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porsche060
08-28-2007, 08:05
Curious what the general preference is?

mwhities
08-28-2007, 08:06
Without. Why? I prefer to not have anything block my view.

Michael

TAH 73
08-28-2007, 08:09
I am more concerned with the fit of the mask rather than if it has a centre divider. A centre divider/2 lens mask will allow you to get prescription lenses if needed.

JugglingMonkeys
08-28-2007, 11:22
i like no central post.
more visibility.

rubberduck
08-28-2007, 11:40
I also look for fit 1st. with or without center post is not important

subsur
08-28-2007, 11:46
i heard that for uw hunting the mask with divider is better because it makes you see action on the periphery better as the divider-less masks make you look straight. i don't know if it's true. i'd say divider-less would be better for photography. as many said, fit is the most important thing.

Jaymeany
08-28-2007, 11:51
I like the full open view with side view panels.

thesmoothdome
08-28-2007, 11:54
I need to look sexy underwater and as such, like to look like I have 2 eyes. The 2 lens masks help that look. :) Seriously, most single lens masks are a higher volume mask and I prefer low volume masks, so I stick with the post.

JugglingMonkeys
08-28-2007, 12:00
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?

Charlotte Smith
08-28-2007, 12:04
doesn't matter as long as it fits well....

NitroWill
08-28-2007, 12:07
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?

Exactly what it says, the inside volume of the mask (airspace) is large compared to most. Most "low volume" masks will be advertised as so. Lower volume are nicer as they are easier to clear (since there is less volume to clear)..

torrey
08-28-2007, 12:08
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?

More airspace. Or it could mean it attracts more of the opposite sex. :)

greyzen
08-28-2007, 12:17
well, other than looking pimp in my mask and fins, I enjoy the duel pan as it is lower volumn as stated, but also because looking around seems more natural.

Maybe I was feeling the need to draw my eyes to the center or something, but the full face just made looking around feel a bit 'off'.

thesmoothdome
08-28-2007, 12:19
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?


The amount of air space in the mask itself. The closer the lens is to your eyes, the lower the amount of air, so they consider that a low volume mask. The single panel, side view models tend to sit further away from the face, making it a high volume mask.

mm_dm
08-28-2007, 13:04
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?

A low volume mask is closer to your eyes and has less space in it for air or water. High volume masks have a lot of room in them. Low volume masks require less air to purge them and usually have a separate lense for each eye.

Capt Hook
08-28-2007, 15:57
Since I need prescription lens - with divider.

willardj
08-28-2007, 16:01
I still can't make up my mind. I like them both. I have one of each.

No Misses
08-28-2007, 16:16
2 lenses. I have corrective lenses.

MxDiver
08-28-2007, 19:27
I have one of each and I'm partial to the single panel, but it may be because I like the purge.

gtjason2000
08-28-2007, 20:19
I like the one i have had since the early 90's single front window with peripheral windows but it is high volume, hard to clear sometimes.

mm_dm
08-28-2007, 20:28
sorry for the silly question:
what do you mean "high volume"?

More airspace. Or it could mean it attracts more of the opposite sex. :)


Now, that answer made me smile...

JugglingMonkeys
08-28-2007, 20:46
i knew it was a silly question!!
:smiley11:

tnfireman
08-28-2007, 20:47
Fit is more important IMO.

DirtyWaterIL
08-28-2007, 21:07
it all depends on the mask. soem masks have center panels but you cant even see them when your wearing the mask.

Xspect
08-29-2007, 20:50
w/o dividers for me