Strap Versus Noose: Which Extender Fastener is Better

I’ve always thought choosing a penis enhancement product was much like choosing a house — find the builder that offers the most amenities, for the most reasonable cost. This philosophy is never more true when purchasing an extender.

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All fasteners use the same basic components.

Basic Extender Components

All extenders are constructed using the same components.

  • A base for the penis to go through,
  • Two metal rods,
  • A plastic base where the penis rests, and
  • A fastener to keep the penis held in place during your “pull.”

You wouldn’t think the fastener would be the most vital piece of this instrument, but  IT IS!

How the penis is fastened to the base makes a world of difference. It will affect how effective your penis is fastened and how it handles varied amounts of tension. For this reason, it is essential to pay careful attention to the fasteners that come with the extender. Following I'll discuss the difference between strap fasteners and noose fasteners, and then I'll tell you about the fastener I designed.

Strap design.

Strap design.

Strap Fasteners

Often made of rubber, I would argue that strap fasteners are the worst kind of fastener. I used the Penimaster brand extender for over four years, and I almost immediately noticed the ineffectiveness of this fastening method.

The strap is lined with ridges on the strap-flaps. These strap-flaps, lined with the ridges, move through small slits made on either side of the plastic base, where your penis head rests. This fastens the penis head down and keeps it secure during your stretching session.There are several problems I've found with this design.

  1. Ridge damage. Due to the way the ridge-lined flaps move through the slits, it puts very high tension on the “ridges,” and they tear off very easily.
  2. Straps move. The straps do not stay put. PeniMaster actually re-designed the plastic base, to try to counter this problem. When you fasten the penis down, they had these “lock-type” gadgets, which prevented the strap from coming undone (coming back through the slit) during a session. However, these mechanisms break very easily. One of my “locks” broke the first day I received the new design!
  3. Pain. You will notice on this type of fastener that the part of the strap that sits directly behind the corona is a bit thicker than the other parts. This was done to provide more “cushion” to that area because as you add tension during your session, it will dig deeper and deeper into that sensitive area of your penis. In actuality, it just plain hurts. I find that I have to remove the device and do a bit of light massaging to eliminate the pain. You can wrap a small bit of cloth around this area before fastening your penis down, to reduce this inevitable pain, but this just makes your strap pop out with much more ease, because of the added “bulk”.

Noose Fasteners

I’m torn between noose fasteners and my Velcro, do-it-yourself design. Like I said, a lot of this debate is according to the design of the base. I switched from PeniMaster to FastSize about a year ago and wow! What a difference in both fastener design and plastic base design! The benefits I found with the noose type fastener include:

  1. More durable design. The noose fastener is approximately six inches long. Many are made of silicon and are just thin enough in circumference to fit inside a straw. Noose fasteners are more durable and comfortable than the strap design, and you will be able to pull longer and harder.
  2. No damage to the fastener. The strap moves through holes not slits, which prevents damage and is hooked onto ports underneath the base. No worries about slipping or destruction of the fastener.
  3. No pain with padding. With direct skin contact, these can become painful as well, so I suggest wrapping the area directly behind the penis head with something soft. This way, when the strap starts to dig in, the pain is virtually unnoticeable. With the noose design, expect two to three hours pain free, as opposed to only one to one and a half hours with the strap design.
Velcro is the perfect material for a DIY fastener that's sturdy and comfortable.

Velcro is the perfect material for a DIY fastener that's sturdy and comfortable.

Velcro Do-it-Yourself Fasteners

This is a“do-it-yourself” design. Using the principles of the strap design, you can make your own fastener using material that works fantastic! If you own a Penimaster or similar extender, I would remove the strap and build this!

It's as simple as taking two pieces of Velcro (sticky side and opposing side) and cutting them to the appropriate lengths. Place a small square piece of Velcro to the undercarriage of the plastic base, to secure the fastener. In moments, you have an indestructible and surprisingly comfortable fastener. Use something soft to cover the sensitive region behind the head of your penis, to prevent irritation. Skin-to-Velcro does not feel good, even with the soft side touching your skin.

Concluding Notes

A few concluding notes:

  1. All of the fastener designs require you use some form of soft material wrapped around the penis, to reduce pain.
  2. If you do not have five to eight hours a day to sit and use your extender, this is not the product for you.
  3. I have came up with the Extender PowerPull concept, with Calixto, to help those trying to crunch time. With this concept, pull as hard as you can for approximately two hours a day, instead of light tension for five to eight hours.
  4. THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE WORN UNDER YOUR PANTS!!! NOT HAPPENING MY FRIENDS!  It's way too bulky, unless you wear MC Hammer pants to work.
  5. Extenders are best worn while lying down.
  6. Lastly, I have over five years of experience with this device and have gained about two inches. PowerPulls are best, just like an hour of intense hanging or an hour of manual stretches…that’s real cell mitosis guys! More intense the stretch = longer weiner!

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