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I only use a hand pump, so my face is a ways away from the hose, and the hose is short anyways, so the amount of air that is expelled if it were to break loose is minimal. I suppose this is different for those filling from tanks and bench resting. 

I read this in another topic, fill speed, easy and slow is a good habit to be in when filling from tanks. They were speaking in regards to heat created, but it is also a good practice in regards to seals and mechanical well being. When you crack open the valve on a pressurized tank too fast, it’s similar to an explosion.