How I use the DTR
There are many methods to use a DTR. Click on a picture to see how each method is used. Each method can affect skin growth differently. This is a great way to have variety and keep the restoring process from slowing down.

All methods below can be used with the same DTR
  •  No tension straps required
  •  Can be worn with shorts
  •  Provides any tension desired
  • Easily removed
  • Most versatile method
  • Slight learning curve to use
  • Difficulty at first for guys with tight circumcisions
  •  Small size
  •  Can be used with little skin to work with
  •  Easiest and oldest method to start restoring
  •  Requires a tension strap
  •  Not all clothing can be worn ( no shorts etc..)
  •  Generally more restoring time needed per day
Pros
Cons
  • No elastic strap
  • Unique  pulling sensation unlike tugging
  • Extremely comfortable when used with the retainer
  • Can be cumbersome depending on weight used
  • Tension will vary depending on if you're standing or sitting
Pros
Cons
Aggressiveness
Easy to use but cumbersome depending on how much weight is used.
With little practice it becomes easy to use.
Aggressiveness
Easy to use
Cons
Pros
Review
My favorite and core method of restoring is using dual tension. I find removing the device once every hour to give the skin a quick break beneficial especially when using higher tension. Guys new to restoring may need to loosen their existing shaft skin before using dual tension, this could be done manually or using the tugging method for a week or two at first. Most of my restoring was done with this method. I have found 8 hours a day to be more than adequate for good results using this method.
Review
The tugging method is one of the oldest methods around. It's very easy for guys new to restoring to start but this method. The downside is using a tugging strap which may hinder the use of certain clothing ( no shorts ) I generally find more restoring time is needed with this method 8 or more hours for consistent results.
Review
I use this method periodically just to change things up. It can be used in public as long as you're not using a lot of weight. I fine using the retainer with this method a bit easier than using the DTR Bell since it's more compact. It does provide a very unique stretch that is not like tugging. I do think it is an effective way to add more restoring time to your routine. 8+ hours I believe are needed for this method to be effective if used alone depending on the weight used.
Yellow shaded area of skin shows area I found most affected from method.
Aggressiveness
 some experimenting to use
Pros
Cons
  • Zero pressure placed on glans
  • Can provide an extreme stretch on the skin
  • Very comfortable even with extreme pressure
  • Most rapid skin growth
  • Can be used with a DTR bell or Retainer
  • Can be cumbersome
  • longer to install and remove
  • covering urethra with tape highly recommended
  • experimental way to restore
Review
Do not confuse direct air with indirect air (balloon) they are completely different on how they work. I have found directed be extremely effective especially to push through plateaus we all experience when restoring. Even though I find it to be highly effective I still do not think it's going to replace tried-and-true method such as dual tension and tugging. I do find it to be extremely beneficial addition to my restoring Regiment. It can provide a stretch unlike any other method. 6+ hours of use per day shows great results.
Pros
Cons
Aggressiveness
Easy to use
Aggressiveness
  • Less pressure placed on glans
  • Can be used for beginners
  • Can be used with a DTR Bell or Retainer
  • Wrap should be used to prevent outward expansion
  • Difficult to direct pressure to specific areas
  • Balloons need to be broken in prior to using them.
Review
After experimenting for some time using indirect air  ( balloon  ) I have found it to be not as effective as using direct air ( no balloon ) when comparing air methods. I find it outwardly expands the skin more and is not as comfortable as using direct air, this is because of the balloon itself is putting pressure against the skin from the inside. I also cannot re-create the directional pressure that can be done with direct air even when using a wrap. One major difference between dual tension with a push plate vs using a balloon is that you cannot create the same bi-directional high tension you can create when using a push plate.Using a balloon to create tension and using a push rod and push plate ( dual tension ) are completely different restoring methods and should not be confused to be equal. 8+ hours per day I have found to be productive using this method.
Pros
Cons
Review
Aggressiveness
Practice and experimenting required
  • Relieves pressure on glans
  • Increase tension
  • Needs to be removed more frequently
  • some experimenting needed to use probably by user
I developed this method to take pressure off the glans from the push plate when using dual tension. This method utilizes a gripper on the push plate to act as a braking system against the inside wall of the foreskin  when using dual tension. Some experimenting is needed in order to have this method work most efficiently. I've used this method from time to time to break through plateaus because it allows extreme tension to be exerted on the skin without adding additional pressure to the glans. The one major drawback is the device needs to be removed more frequently at least once every 45 minutes.
Overall effectiveness
Easy to use
Pros
Cons
Review
  • Increased gripping power
  • Additional way to prevent slippage
  • More grip placed on skin under gripper
  • Device needs to be removed more often
There was a short time when I was experiencing some slippage with my DTR when using higher tension. This happened during the summertime when it was very humid and I was sweating excessively. The use of two grippers allowed more gripping power and completely solved any issues I was having with slippage. I no longer use this method anymore since I no longer experience any slippage. I believe my original problem was due to the soap I was using to wash the gripper and DTR. The soap I used contained moisturizers which caused the slippage problems I was experiencing.

This is still a good method to use if excess moisture is causing slippage when using dual tension or tugging.
90% of the time any slippage that occurs with a DTR is because of the soap being used to clean it . Always use regular dish soap to clean the DTR and grippers, avoid hand soap or anything that contains moisturizers because these can cause slippage with the device.
This next section will consist of additional methods that can be used to enhance the restoring process. These are used in conjunction with tugging or dual tension etc.
Restoring methods such as tugging, dual tension and weights have been used for many years. There is no one method that is perfect for everyone. I have found after 10 years of restoring experience that varying and changing your methods will produce more consistent results. Having a device that allows you to change your method is a huge benefit.
I have found there is no one true "best method" or routine. Every method and routine is highly effective to some extent. Plateau or "hitting a wall" happens to me from time to time. When this happens I know it's time to rotate my method of restoring for at least a short period before resuming back to my favorite routines and methods.
I will use this ratings system to show the aggressiveness and ease of use for each of these methods. This is strictly from my own personal experience over the last 10 years.
One of the oldest restoring methods. Tugging is the slang word for restoring. Tugging methods include T-taping, canister, and others. Tape was used years ago to adhere the skin to whatever a person was using to tug with. Today most devices are tapeless.
This restoring method has been around for many years. Also called "dial devices" ,"bi-directional" and what I referred to as dual tension because of the push / pull effect on the skin when this method is applied.
History
History
History
This method has been used for many years. Hanging a weight to provide tension was just another way to tug without using an elastic strap.
History
Yellow shaded area of skin shows area I found most affected from method.
Yellow shaded area of skin shows area I found most affected from method.
Yellow shaded area of skin shows area I found most affected from method.
History
Relatively new to restoring, gaining popularity in 2013 the use of air restoring devices are becoming more common. I would consider air methods to be experimental since they have not been used long enough to gather sufficient data on its overall effectiveness. I do believe direct air produces better results than indirect air.
Yellow shaded area of skin shows area I found most affected from method.
Relatively new to restoring, gaining popularity in 2013 the use of air restoring devices are becoming more common. I would consider air methods to be experimental since they have not been used long enough to gather sufficient data on its overall effectiveness. Direct air shows more promise in my opinion.
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My "go to"  method to restore
 The higher the aggressive level,  the higher the potential for stressing the skin in a shorter period of time.