Here's a basic hip harness to add to your tool kit. It works well in a side-lying or face-up suspension. I like it because it gives a nice "lift" to the butt cheeks and leaves the front bits available for play ;) Have fun with this one!
|Step 1- A lark's head around the wrists behind the back.|
|Step2- Reverse tension the rope and bring it through the second Lark's Head. Make sure the Lark's Head is on the outside of the wrists.|
|Step 3- bring the working end of the rope up between the hands toward the back. Do not lock off if|
you want it to become more difficult. Lock off if you wish it to be more sustainable longer
(several people I have played with pointed this out- it really depends on what you are going for.
If it is not locked off then struggling will tighten the rope around the wrists which could shorten the scene
or potentially lead to damage.)
|Step 4- bring the wrist tie to one side of their body or the other- it doesn't matter which.|
|Step 5- Bring the rope up over the opposite shoulder and around the back returning to the wrists.|
|Step 6- The rope continues up between the wrists. You can gently pull the rope up to tighten it at this point but be|
aware that "cranking" it too fast or hard might cause a lot of pain or discomfort.
|Step 7- Form a bight with the rope and bring the bight behind both of the vertical ropes.|
|Step 8- Pull the working end of the line through the bight and dress the knot.|
|Step 9- Reverse the direction of the rope and go through the "big hole" formed by the arm.|
|Step 10- Bring the rope across the back and around the opposite arm. Watch placement here and avoid|
placing the rope on the radial nerve. Keeping the rope down on the lower part of the upper arm does this.
|Step 11- Bring the rope back around the other arm and gently draw the arms closer to one another with|
the rope. Don't do this fast and please use caution. If you were to do this very quickly and harshly it may
have the potential to pop a shoulder out of joint. It will tighten a bit more shortly as well so keep that in mind.
|Step 12- Pull all of your rope behind the line crossing the back diagonally.|
|Step 13- Bring the rope forward and start to "vine" the two lines that hold the arms together.|
|Step 14- Continue the vine to the other arm or as far as the remaining rope will allow and finish with a square not|
or your vine finish of choice.
|The finished product! The vine between the arms is a great handle and a fantastic way to control the|
person tied in this form. At this point it is fun to watch them struggle to get out!