My new hanger
I’m a long time Bib Hanger and I love it. A while back, there was some concern about long term availability of the hanger so I started messing around with prototypes. I built several of them with different shapes and coming up with a few interesting ideas. I used regular old pine lumber which is cheap, easy to work with, and plenty strong to make them.
When I made the hanging videos for Thunder’s Place, I realized how long it takes to wrap and then tighten the hanger nut so that was the first thing I wanted to work on. I came up with an adjustable quick release strap actually taken from my snowboard bindings. Works great.
Next was what to use for padding inside the hanger so I didn’t have to wrap and re-wrap again and again. In the end, I found a local wetsuit maker and used some material covered neoprene. I zip tied it into place for ease of changing if it got dirty or torn or whatever. I suspended the neoprene off the bottom of the hanger kind of like a hammock to reduce pinching as the hanger is tightened. So far it’s worked perfectly at the lower weights I’ve been testing with. No wrap. Instant on and off. Very well cushioned and comfortable.
Another thing I addressed was twisting. Several members were talking about putting the hanger on and then the whole thing spinning which twisted the penis. This was an easy fix as I replaced the standard S-hook with a snap-swivel.
The hardest part was working out the inside of the hanger. I made sure there was no pressure on the bottom of the penis so the blood could circulate to the head as much as possible. Also there is plenty of top gap that keeps the hanger well away from the top side of the penis with the important nerves.
All in all, I’m very happy with my hanger. I’m glad to see the Bib is back in production at this time and I don’t have to mess with trying to make a mold and build production models like I had considered. I throw all these ideas out there with the hope of helping other members as they build there own hangers. If anyone wants more detailed information, I will be happy to supply it. Also, if anyone wants some neoprene, I have yards of it and would be happy to mail you some. I can also give the link to where I purchased my binding strap but I’m still looking for a smaller sized one myself. Good luck all you do-it-yourself’ers!