I found it at a Bunnings Warehouse. It wouldn’t ordinarily have gotten my attention, because it looks fairly obviously too stiff for use as bondage rope. Tossa jute is just freaking amazing, and has given me very much the results that I wanted, when I wanted them. Yes, I had to break it in fairly extensively; but once that was done, it’s always served me well. Reasonably cheap; comes in different diameters and you can get bundles of it for not a bad price, or you can measure off the lengths you want right from the spool. Not terribly pricey at Bunnings. And to be honest, I’d much rather be helpful. So I’m going to go into the pros and cons of a few different ropes. Con: More expensive. Pro: Less expensive.
In general, most synthetic ropes are like that, to one level or another. This is actually a hollow braid kind of rope; meaning it’s a polypropylene braid wrapped around a core of something. Let’s start with cotton. To your right is a picture of braided cotton rope from one of the many 1-8 dollar shops in my city. There’s also a greater likelihood of surface abrasion and friction burn if you move it really quickly or with great pressure. Summary:.
So if you’re going to use it, keep those EMT shears handy. (On the plus side, it’s not expensive to replace when you do cut it.). It’s generally pricier than anything synthetic, and my understanding is that it’s used a lot over in the US. It usually comes in twisted form as opposed to braided. Buy Rope! What are the pros and cons of different types of rope? It’s not particularly strong with the core removed. It works well for bedroom bondage, but I wouldn’t put it under heavy load.
Let’s start with cotton. To your right is a picture of braided cotton rope from one of the many 1-8 dollar shops in my city. Cons:. Unfortunately, the anonymously sourced stuff I got has an annoying tendency to shed fibres. (On the plus side, it’s not expensive to replace when you do cut it.). There is another type of cotton rope I’ve seen, which I picked up at a Mitre 10 a couple years back for fairly cheap.
So I’m going to go into the pros and cons of a few different ropes. And naturally I’ll tell you which are my favorites and why, but at the end of the day I’ll leave you to make up your own mind, based on your own sets of priorities, which may very well be different from mine. Again, not recommended for shibari, but everything else goes, and I’ve heard that there are actually dyes which will change the colour of nylon. As I’ve only ever seen it in white, that means you should get a good result if you decide to go down that route. Nothing I’ve done to it has fixed this. It may be because it’s sort of a short fibred rope, or it might just be the stuff I got hold of. Which is basically incredibly soft and smooth, but with enough solidity and weight to it to give it a real feeling of authority when you put it around someone’s wrists, legs, what have you. It feels basically like nylon rope, but is nowhere near as pricey. You need to dry it under tension, or it will shrink and thicken unevenly. It’s not as fast as some synthetic ropes; because of the higher tooth, it will travel more slowly over skin and clothing.