In this pre-event intensive, you’ll learn the requirements, techniques, tips and tricks to fabricate your very own ROPECRAFT-style pagoda to take home OR build one for us all to enjoy for a reduced cost! Learn how we modified the original Jim Duvall design into three different pieces of equipment and then build one! “Build Your Own” Participants will leave the intensive with a fully functional pagoda that is ready for play and the plans to do it again. “Learn To Build” participants will build a Pagoda 2.0 for the event and leave with the plans for all three projects! Choose your project from the the options below and bring a friend! It is possible to complete this project without a second person assisting but you will find many steps easier with a friend to help. We can help pair up unpaired people!
PAGODA PROJECT OPTIONS
Pagoda 2.0 is the variant as seen at previous Ropecrafts. Footprint on the ground is 8’x4′ and stands just over 8′ tall.
Pagoda 3.0 is a smaller variant with a footprint on the ground of 4.5’x4′ and standing just over 8′ tall.
For those with ceilings lower than 9′ there will be design modifications presented that will reduce the overall height without reducing the finished functionality.
All variants will break down into three components for transport and storage that will require no tools to install or remove.
The presentation will cover a brief tool safety survey, fabrication of the guides and aids needed to complete the construction, guided step by step instructions to fabricate the individual components and in full assembly of those components. We will discuss finishing options (i.e. paints vs stains) but due to time and space constraints we will be restricted in what finishes can be applied.
Those that wish to bring their own tools will need the following:
Compound mitre saw – minimum of 10″ Drill with star bit and 1/8″ drill bit Circular saw Router with square bit Sander Square Wood clamps
All of these tools will be available to anyone that does not have them!
Doors open for registration at 8:45 for a 9 am start.
ShesANatural and Conroy have condensed their BOTTOMING IN ROPE 101, 201, 301, 401 and MODELING IN ROPE CLASS SERIES for this Essentials in Rope Bottoming Class.
This class is focused for and with rope bottoms.
The information shared in this class will cover from the beginning, all the way to dynamic transition suspension.
an introduction to rope bottoming, vetting your possible rope play partner, negotiation suggestions, preparing to be in rope mentally and physically, some insight to good pain and bad pain, communicating in rope, breathing, weight distribution, adjustment and management so you can stay in control of your own body even when you are tied up,
all the way to little tips and tricks of muscle control and body positioning when going through transitions while in suspension.
Of course, everyone’s rope journey is different and there is not one twue way to be a rope bottom, but ShesANatural and Conroy will share things that they have learned through the experience of tying together and with others for nearly 4500 hours of being in rope or having rope in their hands.
If times allows, the final demo is a dynamic transition sequence where ShesANatural and Conroy ask you to come right up and get involved, asking questions throughout about what is happening, how it feels, what ShesANatural is doing to stay in control and process for sustainability. Afterwards attendees can try the same sequence or they can work together with their partner on a tie or a position that they find the most difficult so that ShesANatural can offer some suggestions on finding more success.
Tying pairs are invited to attend and tie together.
A non-collapsing single column tie, a suspendable chest harness, a suspendable hip harness, a suspendable futomomo, upline management and secure tie offs are helpful. If you cannot tie all of these pre-requisite ties, we invite to attend and tie to your skill level and then make sure that you have a notebook and pen so that you can take notes on those things that may help you along as your rope journey advances.
Solo attendees are invited to attend and audit the class. Ties and upline proficiency will be assessed by the presenters prior to allowing suspensions for the safety of attendees.
a barrier for use between you and the floor.
a water bottle for hydration
your notebook and pen.
If you are attending with the intention of suspension, please bring
at least 8 hanks of suspension rated rope,
at least 4 weight rated climbing carabiners
and if you have one, a shibari ring.
All uplines will go to carabiners for the safety of attendees.
Please keep in mind that the information that is being shared is focused for and with rope bottoms. Presenters will not be teaching patterned ties, nor upline management nor proper tie offs. If your ties and uplines do not fall within the risk profile of the presenters to allow you to suspend, please know that they will ask you to sit out that particular portion.
A 5 Hour Intensive Predicament Bondage Workshop with Lew Rubens!
Bondage all by itself can be quite a predicament if left on long enough. Learn to make your bottom struggle exquisitely from one discomfort to another, never being able to rest completely.
Join Lew for a few creative and imaginative ideas for making these predicaments even more interesting.
***This IS a hands on intensive!!***
What should you bring? Here’s what Lew said:
“The following is a partial list of the things I”m bringing: Rope, suspension ring, safety tool, string, nipple clamps, clothespins, tape, rubber bands, springs, bungee cord, chopsticks, locks, chains, gags.
You bring what you can, what you have or what you want to bring.”
Doors open for registration at 9:45 for at 10 am start.