Jay from Angel Paintball has taken some time to update the community as to the progress of the long rumored ANGEL EYE paintball goggle system.

Q: Jay, Did you think these Angel EYE goggle system would be out by now?

A: Yes. I was wrong.

Q: Ok, then, when will it be released?

A: It will be released once it is ready. I know that won’t be a popular answer, but it is an honest one. As much as I want this out NOW, it has to be right once it is released. Coming out with a product before it is as best as we can make it is not an option for us on this product. Once I have a release date, you all will know, as I will be shouting it at the top of my lungs from the highest hill with a big smile on my face (and posting it here).I will also be keeping our dealers up to date once a release date is known. At this time, my best guess is early 2011.

Q: I pre-ordered the mask from a company, now what do I do?

A: This product is coming out. I know it is fun to compare it in this thread to certain loaders that died before arriving, but that will not be the case here. If you simply pre-ordered it from your dealer, talk to them about the situation, or email me. If you pre-paid for your mask, and are concerned, talk to the people you paid. Most or all of you that pre-paid used a credit card, which gives you some protection in case you don’t believe me.

Q: Enough BS, what is the holdup?

A: There have been certain aspects of the mask that we have been able to improve, and feel obligated to do so. In the long run, it makes for a better product. We are not going to release an ’10 EYE now, then incorporate the improvements and release an ’11 EYE, with a ’12 EYE having a new small feature. We are going to release the ANGEL EYE, making the best initial product possible.

Q: Will it me worth the wait?

A: I think so. While I am still using the same goggle system I have used for years, my masks are getting tired. However, I am just replacing lenses as needed, waiting for the EYE. I count myself among those that are very excited about this product, and think about it daily. While it may not make you feel better, I am waiting along with the rest of you personally for this mask.

Q: Lastly, what are you going to do once the EYE is released?

A: Work my butt off getting them shipped out to our dealers, then have a beer.