Managing Suspension Lines
Fast and secure tying of your overhead lines is a key component in rope suspension, but it’s also a topic that’s very hard to find detailed instruction upon. Let’s fix that. With more than 500 rope suspensions under his belt, EM will walk you through what he learned on his own over the years, or picked up through lessons with others. Options for tying to a ring. Tying off to bamboo. Clearing jammed suspension lines safely & easily. Bundling excess rope rapidly and neatly. We’ll do a little of everything.
NOTE: This is a “no bottom required” class! While bottoms are invited to learn a lot about safety, anyone doing “hands on” in the class will work with one rope and simply raise / lower their rope bag over and over. If your partner is in a bottoming class at this time, come in here and tie!
ARMBINDERS (Beginner to Intermediate, hands on):
Binding the arms together behind the back at the wrist and elbow is perhaps the second most common position behind a box tie when it comes to rope bondage. EM will walk you through anatomical considerations and structural techniques you can use to put together a variety of different armbinder style ties for quick dirty bedroom bondage, on up to use in a raised strappado predicament or full body suspension, and the like.
Beginner to Intermediate, hands on
Bottoming on the ground with cat and -EM-:
Rope isn’t just in the air. In cat’s opinion, some of the most challenging and exciting rope can be on the ground. From the bottom’s perspective, we will discuss what makes floor rope different, what makes it difficult, and how to get the most out of rope that doesn’t involve a hard point.
Discussion and tie along
Bottoming for suspension with cat and -EM- :
In this class, cat will be put through a suspension involving multiple positions. As various positions are encountered, we’ll break down techniques that can be used for longevity in a single position and ways to prepare yourself for transitions. We will also work through some ideas regarding communication and safety. cat hopes people leave this class feeling empowered both physically and emotionally and excited about their next steps in their personal rope journey. Questions and comments are welcomed and encouraged throughout the demo.
Demo and Discussion