Dubious is a rigger and rope educator from the NY area.
Somerville Variations and Applications (Beginner)
The starting point for many elements of rope bondage is the basic one column tie, but which basic one column should we use? Popularized by the rigger Topologist in Somerville Massachusetts in 2009, the Somerville Bowline is a secure and attractive choice. We will discuss advantages over the other competitors and go through several different methods of tying the somerville. We’ll also teach the Slipped Somerville, Reverse Somerville, and Two-Column Somerville and talk about the uses for each. Participants should bring one rope of anywhere between six to ten meters in length.
Woven Harnesses (Beginner)
Want to restrain people but don’t like knots? No problem! Here we discuss harnesses that require little to no knots or frictions at all. We begin with a simple hip harness called the woven gunslinger, then use the variations of the same technique to tie both a more involved hip harness and an ankle tie. Participants should bring two eight to ten meter ropes.