Being on for 8 months and then coming off cannot be compared to running a normal 8-12 week cycle.
What is the benefit to tapering off a moderate testosterone dose after 8-12 weeks of use rather than just going straight into PCT?
In the ops example we are using Test C where the half life of the drug tapers anyway, so by tapering your dose down on top of this all you are doing is extending the cycle length by adding a lower, less effective dose.
The benefit is a faster recovery for people LIKE ME. I did say that I prefer the taper over the conventional PCT for myself, I did not say the OP needs to taper off an 11-week cycle although that is what I would still do as it usually took me roughly the same amount (11+ weeks) to recover from a measly 10 week cycle. It depends on the individual, some recover fine without PCT meds, other (like myself and perhaps Yogi) just cannot go cold turkey and expect to be ok with it.
Sorry if i misunderstood the context of your comments to Kountkoma. You told him that he shouldn’t tell the OP not to taper as he has not tried the taper method.
I absolutely would advise the OP not to taper, even though i have not done it myself, for the reasons i mentioned above.
I think i might be missing something regarding the benefits of a taper in this scenario. You say that even from a cycle such as 12wks x 500mg of test cyp, for you, a taper would help with faster recovery. How does this work? What are the benefits from the taper? Are you able to stay on a low dose whilst restoring natural production?
I always thought that being on longer would result in making full recovery harder, even if the dose was low.