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Which mask would you recommend to Michael Schumacher?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by lightxx, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. lightxx

    lightxx Angel Fish

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    Hey guys!

    So, picture Michael Schumacher for a second, that would be me. Albeit a little less backpfeifengesicht (Backpfeifengesicht - Wiktionary).

    mi-michael-schumacher.jpg

    I'm desperately looking for a mask that fits my face. What I tried so far:
    • Aqualung / Technisub Micromask
    • Aqualung / Technisub Look
    • Aqualung / Technisub Look 2.0
    • Mares X-Vision Mid
    All of them leak. Which gets annoying over time. Now I know, the masks are not the problem, my face is :(

    So, I'm looking for people with similar problems, and product recommendations.

    Thank you very much.
    Tom
     
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  2. wstorms

    wstorms ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Best to go to your LDS and try on as many masks as possible. It's not unusual for anybody to try a dozen masks or so before finding the one you like, so don't feel bad if you tried 4 so far, I am sure you can find a comfortable mask.
     
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  3. lightxx

    lightxx Angel Fish

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    I did. I tried all they had. And in the dry, they work. That vacuum-with-your-nose test works every time. The immerse-in-bathtub test works every time.
    The into-the-ocean-I-go test fails every time. Pretty frustrating. I even tried Vaseline as a sealant, no go.
     
  4. wstorms

    wstorms ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    In that case, it might be the position of the mask strap. quite often people place it too low. Play around with it, or ask somebody to take a look underwater and move it. usually I find it works best if you put the strap on the bump on the back of your head, as far away from the face as possible so to say.
     
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  5. axluba

    axluba Barracuda

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    I had similar problems, went through 3 different ones... I’m not saying it will work for you but it did for me:
    The Omer Alien... it’s a free diving/hunting mask.. it’s dirty cheap and it’s the only one that fits me so far... hope it helps! But I doubt it, we all have different faces..
     
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  6. lightxx

    lightxx Angel Fish

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    Thanks for the input, much appreciated. Will try next time.
     
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. lightxx

    lightxx Angel Fish

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  9. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hope it helps. Had an IT show me the problem with the typical mask test and how he made an obviously poorly fitted mask stay on his face.

    I know I'm preaching to the choir, but having a properly fitted mask that doesn't leak is soooooooo important. Good luck!
     
  10. Bigbella

    Bigbella ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My standard and free-diving masks are all Cressi-Sub, from Italy, since they can accommodate what my girlfriend once described as my "Roman taxi driver nose." The problem that I had always had, was not so much an issue of sealing (though they do seal well) -- but pinching at the bridge of the nose, regardless of most brands . . .
     

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