Which mask to buy

Which mask to buy

Post by Chris Muenz » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00


I'm looking for a new mask since mine failed at the last tournament. I'm
don't have the money to buy FIE. Anybody got any good recomendations for a
mask $100 or less.

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Chris Muenzer

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Which mask to buy

Post by MSega » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Tripplette.
It is well padded, durable and reasonably priced.  

 
 
 

Which mask to buy

Post by Stephan Khin » Thu, 11 Apr 1996 04:00:00

You can get excellent inexpensive masks at Blade, Physical Chess, and Blue
Gauntlet.

BTW, has anyone tried the Soudet uniforms? I used their masks years ago,
and they were excellent.
--
Stephan Khinoy

 
 
 

Which mask to buy

Post by Fernando Dia » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm looking for a new mask since mine failed at the last tournament. I'm
> don't have the money to buy FIE. Anybody got any good recomendations for a
> mask $100 or less.

> --
> Chris Muenzer

> Suport Internet freedom
> http://www.eff.org/blueribbon

I've bougth a Uhlman FIE 1600 Mask for 200 DM which is 140 $ maybe is a
bit over your budget but it is an excellent Mask. And a mask is not the
place to save money your face is behind!!. I am fully satisfied with it

Regards
Fer

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Which mask to buy

Post by Fernando Dia » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Sorry I forgot to tell you that if the difference in price is to high I
know that the Uhlman shop in Cologne post matherial for a quite reduced
price, If you are interested I have their e-mail address

Regards
Fer
===================COMPLETE ADDRESS========================

Dr. Fernando Diaz
Laboratorium voor Chemische en Biologische Dynamica
Celestijnenlaan 200D
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
B-3001 Leuven
Belgie
phone:32-16-327149
fax:  32-16-327982

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Which mask to buy

Post by ID » Fri, 12 Apr 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>You can get excellent inexpensive masks at Blade, Physical Chess, and Blue
>Gauntlet.

>BTW, has anyone tried the Soudet uniforms? I used their masks years ago,
>and they were excellent.
>--
>Stephan Khinoy

        Never worn one myself, but I seek out opinions on these things.  
The women love them because Soudet is supposedly the only brand doesn't
seem like it was designed by a man thinking, "now how should this look if
I had ***s....."  As for men, I know two people who own the new 1600N
stuff.  One uses it only for tournaments, prefering to get the full
lifespan out of his old Allstar gear.  He's doesn't use it often, but
seems happy.  The other is a highly competitive junior who told me,
"don't buy it, my is falling apart."

Kevin Haidl

 
 
 

Which mask to buy

Post by Morgan Bur » Sat, 13 Apr 1996 04:00:00



|> >BTW, has anyone tried the Soudet uniforms? I used their masks years ago,
|> >and they were excellent.
|>
|> As for men, I know two people who own the new 1600N
|> stuff.  One uses it only for tournaments, prefering to get the full
|> lifespan out of his old Allstar gear.  He's doesn't use it often, but
|> seems happy.

That's probably me.  The uniform is 800N (1600N certification only
applies to mask bibs), although you can effectively get 1600N by using
it with an 800N plastron.

The ballistic nylon material that Soudet uses is amazing:  thin,
smooth, stretchable, comfortable, and very, very light.  Too light, in fact.
The bruise factor is several times what it was on my old kevlar Allstar
jackets.  It encourages me to wear my plastron, which is a good thing, I suppose.  Another plus is that I got the jacket custom-made (with back zip
instead of side zip, since I'm ambi), at no extra cost.  The total cost
(from Soudet Paris) of a full-800N uniform was less than I paid (from
Herb Obst-Allstar Canada) for an Allstar 800/350 jacket two years earlier.

On the down side, the finishing isn't up to the standards of my old Allstar
uniforms.  The suspenders are held on with simple buttons, one of which
vanished during my last competition.  The zippers are pretty lightweight (but
no problems yet), and the FIE label on the pants has shredded (although it
gets hit a lot, since I lead with that side in foil).  There is no
blade-catcher on the throat, as with the Allstar stuff.  The old Allstar
uniforms had an internal kevlar plastron, but the Soudet only has  
single-layer material in the armpit, although the armpit seams have an
additional strip of material covering them to avoid seam penetration.  
The latest Allstar ballistic nylon jackets are probably similar, but I
haven't checked.

I have yet to take a broken-blade fleche to the chest in this uniform,
so I can't say yet if it performs as well as the Allstar in that respect.

-- Morgan Burke