Well, I arrived home from work and it wasn’t thirty minutes before NW had me in the new Steelworxx Crossfire. I chose the Crossfire because I preferred the semi open end, for urination reasons. The idea of urine welling up inside of a closed tube, because I wasn’t perfectly aligned with a tiny hole, is kind of a turn off.
In any case… The product appears to be very well crafted. All of the outer surfaces are polished. The edges have been smoothed. It feels sturdy…and much heavier than the acrylic, of course. I have not noticed any spurs or burrs. The ring is nice and smooth. Much more comfortable that the CB ring. All in all, potential Base ring size issue aside, I am very pleased with it.
We went with the largest tube (44mm), due to my girth. If I am completely flaccid, I have the slightest bit of side wiggle room. If I am even slightly erect, or simple really warm and, hence, not drawn up, my cock touched the tube on all sides. It is comfortable, though, and I have room for slight expansion. Though, I couldn’t get close to fully erect.
The potential issue is the base (A) ring. We ordered the 47mm, since I had heard that these stainless rings seem to fit a little looser. When I first put it on, I, of course, swelled a little bit. That little swelling was enough to inhibit blood flow enough to start the purplish color change. Since my cock, when rock hard, is 1.95″ in diameter, and the ring is only 1.85″, a full on erection pretty much crushes everything, cuts off blood and is rather painful. I might should have gone with the 50mm ring, but we will determine that later.
For tonight, I will not sleep in it. The main reason is that it is more important to us that I be able to wear it at work, than during sleep. Since I spend 95% of my work time sitting on my ass, that is where I have had the biggest issues with the CB. The pants pressing the ring into my body, and the cage into my balls, made it impossible to wear for more than an hour or so. So that we have a clean test for work, tomorrow, we won’t risk irritating the area by me sleeping in it.
My biggest concern with the ring size was the ability to escape that the 50mm might provide. The spacing between the tube and the base ring is small enough, though, that there is no way I am squeezing my balls out of this. A 50mm ring would have done just fine. But, for time sake, we are going to give the 47mm a try and order a 50mm in the future.
Just a couple of pics of me in my new home…