Jul 6, 2017

So far, what's useful to beginners?

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Hey there!

 

My Lady led me towards your series. But the first (and only one so far?) seems to not be appropriate to me. Never done suspension so far. Don't have places to practice this in my area and I am not yet trustful toward me to set up something and hang her up there.

 

But I like what I've seen so far on the pictures. So, is there something for me around?

Jul 9, 2017

Hello Adrien !

 

First of all, thank you for your interest and for taking the time to ask your question here.

I am happy to hear that your Lady suggested that you have a look at my platform!

 

However, as you rightfully pointed out, the content of this website is for now only directed to practitioners that already have experience with rope tying. My tutorials are a good complement to add some patterns and information into one's arsenal, or as a support to prepare before/remember after attending one of my workshop.

 

I would highly disencourage you -or anyone else- to begin your journey with (any) online tutorials.

For the first steps of learning a new technique, it is very important to acquire strong and safe basics, in order to develop your practice safely and efficiently.

 

However, you might find the patterns presented in the first series interesting to learn and practice ON THE GROUND. It might help you with developing some sense of rope and body mechanics and logics, practice your tensions, train your memory, and open up your landscape of styles, forms and patterns...

If you do subscribe and start learning these harnesses, it is very important that you understand that you should NOT SUSPEND your partner with them yet.

 

I cannot stress enough that you should in NO CIRCUMSTANCES attempt to perform a suspension alone for the first time (or even the 100th time if you are not skilled enough yet) or learn suspension techniques without *proper instruction* and the *physical presence* of a qualified instructor !

 

I suggest you seek guidance from a real-life instructor or group in your area (if you tell me where you live I might have people or venues to recommand). If there really isn't anything available near you, I strongly recommand that you find a way to travel regularly to the closest venue/instructor in order to build the foundations of your practice. After some time, when you'll have accumulated enough knowledge, you will be able to continue to learn and develop safely on your own, or with the help of online material.

 

I hope this was helpful, and wish you all the best in your ropey adventures !

 

Marika / Gorgone

Jul 15, 2017

Thanks for the follow-up. I'm living in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Yonne, Bourgogne, France. I'm being very careful . No worries :)

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