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Determining Initial Tension
In Kinbaku (general)
Dan T
Oct 28, 2020
Thank you so much for the detailed and informative reply! It taught me small tidbits about both methods that I hadn't thought of before. Currently my preference is the first method, the two wraps and then lock off. It's at least the one I feel most comfortable doing, and the one where I feel I can better keep my rope fluid. However, I always try to keep my rope centered beforehand to mitigate the "tying it off center" issue, which in my experience easily creates further issues such as unbalanced pressure during suspending, etc. So I always try to prep things so that as little adjustment is necessary. Of course this takes a lot of consideration and attention to detail throughout. I definitely need to practice more at it. The twisting of the skin on the surface is a definite concern for that method. I was taught to 'carefully' press the rope into the skin when wrapping, not tightly, but just to make sure the rope sits in the skin in order to hopefully avoid the twisting. The biggest challenge comes with tightening after both wraps, especially when tying different kinds of people and different body types - I feel like it takes at least a few times to find the perfect level of pressure. I agree that a lot of subtle handling is necessary to do the second method properly. I certainly need a lot more practice myself in order to get better at it. I feel like it's very easy for me to accidentally loosen the tension when wrapping back, or to accidentally wrap the second time at a different pressure than the first. But like anything I suppose it comes with practice. I would definitely be interested in hearing what other people think as well. I feel like it's such an integral part of setting the right "mood" during the initial stage of mune-nawa.
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