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23rd May 2007, 10:43 PM
does the action of the bit change if the mouthpiece is more or less curved? i used to use a totally straight mullen mouth but the one i have off ebay seems very curved :confused: only just got it today but am i likely to get bronked off?? :D
what change does the curvature make to the bit?
24th May 2007, 09:29 AM
I think, but don't quote me because I haven't looked it up, that the curve will give more tongue room. As such I'd expect it to act slightly more on the bars of the mouth & possibly the palate if the crve is very high. So not so much stronger or milder as different. Try it in the school & see how she feels!
24th May 2007, 08:36 PM
a curved one will help to relieve tongue pressure and will work mainly on the bars of the mouth.
24th May 2007, 09:07 PM
Not sure, but I know a jointed one completely defeats the curb chain action so may aswell not be there lol.
24th May 2007, 09:30 PM
its really really curved and she hated it :rolleyes: so its going back on ebay (but im keeping the roundings that came with it!) and im getting a straight bar instead.
25th May 2007, 02:45 PM
you could try a vucanite or plastic mouthpiece.
25th May 2007, 03:43 PM
nah the plastic ones are too thick. i went to the sales today and couldnt find a straight one which is annoying theyre all vulacanite or curved :mad:
25th May 2007, 07:32 PM
ah yeah, darn it. well there are mullen mouth pelhams and sweet irons designed to aleviate pressure and discomfort. maybe you try these?
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