Rope bondage suspension

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Self-suspension involves many unavoidable risks, but weak upline material seems to me like an imminently avoidable one. More about why I feel so strongly about this can be found here ; for another perspective on support line selection and material I recommend this article by Topologist. To quickly define terms, critical uplines sometimes called "main support lines" are the lines that are keeping your head from rapidly and unceremoniously meeting the ground. For keeping your brain and spine intact, a higher safety standard is called for.

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A safety margin of 10 times the weight of the person being lifted is pretty standard for rescue, construction, and professional rigging involving lifting humans such as circus apparatuses. This seems like a reasonable standard to carry over into suspension bondage.

Keep in mind that knots weaken rope, and when lifting into suspension, especially doing stunts like drop lifts or other dynamic maneuvers, you will routinely apply much more force to the rope than your weight.

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There are many documented cases of 5mm or 6mm jute uplines breaking during suspension; there are also documented cases of 6mm hemp uplines breaking. I have not personally heard a case of 8mm hemp uplines breaking, therefore if you really must use all natural fibers in your rope kit, 8mm hemp is what I would recommend for your critical uplines. Personally, I find it bulky, stiff, and difficult to manage… why struggle with it when there are so many wonderful options for rated rope? Some in the bondage community have expressed concern about synthetic uplines melting in certain bondage situations, such as with high friction or when exposed to bright stage lights.

If you have concerns, test your rope by making a static loop around your foot or through your point and vigorously rubbing a length of the rope back and forth through that loop.

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A standard length for uplines is about 30'. While this can seem like a lot of rope, the idea is to have enough line to lower yourself or be lowered to the ground, if needed for example, if you passed outwhile maintaining a pulley. In some of the below pictures like the nylonmy rope is shorter in that case, simply because I don't actually use nylon for uplines and don't have 30' lengths.

I do in fact use shorter lengths of amsteel for uplines because amsteel is close to useless for pulleys, anyway — it is ridiculously slippery and almost impossible to grip under load.

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When I'm using amsteel, I'm making the decision to prioritize that aesthetic over the safety considerations for an upline like a 30' piece of POSH, and I have alternative "emergency exit plans. It can also be found at rwrope.

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Breaking strength: lbs size for size, amsteel is the same strength as steel. Where to obtain it: Westmarine. This is the upline material commonly recommended by Suspended Animationan excellent organization based in Seattle.

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Of course, there are other possible upline materials — this chart by Topologist goes through the properties of some other options. An acceptable synthetic you might sometimes see is Hempex — I find that this rope started gaining popularity before POSH came onto the scene, and most people have moved away from it and toward POSH. However, in my opinion it is inferior to POSH in pretty much every way. It tends to have a fuzzy appearance and can feel "splinter-y" in your hands, it isn't as comfortable to use for pulleys, and it tends to look quite distinct when compared to hemp or jute, especially in photographs.

This article goes into more detail about the process involved in deciding how to tie off your critical support linesbecause while rated rope is important, it's only one "link" in the safety chain and doesn't do you any good if it's tied off insecurely.

Rope for Uplines. POSH 6mm. Breaking strength: lbs size for size, amsteel is the same strength as steel Pros: Very lightweight Thin and soft feeling Modern, minimalistic, distinct look Durable and very wear-resistant, even in high rope bondage suspension applications Useful for uplines that you will not be adjusting raising or lowering during your suspension.

Cons: Terrible hand-feel — if you attempt to lift yourself using amsteel, it will bite into your hands like wire, while also trying to slip through your grip. Extremely slippery and doesn't hold frictions VERY prone to jamming and therefore requires special tie-off techniques Where to obtain it: Westmarine. Regatta braid 6mm.

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