Guys with upward curves: How do you measure?

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  1. B_DEATHbyCARROT

    B_DEATHbyCARROT New Member

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    I just tried to measure and gave up! After finally getting it up (had to really concentrate) I found that trying to straighten out the upward curve to get an accurate measurement is kinda impossible... I prefer to use a "real" ruler, but short of getting a cloth/paper ruler I'm not sure what to do.
     
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    get a fabric tape measure

    they are made of a pliable material, and can bend and stuff...
     
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    The sort of tape measures that taylors use is the best, but which side do you measure ?

    The problem is the same, whether you curve up, down or to the side.

    If you measure on the inside of the curve you will get a lower value than if you measure on the outer side. I get more than 1 cm difference.
     
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    Try a flexible plastic ruler. I get 1.5" difference topside and bottom.
     
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    I had a problem measuring, too. It doesn't want to be pressed flat:frown1:
     
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    You definitely need a tailors measuring tape - but if you're cheap, just use a piece of string, marking the tip with a pen, then measure it with a straight ruler.

    Can make a difference of up to an inch
     
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    Well I want to take a picture for the site so the string won't work. I know I get up to a solid 8" but with the curve and a straight ruler I can't get past 7.5" and I don't wanna be called a faker... The tailor's ruler seems to be the answer.
     
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    Measure it when 3/4 erect so you can keep it as straight as you can.The numbers will be off a little but people can tell when you are full hard and not.If it curves left or right you really cant measure full hard.
     
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