“Ever heard someone say ‘Well, just add more rope!’ when speaking of tying larger people? That’s all well and good, but it matters greatly *where and how* that extra rope is added. Size does not determine what makes a good rope bottom, or what one is able to do in rope! We’ll talk about ways to address differences both on the floor and in the air, as well as extensive discussion on bottoming skills regardless of size.
Materials: Rope (3-10 ~30ft lengths recommended)
Skills needed: Single column tie proficiency (any), active communication, general body awareness
Patterns are awesome. They allow us to achieve specific aesthetics and functionality with our rope. However, they’re also often cumbersome, fiddly and increase the difficulty in maintaining a ‘scene’ energy.
This class comes from a particular rut Rocket experienced with her rope topping… and aims to give an ‘easy’, approachable *play* style of rope bondage that emphasizes the people involved and not much else.
- Type: Tie-along
- Materials: Rope (2-5 30ft hanks)
- Skills needed: single column tie, basic hitches/frictions, active communication, general body awareness
Lab time is when we get to become mad scientists and delve into all that is rope. All to often lab can become a time for tops to just practice a pattern. How can we take lab and learning time in rope and get the most from it as bottoms?
We propose: exploring ties, learning more about your body in rope, and working on the goals and the desires of the rope bottom. Bring a rope top and learn how to voice your desires, work on your goals, and build a more inclusive lab environment.
Time will be set aside during class for a guided exploration (on the floor or in the air) if attendees wish to explore specific lab scenarios with their stunt top.
- Type: Theory/tie-along
- Materials: Stunt Top, Rope
- Skills needed (bottoms): an active voice, and ideas for exploration
- Skills needed (stunt tops): Familiarity and comfort with the execution of ideas the bottom wants to explore.
This session will not be teaching patterns, uplines, etc.
Once upon a time I was under the impression that rope was nice. Happily I learned otherwise, and now you can too! We’ll explore pain, breath and stamina. Calf ties, face ties, and breath constriction, oh my! We’ll also discuss some types of mental/emotional sadomasochism with rope.
- Type: Tie-along
- Materials: Rope (1-5 ~30ft lengths recommended)
- Skills needed: Single column tie, basic hitches, active communication, general body awareness