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[Equipment] Which ASV machine to choose dilemna
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(10-17-2017, 11:23 PM)Spy Car Wrote: I'd never counted my breaths-per-minute, so I picked a section at random from last night's ASV charts and it was 8 bpm. And I've been feeling the ASV is "pushing" my rate.

I'm still "negotiating" with the new machine over breathing rates. Much of the time we fall into sync (and the feeling is delicious). Sometimes the machine gets aggresive and ahead, and I've had to over breathe it or adapt to it.

Still figuring out this dance myself.

Bill

You can try what I call Blow back. Assuming you have FFM you can do a forceful exhale, and the ASV cuts down on pressures & timing for a bit. If on other masks it may not be as effective at backing off, but having never used other than FFM I don't know for sure.
Dave

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(10-18-2017, 10:22 AM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote:
(10-17-2017, 11:23 PM)Spy Car Wrote: I'd never counted my breaths-per-minute, so I picked a section at random from last night's ASV charts and it was 8 bpm. And I've been feeling the ASV is "pushing" my rate.

I'm still "negotiating" with the new machine over breathing rates. Much of the time we fall into sync (and the feeling is delicious). Sometimes the machine gets aggresive and ahead, and I've had to over breathe it or adapt to it.

Still figuring out this dance myself.

Bill

You can try what I call Blow back. Assuming you have FFM you can do a forceful exhale, and the ASV cuts down on pressures & timing for a bit. If on other masks it may not be as effective at backing off, but having never used other than FFM I don't know for sure.

I don't have a FFM; however, I have employed "blow back" at times to overpower the machine. I prefer not getting in a test of wills with the machine, but...

Good news last night I had no issues.

Bill
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Blow back is cheaper than a hammer smash to a stubborn ASV...
Dave

Even a 1,000 mile trip requires a first step. My recommended first steps are getting good shoes and 2 cups o coffee

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