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Clustermasx Review
« on: Oct 28th, 2005, 10:32pm »
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Well, first I want to thank Mr. Happy again for sending me a package today. I got a Clustermasx, a modified 540 02 Regulator, a bubbler, tubings, hoses, bags, mouthpiece... the works!
 
 
I just got to use it for the first time and boy! What a difference! I can't believe I've been using these cheap ass masks all this time with an ass sucking regulator.
 
Anyway, the mask itself it a work of art. Completely padded with inflated plastic around the mouth and nose.
A heavy duty exhaust and intake hoses with great valve system.
 
The combination of the Clustermasx and the "Happy 540" is pure magic. It's also important to use a bigger bag attached to the mask! Since you're inhaling nothing but pure oxygen at high flow, you need a bag big enough to keep up!
 
Of course the LPM gauge is useless when using the "Happy 540 regulator", but the tank gauge is still accurate. You need to figure out the flow for yourself.
I'm guessing that mine is adjuted to probably 25 LPM, only a guess, but it actually reads 4LPM on the dial.
It's perfectly adjusted so that when I'm done exhaling the bag is refilled without the wait.
 
The bubbler is a must since you're gonna be sucking huge amounts of 02, you don't want to dry out your throat.
 
For guitar players, it's like switching from a Pignose amp to a Marshall stack!
 
For those like me, who heavily rely on 02, it's a must!
A beast killer...
 
I give it 5 fuckineh out of 5. No cons, all pros!
 
THANK YOU RJ FOR PIMPING MY TANK!!!!Wink
 
Praise Wotan Big Time!
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 28th, 2005, 10:44pm »
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Hey Rexie....it's great to hear that it's working so well for you.
I've been thinking about getting one too, so I really appreciate the review. Cheesy  Must feel great to have such a good weapon in the arsenal.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 28th, 2005, 10:50pm »
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Go for it Patti, that's stuff's gold!
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 12:51am »
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on Oct 28th, 2005, 10:44pm, pattik wrote:
I've been thinking about getting one

Stop thinking and start getting. It isn't dubbed the Mask of the Gods for nothing.  
Lead the masses to water, and they still balk at having cheap sex.
 
Everybody needs to be using one of these things. Since vendors aren't allowed to tout their wares here, I'm more than HAPPY to spread the word of even Better O2 Enlightenment. The Clustermasx IS the better mouse trap, if you use O2. Don't be fooled by imitations from the Conspiracy. Buy now, and pay double later. Or repent.
 
It's still a NRB. But a Much Better One, developed buy UK Ben, a CHead of consideration and esteem. It has a greatly improved face mask, the check valves are superior, the bag size can be adjusted as needed.....all the Key factors...it's simply the Best O2 util that's come along since the Bic Pen or liquid Prell. Don't take my word for it.
WAIT a minute. Take my word for it.
Do yourself a favor. And everybody around you.
 
Buy now. Repent later.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 1:42am »
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I won't use anything but a clustermasx ever again? why have lead when you can have gold?!
I love the big bag, just being able to keep breathing without waiting for it to refill is perfect and it means you can abort so much quicker too and use so much less o2 you won't believe it!
The padded mask is so comfortable, you'll never have to use two hands and be trying to squeeze it to get a good seal again! you get a 100% seal with this and can hold it easily with one hand. It also comes with a mouthpiece for those of you who prefer to breathe through one of those. I personally can't but some people I know rave about that method
I also know of people for whom o2 hasn't worked before who now get a benefit from using a clustermasx. One of them posts here occasionally so I'll get her to come along and give her views too.
Jasper won't touch an ordinary non re-breather mask, he wouldn't even try one but he took to his clustermasx from day one and uses it without any fuss.
 
