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Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by MNdakota » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:59 am

Hey. I have a question regarding somethings especially with minors having to use full face masks in any MAA game.

I so happen to have this and this.

Of course I am a minor being 15 years old and I was wondering if this would count as a "full face mask" or would I have to purchase a paintball mask?



Also. I am quite new to these forums so I am sorry if I posted this thread in the wrong spot. Thanks!
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by bikemancs » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:05 am

AT this time a Full Face Mask is exactly that, it must be a one piece, all inclusive paintball style full face mask. This is what most insurance companies require, thus we require. There are plenty of them out there. Stick with a name brand and you'll be fine. Thermal lenses will help defeat fogging.

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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 am

For locales that require Full Face. Some venues only require full seal goggles.

BTW...Thermal Lens will eliminate 99% of fogging issues...hint, hint.
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by MNdakota » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:04 pm

Okay.

I'll pick up a paintball mask with thermal lenses and make sure they're Z87.1 or higher. I'll have the paintball mask as a backup just in case a field doesn't allow me to use my other setup.

Thank you guys a lot for your responses!
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:39 pm

Paintball masks are all Z87.1
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by MNdakota » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:34 pm

Guges Mk3 wrote:Paintball masks are all Z87.1
Roger that. Are there any paintball masks that you would recommend?
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:41 pm

For 30.00 at most retail outlets....JT Thermals.
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by SeawolfIV » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:44 am

BTW if the fogging is terrible, this can fix it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LdU-lHQxfs
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by MNdakota » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:17 am

SeawolfIV wrote:BTW if the fogging is terrible, this can fix it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LdU-lHQxfs
Wow. Very helpful video. I'll have to try that out once I'm not feeling lazy.
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:46 pm

No...do not do that.

Drawbacks of a fan:

Noise, it "creates" (if used with to much voltage) noise and it limits your ability to hear soft sounds (buzzing neutralizes part of your hearing spectrum).
Another component that can fail at the least opportune time.
Can render your goggle unsafe.

The cops don't use fans in their googles, neither do the military and you should not either.
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by SeawolfIV » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:44 pm

Just curious, how does it render goggles unsafe?
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Re: Eye Protection Question Regarding Minors

Post by Guges Mk3 » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:38 pm

Kids hacking into the mesh to create better air flow.
Kids tying it on with zip ties and it can create a snag point on the mask.
Kids will futz with a non-functioning unit on the field and may violate safety rules issues.
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