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DonBossi

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Recently bought a fantastic pair of Ascends, which from only trying on at home, I'm loving more than the legendary VForce Grills I also have.
We'll have to see how they compare on the field.

Virtue Vio - as far as I'm aware, Ascend can't be customised? Which pairs can be customised with the changeable grill plate and does that include the colour line around the cheek / nose?

Is it Contour & Extend for the click / change customisable options? Ascends come fixed as they are?

All info appreciated.
 
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ant290

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You are correct, the ascend has the whole faceplate and lens frame in one piece.

the others are all interchangeable. the bottom part includes the colour line, although you also get the flappy bits behind the goggle frame which can be swapped separately too.

Other things to note:
Straps are interchangeable from all vio's and bunkerking CMD goggles.
As are Lenses.

The universal peak also fits some other goggles due to it fitting in the vent slots.

you can two strap them if you are feeling strong, just be careful not to snap the lens clips on the strap
 

DonBossi

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You are correct, the ascend has the whole faceplate and lens frame in one piece.

the others are all interchangeable. the bottom part includes the colour line, although you also get the flappy bits behind the goggle frame which can be swapped separately too.

Other things to note:
Straps are interchangeable from all vio's and bunkerking CMD goggles.
As are Lenses.

The universal peak also fits some other goggles due to it fitting in the vent slots.

you can two strap them if you are feeling strong, just be careful not to snap the lens clips on the strap
Thanks Ant. Yes I'd seen the straps and lenses can all be mixed and matched, which is a handy feature.

I don't have a visor and I don't think it's an essential accessory but if one pops up on the sales pages I'll pick one up.

Two strap them? As in wear 2 straps on the same goggle or have I taken that the wrong way?
 
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ant290

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Two strap them? As in wear 2 straps on the same goggle or have I taken that the wrong way?
Oh man, I am pretty jealous you get to experience paintball as a beginner.. literally everything is so exciting!

yes mate, two straps on the same goggle, some people like it.. some people hate it.. some people just do it cos it looks cool.

Let me find you some examples:)

 
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Oh man, I am pretty jealous you get to experience paintball as a beginner.. literally everything is so exciting!

yes mate, two straps on the same goggle, some people like it.. some people hate it.. some people just do it cos it looks cool.

Let me find you some examples:)

I used to do it coz it looked cool...
 

DonBossi

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Oh man, I am pretty jealous you get to experience paintball as a beginner.. literally everything is so exciting!

yes mate, two straps on the same goggle, some people like it.. some people hate it.. some people just do it cos it looks cool.

Let me find you some examples:)

Haha. Yes everything new and exciting. Lots to learn. I wouldn't have thought about double strapping.

I'll probably give it a go and it'll probably look cool. I'm just that kinda guy :ROFLMAO:
 

DonBossi

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To raise a final question on this - does a Contour faceplate fit an Extend and vice versa? I know this would turn the bigger extend into the smaller profile Contour, but just wondering if it's possible.

Everything I've read says they are all inter changeable, but when you look at the shape, the BZ site lists 'Vio' faceplate as well as Extend. The Vio seem to curl up at the back where the 'Extend' look more like they curve round.

 

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To raise a final question on this - does a Contour faceplate fit an Extend and vice versa? I know this would turn the bigger extend into the smaller profile Contour, but just wondering if it's possible.

Everything I've read says they are all inter changeable, but when you look at the shape, the BZ site lists 'Vio' faceplate as well as Extend. The Vio seem to curl up at the back where the 'Extend' look more like they curve round.

Can confirm they are swappable! I have an XS, and the extend and contour all fit on the same frames!
 
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DonBossi

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Can confirm they are swappable! I have an XS, and the extend and contour all fit on the same frames!
Great. Thanks mate!

How are you finding the XS? I was interested in an Extend but then an XS came up in a lovely colour so I went for it.

BZ & JP have a few face plates at £5 so was thinking I could just whack an Extend plate on and it gives the option of adding a different bit of colour too.