I don’t know how much weight you are looking at for ADS, but I have been putting on 2 golf weights, 1, 1 1/8” steel o-ring, then I put on a 1” steel o-ring, back just far enough to leave a little skin for a shoulder. I wrap a little Ace band-aid over the 1’ o-ring, then slide the 1 1/8 ” o-ring over the Ace band-aid followed by the golf weights.
The Ace band-aid just helps to keep the shouldering skin from bumping on stuff, avoids pinching and adds a bit to the shoulder. I can wear this all day. Peeing is no problem. I may have to increase the size of the o-rings soon, as the 1” o-ring is getting harder to get on and off as my girth has been increasing.
I think the golf weights are about 5.5 ozs each.
Yeah it takes 3 regular golf weights to get just over a pound. Monty’s weights are 9.95 oz. Take a look at my signature for how I attach with the HTW, its alot easier and more comfortable than the ACE plus it holds better.
Xeno’s idea is looking more attractive to me now as it would cost a little over $40 for a 5 lb spool of lead. As usual I usually make an ass out of you and me and then realize I was wrong. Apologies Xeno. How much do your coil’s weigh Xeno? I would imagine anywhere from 1 to 3 pounds would be plenty.
Starting Size: circa 2003: 5 BPEL x 5.0 MSEG August 2007: 6 2/3 BPEL x 5.5 MSEG 04/22/08: 7.5 BPEL x 5.6 MSEG... On and Off again for a while... 11/25/13: 7.75 BPEL x 5.75 MSEG 08/01/19 BPEL 8.03 x 5.6 10/01/19 BPEL 8.19 x 5.6
Repeter, I use PE weights and they are just like golf weights except heavier. I use hair tie wrap instead of ace bandage, but it’s the same principle. But I have to wrap a stack of self-adhesive coban tape in front of them to keep them on. The wrapping part is a hassle.
Xeno, thanks. I have one more question. You’ve probably answered this before, but why “tiger?” ;)
All is forgiven longersgtretch.
Originally Posted by rootsnatty
…why “tiger?” ;)
Short for Tiger Wood (note: NOT Tiger Woods). There other more esoteric reasons that have to do with eastern mysticism, but I think I’ll keep those to myself.
Enjoy your easy peasy ADS roots.
originally: 6.5" BPEL x 5.0" EG (ms); currently: 9.825" BPEL x 6.825" EG (ms)
Tell me, o monks; what cannot be achieved through efforts. - Siddhartha Gautama
Originally Posted by longerstretch
Okay I didn’t understand that part until after I posted. No need to be a dick about it. Plus I still would look at other alternatives if shrink wrap is the only thing used for protection, what if it gets nicked? You even state in that thread that the epoxy is used to reduce not eliminate “lead migration”. Not to mention the dangers of preparation alone. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great idea I just think there would be better alternatives. Have you tried the soldering idea suggested towards the end of that thread?
Just run into this thread, thanks Xeno for linking it in another discussion, a nick alone wouldn’t expose you to any risk per se as you’d hardly inhale it. The Pb would need to oxidize and then after long handling you could have particles on your hands but this looks very unlikely. Overall I think it’s safer than one might think I too was under the impression that one might better skip this CC ADS till yesterday but I’ve been looking into it since reading the CC thread yesterday.
Xeno have you ever done a hair test for metals?
I just got my x4 labs extender like a week ago I like it, I can wear it for 8-12 hours a day with 5 minute breaks every 2 hours at 700g tension.
The only part I don’t like are the memory foam comfort pad. They’re comfortable and all but there already starting to rip a little.
I made a coil using a bit thicker material I found at bass pro shop. Seems to work pretty well so far. I did use the pe weights a while back and regardless of how I wrapped my glans would turn blue or lose circulation. I sent back for a partial refund and never received any money back so before for those that are ordering.