Took a stab at making the chicken choker last night.
Didn’t quite work out like I’d hoped — I was hoping to be able to use it without wrapping (ala Pirate Steve).
I fashioned it out of flexible 3/4” flexible electrical conduit. It’s a relatively rigid, yet grippy, product. It has a slight bend to it, which I tried to fashion so that the concave sides would face one another, thus giving a little more gripping surface. However, when cinched, the hanger ended up with the convex (pointed) sides cinching together. I think if I flip the pieces around and re-tie it will work better.
Had a lot of problems figuring the toe-in, toe-out curve — was hoping for something very simple, but it had a little bit of a learning curve to it. Maybe one out of 3 times I could get it to hang without pinching, compressing the dorsal nerve, slipping down to the sides of the head, etc. I think part of the problem is that the slipping action is not very smooth — I think I need to drill out the holes a little bit so that the nylon cord slips a little easier.
I ended up eventually just wrapping with a very thin nylon sock, putting a cable clamp about an inch below the glans and letting that support the hanger. I’m not sure if this is a good approach In terms of the dorsal nerve. I’m still new to everything. The head did discolor somewhat and was slightly cool, but didn’t seem dead… But then again, I don’t really know enough yet to know if it was OK. Eventually, the sides of my dick where the hanger was attached ended up pretty sore (is this OK?), and it seemed that the base of my dick was relatively sore too (but nothing too overwhelming).
I only used 3-3/4 lb at this point. Need to understand how to get this really working well before I add any. How big of an issue is skin? How do you know if you’re grasping the internal structure or just stretching skin? I can’t wrap for shit, so right now, I’m just trying to move the skin back, cinch the hanger, let the skin go, then add the weight. I’m sure some skin is getting in there (I’m cut by the way), but don’t know how big of an issue this is.
Sorry for the long rant, was just a little frustrated, had hoped it would go a little smoother.