An especial welcome to Habakuk, who has sent me a message. Habakuk, I wanted to inquire about the wooden block and the iron suspension bar; but I've managed to get the block constructed, thanks to another reader.
The mixed news is that I have tried the block this afternoon and found it uncomfortable compared to the basic rope method I've been using for many months.
I guess I'm used to the rope and baize. Is it not a bit pernickety assembling the block around your balls; ensuring the cord stays away; trying not to nip your ball sack when tightening it etc?
With the rope, I'm up and away in seconds. I'd concede that there must be a more even stretch with the block method.
I guess I'll stick to my tried and tested technique, attempting two minutes and more on good days! I'm very light and nimble; perhaps that is a factor for me.
Habakuk - matter of interest - what country do you live in?
All the best,