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 2:29am »
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Just used it again to kill my 1am... Unreal!
Quick and easy... what a breeze...  
The word needs to get out there.
Fuckineh!
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 2:39am »
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i got mine this week and have found the difference amazing to the standard non-rebreather mask  Grin Grin
its like supercharging a car  Grin Grinalso as helen says you use a lot less o2 my little 460l bottle now does about 7 hits instead of the 4-5 i got before!
all i can say is buy one!!
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 4:38am »
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I finally got my rig set up today.  
Clustermasx, 540 reg (unmodified,  I think - I'll have to check the little hole), bubbler and a 80 cft welding O2 cylnder.  First thing I did was take the small bag off and put on the 2x "supersize" bag.
 
I've used it twice. Once as a test and once to abort a hit. Hardly a fair trial yet . I'll report results of the abort trial on another thread ("My Alternate Thereapy..."Wink
 
But first impressions:
1) I like the comfort of the inflated edges of the mask.
2) The longer tube is VERY helpful.
 
However:
3) Attachment of the "supersize" bag leaves something to be worked on. I"m not happy with the "jury rig" aspect of scrunching down a 12 inch hole onto a les than one inch diameter connector. Seems awfully twisted up the way I did it.
4) At both 10 LPM and at 12LPM it feels like there's resistance to inhalation and exhalation (breathing in and breathing out.) Right on the edge of uncomfortable. Has that "sucking through a straw" feel. The big reservoir bag "breathes" okay. Collasping with breathing in and refilling between breathes. I'd guess the resistance is in the check valve(s).  
 
I'll fiddle with the rig some (no destructive changes of course)  and try using the mouthpiece (probably need a nose clip for that method)  
I'll get back to ya'll on that.
 
Overall, I think it's a huge improvement over the standard non-rebreather you'll get from a medical supply shop. I doubt that Ben is making any money on this product - probably going in the hole.  
 
Thanks Ben and Mr Happy
 
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 5:29am »
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I gotta jump on this one.  
Nights like tonight my arsenal was shot.  Nothing worked and have to rely on time which seems like forever when you go back to back with long one,intense mothers.
So if it is as advertised it might make O2 work again.
Stoked!
 
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 6:09am »
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Eric what have you got to lose except some pain filled time.. and thats not the PF time we're aiming for!
Give it a go..I promise you you won't be disappointed.
When I first bought my clustermasx it was to please another uk cluster head (Hiya Tommiepoos!) - I really didn't think anything could make O2 any better, I was already having really good results with it and frankly I was dubious but I thought "What the hell?"
BLOODY HELL!!
It's like comparing chalk and cheese literally. I don't think I could bear the agony of having to use an ordinary non rebreather mask ever again.
Just ask yourself why settle for less?
I have less than halved the amount of time I take to abort with o2.
Half the time, half the o2 more time for me to play the fool.. its I win, I win, I win and as Rex says no con's - all pro's!
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 6:18am »
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Just ordered the bad boy Smiley
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Love this thread you guys, fanx.
 
Re Sqanto:-
 
“Attachment of the "supersize" bag leaves something to be worked on. I"m not happy with the "jury rig" aspect of scrunching down a 12 inch hole onto a les than one inch diameter connector. Seems awfully twisted up the way I did it.”
 
Yep, it can be a fiddle but well worth it as the “scrunching” holds the bag away from the inlet housing, thereby avoiding occlusion.
However, you can avoid “the scrunch method” by sealing the open end of the bag and making your own “smaller” opening.  
 
 
 
“At both 10 LPM and at 12LPM it feels like there's resistance to inhalation and exhalation (breathing in and breathing out.) Right on the edge of uncomfortable. Has that "sucking through a straw" feel. The big reservoir bag "breathes" okay. Collasping with breathing in and refilling between breathes. I'd guess the resistance is in the check valve(s).”  
-The O2 inlet housing and non return valve come from a standard NRB set up, so the “resistance”is the same but may be more noticeable because of better efficiency.
 
 
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 8:20am »
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He doesn't like anyone to know it & will try his best to hide it...but Randy (Mr. Happy) will do everything in his power to help fellow sufferers.
 
