Instructional Videos

Futomomo 3: The TK Method

Many times, futomomos can be very painful for a bottom due to the rope pressing on sensitive parts of the shin. This version allows you to create a very stable tie while missing that painful spot.

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Suspension Hangers

In a well-timed request, I was asked to post a video about different types of hangers. There are so many different types but this video shows the ones that I use most often.

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The Lapp Knot: AKA Drops

This video shows a Lapp knot and briefly discusses how to use it to do drops. Do them at your own risk. They are very dangerous and if something goes wrong, it can be catastrophic. That said, drops can be a fun way to add excitement into a scene.

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What’s in Belle’s Rope Bag?

I get this question all of the time! Rather than just type out a list of the things that I keep in my bag, I thought it would be fun to do an “unboxing”. So this video shows what I always have in my rope bag but definitely does not show everything that I ever use.

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Rope Maintenance

Everyone has their own way they like to take care of their rope. In this video, I run through some of the common methods to take care of natural fiber ropes, especially jute.

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Agura (cross-legged) Tie

This tie is a fun tie to make your bottom sit cross-legged. I recommend it for ground use but could be adapted for the air with some work. This is only one of many ways to tie someone into this position.

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Side Suspension

This suspension is one that I recommend for people just starting out with suspension. Make sure that you have a stable chest harness and hip harness before trying this and don't be surprised if your bottom needs to come down quickly. Most first suspensions don't last very long!

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A Chest-loaded TK

Chest loading a TK can reduce the amount of risk to the nerves in the arms. This tie tries to partially load the arms and partially load the chest, reducing the strain on both parts.

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Suspension Equipment

I get asked about suspension equipment a lot, especially since I teach a lot of suspension. In this video, I break down what I like and dislike about different rings, carabiners, and straps.

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