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SMARTies - Rope Safety

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Come join us Sunday, June 4th, 2017. SMARTies will feature a special FREE class on:


w/-Nom- & Lilmiss-D-

This class will have something for every skill level. We will take a look at some of the tools available to you and the best practices for using them. We will also cover the basic safety concerns for any rope scene, be it Ipponawa, simple floor work, or even a complex suspension.

Depending on class pacing, as the basics are covered we will go over some of the current best practices for the management of specific situations as well, such as when is it the right time to cut the rope?

-Returning from retirement, Nom once did stuff with rope and still sometimes does. Mostly he spends his time building large model train setups and puzzles. Why this is relevant we do not know. We do know that he once saw a video with bondage in it and said to himself "Gee, that looks like a good time". Which, ended up being a positive thing for a good number of people. Three, I think three was actually the number, though it might have been more.

-Lilmiss-D- has been learning about and sharing what she knows about rope bondage for the last two years here in Northeast Ohio. She has been leading The Akron Experiment along with her husband, HardNight for the past year. She has taught at SMARTies before, and tied at The House of Blues and Knotty Ball as well. You can find her helping lead the Canton Ohio Kinksters group with a monthly munch and a few interest groups from time to time.

Remember to bring:
-A good attitude
-Willingness to learn, share, and be a part of the community
-Rope, if you have some(we do have some to share)
-Valid identification

Bringing snacks/food to share are encouraged, but not required. We will have time to refresh, re-hydrate, and nosh.

SMARTies meetings are open to anyone 19 and older and no membership is needed. We aim to be an fun, education-based group focused on teaching, sharing, and exploring the fascinating world of rope, open to ALL levels of experience.

Earlier Event: June 2
First Friday
Later Event: June 10
Contact Us by email: info@ohiosmart.org  
  or join our group on FetLife.

Hours: First Fridays 9pm-1am, Third Saturdays 7.30pm to 2am