In order to attend this course, you should already possess a working knowledge of basic rope bondage, and have developed good rope handling skills; 6-12 months of regular practice tying on the ground is recommended before attempting to suspend. In particular, you should be able to quickly and neatly perform:
- A single column tie, such as the Somerville Bowline
- Basic body harnesses starting with a lark's head, such as a Shinju Chest Harness
- Extension of your rope, such as with a Sheet Bend
- Basic knots:
Before arriving for the course, you must thoroughly review the following safety articles:
We will discuss some of this material in class, but will not have an extended safety lecture, in order to maximize time for hands-on training.
You may use any bondage-appropriate 6-8mm rope for class; all techniques to be taught will work with either natural or synthetic line. However, please NO BLACK ROPE as dark rope is very hard to visually check for correctness.
Rope used for support lines must have a breaking strength at least 5x (10x when doubled over) the model or rigger's weight, whichever is greater. This means almost all natural fibre rope is unsuitable, except perhaps 8mm hemp. The rope used for support lines does not need to be the same material or diameter as what you tie with on the body.
You will need:
- 6-8x 25-30' lines for tying on the body
- 3-4x 5-15' lines for finishing up ties
- 3x 30' strong support lines
- 6-8x climbing-rated carabiners
- A ring or rigging plate (optional but recommended)
See this article for detailed equipment recommendations.
Light food and beverage will be provided. Please email Dusty@Kink.com if you have any food allergies.
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