Fundamentals of Suspension

November 19th from 10am to 6pm

This will be a full day class covering the fundamentals of partial and full rope suspensions. We will start off reviewing some safety info for both tops and bottoms as well as get familiar with some terminology so that we are all on the same page. From there you’ll learn a basic hip harness and an arms free chest harness. We’ll go over how to tie the uplines to them, how to tie off the uplines once you have lifted them, how to manage the uplines, and how to easily resolve any jams that may occur.

This class will assume that you know all of the fundamentals that are covered in Rope Fundamentals I on the ropebitepgh.com site/class. For this class I suggest that you have a kit of rope (jute, hemp, POSH or MFP preferred) that has 8-10 full lengths (8m-30ft usually) and 2 half lengths (4m-15ft), and a suspension ring and climbing rated carabiners. I usually suggest non-locking oval carabiners like these.  I do have two kits and a few suspension rings available to borrow should you not have them now.

We will be starting promptly at 10am and going till somewhere around 6pm. There will be a short lunch break. We will provide some snacks and drinks but you’ll need to pack your own lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave there.

Proof of vaccination will be required.

Tickets are available by emailing me at russ@twistedview.net. I will give you my Venmo, CashApp, or PayPal info to pay for them. 1 ticket is for 1 tying pair. If the tying pair are both switches, there should be time for both to try things so long as you pick it up quickly.  The tickets will be available at various price points to make them as accessible as possible. If the ticket price is what keeps you from coming to any Rope Bite class/intensive, please reach out as soon as possible and I will do everything I can to get you in.

Ticket pricing levels are: 2 tickets at $40, 6 tickets at $80, and 2 supporter tickets at $110. If you can, please consider getting a supporter ticket to help others and make this very valuable education more accessible.

Please email me at russ@twistedview.net if you have any questions.

Prerequisites:

  • Tops and bottoms should have experience with tying and being tied.
  • The tying pair should be able to effectively communicate with each other both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Know all of the fundamentals that are covered in Rope Fundamentals I on the ropebitepgh.com site/class.
  • Bottoms should have familiarity with being bound tightly and able to distinguish good pain from bad pain.

Materials to bring:

  • You will need at least 8 full length ropes (8m-30′), 1 or 2 half length ropes, at least 4 carabiners and/or a suspension ring.
  • Notebook and pen to take notes.
  • Water bottle and any snacks if you have individual needs.
  • Blanket for the floor to make it more comfortable and a yoga mat if you wish to have some padding.  If you bring a yoga mat, you will need a blanket to put beneath it.
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