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Crash Restraint. When attaching support lines to a harness for suspension, I use a novel method that people frequently ask me about, and I've been meaning to document for a long time. Serendipitously, I ran into Kali from Kink Academy a few months ago at Wicked Grounds, and she asked me to film some instructional videos for them on suspension -- so I managed to slip this in there, and they've graciously agreed to allow me to use screenshots from those videos to illustrate a blog post here.

This method was inspired by the Tatu hitch , during a Fetlife discussion whose details are now murky in my memory -- in any case credit is due both Tatu and Jack Elfrink for making me aware of that knot, upon which this is based. Things needing names, and this technique using the first half of a Tatu hitch, I suppose we could call it the half-Tatu hitch. Thanks also to Mecha-Kate for modeling for these. The full video version, in two parts, is here and here on Kink Academy. Single Point Attachment, with Carabiner. Kinbaku / Shibari Terms by Tatu. Return to Home | Tutorials Glossary Terms Related to Japanese Shibari / Kinbaku / Bondage Compiled by Tatu (c) 1999 / 2005 Please Note: I began compiling this glossary in August 1999 in an effort to first gain understanding of the Shibari / Kinbaku world for myself and also share what I have learned to the west.

At the time as far as I know beyond a handful of terms defined in a few other websites, this was the first attempt to provide a major glossary of Japanese Shibari / Kinbaku terms in the west. I have learned along the way that what I thought were reliable sources turned out not to be so reliable. My thanks to those who have helped me in this endeavor and have helped me correct errors along the way. Many years ago when I first started to put together a glossary of terms for those who work with Japanese Rope Art, it was simply a practical guide for understanding. Japanese words are written with a complex system of symbols called "kana" denoting certain phonetic sounds.

Hai - yes. Hon Kikkou. Marai Masato wrist tie. How to not be creepy. My name is Holly Pervocracy, and I used to be a creep. Not the worst kind of creep; I was certainly never dangerous, and it wasn't to the point where I drove everyone away, but I was definitely called creepy a few times. And given the side-eye-while-edging-away a few more times. I had a strong and unusual sex drive, a tendency to be attracted to pretty much everyone I was friends with and a lot of people I wasn't, and didn't know how to express these appropriately.

I made jokes that weren't jokes about "ha ha, we should totally make out right now, wouldn't that be hilarious," I shared my fetishes too loudly and way too publicly, and I expressed attraction by puppydogging my crushes pathetically. I gave people the goddamn creeps. I don't agree with Clarisse Thorn that "creepy" is a meaningless or sexist term.

(See Pandagon's response.) But what if people think you're a creep, and you don't deserve it? 2) Don't treat your life as a quest for sex.I've done this. KinkyClover » Rope Space – Programmed Preconceptions. Rope Space – Programmed Preconceptions Rope at the moment seems to be the new black. This is a wonderful thing. There are events popping up all over the country, most recently we have one in Nottingham, all these places for rope enthusiasts to get their kink on. With the increase of rope bondage there is more tying in clubs and at different events. From observation, online forums, discussions at munches, peer rope events and workshops, it appears there is a general expectation for rope bottoms to space. At the other end of this is that if a bottom does not space there can be a pressure to pretend they have and feel like they have done something wrong or that there is something wrong with them for not spacing.

I felt like writing this blog to assure those who find it difficult to space in rope, that there is nothing wrong with not spacing. I appreciate I am different to everyone else too, and I tend to view spacing in rope as a very intimate thing. Clover X x. KinkyClover » Nerve and Circulation Problems. Nerve and Circulation Problems I think the two most common and often misunderstood problems in rope are circulation and nerve problems and more importantly how to spot the differences between them. It is not always simple, but here are a few points to guide towards what the problem could be. I am not a medical professional, everything written here is my opinion or given to me by medical professionals regarding my own injuries.

If you have an injury my best advice is to seek medical advice for your injury. The three factors in the causing of nerve problems are, position, pressure and duration. So I guess the next question would be, what do nerve tingles feel like? If you have tingles or numbness in part of your hand it is definitely time to be untied, you can always be tied up again but best to be safe rather than sorry. Having said that, circulation problems are not something to be ignored, it is a warning sign which needs to be acted upon. Clover X x. Vector Forces | ropebook. Vector forces become apparent whenever there is an internal angle greater than 0° between two or more rigging components or anchorage points. For ease of explanation, a vector force is typically trying to pull horizontally as well as vertically. This has a multiplying effect on the loads that are felt at the anchor points and likewise the tension exerted within the rigging equipment, be it ropes, slings, strops or chains.

The effects of vector forces must always be taken into account when undertaking rigging tasks to ensure that these forces do not exceed the safe working load capacity of the equipment, components and anchor devices used within the system. Force is an influence that has both magnitude and direction, it is usually given in the dynamic unit of Newtons (N). For ease of explanation we have used kilograms on this page. The Basics In the situation illustrated to the right, the weight of the load = 100kg. The Ideal Angle The 'OK' Angle The Critical Angle The Calculations Where: Nerve and Circulation Problems | RopeTopia. I think the two most common and often misunderstood problems in rope are circulation and nerve problems and more importantly how to spot the differences between them. It is not always simple, but here are a few points to guide towards what the problem could be.

I am not a medical professional, everything written here is my opinion or given to me by medical professionals regarding my own injuries. If you have an injury my best advice is to seek medical advice for your injury. The three factors in the causing of nerve problems are, position, pressure and duration. The longer you leave it the worse it becomes so speaking up immediately is vital even if you don’t know what’s causing it. You can always talk about and work out what it was afterwards but because nerve problems come on instantly, you must speak up instantly and the rigger should take action instantly. So I guess the next question would be, what do nerve tingles feel like? Like this: Like Loading... Carabiners, Part 3 - Properties. The point of this mini-series on carabiners is to understand how different aspects and qualities of a carabiner affect its usefulness in technical rescue rigging. We addressed materials and design in the first two entries.

Today we are going to address a variety of other properties that should be considered when selecting a carabiner for a particular job. A number of properties, in addition to material and design, determine the suitability to specific tasks and compatibility with other equipment. These include: Main axis strength. Gate strength. Gate-opening dimension. Size. Certification. CE and ANSI require a minimal main axis strength of 22 kN (4,946 lbs). While it is easy to see that small “toy” carabiners are very different creatures from their heftier big brothers.