Iamaru, thank you for actually providing a concise, either-or answer to my question! So far you are the only one. Not knocking the other responses because, as I said, they generated a great discussion/debate.
‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ - agreed.
Not being able to say which is better - can anyone really answer that though? “Better” is so relative. What works for one guy might not work for another. I’ve often heard hanging called the ultimate length exercise in the years I have been reading the forum here, but I’ve seen people write that they gave it the old college try (sometimes with months of progression and proper hanging practices) and got zero gains from it. Same with extenders. I’ve even seen a few people who could gain with an extender but not a hanger which utterly perplexes me unless they just maxed out their ability to grow before making the switch, but it is more likely proof that the penis is a complex structure that does not play by all the rules that biomechanics has laid out for other bodily structures containing fibrous connective tissue (though I still would argue it plays by most of them except in a few uncommon instances). Also, there are the practical considerations - it doesn’t matter if an extender would work better for you if you can’t afford one, or maybe you can’t hang and need to use an extender because of the SLIGHTLY better stealthiness it provides. It’s just good to hear what is working for you, because hanging has been working for me in a BIG way in a very short time. Out of this maybe I can conclude that our penises are similar and should be friends.. ;) I mean they might be similar so your input really carries weight when you give me advice. And I really like the idea of adding additional sets to reach fatigue at lower weights because that increases the time I can spend progressing at a certain angle/method of attack before the weights become too heavy, threaten to tear my dick off regardless of how conditioned it is, and I have to switch-up my approach. Though unlikely, having to switch to tunica work before my ligs are maximally lengthened because I am hanging 60 pounds already at the BTC angle and have no more room to progress would be less than ideal.