For those of you who missed Peer Rope April, you’ll be kicking yourself by this blog’s end. Not only did we have the usual fantastic, harbourside location, fabulous people and oodles of great rope, we had Haijime Kinoko drop in to tie, self suspend, and advise. Kicking yourself now? I bet you are!
For those of us who did attend we had the pleasure of Kinoko and his interpreter/rope bottom Bu.
They began with an impromptu swim in the harbour and we were all a little fearful of getting them back. But back they did come and we were in for treats aplenty.
Bu held a self suspension workshop prior to Peer Rope as a part of Xplore, and kept the lessons going at Peer Rope. This girls involved had a great time learning new skills as well as developing already fabulous skills (yes we’re talking about you Lani) and Bu also treated us to a graceful and powerful self suspension that left us all gasping.
In his style and credo of keeping rope fun, the cheeky Kinoko followed suit with a less graceful but dynamic self suspension which left us in giggles and amazement. He threw himself completely into a performance that can only be described as “fearless”. The look on Mistress Katjias’ face in the pics say it all.
Kinoko then leant a hand with tying advice and the gorgeous Spankalishous had the honour of being tied by Kinoko himself. He created some beautiful work in a Teppou which can be seen in the pics. -zero was tying with Kinoko in an experience that many would pay more than the $10 cover charge for.
Kinoko and Bu left to do some sightseeing and we continued with tying and being tied. Hebari demonstrated a couple of suspensions, Mistress Katja from Melbourne who was here for the Kinoko workshops showed the fantastic skills learnt during the week, on top of an already great foundation of skills. When things got really silly, a rope whipping game ensued, where -zero and AussieMDom whipped AWaxWorkman at full tilt, to which he uttered a mundane “ouch”. This rope stuff is very serious business.
So don’t miss another Peer Rope Sydney because you don’t know who’ll drop by.