He's gold in my book...BTW...how much is gold going for these days...maybe we can sell him Grin
 
All hail Mr. Happy, praise Wotan and all that stuff Wink
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 2:50pm »
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Ben, thank you for designing the mask! You're a genius...
Love the simple yet very effective set up! Good going!
 
When I got my 3AM big mofo, it was awsome.
Don't get me wrong, the head still hurts, but it never got get to the unbearable level it usually gets too with a cheap ass mask. It remained at a kip3 and killed in 20 minutes! Wow!
 
A chronic "must have"! An episodic "should have"!
 
Praise Wotan!
 
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 3:15pm »
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There's no evangelist like a born again clusterhead is there?!  Grin
 
Rex reading your comments is a huge pleasure, I know how good this masx is for me and hearing you give your verdict to and knowing more and more people are getting the benefits is making me really happy.
 
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 5:20pm »
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Just ordered one!
 
Really must get one with all  these good reports flying around!!  I need all the help I can get LOL
 
Thanks for your wonderful work, Ben and Happy!
 
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Good move Carrie, you won't regret it! Welcome to the Clustermasx club! And thanks Helen for your comments! Wink
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Up-date:
 
I've re-arranged the connection of the 2x supersize bag to the system. Presently, the in-flow resistance is almost nil. However, some out-flow resistance is still apparent. Overall, an improvement.
 
I'm still not satisfied with the bag attachment arrangement I've made. I'll work on it.
 
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on Oct 30th, 2005, 4:30am, Squanto wrote:
However, some out-flow resistance is still apparent.

Here's a cool trick.
When you exhale, Lift the Mask slightly away from your face.
It really cuts down on that resistance.
 
After fooling around with different bags and different adherants, it's hard to beat duct tape. Electrical tape and surgical tape work fine, but I always know where the roll of duct tape is located.  
 
Rubber bands work too.
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I don't know where's the resistance coming from...
Did you hook up the Masx correctly?
 
With that big of an exhaust, an elephant could blow through it without difficulties.... I don't get it....
 
Read the little stickers by the check valves and see where the arrows show where the "flow" should go!
That might be your problem...
 
If you still have problem, shout and I'll send you a pic.
 
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on Oct 30th, 2005, 8:51pm, rextangle wrote:

Squanto,
 
I don't know where's the resistance coming from...
Did you hook up the Masx correctly?
 
With that big of an exhaust, an elephant could blow through it without difficulties.... I don't get it....
 
Read the little stickers by the check valves and see where the arrows show where the "flow" should go!
That might be your problem...
 
If you still have problem, shout and I'll send you a pic.
 
Also, one thing you may want to have in commun with a Sea Lion... a tight seal if you know what I mean!
 
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I don't know where's the resistance coming from...
Did you hook up the Masx correctly?
 
With that big of an exhaust, an elephant could blow through it without difficulties.... I don't get it....
 
Read the little stickers by the check valves and see where the arrows show where the "flow" should go!
That might be your problem...
 
If you still have problem, shout and I'll send you a pic.
 
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on Today at 8:51pm, rextangle wrote:
 
I don't know where's the resistance coming from...  
Did you hook up the Masx correctly?  
 
With that big of an exhaust, an elephant could blow through it without difficulties.... I don't get it....  
 
Read the little stickers by the check valves and see where the arrows show where the "flow" should go!  
That might be your problem...  
 
If you still have problem, shout and I'll send you a pic.  
 
Rex  

 
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 30th, 2005, 9:16pm »
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It's a numbers game apparently....... Grin
 
 
 
BTW bubbler absolotely necessary? My ass!!
 
 Bubblers are for pussies!
 
Use your vocals for grating cheese!
 
 
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on Oct 30th, 2005, 9:16pm, ozzy wrote:
Use your vocals for grating cheese!

Whoa. Dude. Vocals? Grating cheese?
Either your meds are better than mine, or you put more _Glue_ in the bag than me.  
 
Cheesus, Oz.
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