Playing with Gravity: Partial Suspension:
In this workshop (or demo), we’ll be looking at all the fun that we can have with partial suspensions, from just starting out with a little extra “zip”, to predicament, connective slow playing, or truly tough positions that may be too difficult with full suspension. In this novice rigger level course, we’ll be discussing levels of risk and assessing it, as we explore some of the different ways to have fun from moderate to intense.
Experiences Level: Beginner
Type of class: Hands on workshop
Heavy Duty: Suspending Heavier People:
Nearly any body can be suspended, though as our bottoms get heavier, it tests us to get all the details right to get them up and down safely. As our bottoms get heavier, we have to adjust our ties to better spread the load, worry about the physics of lifting them, and to deal with the very real possibility that the rope may jam and our bottoms are too big to manhandle and get them down safely. The presenter regularly suspends men in the 200+ range, and his largest play partner is 6’7”, 325 lbs. Gleaning from his experience, we’ll be exploring tips and techniques for suspending people at the outer edges of our physical capabilities