Speed Hogtie [Level 1]

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Notes and Resources:

With a long rope, tie quick shoulder harness, then ankles, then forearms.

Unless your rope is excessively long, you're not going to be able to do multiple ankle wraps, multiple forearm wraps, and return to the chest between tying the ankles and forearms; you have to pick 2 out of the 3 (or maybe just 1 out of the 3, depending on rope length). There's no single correct choice for prioritizing how you allocate your rope; it depends on the effect you are going for and where your bottom is most sensitive.


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    BubbleGun21 | Aug 22nd, 2018 6:05am PDT #

    I like this one! I think I'm going to do this with a pre-joined length allowing for a few more wraps right from the get go. Really nice, quick & elegant tie.

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      knottist | Apr 6th, 2019 6:09pm PDT #

      You’ve probably figured this out by now, but you don’t really want to pre-join your rope; use a long rope OR use shorter ropes and enjoy having less to pull through until you need to add more. Pulling lots of rope with a knot in the middle wouldn’t be a lot of fun.

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      dleybz | Sep 19th, 2022 9:49pm PDT #

      This looks very easy for the bottom to pull their arms out of, and my bottom did when we were practice tying. Is there something to do about this? I tried tying the wrists instead of the forearms to make it a bit harder to slip out of

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        Topologist | Sep 20th, 2022 2:35pm PDT #

        Doing this with only one rope, there's not enough for very much structure, so you'd have to go quite tight for it to be inescapable (or it might not even be possible with some people). I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for struggling in anyway, because since you've probably got at least once place where there's only one wrap, it's more likely to result in injury. For escape games, use more rope.

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