I’ve used ESL40’s ADS for several years. I wear it at work most days of the week, usually for 8 hours or so at a time. It’s comfortable, can’t be seen, and keeps me stretched out all day. Over the years I’ve increased the tension so that I’m applying a LOT of tension now days. At first I used to get red spots and blisters, but those days are long past.
ESL40 sells on Ebay and also has his own web page. No, I don’t know the guy and am not affiliated with him in any way. He gives good customer service as well. When I gave him a bad review once (one of the cups broke within a week) he immediately called me on the phone to address the issue.
Now, as to whether the ADS has helped with gains, I can’t really say. As you can tell from my sig, I’ve gained, but not all that much. However, I’m lazy - other than wearing the ADS I’m really intermittant in my PE.
Do you or anyone else know if this is different from the VACADS from Monkeybar (autoextender.com)?
I bought that ADS, but never got it to work properly. I once lost circulation when I had no opportunity to take it off and it scared the shit out of me. Never was able to use it comfortably. It’s possible that my extra skin from being uncut caused me problems or that I never spent enough time using it.
I’ve used Monty’s PE weights with success, but with my current wardrobe, I just would not be able to make it work.
I’ve also used the Xleeve and think it’s great, but I’m not sure if it’s enough pull to be honest.
I’m really interested in the ESL40, but if it’s virtually the same system as the VACADS, I think I’ll pass.