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  • The HOPE foreskin tugger/air restorer

    Just saw this on youtube its a foreskin tugger / inflation device all in a 1 piece thingy that costs $40
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlfiHLgZBEY

    The seller has a video about the foreskin that tells a story and the website he has setup has a pic that tells alot about just how brutal circumcision is!
    http://hope4skinrestore-insp.tumblr.com/products/hope
    Last edited by Smertrios; 02-17-2016, 10:43 PM.

  • #2
    Wow I absolutely want this as soon as possible.
    Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

    Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

    See my progress gallery

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    • #3
      Any word on this? Doesn't seem available yet.
      Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

      Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

      See my progress gallery

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      • #4
        I see old listings on ebay with 6 and 4 sold but nothing recent

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        • #5
          It looked like such a great product idea... I was really looking forward to giving it a try.
          Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

          Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

          See my progress gallery

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          • #6
            They don't seem to be selling outside the US. Has soembody in the US tried it out?
            Tugging my heart strings every day.

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            • #7
              Wow, this device is awesome. Would love to get one

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              • #8
                He won't ship outside the USA. I'm SOL sadly.
                Started CI-0 with no movable skin and 0% FEC

                Currently at CI-4 with 64% FEC

                See my progress gallery

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                • #9
                  I wrote him via the Contact button on his eBay page. He replied that he still has the "A" size and that he would post a link for them as soon as possible.

                  Whoops... Too late. He has already posted: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOPE-Foreski...e/112171414595

                  Here's the new/"+" size page: http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOPE-Foreski...e/112166362054

                  I just ordered the TLC-X and will probably get one of these as well. Maybe start a collection...

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                  • #10
                    Is it tailored custom size?

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                    • #11
                      He offers two sizes and has guidance on his eBay page (via a link to his website) on which size may suit you.

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                      • #12
                        I have not fully figured out the Hope device yet and I'm not following the directions 100%, but wanted to post something preliminary.

                        It doesn't seem to have enough grip in my case to function as a tugging device as compared to the TLC-X, but this could in part be due to the limited number of sizes available (only two as of this writing) and how I'm using it. It could also be due to the one-piece design which may limit how much tugging force you can apply. Where this device seems to excel so far in the short time I've used it is as a trapper. It is bog simple to install - it just snaps on. I may purchase a hand pump to see how inflation works, but for now will use the TLC-X for tugging and the Hope for trapping.

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                        • #13
                          First a brief introduction: have been restoring on & off for the past 3-4 years and own what I would consider the top 3 tugging/dual tension devices. Like others I am always looking for innovations that can simplify the routine. I came across this device and knew I had to try it as it seemed like a really simple hookup for inflation. The ebay transaction was easy and the item arrived about a week before the ebay estimated arrival date; I was super excited. It was neatly packed into a ziplock baggie and I met much resistance trying to get it out. I was thinking how great the grip was going to be if it stuck to the bag so much. Well, excitement quickly turned to frustration. Let me start from the top. Wasn't interested in the device for tugging so I took the preattached rubber bands and tossed them to the side. I took note of the extra silicone left over from the mold/cast process. I flipped up the outer gripper to check out the gripping surface. Wasn't too sure about the "micro grooves" (looks like an attempt to copy the DTR), the smooth outside of the device felt much grippier than the grooved inside. Prepped it for installation making sure to look over the instructions so that I didn't make some stupid mistake. Installed, flipped the gripper down and gave it a little tug to make sure it was seated. So far, so good. Thought that I might have been wrong about the grooves. Inserted the pump needle and started to pump. The device shot off of the needle. Gave it another try, same outcome. Held it firmly with my other hand and tried one more time, bottomed out my pump with no air flowing through the device. Decided that it probably wouldn't be a good idea to have 40psi going straight into my skin tube if the 'built in valve' decided to start working so I removed the device and attempted to pump air through it. Same story. Don't know if I got a defective unit but the 'built in one-way valve' was a zero way valve. It was sealed shut so I used a needle to make a path for the air. Reattached the device and tried again. Skin tube started inflating so I thought maybe I was wrong about my skepticism and would just have to contact the manufacturer about a potential problem with his 'valve'. That feeling didn't last long either. With not even a full stroke of the pump, and barely any tension at all from the inflation, my fear about the surface of the grip was proved true. Well, in all fairness, to the grooves, I think there is a problem with the spacing between the inner and outer grip as well. With zero tension on the device it feels comfortable, but as soon as any tension is placed on it that would cause the skin to thin, the gripper looses hold and the skin peels out from between the grippers. So here is where I started to get creative. I cannibalized the grippers from my DTR and tried one as the inner grip to close the gap - same issue with the outer grip. Tried one as the outer grip, inner grip still slipped. Tried one as an inner grip and one as an outer grip and left the built in gripper up. Voila! Able to pump the device up to pressures that were very uncomfortable. That's when I found out that it wouldn't hold air for very long at all (this could be due to me damaging the 'one-way valve'), so I made a plug.

                          The only good thing I have to say about the device is that the one-piece design makes it really easy to get the alignment right every time.

                          So, now what do I have? I have a $40 chunk of silicone that is using all of my DTR accessories with the exception of the hose, that needs a separate pump to do the same thing that the device I already had, did.

                          I sent some feedback back to the manufacturer (Chris) identifying the problems that I ran into. 1. faulty one-way valve 2. too much gap between grippers 3. recommend smooth rather than grooved gripper 4. recommend extending outer gripper down to either flush or past the inner grip. His reply basically alluded to me not knowing how to follow the instructions.

                          My verdict = not really worth it. It's a very good concept but needs tweaking. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone until the manufacturer makes a few changes.

                          For $10-$20 more you can get a device that "works" as a tugger, dual tension, inflation and weighted hanger.

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                          • #14
                            What's up guys?
                            This device looks great. I currently use the CAT II Q and a retainer daily but don't have an inflation device. So, after reading your posts and checking out their site I decided to buy one. I just placed the order on EBay. I'll post some info once I get to use it.

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                            • #15
                              So?? What happened?
                              Listen to your body. Do what works for you. Best of health! Good luck!

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