Self-Suspension Workshop

Do you love being suspended but don’t always have a willing rigger handy?

Does the idea of being able to lift yourself gracefully into flight rustle up a ‘hell, yeah!’

Then self-suspension may be for you!

abbystract with photo credit

Beyond the pure fun of it, self-suspension gives you the opportunity to:

  • hone your suspension skills, even when a rope bottom isn’t available
  • lets you get in the air without assistance, so you can fly anytime you want
  • experiment with movement in rope, so all your flights can be more fulfilling
What You’ll Learn

This full-day workshop will provide you with the self-suspension basics needed to get safely and comfortably in the air along with a variety of techniques you can use to diversify your flight.

•    General safety  – Self-suspension has it’s own particular risks and safety concerns which are important to know.
•    Equipment options – Not all materials are created equal; the pros and cons of different types of rope and hardware will be discussed.
•    Ties for self-suspension – Basic ties for self suspension will be covered as well as how to adjust them for your particular body type
•    Pre-flight prep – Self-suspension puts unique stresses on the body, so proper physical preparation is important
•    Getting in the air – How to smoothly take flight
•    Adjustments while in flight – Whether to increase comfort or add variety, knowing how to adjust your position while in the air is an important skill
•    Coming safely back to earth –Knowing when to come down and how to ensure a safe landing
•    Tips and tricks for safer, more sustainable, and interesting self-suspensions

Who Should Attend

This class is for anyone who wants to learn self-suspension.  Those with no, or limited, suspension experience are welcome. However, the following ground tying skills are needed:  you should be familiar with column ties, basic chest harnesses and hip harnesses.  Experience tying these on yourself would be helpful but not necessary and the class will include instruction on harnesses suitable for self-suspension.

If you are not sure whether or not you meet these tying requirements, reach out using the form below and we’ll help assess your readiness for this workshop.

The class is limited to 8 students so register or reach out to begin the vetting process asap!

Required Equipment

Rope and rigging equipment.  If you don’t have rigging equipment, we’ve got plenty to share…as well as extra rope, if you run short.

You should come with 8 -30′ and at least 2 – 15′ (or some equivalent) lengths of rope
Rope should be 6mm or equivalent MFP, Hemp or Jute already cut to length with finished ends.

When, Where and How Much

Saturday, April 30, 2016

10:00 am – 4:00 pm (or until your body can’t take anymore 🙂

NHOT World Headquarters (If you haven’t been here before, the address will be provided when you register – vetting applies)

Cost is $40/person

The registration fee includes:
•    The workshop from 10-4
•    Light snacks and fresh water throughout the day
•    Full lunch

Your Instructor

Abbystract is a Boston-based rigger who enjoys applying science-based theory and problem solving to rope bondage, with a particular interest in creative self-suspension, dynamic suspensions, and sadistic rope.

Passionate about fostering a more diverse rope community and encouraging more women and non-binary individuals to pick up the ropes, they have presented classes on rope bondage for Bound in Boston, Wicked Women, KinkyCon, Hitchin’ Bitches Boston, and NELA’s Fetish Fair Fleamarket.

Reserve your spot today!

Self Suspension Inquiry