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Laser Messiah fitting questions from the Netherlands… by VIDEO!

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by OverMachoGrande » July 20, 2009 at 9:28 am #128181

There were some questions in another thread this morning about my Laser Messiah, so I thought I’d post this:

First of all, let me tell you that it’s just super cool to send me a video message to express what you are asking! That’s awesome! Second, let me say that I really like the ring of being called “Mr. Christian”! lol… Wow! Even the kids in the neighborhoods I’ve lived in before never called me that -at the most they called me “Mr. John”, and it was used in the context for “Mr. John! Mr. John! Buy my overpriced lemonade from my lemonade stand!!!”

Ok, but seriously, this is a great video that was sent to me from the Netherlands (and his name was bleeped out to protect the innocent, and yes… I do have his permission to post this)! He had some questions, and he wanted to SHOW ME what he was talking about versus just type it up in a video, and I thought I’d share his questions and my response to him in this tread because I know some other people might have the same questions.

Once I got the cordialities out of the way, here was my response:

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“Ok… now, I think ALL of the concerns you have -with the bristles not touching in the back, and having to position the front of the helmet further back than you would like it- will be alleviated by two things: the weight of the diodes, and the “break in” factor.

The helmet is designed so that it has more holes than you would ever use. This allows the design to be extra flexible. Although the weight of one diode is pretty insignificant, the weight of 300 of them will be enough to cause the helmet to conform to your head better! So, the weight of the diodes will PRESS DOWN on the helmet, and will make those bristles touch the scalp.

Even with the weight of the diodes, there will still be a tendency for the helmet to lift off of your head and in the back AT FIRST. Also, you will notice that the weight isn’t equally distributed, and you may feel more weight on the front of your scalp than the back (and it may even be a little uncomfortable at first). Over time, the helmet will “break in”. Eventually, practically every single one of the bristles will be touching the scalp, the weight will be equally dispersed so you won’t have any discomfort, and the areas that were lifting up won’t be any longer.

The helmet looks like it fits you very well, and I saw the pictures, too, and everything looks good. …And no, you don’t need to do the lifting up thing really. I just wanted to emphasize how to fit it the first time to make sure that it fits, and it does!

-John (O.M.G.)”

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There you go! The guy has charisma so I asked him if he wanted to do any other video blogs, and I hope he will! In fact, if any of you want to do more videos on any other topic you want to, let me know because there will be a place for them coming up soon. Man, I have to work so hard at this stuff, and he nails it in one take and looks professional doing it. That stuff kills me.

Anyway, I’m actually practically finished wiring his helmet, so I’ll take a picture of it before I put it in the box, and I’ll try to get him to respond how it fits -and it’d be cool if he put his updates in this thread as well!

-O.M.G.

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by OverMachoGrande » July 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm #128354

Ok, here is a picture of my “burn area”…

…and his helmet is in the middle! I try to “burn in” all the helmets for at least 20 minutes or so because I’ve found that if a diode is going to go prematurely, it usually goes pretty quickly.

If I ever install the webcams like I want to in my house (for security, but might as well do it for fun, too), this is one of the three areas that I’d probably stream online! lol… You’d be able to see me sitting there, frying my eyes looking at diodes.

-O.M.G.

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by OverMachoGrande » July 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm #128355

Ok, here is a picture of my “burn area”…

…and his helmet is in the middle! The one on the left is going to France and the one on the right is going to Iowa. I try to “burn in” all the helmets for at least 20 minutes or so because I’ve found that if a diode is going to go prematurely, it usually goes pretty quickly.

If I ever install the webcams like I want to in my house (for security, but might as well do it for fun, too), this is one of the three areas that I’d probably stream online! lol… You’d be able to see me sitting there, frying my eyes looking at diodes.

-O.M.G.

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by OverMachoGrande » July 21, 2009 at 7:09 pm #128359

Here is a little clip of a video I’m working on that stresses the importance of the thick “helmet cord”…

…but I think this take is going to end up on the editing room floor because my hair looks like I just rolled out of bed [and I have a few problems with the camera lens I was using].

So, if you are doing this yourself… USE A THICK HELMET CORD! lol… Don’t wait for any video of mine for you to understand that!

-O.M.G.

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by OverMachoGrande » July 21, 2009 at 7:10 pm #128360

Next time I’ll use a brush or something. Jeesh.

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by Anonymous » July 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm #128362

Hey overmacho… Helmets are looking better everytime mate. Those power supply leads look great. You just need a nice cover over the wiring (imo).

Ive been doing alot of research on the subcutaneous layer of fat that is under the scalp but slowly decreases with mpb.

This layer of fat is said to store alot of energy. If this is the same energy that comes from lasers than maybe more subcutaneous fat would mean a possible longer laser treatment time. If a person has no mpb than can there scalp handle alot more joules?

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by OverMachoGrande » July 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm #128367

Man, I’ve been meaning to make a comment about that, and I think that actually is quite an astute observation you came up with! That could be a big factor in this for all we know -and it’s sure something I’ve never heard talk of before.

Collagen remodeling, yes… scalp flexibility, yes… but never any talk about the subcutaneous fat!

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