Wrapping for Hanging: Bib vs SWM Method?
Been a long time since I’ve started a thread on Thunders. Still love this place and it’s really the only forum I creep on.
I’ve been using a Wench to hang for ages — so much in fact, I’ve worn one out already. Recently I decided to up my hanging game and purchased a Malehanger (Bib wanted $40 USD for snail mail shipping on top of the hanger — with the conversion to CAD, $180 just didn’t work for me).
So, I love the Malehanger, hate me if you will. I can already hang up to 15 pounds and basically hang 10 - 12.5 every day to get to fatigue, I’m encountering some pinching issues where the hanger closes at the top. Getting a minor skin issue, and can see that it’s from my wrap pinching the skin due to the closing force of the hanger.
For simplicity, I wrap according to StillWantsMore’s method of a single 2” wide double wrap (cotton underneath and self adhering bandage on top without any spiralling on concentric wraps as Bib suggests. This method served me well for a while, but now the pinching is getting mildly annoying, though nothing crazy.
Long and short of it, I’m wondering if Bib’s method helps to prevent pinching? Looking for educated opinions here and not speculation, as I’ve been hanging for a long time now. I respect the “vets” but there are more than a few vids out there showing the SWM way. One of them on MoS or some other site shows a guy using that wrapping method while using a Bib starter.
I’m a 6.75 x 5.5 btw. And don’t have a big thick flaccid like the guys I’ve seen who don’t use Bib’s wrapping technique.
I’m about to try Bib’s way today with my current wrap materials and no theraband, but just wondering what other experienced hangers have found works best.
I find the SWM method to be fine, but if I can stop that pinching at the top of the hanger I’m pretty much set perfect. Yes, there are lots of threads about wrapping, but I haven’t seen many where experienced guys discuss what they’ve tried and why they settled on their final technique.