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Tech Dump Part I: TK-ish ties

The details and mechanics of technical suspension are Addie’s specialty and passion. Over the past 6 years, she has amassed a wide, varied repertoire of suspension experience, with a heavy emphasis on tying different people with different preferences and adapting ties to people rather than the other way around. Pre-pandemic, she taught TheSpace’s Techie Tuesdays, a weekly series that focused on how and why ties work the way they do, helping participants to build a working, functional knowledge of tying for suspension.

This progressive series will be heavy on understanding rather than memorization, on technical details (why something works in situation A but not B, how it can be adapted for B) and on personalization. We will examine everything from hitches to hip rotations, with the goal of achieving smooth rope and body handling, predicting and preventing trouble spots, and staying one step ahead of necessity.

The goal is not to arrive at a particular visual end result, but to use all our skills and knowledge to create ties and situations that make the person in ropes happy, however their ‘happy’ manifests.

Tech Dump Part I: TK-ish ties:

This session can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of the larger series. It covers the version of the TK that Addie uses, tied both front and back, with examples tied for different body types, shoulder configurations, injuries, and preferences. We will look at the foundational elements of TK-ish ties, what each part contributes to the tie, and what can be modified without compromising the safety and integrity of the structure.

The recordings will be available for streaming until December 31th, 2021 on our website. They are not downloadable.


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