> Ohio - If I read you correctly, you are disconnecting ALL of the extension
> rods from the base plate, including the compression rod segments with the
> spring. If this is what you are doing this, this is not the way it should
> be done.
> I place the base WITH the compression rods on first. Then strap my penis
> onto the strap assembly with the desired additional extension rods screwed
> into it. THEN stretch your penis out and compress the compression rods and
> align the thread portion of the extension rods on the strap assembly into
> the female end of the compression rods on both sides. You must align both
> sides BEFORE you start to screw the threads of the extension rods into the
> compression rods; if you do this one side at a time you will place too much
> torque on the thread ends and this might be why you are experiencing
> bending. This may be slightly awkward. Screw the threads in on both sides
> enough so that one side does not slip out of alignment. You need to screw
> the ends together using the larger compression piston. Sometimes as you
> screw the compression piston to tighten the extension rods into place, the
> tension knob will unscrew from the base. If this happens, I retighten the
> adjustment rod and then continue to tighten the extension rod into the
> compression rod until it is tight.
> Do not place too many extension rods on the strap assembly. I add enough
> rods to possibly stretch my penis out and screw in like I explain above. You
> will find as your penis "relaxes" out using the adjustment screw
> at the base of the compression rods, I can then unscrew and disconnect the
> extension rod from the compression rod on one side, retighten the
> adjustment screw and then add a 1/2" extension rod. Repeat this on the
> other side. If I need to add even more, I remove the 1/2" rod (or
> bar) and replace it with a 1" rod on both side as just described.
> This allows my penis to ease into the stretch out to my BPSFL and beyond
> using the adjustment knob. This process takes about 5 - 15 minutes to
> reach the desired stretch length.
> I like this method a lot.
> Hope this helps. Good luck.
Awesome instructions - thanks pudendum. I just received my Extender and went straight to your's and treetop's technique to get it on - much better than the recommended method in the paltry instructions. My main question now is - how do you know what tension you're at? Presumably, the tension bars are there for putting the device on in the recommended (and might I say extremely awkward fashion) - i.e. you compress the whole device down to one of the three tension bars (when the device is at its smallest / most compressed, it would be under the most tension, so 1800g?), and then attach it to your penis, and, assuming the comfort strap doesn't slip, the springs would then be exerting a pushing force of 1800g along the shaft of your penis. So how do we calculate what the tension is with the superior strap-on method? gronendael posted a method of such complete tension control that, with the device on and by merely turning screws, he suggested you could use the tension bars to gauge tension. treetop also posted some pics on flickr showing the superior installation method, and in those pics he pointed out that the tension bars could be used to assess tension ... But I don't get how the tension bars can be used with the superior strap-in method to gauge tension. Any insights would be much appreciated. Cheers!