Rope Bondage Kits - 縄
Pre-selected ropes as kits
The most frequently asked question is 'what ropes do I need?' closely followed by 'which ropes do you use?'.
What ropes you need depend on what you are doing, to who and how many people, and why, the composition of the kits I've chosen is based on many use scenarios, from casual/occasional bedroom restraint to dabbling with decorative ties up to extensive bondage or multiple people, the main piece of advice is that it takes more rope than you think to do x tie, beginners are always supprised by the amount of rope required, it's not unusual for me to have over 100 meters of rope on one person.
The type of rope refers to the fibre used and the thickness of the rope mainly, I recommend Hempex most of the time, it has the classic hemp-look but it's much easier to look after, especially important if you're tying different people as it's wise to wash it between people and hempex washes easily and dries fast, for the more pureist we also have natural fibre hemp, very soft (and available even softer). For those who don't care about the traditional hemp-look cotton is a great choice, it's as soft as you would expect cotton to be. 6mm diameter is the usual choice, I recommend 8mm for men and larger women just for aesthetic reasons (6mm can look good on a large muscular man if used right and 8mm or thicker can look great on a tiny woman for a more thick-chunky-rope look). Take a look at this page for more information about rope types.
Which ropes do I use? that composition is the Riggers Kit, most of the time if I'm going somewhere to tie someone, or two or three someones, that selection of rope is what I grab (in 6mm hempex), including for suspension work, and most commercial rigging (as well as tying for my own photography I often rig rope bondage for other photographers, videographers, and performances, I've worked on everything from BDSM/Bondage porn to decorative artistic rope bondage to high-fashion).
If you are just starting-out and buying your first ropes I recommend the Beginners Kit if you want to start small and add later (you can also buy individual ropes if/when you know exactly what you need), this is based on what most of my novice tuition clients would use for the most common ties they want to learn.
Finally I've added a 'Bigger Kit', most of the rope lengths I use and have chosen are based on an average female body shape and size, which roughly goes up to a size 12 maybe 14 (uk dress size), while you can tie anyone any size with these length ropes, for someone who will be regularly tying a woman larger than this or a muscular or larger man, I recommend working with longer ropes so you can achieve the same ties you will see tought/explained/demonstrated/shown on smaller figures without having to add rope (many of these ties were developed for japanese women, who can be tiny (size 4-8 (uk))). This kit contains 15m (use in place of 10m), 7.5m (in place of 5m) and 3m (for 2.5m). You can also order any ropes in custom lengths, look for our 'per metre' listings for the rope-type of your choice.