Suspension Bondage Woes

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:shock: Ouch! sounds terrifying. hope you are fully recovered soon. It certainly reinforces all the warnings about suspension bondage.

But, just out of curiosity, did the EMTs find you both still restrained or had every thing been removed before they arrived :?:
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Ooof, I wish you a speedy recovery and fingers crossed for no permanent damage.
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Ouch!

I can't speak for your gear of course, but I have to say a lot of commercially available suspension cuffs I've seen scare the willies out of me. I got so peeved by commercial offerings that I made my own out of some very thick leather, with considerable thought put into how they should be constructed. Even then I'm itchy about how they're loaded.
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Oh, dear! :shock:

I must thank you wholeheartedly for sharing your unfortunate accident here so others may be spared a similar - if not worse - fate.

Suspension bondage is an unforgiving activity and the least miscalculation can lead to injury or worse.

Be well, be safe, and I wish you a full recovery. :love:

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They certainly do make it look fun and easy at the professional studios, don't they?
I remember my event that almost cancelled self bondage forever for me. Hanging upside down, thankfully only 6 inches off the ground, the cable I used to hold me was a bicycle lock. The crimp that held the loop at the end loosened up and allowed the cable to slip through. What I will never forget is the way my view went 45 degrees to one side when I fell. I was so lucky not to be paralyzed, and feel no physical effects of it to this day. But I ain't never doing that again. Sounds like fun, feels like it would be fun, would love to do it, but no, never again.
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Yeepers, lothar

Glad to hear you‘ll recover from that ordeal. That must have been scary & is something that
I would figure to pop up in dreams.

A speedy recovery for you & happy holidays for you & your SO.

I made your thread a sticky, since the inherent dangers in suspension play are often overlooked
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That definitely gets an OMG!, what a horrible thing to happen. Personally I don't with suspension, to dangerous for my liking. If you ever get back into it I recommend you use some form of crash mat as a just in case back up. I hope your all well soon.
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Lotharjulz wrote:I'm not sure I will be trying suspension play ever again as a result of this. Maybe if someone made some sort of steel reenforced cuffs I might consider it again.
I don't know about steel, but for suspensions, I believe when it comes to sizing the material is and how many fasteners to put in it, the word "overkill" should spring to mind...

That said I laugh all the time at riggers who go on about rated carabiners and lifting hardware, and then use it with bits of twisted vegetable matter. Seriously, jute fibres are about 150mm long or shorter by the time they're twisted into rope, and they're basically held together by a combination of friction and force of habit. It's impossible to rate natural fibre rope, and then when you use a carabiner or 10mm ring as a pulley, it stresses the rope in ways that break fibres and move them in the rope, so that thing you got away with 10 times may cause the rope to just snap on the 11th. Seen it happen (fortunately close to the floor). You have to think about the whole system - not just the static parts, but the dynamic loads, the wear characteristics and so-on. There's stuff going with this sort of play that folk really ought to be more scared about...
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