Dolfinos Chin/Shouler rest
Just curious if any one has try this...
Have you looked at the website dolfinos.com? It's an interesting product, but it's insanely expensive... My concerns are that it may be hard to store in the case and hard to remove for storage. The testimonials videos are not in English so I can't understand them.
Very cool product from the looks of it. I love the idea. Hopefully it's reliable long term.
I bit the bullet the other day and ordered one for my kid (grad student, violin performance). It wasn’t clear which chinrest would be preferable, so I ordered 2 (skipped the low one) and plan to return one. It’s pricey, to be sure, so if it doesn’t work out, it’s all going to be returned rather than be consigned to the shoulder rest drawer. I’ll post her observations when it gets here.
Dolfinos looks to be a better execution (in terms of mounting) than the phantomrest and it's in similar style of wittner isny sr and libero sr Benedetti shown (2:20 in) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oITgjVB6qM4
Wow... So many shoulder rest systems are popping up these days, isn't this true? Like the Performa just came out, and now the Dolfinos and the Poldauer... I would honestly love to see some new developments in the world of chinrests (Dolfinos sort of counts), like height-adjustable versions of popular chinrest models, or some form of a moldable chinrest, or the reincarnation of some older chinrest models that are no longer available.
Sorry to crash the party... But I really don't get the sense in the Domi chinrest. In my (very unreliable and unprofessional, but the only one I own...) experience the kind of pain that might lead to the wish for a CR cushion would be too much clamping with the chin - a bad habit that had to be eradicated from the very first lesson on. An a CR surface "individually moulded to my chin" could be moulded in only one static posit, while holding and supporting a violin (or viola) is dynamic with permanently changing contact points, in my understanding. Pain is mostly an indicator that something is wrong with posture and body dynamics and should just be taken as an alarm sign, isn't it? Or should I have gotten something wrong?!
Nuuska, Well, the only reason I googled memory foam shoulder rests was because I thought a memory foam sponge shoulder pad would be an interesting idea and I wanted to know if such a thing existed. That was when the domi thing popped up.
A chin rest cover doesn't alter the form of the CR. And it wasn't against you, Ella. I'm only shocked how far advertising can go, in terms of blunt uninformedness, and this although someone who claims having developed a new SR should definitely know w about the function of such a device.
As far as I remember Andrew copied with two sets of foam the shape of his preferred CR which is out of production.
I think Andrew may be referring to the impressionist chinrest cover, which is not memory foam. When I thought of memory foam I was thinking more of a spgence-type shoulder rest, not a chinrest.
There might be different types of memory foam. Usually (like in beds, pillows,...) they find back into their original shape after a while. I think the chin rest cover might be one of these. Or are you looking for a material that will keep its structure after reshaping?
Well, I read that the impressionist is made from a more plasticky material. I'm not looking for anything. I just wanted to share what I found on the web.
Back to the Dolfinos - anyone tried them yet?
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