Time & Location
Oct 07, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Upline Studio, 1 Hartford Square Suite 215, New Britain, CT 06052, USA
About the Event
Corwin's Note: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION TWICE! This workshop requires advanced preparation and understanding of what the workshop will entail. Please do not sign up without fully understanding what's up. You are encouraged to reach out with questions.
About the Class
If you are relatively new to suspension and ready to explore more, this workshop is for you. This day-long class will cover the following topics:
- What makes a good rigger and how to grow your skills
- Rigorous upline management: formal definitions, rules, and when and how to bend them
- Different types of hangers, how and when to use them
- Different places to attach uplines to harnesses and how to pick the correct one for your usage
- How to create basic dynamic transitions by adding/removing uplines in the air
- An interactive suspension demo where the students choose which transitions to perform
This is for those who have done suspensions in the past. If you have taken the intro to suspension workshops at Upline and are comfortable doing basic suspensions on your own, this class is the next logical step. Please note that this class will not teach you how to tie any suspension-capable harnesses.
- You should be able to tie suspendable upper and lower body hanresses in a reasonable amount of time
- You should have already taken an intro to suspension workshop at Upline or equivalent workshop elsewhere
- You should know a solid arms out chest harness such as Belt and Suspenders, Butterfly, or equivalent. Arms in harnesses capable of being suspended from the back, sides, and front will also be acceptable.
- You should know a thigh harness such as a dragonback or similar, as well as a suspendable futo
- You should have the ability to efficiently and securely tie basic hangers and uplines on either rings, carabiners, or bamboo
- You should be familiar with and able to use Someverille bowline for all your harnesses and uplines
Experience being suspended. Experience being suspended in inversions is recommended. You should understand what engaging in a suspension means vs relaxing into one. You should have a good understanding of several breathing techniques and feel comfortable in how you communicate with your rigger about safety issues.
* 9:30am: doors open, donuts and coffee appear
* 10am: class starts
* 1pm: lunch appears
* 6pm: class wraps up
Please bring a full suspension kit (enough for all the harnesses mentioned above + 3-4 uplines) with which you are familiar. We will be tying on bamboo for this workshop but you are welcome to bring slings and carabiners if you'd like. Please bring your own safety shears and blankets/pillows for comfort. Yoga mats are also encouraged.
About the Presenter
Corwin is a rope top with a particular interest in dynamic suspension. He spent over half a decade refining his particular style of topping with rope which includes lots of transitions, unusual shapes, and a healthy dose of visual and sensory elements. His focus when tying is first and foremost on creating an experience for both the rigger and the person being tied, while always focusing on tying with a smoothness and efficiency that helps enhance the experience.
How to Sign Up
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. The cost to sign up is $160/tying pair. The class is limited to a maximum of 7 tying pairs.