Leon Paul Contour Mask questions

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  1. wwittman

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    so...

    for one thing, do you people who use them take them on and off without opening the Velcro closure around the back of the head plate? or do you have to undo that everytime you remove your mask?
    (what if I want to fling my mask off and shout to try to sell my right of way to the ref after every point, like Imboden? :rolleyes:)

    second:
    do you have the padding adjusted so that it's against your forehead and kind of 'floating' inside the frame, or is it flat against the front of the mesh?
    I'm finding the adjustment of all the removable bits to be a bit confusing.


    thanks in advance.
     
  2. ktinoue3

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    I never touch the velcro. I do know people that wear glasses usually use the velcro when they take the mask on and off.
    I adjust the mask so my face is "floating" you never want to be able to touch the front mesh with your face. It should be able to take a good hit and not smack you in the face.
     
  3. wwittman

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    It's definitely a struggle to get in and out without opening the velcro.
    I wonder if I'm adjusting something "wrong"
     
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    If you have a really tight fit it can be difficult to slip off.
     
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    It's theoretically too big, according to their guidelines.
    It's a large... I couldn't even get my head into the medium without my chin being jammed up at the sky.

    I do have a prominent head bump in back (just the shape of my head, rather than being flat)
     
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    Also Velcro attachment looks different from what they show in the website videos. They obviously have changed it. 0E0A0489-459B-4D47-BD08-7A46016E9B23.jpeg
     
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    That is the new FIE requirement. It is actually easier to deal with. i have that setup and have no issue taking off the mask without touching the velcro. Anyone else around you using the mask that might be able to help you?
     
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    no one has the newer version

    you can see in the photo that in order to fit my head(i think!) the velcro is barely overlapping and the left hand, underside piece, isn't centered the way they tend to show it in photos.
     
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    I don't take the Velcro and it isn't suppose to touch the mesh
     
  10. Inquartata

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    My mask has the "old" style closure. I always undo the Velcro and then reclose it. I wear regular glasses which are on the large side and it just doesn't work trying to worm my head into it under the closed strap.
     
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    Try the Rec-Specs F8. You can get them with an elastic strap in place of the temples, and they might work better under your mask. Bring your mask when you visit your optician, and you can see if they'll work better.
     
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    I suspect that’s the case (needing to undo it with glasses.)
    IN isn’t so hard, but out seems to be.
     
  13. wwittman

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    Hideous though.
     
  14. Inquartata

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    Might actually improve MY face. :D
     
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    I really hope you can't remove the mask with the FIE strap without undoing it. If you can, then I think you need to tighten it, or change size so that won't happen. The WHOLE POINT of the new strap is to make the mask hard to dislodge.
     
  16. wwittman

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    Are you talking about the second neck strap?
    Because fencers certainly routinely throw their masks off in a hurry with standard clamp style backs.
     
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    I can slide the disc of the newer mask up free the front of my head just fine. It takes a little more effort than the prior strap system.
    And I didn't think it was to make it harder to dislodge, but harder to accidentally unstrap. The double-velcro does a fine job of that.
     
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    That seems like a distinction without a difference to me. They wanted to make it "harder to accidentally unstrap" is because that made it harder to dislodge. It's the dislodging that is the safety problem, the strap was designed to remedy it.
     

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