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Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
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Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
When I bought my supplies, I got an extra headgear for my P 10 and one dayI got to thinking. What if I adjusted it to fit my head and sewed the headgear together so I could put it on upside down and wear it as a chinstrap.
I tried it and it has worked very well for me for the last several nights. So far to date, it's the best chinstrap I have used, COOL.!

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11-21-2014 05:06 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
Well done, Trish

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11-21-2014 05:51 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
So you have the "stock" head gear with the new chin portion added or you just cut it before the split and then flipped it over?

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11-21-2014 06:25 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
(11-21-2014 06:25 PM)jctampa Wrote:  So you have the "stock" head gear with the new chin portion added or you just cut it before the split and then flipped it over?
Hi jctampa,
No, I just overlaped and sewed the two ends that go over the mask and used the split portion under my chin.

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11-21-2014 06:33 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
I like the whole concept. I could use a chin strap but I didn't like the added burden of dealing with them. I'm thinking I could make this work. Of course I would have the issue of mussing my beard.

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11-21-2014 06:50 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
Most of the chinstraps I have tried have either been too thick or it felt like I had so much on my face, it was the thing I had the most trouble with in this therapy, but I can make this work.

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11-21-2014 07:08 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
Well, truly minimalist chin straps do not work for me. I awake the next morning with the chin strap hanging loosely from my headgear both top and bottom. I have tried a number of them with the same result.

The chin strap that I like is the Philips Respironics Premium chin strap. It stays in place and continues to be useful all night long. I also tried a Supplier knock off of the PR chin strap but they made a small change that made it useless to me. I have not used a chin strap that often but when I do the PR chin strap works best for me.

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11-24-2014 05:50 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
Trish,

I tried this last night but had to remove as it pulled the pillows away from my nose. Can you send me a picture or drawing of yours?

"JC"

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11-30-2014 12:40 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
(11-30-2014 12:40 PM)jctampa Wrote:  Trish,

I tried this last night but had to remove as it pulled the pillows away from my nose. Can you send me a picture or drawing of yours?

"JC"
Hi jctampa,
I'm gonna try to attach this picture I had taken by a friend of mine that has a cell phone that has a camera on it, as most modern phones do. I normally don't take pictures because I'm blind and if I did, the focus would surely be way off, (Ha-Ha-Ha.) My husband and I went up to one of our favorite eating holes and had it taken there.
Please let me know if this works.

   

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11-30-2014 03:34 PM
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RE: Imagine! A truly minimalist chinstrap?
It is upside down and backwards.

Just kidding! It is good to see what you were describing.

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