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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:11   #16
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I cut my paintball mask just below the googles and reattached it with some elastic (my wife's hair elastics to be exact). The lower pushes out enough for me to sight down my gun and stays in the stock position the rest of the time. While the lower is pushed a couple centimetres to the side by sighting my teeth are still covered.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:42   #17
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I have been shot in the teeth once with a PTW running a gold cylinder....taken a few others off the face, but still no lower face protection. Haven't lost any teeth or chipped any.

The mouth guard idea has crossed my mind from time to time.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:59   #18
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I keep my mouth closed. I've been shot in the lip once but since I kept my mouth closed my teeth are fine.
During this critical juncture while you are being actively shot at Please demonstrate how you call your HITS while mouth is tightly closed against incoming BB's?

If you play with out tooth protection you knowingly run the risk of Chipping your teeth, $400+ of repair and suffering a root Canal for removal and replacement of your Chompers $2500+

I Hosted a game, wore a Shemagh, and had my tooth shot out. Lucky for the $350 repair bill and my wife let me keep playing. Many players get dragged out after a financial hit like that. Spend the $20. or wait for your dentist to give you the bill.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:42   #19
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and my wife let me keep playing.
yeah right. like once a year if that...

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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:46   #20
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I wear the above posted by Jimski and love it.

I made one of the mesh straps a velcro strap so i can realease the mask to talk etc during safety brief and between games and also to drink.

Notice the Velcro on the right cheek on the above photo.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 13:00   #21
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im far too good looking to risk losing teeth. If i was ugly i suppose missing a few teeth wouldnt change much.

theres no depth to my shallowness
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Old January 18th, 2013, 13:10   #22
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ALWAYS protect your teeth. Should be a no-brainer! A 15-20 dollar steel mesh mask will save you hundreds/thousands in the long run!
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Old January 18th, 2013, 13:21   #23
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ive gotten a chipped tooth through a closed mouth before. i guess the bb hit me in a good spot and went between my lips. so its not perfect protection, but it helps.

going to try wearing a mask all this season though.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 14:01   #24
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any face protection will fog you to death except mesh.
mesh for success, mesh is fresh.
mesh lower are easy to tie to tac goggles and they're deformable, and concave to fit properly on the gun's stock.



and you can still wear a shemag on top of it if you want.
This is pretty much exactly my setup and it works well.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 14:16   #25
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The one thing a lot of these "should I protect myself fully or not" threads miss is the effect it has on the person who chipped your teeth / hurt your eye / broke your gun / etc.

The older and more financially-independent players amongst us need to take special care when making public recommendations to players who are either younger or less financially able to cover dental bills or less able to weather calamities that might disrupt their lives outside of airsoft. In addition, some of the younger players may have parents who may have a very different view on a chipped tooth than the actual player.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 14:52   #26
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http://airsoftcanada.com/showthread....intball+nation

Actually that was in 2006.
Before you came along and started showing us old guys how to do it.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 15:57   #27
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Maybe I play without protecton so I'll eventually have a reason to wear braces. Maybe I'm just too hideous a creature to care? Who knows? I'm not an astroneuroloist.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 15:58   #28
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The bottom line is this:
- if you are worried about it, do something about it.

Things that work:
- tie a shemag around your face (folded up in layers...one layer of cloth won't do much)
- use a PB mask
- use a mesh mask
- use part of a mask
- use a mouth guard

I don't know much else that you can do.

Personal opinion
- getting your teeth shot out is a real risk...won't happen with every hit, won't not happen on a dumb-luck shot
- it does not have to be a hard shot
- keeping your mouth closed doesn't do it...I've had one push through and I ended up swallowing it
- avoid the games that are spray-fest skirmishes without adequate protection...there's just so many shots flying around that the risks go up fast. I don't enjoy those games anyways.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 16:01   #29
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The one thing a lot of these "should I protect myself fully or not" threads miss is the effect it has on the person who chipped your teeth / hurt your eye / broke your gun / etc.

The older and more financially-independent players amongst us need to take special care when making public recommendations to players who are either younger or less financially able to cover dental bills or less able to weather calamities that might disrupt their lives outside of airsoft. In addition, some of the younger players may have parents who may have a very different view on a chipped tooth than the actual player.
That's BS to some extent. The guy asking is the one asking/concerned...he asked the public for an opinion, he got them. It's up to him to filter through that an apply it to his needs/wants/situation/etc...

If we were to filter advice so as to sure to potentially please his mom...then the advice should be, "Don't play".
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Old January 18th, 2013, 16:12   #30
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hey jeroon, who's that skinny dude in the pick?
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