I would advocate we let the design team at pimax do their job. People with degrees in industrial design, and ergonomics training who are very far along in the design of the solid strap and who should be allowed to complete and ship it as soon as possible.
They designed an incredibly complex mechanical device, i have every faith in them to design a strap for it.
If people want to have fun and design alternate straps they can knock themselves out, we live in a time where you can buy a 150 dollar licence for z brush core, have free blender 3d, can sculpt and print whatever you want , and have whatever headstrap you want.
the only 2 uses of the term i know of would be to refer to the system that mounts the hmd to your face or the system that you slot a smart phone into to mount it to your face. if im mistaken, i apologise and am all for it.
I do want pimax to succeed. That’s why i want a professional to design their hmd mount.
I don’t want random people without qualifications designing a critical ergonomics aspect of the hmd. I especially don’t want them to do so when they have perfectly fine designs in production by professionals, which should not be abandoned and hold up production because you don’t like them. I’m also personally, not a big fan of ‘contests’ or as it is known, spec work.
Listen, if pimax responds, and decides they want to indulge this, more power to them. But as far as i know they have pretty well defined hard strap prototypes since the time of the kickstarter, and a long list of serious work to do, like controller design being finalised, without coming back and redoing something that is not broken to begin with, at great unnecessary expense.
Can somebody tell me what we are talking about? If we are talking about headstraps i would totaly agree with @destraudo. If we talk about a nice mount for my desk where i put my pimax when i don’t use it a contest would be fun.
( if @D3Pixel hadn’t already won it with his buttboob mount… )