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Studio Friction Advanced Rope Intensive: Transitions on the Hashira

  • 2 Jun 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Studio Friction
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Studio Friction Advanced Rope Intensive:

Transitions on the Hashira  

With Marilyn and BetwixtBlushes

Cost/Tying Pair: WRAPPED Member Price - $70 |

TIED Member - $50 | BOUND Member - $40 

When: Sunday, June 2nd 12PM-4PM


Are you feeling confident in your single point or bamboo suspensions and curious about tying on the hashira? Have you tied/been tied on the hashira vertically, but struggled with where to go from there? If so, this class is for you!

In this class, you will learn a transition sequence on the hashira going from a vertical suspension, to a side suspension, and ending in an inversion. The class will start with a discussion on the additional challenges and considerations of tying on the hashira (for both top and bottom!), followed by a demonstration of the transition sequence. Along the way, you will learn skills, tips, and trick for how to make hashira transitions more smoothly. The second half of class will be your opportunity to try the sequence! You will receive ample time to negotiate and decide what harnesses and options with in the sequence work best for you and your partner.

This class is intended for those that already suspension experience. Tops should feel confident in their harnesses and upline management and bottoms should feel confident in their body awareness and ability to communicate needs and sensations during the tie. For the sequence, you will need to tie a suspendable chest harness, gunslinger, and futo and/or thigh cage. You will need to bring a full suspension kit, including rope of your choice for harnesses, synthetic rope for uplines, carabiners and additional hardpoint hardware, and safety scissors or other cutting implement.

Required Pre-requisites & Equipment:

  • For Tops: Experience and confidence with multiple suspendable harnesses and with static and dynamic transitions.  Ability to manage unexpected challenges as they arise in a safe manner.

    For bottoms: Experience with transition in suspension and/or ground, deep understanding of your own rope preferences and placement, responses, bodily needs, and limits

    For both: skilled negotiation, communicate, and create physical and emotional safety for partner(s).

  • Full suspension kit with hardware and cutting implement

    About our instructors:

    Marilyn (she/her, fet: _Marilyn_)

    Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

    Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

    BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

    BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

    Important Registration Information:

    • Please arrive on time or a bit early so that we can get started promptly.
    • Studio friction membership is required to attend to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member, but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.
    • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
    • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
    • You must be at least 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.
    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).

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