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March 30th, 2009, 22:57
They seem to do the same thing. Anyone have experience with both? Which is better? Why?
March 31st, 2009, 02:21
DTR, CAT, TLC-X and others all work on much the same principal.
They are different in thier size, shape and materials.
DTR and CAT are more like a hemisphere in the gripping area, and I find the DTR to be slightly harder to put on and maintain a good grip.
TLC-X is more cone shaped, to match the design of the retaining cones. I think it is also not as hard a material.
So far, for me, the CAT device has the best combination of ease of use and comfort.
A TLC-X type conical device would probably be next. I have a metal conical one that is very comfortable for a while, then it can pull off.
DTR is a little smaller at the gripping area, which makes it harder to apply for me.
March 31st, 2009, 12:30
I think it is a matter of preference. Do you drive a Ford or a Nissan?
I have both a TLC-X and a DTR. I prefer the DTR. Others prefer the TLC-X, and still others prefer the CAT.
You can get the TLC-X customized to your body, but the others are one-size-fits-all. Unfortunately, it is expensive to test drive them all to see which feels the best for you. And, the best one for you may change as your skin grows.
April 1st, 2009, 01:27
I don't fault the other devices; made well by good people.
I offer custom sizing for the TLC-X at no extra charge.
The TLC-X lets the elastic band or spring tension modes be combined with tugging.
The TLC-X offers interchangeable Pusher sections to give you better control over where exactly the skin rolls-over under the retaining cone. That is, even as your skin grows you could keep the exact same part of your skin tube puckered up at the end while under tension so that it can grow tighter as the rest of your skin grows longer.
The TLC-X is narrow so it is less likely to induce unwanted girth.
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