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Making rope bondage a cinch

01st February, 2016

Making rope bondage a cinch

01st February, 2016

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You just spent the better part of two days conditioning your rope using organic jojoba oil that was shipped prime because who are we kidding, no one can wait those extra three days and finished with wax from your neighbors non-gmo africanized bee colony. Now the rope glides over the skin like melted butter and leaves your hands feeling supple like you just had them manicured at a day spa. After twenty minutes of rope work, your partner now looks like they should be in a 1910 silent film dubbed “mummy". You turn to admire the greatness that you have accomplished and it moves you to find your camera. For once you have a reason to use that grotesquely expensive DSLR that you purchased to take a myriad of photos of apparently nothing because you realize the memory card only contains 5 photos and a three second video clip of your cats brown eye. Why? I don't know. It won't matter for long, as today is your day to fill up that sd-card. It’s the reason you spent countless hours on YouTube watching camera and lens techniques so you can produce that bokeh that everyone drools over. You will finally be able to argue why you purchased such an extravagant picture taking device. Heading back in to the room you find your partner missing and only a pile of ropes remain in the center of the floor. They escaped but how! Every wrap was laid with purpose and precision. The knots were made with exacting standards that only you could have undone. What was missed? There in the corner you see your partner giggling while only their wrist remain tied as they flip you the bird with an evil grin.

This is a lesson to learn from

Slipping ropes is not hard. All you have to do is watch a classic western film to see how. It’s the reason the hero was always escaping at the last moment. Never rely on the death grip of tight ropes. Foremost because its dangerous do to circulation and you risk the safety of your partner. Take care of your wife, husband, partner, lover, sub, slave, common law, or significant other, and you will realize your potential. Second. The body can move and constrict in ways that you will never be able to plan for. You can only strategize for rope changing position and then mitigate its movement. The trick is learning where to lock off your rope.

Cinching does not mean tight

The Japanese in all of their great wisdom came up with a locking tie called a Kannuki. In its most basic form it is two ropes that cross back over each other creating opposing forces like the Jedi. It is used in the Takate-Kote and Go-te Shibari harnesses. You can see it performed on the horizontal wraps of the upper and lower body. We simply want to lock rope in place preventing if from slipping over the shoulder and under the elbow. It is almost impossible to slip a properly performed Kannuki unless you plan on dislocating your shoulder like Houdini.

Simple form creates great function

Another trick is picking a body part and finding a way to subdue its movement. Great examples are when the arm is folded at the elbow or the leg is bent at the knee. Feeding the rope between and connecting the opposite side creates our newly discovered Kannuki. The more you tie, the more instances you will come across where simple touches like this are far superior than wrapping tighter or making knot.