I wanted to toss in a few more ideas for those of us who are just getting things rolling.
I just got my hands on some Theraband latex ribbon for the first time. I have to say the difference is like night and day. I was using a thin vinyl before over a cotton jersey under-wrap. The difference is 10-fold. The wrap is tight, even and comfortable and does not slip once taped in place. Once the hanger is on the pull is even and firm and the weight is distributed all over the shaft instead of where the hanger bunches the skin up at the head. I also notice that there is less tug at the sides where the hanger contacts the shaft. Now the tug is even all around the shaft. Hardly any slide either as I ease on the weight.
I can really feel it now. I mean really feel it. I am stepping back on my weight as I think I was hanging mostly on skin before and my ligs and tunica can’t handle it yet.
If you do not have some of this stuff, get some. In my opinion this is not longer optional, but a personal requirement of mine. I had no idea how important this part was and had not heard anyone mention its importance.
Not surprised Theraband is better :) The hangers had to experiment with all kinds of stuff before choosing Theraband.
Stats (bp) 2004/08/19 8.0 X 5.5" 2005/08/29 8.2 X 5.8" Goal - I am good for now