My wrapping, is this OK?
Please bear with me as this might be long.
I have corresponded with Bib many times about having problems wrapping. He was always very prompt, helpful and patient in his replies. I have both the bib original and bib starter models. I began PE in late March 2001 at 5.75 EBPL and 4.75 girth. With stretching, vstretches and using the bib original I was probably at 6.4375 EBPL in 5 months. The thoughts that were racing through my head “Wow I’ll have 8 inches by March of 2002” and the like. But I hit a nasty plateau in about Sept that I have not yet broker. I could not get past 6.4375 no matter how hard I tried.
I was hanging 18 to 20 pounds usaully 3 to 4 sets of 20 minutes when I could. This was usually 4 times a week. I know it’s not alot but unfortunately I have a roomate and it’s kind of hard to explain locking the door for hours on end and the sound of weights clanking around. Anyway, I was still having problems with wrapping. Like I said Bib was very helpful. I was using Ace Bandage and the overwrapping that with thera band.(gold). I was finding at this weight I was having to wrap 1.5 to 2 inches behind the head in order for the glans to not take too much pressure for my comfort. I also found that sometimes it was hard for me to distiguish between skin pull and lig tension. With this method I would find that after I unwrapped I would usually have an area on my unit that felt and looked ‘bubbled’. It was like there was a fluid buildup or something. I saw in some other the post that others had experienced this and it did go away by morning so I didn’t pay it much mind.
For the last 2 days I have wrapped differently. I have been using 15 to 20 pounds with no discomfort, no bubbling and VERY minor discoloration to what I had been seeing previously. I wanted to run this by you Bib when you have the time to view this post and see if you think this is OK. I am now using 1 wrap of theraband and the Bib Original. This is what differs. I now wrap about 1 to 1.25 inches from the head. When I finish with the theraband I take a smal damp sponge and wrap around the theraband. The sponge is probably set about 1/4 quarter of an inch above the theraband. Then I attach and tighten the hanger. I am experiencing no slippage, great comfort and good lig pull. I could actually read a book or something(I have been practicing guitar) if I wanted to.