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Old 07-15-2014, 11:57 AM #1
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Comfortable mask now gives me a headache?

Hi All.

Currently I own a Grill and have used it about 7 or 8 times. When I got it the mask fit great and was super comfy all day. The last 2 outings however I started noticing a few spots/pressure points that were bugging me and would eventually turn into a headache by the end of the day.

I'm just wondering has anyone else had a once comfortable mask start bugging them after owning them for awhile? I throw it into my gear bag and they're not really being smashed but is it the way I store them?
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:16 PM #2
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try new foam. if that doesnt help might need a new mask.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:30 PM #3
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It may simply because the weather is getting warmer.

Also you should store your mask on a shelf upside down.
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Sounds more like subtle dehydration and possible heat exhaustion. Increased blood flow\pressure during these times can cause muscle inflammation which leads to discomfort and ultimately headaches. Drink plenty of water
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:13 PM #5
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:47 PM #6
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If you wear a headband it could be because you are tightening it down too much.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:25 PM #7
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I would get headaches because I tightened down my strap the same way I would in fall and winter. So Cal winters. Then in summer the pressure on my head got uncomfortable so I would slightly loosen stuff.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:53 PM #8
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I noticed the EXACT same thing with my Grillz! They put pressure on my cheek bones and it turned into a headache by the end of the day. I would experience it every weekend I used them. I just got a new mask instead and never experienced that again.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:01 PM #9
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I appreciate all of the tips regarding dehydration however I know that's not the case. Sitting in my living room I can feel the pressure points on my cheeks, forehead and sides. Maybe I'll just have to look into a new mask.

Glad I'm not the only one that's had that happen with a mask. Just a bummer because I really liked the grill.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:03 PM #10
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I noticed the EXACT same thing with my Grillz! They put pressure on my cheek bones and it turned into a headache by the end of the day. I would experience it every weekend I used them. I just got a new mask instead and never experienced that again.
That's where I started noticing it first on the cheeks. What mask did you switch to?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:53 PM #11
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That's where I started noticing it first on the cheeks. What mask did you switch to?
I switched to a Vio and I am very happy. Great ventilation, no pressure points, good visibility, easy to clean, nice size. The best overall mask I have owned.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:37 AM #12
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I switched to a Vio and I am very happy. Great ventilation, no pressure points, good visibility, easy to clean, nice size. The best overall mask I have owned.
Nice. I just picked up a Vio for my wife. It fits my face pretty well but the strap is a little tight for my basketball sized head. Wonder if it'll loosen up over time.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:07 PM #13
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Use a Vforce Profiler they're cheap and super comfy
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:33 PM #14
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Use a Vforce Profiler they're cheap and super comfy
Yeah those or the eflex are the only others that are comfy for my big head. Wish the profilers had a little more jaw line coverage for me though.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:45 AM #15
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Profiler...best mask I have ever owned
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