Hello Richard and crew,
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!
We are making slow but steady progress. The custom carry cases with foam inserts are finally done. This required a very careful chain of communication with repeated samples for testing to confirm that everything was perfect. We have 12 different kits according to the standard Stealth girth measurements with 3 incremental chamber sizes in each kit along with a number of other components. We could not afford any mistakes on this as everything ties in together as one with so many components.
Meanwhile, we also made some modifications to the injection moulds for improving the production quality of the glans cap and vac-seal which is used for securing the chamber in place. This required a 6-week wait for the machine time slot. However, it should be completed before the end of the year and then on to the final production.
I have been diving deep into the final hanging routine for the past 2-3 months twice a day/6 days a week. I am also testing the final iteration of the new Stealth clamp hanger pro so it has been an hour of clamp hanging in the morning and an hour of Vac-Hanging in the evening.
Surprisingly, this yielded what I consider the best method for vac-hanging above 10 lbs so it was critical to be included in the Instructions. We now have a total of 4 basic methods but there are many sub variations possible for individuals to explore and find what works best for them with respect to chamber size, engorgement level, wrapping techniques, using the glans cap or not, with alternative sleeve layering styles and combinations etc.
We also added three incrementally shorter webbing straps (think seatbelt material) with D-ring for smaller 1.25, 2.5, and 5lbs plates over and above the standard single larger webbing strap used for attaching the bulk of session plates. This allows for convenient addition and subtraction of the smaller plates for effective modulation of the fatigue level during the session without interrupting the steady application of traction.
Of course this new information has been added into the instructions… so the instructions have been left as long as possible before committing to the printer along with the Stealth beginners template/log-book.
The production order for the injection moulded chambers was submitted last week with a small modification to the chamber screw cap vacuum lock post depth to ensure a leak proof valve seal. No worries, we have some amazing product demo videos that will detail all of these finer points with absolute clarity.
No doubt it has been a painstaking process to organize a production of this complexity while maintaining exceptionally high quality. We have also taken all the time needed to eliminate design updates from happening in the future.
The Vac-Hanger Pro will set the bar in this category of device very high while striving, as always, to maintain exceptional value for your dollar.
I have included a couple of pics of the FIR graphene heat pad which will be available in 3 sizes…