I too have the cord. With a base girth of 7.5 when fully erect, I feel your pain with hanging, it will definitely take more weight. Funny enough, hanging has continued to make me thicker as well.. Wish it would only lengthen.
You and I are in the same boat. Too thick. I too only want length. Funny thing I also pushed a lot of iron until I hit 45. It pays off in later years. I’m still in amazing shape.