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Star_folder
My dad and I were talking about BBs this afternoon, and I mentioned how Biodegradable bbs are better to use. He then counters, telling me that bio bbs are more fragile, and that they will break against mesh masks.

I know that most, if not all sanctioned airsoft fields require bio bbs, but are they really more fragile? How do they hold up against a mesh mask flying at over 400fps?
AndyY
http://www.airsoftforum.com/board/Durabili...-Ma-t59480.html
Seems like mesh masks aren't the safest against regular bbs, let along biodegradable bbs.
Gcommando36
I have nothing against mesh masks as long as the wearer has shooting glasses underneath. Some fields still don't allow them though.

Weird, almost no fields where I live require bio BBs.
Star_folder
I've only heard that, But I guess it's not true.

Alright, thanks guys.
godwin
Yes, BioBBs crumble more. Worst when they hit the mesh-mask from the side. We tested this on several masks.
maineyac
this probably isn't true but mesh isn't as hard as stamped steel goggles to I don't think bbs would break as easily on a mesh goggle.
Star_folder
After looking around for a while it seems that the mesh is more likely to be bent out of the way and a bb slipping through the mesh.

Also, I would guess that the stamped steel would be better because it will cover more area, while the mesh doesn't. Also with the smoother surface of the steel it would seem the bb more likely to stay intact then on the bumpy surface of mesh.
Ex Eagle
some BBs are hard and others are soft, regardless of biodegradability.

Bioval .27's are a good example. they are some of the hardest BBs on the market.

I don't see the point in mesh masks since you run the risk of any soft BB fracturing and getting through the mask. you'd have to wear safety glasses anyway.
hydralover
Regarding mesh masks, let's put it this way...

Are you really willing to bet your EYES that the other guy's BB won't break on your mask? The fact is, BBs shatter and break, hard or soft, Bio or not, stamped steel or not. It simply isn't a risk that I'm unwilling to take, so I will NEVER wear mesh without some form of secondary protection. Eye protection is one of the most important aspects of airsoft. Don't skimp out.

Think about it, and decide for yourself.
Star_folder
QUOTE (hydralover @ Jul 6 2010, 07:39 PM) *
Regarding mesh masks, let's put it this way...

Are you really willing to bet your EYES that the other guy's BB won't break on your mask? The fact is, BBs shatter and break, hard or soft, Bio or not, stamped steel or not. It simply isn't a risk that I'm unwilling to take, so I will NEVER wear mesh without some form of secondary protection. Eye protection is one of the most important aspects of airsoft. Don't skimp out.

Think about it, and decide for yourself.

ahhh, this is very true. I think I will skip on the eye protection, the lower end still looks good. I'll probably get some flakjaks to use with them. I hear they're fantastic, espeically against fogging, which is a problem in the humid south.
Ex Eagle
Stryke Airsoft is having a special on black patrol arena stealth goggles for 25 bucks shipped.

get them while/if you can. they are 50-60$ everywhere else.
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