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Masks with Purge Valve VS. Masks Without

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by AnZal, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Turtleguy9

    Turtleguy9 Instructor, Scuba

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    Fit is very important. As I think is the amount of light it lets in.
    Purge or non purge? I never use my hands for clearing my ears, and it can be nice to have both those free to hang onto stuff, like cameras, downlines, and divers.
    Once the purge mask is on, I do not have to touch it to clear out any water, from say an introductory diver bashing into me.
    I like the Imprex Hyperdry.
    Aloha Turtleguy
     
  2. AnZal

    AnZal Angel Fish

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    Thanx man ..... was waiting for someone who used that model. Thought it was just me but could swear that the field of vision was good. I like the solid square design too .... May just be a newbie who doesn't know any better thouhg .......
     
  3. Boogie711

    Boogie711 Loggerhead Turtle

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    Add another vote for black skirt/no purge. Fit is everything. I love my mask - a Cressi Big Eyes.

    I have a Mares Seta with a clear skirt... it's OK too, but I found I do prefer the black skirt. It just makes everything a lot clearer down there.
     
  4. AnZal

    AnZal Angel Fish

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    And i've all but made up my mind ..... :crafty: .... I guess it'll mostly come down to personal preference and there'll always be as many people for as against ..... well, at least the world is still right-side-up ....... Thanx
     
  5. Kim

    Kim Here for my friends..... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well I tried my new mask yesterday. It was great. Actually it was such a good fit that I had to intentionally flood it a couple of times to see if the purge valve worked. It seemed fine.
     
  6. Quarrior

    Quarrior Solo Diver

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    Bingo, you win the prize. Don't let anyone tell you that some piece of gear that you like and are comfortable with is wrong.
     
  7. SueMermaid

    SueMermaid Loggerhead Turtle

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    Wow, you learn something new every day. I'm going to have to try a mask with a black skirt now.

    Oh, and I think a purge valve is unneccessary. Less stuff = less that can go wrong. But that's just me.
     
  8. AnZal

    AnZal Angel Fish

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    Picked up the Imprex Hyperdry today and, weather permitting (been raining cats 'n dogs for 2 days :06: ), will use it this week and let you know how it goes. Thanks for all the input!
     

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