Articles on technique, safety, hardware etc.

Raw Jute Rope - preparing and maintenance by Peter Slemrian

Mon, 18 August 2014

A very thorough and detailed guide on rope treatment using Peter Slemrian's methods, quoted from his article on Fetlife with his kind permission.

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How to keep wraps in place without tying tightly

Sat, 2 August 2014

Placement and tension are all

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1-rope tying: What's in a name?

Thu, 10 July 2014

Like so many Japanese names, this seems to be one causing endless confusion.

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Alternative tsuri line connections

Sat, 26 April 2014

A discussion on the trend for alternatives to the standard split single column tie off

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The gote (aka TK) on trial?

Thu, 3 April 2014

It seems that the gote is becoming a scapegoat (or maybe that should be scapegote?) for nerve inuries. Is it the tie or how it's executed?

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Tying the futo momo

Mon, 31 March 2014

An article prompted by a Fetlife thread on this popular thigh to ankle tie

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Naming the parts a gote

Tue, 11 March 2014

Japanese terns for various bondage knots and frictions

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Does breast bondage cause cancer?

Fri, 7 March 2014

A discussion on whether breast bondage might pose a cancer risk

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Nerve vulnerabilities in the area around the collar bone

Fri, 7 March 2014

What are the risks of nerve compression in the clavicle (collar bone) area?

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Are you tying your wraps too tight?

Mon, 10 February 2014

You might think tying the wraps on a gote tight is the way to keep it in place but it can do more harm than good.

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When the bight bites back

Sat, 25 January 2014

How your a small difference in angle can change your rope handling

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The Burlington Bowline

Sun, 12 January 2014

Another variant for finishing the single column tie by Tracker

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