(04-23-2015, 10:03 PM)PaytonA Wrote: Amen DB and again AMEN.
The tension needed on the straps is dependent on the pressure and the surface area of the mask. Then there are other things that require additional tension due to the topography and fleshiness of one's face. Prominent cheekbones can make it very difficult for a full face mask or a nasal mask to seal all the way around. Deeply recessed nasal bridge can cause the same or additional problem.
A mask that does not have a rigid frame on which the seals (cushions) fit would be helpful for some folks cheekbone and/or nasal bridge problem mentioned above. I think F&P tried to approximate that with the Simplus Mask. At least those are my thoughts.
Dear PaytonA, your suggestion about the development of a non-rigid mask would be a welcome contribution, and i agree wholeheartedly. i used a simplus initially, but have found the resmed quattro a better solution for me personally. thanks.