Minors and face protection

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RangerGold
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Minors and face protection

Post by RangerGold » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:09 pm

I've been reading around a lot about all the rules and regulations the MAA enforces at their games, since I haven't played at one yet and I'd like to. But since I'm only 17 years old, and there are more rules for minors, face protection specifically has given me a lot of confusion.
From what I've read, I know that minor must have full face coverage (mouth, eyes, ears, facial skin). The face protection I use is a mesh mask and goggles.

The issue here is that I've been getting a bit of a mixed message on proper full face protection for minors. I've seen some posts stating that minors are required to wear a full face paintball mask and that only 18 and over can wear goggles & masks, and some that say that a mask and goggles are okay for minors. I'd just like to get a definite answer from a person of authority, or someone who just knows the answer, to know if I should buy myself a full face paintball mask.

Thanks a bunch,
Ranger Gold

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Re: Minors and face protection

Post by Sharpshot » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:19 pm

Depends on the field, and who's rules you are playing by. For games that are run by the MAA with the MAA's Rule Set, every airsofter under 18 must wear a full seal, full face paintball mask. Other fields, in their rules, allow different options.

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Re: Minors and face protection

Post by RangerGold » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:26 pm

So all MAA hosted games do require minors to wear full face paintball masks?

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Re: Minors and face protection

Post by Sharpshot » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:36 pm

Yes

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