That back strap of the Nuance has been fixed.
I looked around the 'net and the price is that high (and only a few places sell it) because the swivel is on one end and the frame is on the other. It's not just the hose. Considering that, it's not too high a price.
Your best bet is to get a new mask and keep your current one for parts. Or buy two new ones and keep switching between the two. They'll last much longer.
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Yes, I certainly understand about price gouging, as we are all victims of it.
But at some point, your mask or parts won't be repairable. I'm not one to replace something just because it's old, but a worn out mask and headgear will ultimately affect your therapy.
It's always a good thing to have at least one spare.
As a Nuance Pro user, I've found the hose/swivel have lasted longer than the pro frame, and much longer than the headgear. That being the case, I've found the hose/swivel the least expensive to replace going through eBay -- if you are comfortable buying products there with no insurance involvement.
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07-16-2015, 05:23 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-16-2015, 05:27 PM by parkerdt.)
$40 seems very expensive for the short tube. You can get an entire new Nuance mask, complete, for $65 online. Your choice of Gel or non-gel. You can also get the short tube with swivel for $14.99 online. Check the Large South America river site,