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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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question regarding Dye Proto masks

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I'll be flying from Kansas City down to Orlando, FL this next month, and I might try out the Orlando Paintball (unless someone else has a better suggestion). Their masks for rent are Dye Proto masks, and I have a JT Flex 8. I'm debating flying with my equipment or just using theirs.

So my question is this: Do Dye Proto masks come with similar lenses (thermal lenses)? If so, I'll just leave my equipment at home and save luggage space. (I'll use their markers - they're better than I have). But if they don't have good anti-fog solution, then that's something I need and will pack mine.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think what they're referring to is the Proto switch mask. More than not, they will not put a thermal lens in there, although, you could drop a few extra $$$ and use one of their nicer masks. All in all, I'd bring my own mask, but that's just me.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wouldn't it be a better idea to simply call and ask them directly? We can sit here and guess all day long, but only they would know for sure.

Why are you flying halfway across the country just to play some rental paintball? Seems kinda expensive.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is what they said, "We have the DYE Proto masks, and use an anti-fog solution also. It does a pretty good job. You can see this mask in the picture below for Rentals. You will be impressed!"

I'm going on vacation with my wife and kids, and in-laws, and while we're gonna do the typical Disney Crap for the 800th time, I'm looking for something else to do. Orlando Paintball looks like a fun place (they are open to midnight, and on weekends 'til 6am), so that's something fun I'd like to try out. It's either that, or deep sea fishing, but I'm not ready to drop a few hundred dollars just tie up lines with 30 other people - I'd rather shoot 30 other people with paintballs.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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well first of all they are idiots, there is no such thing as a "dye proto mask" currently made there are the dye i3, the dye i4 and really since proto is no longer around there are really no proto masks but assuming they have some from before proto was absorbed into dye there is the proto switch, the proto switch thermal, proto axis pro, and i think there is one more that i am forgetting. My point being you really have no idea what they have if they told you it was the "Dye proto"

anti-fog solutions are crap, I would pack your mask but use everything else of theirs

not to mention in order to fly with a tank you have to take off the regulator/pin valve which is a pain in the ass so if the rest of their equipment is better than yours, just bring your mask
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I've never played that field but I've played paintball on vacation before and if you don't bring anything else at least bring your own mask. Anti-fog solution is going to just be a spray over top of a smelly stretched out scratched up rental mask. A mask fits easily in your luggage and it's better to have a great mask and use rental gear than great gear and a rental mask.
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well first of all they are idiots, there is no such thing as a "dye proto mask" currently made there are the dye i3, the dye i4 and really since proto is no longer around there are really no proto masks but assuming they have some from before proto was absorbed into dye there is the proto switch, the proto switch thermal, proto axis pro, and i think there is one more that i am forgetting. My point being you really have no idea what they have if they told you it was the "Dye proto"

anti-fog solutions are crap, I would pack your mask but use everything else of theirs

not to mention in order to fly with a tank you have to take off the regulator/pin valve which is a pain in the ass so if the rest of their equipment is better than yours, just bring your mask
So draining my air won't be sufficient, I'll have to remove the regulator, too? I was going to bring my HPA tank, too
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So draining my air won't be sufficient, I'll have to remove the regulator, too? I was going to bring my HPA tank, too
It wouldn't make it on the plane FAA regulations don't allow it but unlike nails clippers and bottles of Fresca an HPA tank can actually be dangerous.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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its because if the regulator is off they can take a look inside and see that there is nothing dangerous, with it on, cant do it

not to mention if there is air in it you really risk blowing a burst disk once the plane gets up to altitude
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Ok thanks for that tip!

(upon reading further at that field, they supply HPA anyway, so my wanting to take a tank is pointless, FAA rules notwithstanding)
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