41:42

I think vents kicks ***over X-fire.  but I think Scott kicks ***over
vents.


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Vents Predators?

Post by Bill Cart » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 23:25:42

Quote:

>This time though, I want to know what
>people think about the Vents Predator OTG Thermals. If you have one,
>let me know how you feel about it versus JT X-Fire system. Is it
>better or worse and why?

   I used JT thermals for about 1.5 years without much fogging
   trouble, but I found them uncomfortable and they block my
   peripheral vision.  I think the JT's are actually motorcycle
   mudracing goggles adapted to paintball.  I hear that the X-Fire
   helmet gives good protection but it tends to catch on your
   shoulders as you turn your head.
   I got Leader goggles next.  They are very comfortable, allow for
   good vision, and are so well-vented that they don't need thermal
   lenses. Unfortunately the lense attaches weakly to the frame and
   they can come apart on you.  You also have to obtain separate
   head and neck protection since it isn't integrated with the goggle.

   I've been using the Vents with their headarmor for several months
   now and have been pleased.  The facemask design seems to direct
   exhalations away from your face so it is cooler to wear,
   no fogging at all (mine are thermal), and few vision obstructions.
   The head protection is pretty good, but I did get a paintball
   hickey on my chin a few weeks ago.  I was on my stomach trading
   fire with what I thought was one guy through some heavy brush,
   and his partner suddenly rushed forward and peppered my head from
   about 10 feet away.  One ball slipped between the facemask and the
   throat protector due to the angle between me and him, and it clipped
   my chin.  It wasn't a bad mark, no scar or anything, but I was surprised.

   -Bill Carter

 
 
 

Vents Predators?

Post by Brian J. Smi » Wed, 02 Sep 1992 13:10:14

Quote:

>I think vents kicks ***over X-fire.  but I think Scott kicks ***over
>vents.



Why do you think Scott is better ?, I have JT Snappers which with Anti-Fog
spray (every game) don't fog, and I huff and puff alot.  I have seen the
Vents and have seen balls bounce off them, I also would think that they are
cooler (temp)  plus they have the neck protection that Scotts don't.

Bjs

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Vents Predators?

Post by Paul E. Duma » Fri, 04 Sep 1992 16:57:39

I have the Vents Predator mask.  It's excellent.  I tried all of the
available goggle/mask systems and I think the Vents are the best.  
The only system that's close is the Scott Panorama system (I think it's Scott)
Vents have 100% peripheral vision available.  JT X-Fire does not.
Vents have a patented air-flow system that works great.  JT X-Fire, so-so.
Vents Predator mask is light, flexible, and good protection.  JT-Xfire is
not as light and tends to dig in to your neck when you turn your head.

One very cool thing that I saw from JT was a custom designed fan that fits
into the top air vents on the X-Fire system.  THAT should stop fogging.  It
is supposed to be great for people with glasses becuase it keeps the glasses
fog free as well.

I find that the Scott Panorama gear to be the next best thing AFTER Vents.

FYI: I sweat *a lot* so I had to get the best.  I have actually been able to
fog my Vents.  (Vents owners shake their heads :-) )  Since I started using
one of the commercially avialable anti-fog/anti-static pastes that you rub on
and then buff off I CAN NOT fog the lenses.  This is true for any lens, not
just Vents.  I have spoken to a guy here in Northern California and he is
developing a liquid that will do the magic of a paste but you DO NOT HAVE TO
BUFF IT OFF.  That will be excellent because the buffing can cause tiny little
scratches on the lense.

Well, there you have it.

-ped-
Paintball Fanatic

Quote:

> O.K. since no one will answer my post about the Sl-68II vs. Trracer, I
> have decided to try again. This time though, I want to know what
> people think about the Vents Predator OTG Thermals. If you have one,
> let me know how you feel about it versus JT X-Fire system. Is it
> better or worse and why?

>                                    Joey Hargis
>                                    "Newbie"

 
 
 

Vents Predators?

Post by My name is Andre. » Fri, 04 Sep 1992 07:00:22


Quote:

>Why do you think Scott is better ?, I have JT Snappers which with Anti-Fog
>spray (every game) don't fog, and I huff and puff alot.  I have seen the
>Vents and have seen balls bounce off them, I also would think that they are
>cooler (temp)  plus they have the neck protection that Scotts don't.

    I have personally sold my X-Fires and bought a pair of Scotts simply
because I didn't feel the need for THAT much protection...  I wear a boonie
hat when I play, and Scotts are perfect for that...  That way, the back
of my head, my face, and my ears are protected... The parts that matter
the most to me...  The peripheral vision thing is a beneficial side effect
too...

 - Andre

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