Optimizing the Venus 2000 System. Different Strokes for Different Folks
by Wayne in Hawaii
The Venus 2000 concept is built around alternating vacuum and air pressure on a sealed system with a trapped, adjustable air volume. Basically, a motor flexes a diaphragm on one end (the power unit) of a hose and this causes a latex tube to flex on the other (receiver) end of the hose. This sounds simple, but in fact, the power needed to drive such a system is quite large! The Venus 2000 power unit addresses this problem effectively, but the result is neither tiny nor light. It is of necessity a rather beefy unit.
The resulting “black box” is a quite rugged and very durable power unit that is the culmination of a lot of experience making this concept work.. A Venus 2000, unless it slipped by with a major manufacturing defect, is not going to fold up and self destruct after a few uses like a lot of mechanical sex toys for men.
I first owned an original Venus unit and later upgraded to a Venus 2000 with the 10:1 gear ratio motor and then a newer unit with the 15:1 gear ratio unit. This later version continues to be my favorite because of its better slow speed power and performance while still having adequate top speed. Some still prefer the older 10:1 unit because it will run a bit faster at top speed.
I will describe the innards of the modern Venus 2000 power unit and the few adjustments you might make inside there. Also you will need to go inside for the rare events like changing out a worn diaphragm. But basically the Venus 2000 power unit is a black box, with nothing you need to regularly mess with inside. There really is little you can, or should fiddle with inside the power unit. So if there are so few things that can or should be done to the Venus 2000 power unit, what is there to really optimize about the Venus 2000 system?
Once one has solved the basic problem of supplying the power in a safe, rugged and reliable fashion, in the case of the Venus 2000 in the form of alternating air pressure and vacuum, the black box can be just that. A place where the power cord, stroke adjustment hose, large receiver hose and control box connect. What goes on inside the power unit need be of little concern.
The receiver, pardon the pun, is where the “rubber meets the road”. Everything about the performance of the Venus 2000 system in actual use revolves around the fit, design and construction of the personalized receiver. All your satisfaction, or frustration, with the Venus 2000 system will most likely be traced directly to the fit, suitability and understanding of the individual receiver unit.
It is at the receiver that everything really happens. Optimization of the size and fit of the receiver, or receivers, makes all the difference in how effective the Venus 2000 is for each individual user.
For new users there is a learning curve that can be greatly shortened by a full understanding of the receiver. For long time users there is an opportunity to find new optimizations in the receivers and their use. The last major advance in the Venus system, the addition of the trapped air vent valves to the once solid receiver end caps, solved the final real problem with the Venus system. Given the flexibility possible in the creation of receivers, the Venus 2000 system should work for just about every male with a well thought out and optimized receiver.
Fortunately, Abco supplies all the parts you need to experiment with receivers. The basic clear plastic tubular receiver housings come in several sizes and custom lengths. The receiver end caps are available with one or two valves. Plus the critical and all important latex liner material is sold in an array of sizes. You can even find replacement or extension hoses for both stroke control and receiver main hoses. All of these are quite sensibly priced and you can ord to have quite a collection of such parts. Also there are a few things “found around the house” that can be used as well in receiver construction.
A few basic tools will allow you to experiment with constructing custom receivers, once you understand the basic principles involved. I keep a small kit in a little zipper bag together with all my liner material etc, for when a receiver rebuild is in order. Unlike the power unit, receivers do wear out. They use natural latex as a key component and there is no getting around the fact latex does biodegrade. Receiver maintenance is just something one needs to master. Fortunately, it is quite easy.
Index of What These Pages Cover
- Tools for working with receiver materials.
- Principles of receiver function and optimal design.
- Common problems with receivers and their cure.
- All important constrictor design and optimization.
- Internals of the Venus 2000 power unit.
- Lubricants, how not to break the bank.
- Storage of receivers, hygiene and storage of supplies.
- The Double Push Button Valve Stroke Hose Controller.