February, 2022

23feb16:0018:00Virtual EventAddie Tahl & SloaneMagic Tricks for Excellent Rope Handling16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time Facilitator: Addie (she/her) Category:Day 1,Queerope 2022Format:conference


Addie (she/her)Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.


  • Sloane (she/her)

    Sloane (she/her)

    Sloane (she/her) is a Vancouver-based rope artist. She ties, is tied, and self-ties. She regularly teaches at TheSpace2 in Vancouver, as well as at in-person and online classes. She has a wicked sense of humour and a strong sense of adventure.


(Wednesday) 16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time



Event Details

This class takes a deep dive into the minute details of what makes good tension, clean placement, even lines, and smooth, effortless rope movement.

These absolutely fundamental (and universally applicable) micro-techniques are difficult to pin down but magic once implemented, and make the difference between good rope and excellent tying. We will look at how to use hands more effectively, going into details like which fingers hold tension when, how to flip or angle rope to prevent twists, which angles to follow when throwing rope to clear it, how to multi-task so that one hand can accomplish two (or three) tasks simultaneously.

We will break down how the person tying can maneuver their hands and body to tie even cuffs (thigh, ankle) that stay in place, or how to tweak those cuffs better suit the needs of a tie. We will also look at techniques to prevent finger and hand injuries for those who tie. These techniques are useful to anyone who ties, no matter their style, and all skill levels will find these techniques useful and productive.

Beginners are especially invited to attend as it is easier to build good habits from the beginning. Solo attendance is also encouraged, and techniques will be taught in such a way that they can be practiced on oneself.



Format: discussion & demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: A single column tie

What to Bring: yourself, ropes, safety tools

Solo or Partnered: any constellation, works

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.




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