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Post: #11
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
Thanks Paula. I remember seeing a video from him a couple of weeks ago, but had forgotten about him.

I ordered the hybrid for now. The only problem I foresee with this one, is if I am mouth leaking, my cheeks are going to swell out if pressurize my mouth. I like the idea of the minimal seal area though, and want this one to work... Smile

A full face mask might minimize that cheek swelling, with some pressure being applied on the outside too.

Leaning towards the forma next, if the hybrid doesn't work out.
04-23-2015 09:31 PM
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Post: #12
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
Nope. If your mouth opens with the FFM? It's going to blow it open wider. Ever see the face of a sky diver when they open their mouth? That's what I feel like. The more I use it, the less extreme it feels, so perhaps it is a matter of getting used to it. I'll play with it some tonight. I've not had chapped lips in a long time.

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04-23-2015 11:44 PM
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Post: #13
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
Simplus or Fitlife. Nuff said for ffm. Most like simplus better just because of the look of the fitlife
04-24-2015 12:06 AM
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Post: #14
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
If cheek puffing is s problem it doesnt happen with a fitlife total face. Pressure is equaled over the entire face. They look huge but honestly are a very comfortable durable mask.
04-24-2015 12:14 AM
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worn_out_in_lebanon Offline

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Post: #15
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
Hoping if I can catch the mouth leak early (via the Hybrid applying pressure on both fronts - well front and back actually - regarding the tongue seal) that it won't be enough of a leak to cause puffing. We'll see what happens in actual practice...

I learned a couple of new things in the past day. One - as I start drying out, it gets harder to get and keep a seal - last night I drank a little water every time I woke up with a leak and dryness - and that helped (a little). The other thing I figured out, while sizing for other masks, is I got the wrong size for the Quattro Air that I used the first week. I got the medium and should have gotten the large. I might have printed the sizing guide with scaling on instead of original size, or I just misread it in my sleep deprived state while starting this process. So that probably helps explain why I had pain and leaks with the Air, which led me to convert to the P10 pillow.

This morning I started to simply order a large cushion for the Quattro Air, but also found out that the mask frame is a one-to-one size match to the cushion. While the F10 which uses the same cushion will use one mask frame for both medium and large, the Air does not. Since I already have two more masks coming (the Hybrid and the Forma) I am going to hold off on replacing the Quattro Air (for now). But that's still an option I would like to revisit at some point.
04-24-2015 02:41 PM
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worn_out_in_lebanon Offline

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Post: #16
RE: what 2 or 3 ffm's to try next...
(04-23-2015 11:44 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  I've not had chapped lips in a long time.

Now that is something coconut oil definitely helps with... Smile
04-24-2015 02:43 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #17
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Gross. Not happening.

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04-24-2015 04:42 PM
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