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RopeBoi Parker's Self Suspension Intensive
Subspace Dungeon Studio
Toronto, ON
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RopeBoi Parker's Self Suspension Intensive
Workshop content includes:

*    fundamental skills for self-suspension & exercises to hone those skills
*    tying without seeing, tying by feel with precision
*    using your toes
*    using your teeth
*    line management for self-suspension
*    planning and techniques for going up and coming down
*    proprioception, body awareness, and physical control in self-suspension
*    ~5+ different suspension line tie-offs, specifically for self-suspension
*    the importance of quick-releases in RopeBoi's style of self-suspension
*    how to unjam jammed suspension lines
*    multiple examples and applications of self-leveling lines (aka floating lines)
*    spinning techniques to enable & better control certain self-suspension positions and transitions
*    end-over-end self-suspension
*    self-tying a hip harness upside-down while fully suspended from one leg
*    a futomomo-based highly dynamic self-suspension (with no hip or waist ropes)
*    a double-calf inverted self-suspension (with no hip or waist ropes)
*    lowering to the ground head-first from an inverted self-suspension
*    a single-point ankle self-suspension, and how to lower from it
*    some one-rope self-suspensions
*    some open loop/sliding cuff self-suspension techniques
*    a thigh harness (as a more comfortable/sustainable alternative to a basic single-column thigh cuff)
*    a modified gravity boot, which can be tied quickly in the air and untied from either end of the line
*    the RopeBoi torso harness and how to use it for numerous self-suspension transitions
*    the RopeBoi "wings" tie and how to use it for numerous self-suspension transitions, including simulating the arm positions of a box tie, high hands, teppou, pillow arms, strappado, prayer, reverse prayer, ...
*    the RopeBoi calf harness and how to use it for numerous self-suspension transitions
*    self-tying munter hitches & reverse munter hitches behind your back
*    self-tying arms in suspension
*    advice & warnings on self-suspension for performance
*    improving flow in self-suspension
*    expanding variety and range of mobility in self-suspension
*    managing risks, and working with your own body, abilities, and limitations

About the presenter:

Parker (RopeBoi) is a smiley queer rigger and versatile SM player. Since 2009, Parker has presented rope lessons, workshops, and performances across North America and Europe, and has gained an international reputation as a self-suspension performer and presenter who has developed distinctive self-suspension techniques and ties. Parker has had the privilege of learning from some preeminent rope teachers and tying with some amazing partners and collaborators, which in turn inform Parker's solo rope practice. As a performer, Parker's rope style articulates with issues of abject and queer bodies, as well as with questions of social bonds, boundedness, boundaries, and potentials for their transgression or transcendence. Parker respects that all bodies are different and that there are no one-size-fits-all ties.

Pre-requisites:

Facility with rope-handling techniques, controlling tension, attaching a new rope, square knot, half-hitch, single-column ties (Somerville Bowline preferred), a basic arms-free suspension- worthy chest harness for front attachment (your preference as to which particular harness design)

Location

Subspace Dungeon Studio (View)
Studio 2B, 7 Fraser Ave, Toronto Ontario
Toronto, ON M6K 1Y7
Canada


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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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