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Rope or tape?

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Me and my partner have always both liked tape and ropes. But we can never decide which is the most favourite?🤔

Tape is easy and quick to bound someone up. But rope is more aesthetically pleasing but takes longer to tie someone up.

I'm curious what your opinions are? Which do you prefer ropes or tape or both?
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I would only use tape as a quick means to bind in a kidnap role play or something. Otherwise, it’s rope all the way. As you said, it looks great. And I don’t mind that it takes longer to use, if anything I enjoy that more personal touch.
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Definitely ropes. I don't mind tape, but ropes look and feel much better.
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Post by Sociopath3 »

Ropes, look nicer and if I remember where I put the knots they're more cost effective.
Ropes are tight, and I won't loosen them.
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Oh ropes all the way, tape is good and all but nothing beats the way rope feels and looks, it's worth the extra time and effort
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Post by faye2013 »

Rope definitely seems like everyone's favourite.. saying that I can't complain! Ropes are gorgeous and silky soft (I prefer soft ropes, better againest skin) ☺️ Thanks to everyone who replied😊
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I think I generally gravitate more towards tape. I’m very clumsy when it comes to knots, so it’s much easier for me, but I also really like look of multiple bands of silver around a body.

That said, I’ve grown to like rope a lot more recently and would be interested in trying it if I was better at knots.
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icefire1281 wrote: 2 weeks ago I think I generally gravitate more towards tape. I’m very clumsy when it comes to knots, so it’s much easier for me, but I also really like look of multiple bands of silver around a body.

That said, I’ve grown to like rope a lot more recently and would be interested in trying it if I was better at knots.

When I started practicing knots and patterns with rope I didn't have a clue what I was doing. My partner had more knowledge and research than I did. He showed me a few basic knots and how to tie up something simple like his ankles. It didn't take me long to figure out how to tie him up completely ;)

It does help if you know someone who is also into bondage as you can practice on each other. But never give up trying! Those pesky ropes do have there moments but you will definitely get better :D
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I agree with faye, also important is to not become too intimidated by the fancy kinbacku forms employed in pro work. Those folks spend sognificant energy getting to that point. Using rope carefully doesnt need to mean beautiful over the top rope work.
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Tape is quick but rope.is more.secure.Nd.more.versatile, except for gags and blind olds. But scarves.and.socks.are.better than tape.for.that.
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faye2013 wrote: 2 weeks ago
icefire1281 wrote: 2 weeks ago I think I generally gravitate more towards tape. I’m very clumsy when it comes to knots, so it’s much easier for me, but I also really like look of multiple bands of silver around a body.

That said, I’ve grown to like rope a lot more recently and would be interested in trying it if I was better at knots.

When I started practicing knots and patterns with rope I didn't have a clue what I was doing. My partner had more knowledge and research than I did. He showed me a few basic knots and how to tie up something simple like his ankles. It didn't take me long to figure out how to tie him up completely ;)

It does help if you know someone who is also into bondage as you can practice on each other. But never give up trying! Those pesky ropes do have there moments but you will definitely get better :D
McMurdoPI wrote: 2 weeks ago I agree with faye, also important is to not become too intimidated by the fancy kinbacku forms employed in pro work. Those folks spend sognificant energy getting to that point. Using rope carefully doesnt need to mean beautiful over the top rope work.
Thanks for the input! I’ll definitely take these points to heart :)
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Post by Nexus »

Honestly, knot knowledge isn’t even essential for rope bondage. Technique and tension are key. I’ve only ever used the basic “shoelace” knot, and I’ve been complimented on my rope work, and agree it doesn’t look too shabby. Some of my work can be seen in the threads below:

https://tugstories.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... ife#p22401

https://tugstories.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... ife#p41447
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Rope for the bonds, tape for the gag.
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Post by Terry »

Ropes because it looks and feels better as well as can be used in efficient ways and tightened to keep a captive tied up. Tape is simple and good but loses its stickiness after one use so unlike rope, is not re-useable makes a lot of mess when the person is unbound.
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Post by drawscore »

I'd say it depends on the situation. For most of us, tie up games are just that - games. The question, is "Does the person being tied (or the one doing the tying) want the 'captivity' to be regular, hard, or extra hard?"

Regular, just use the rope.

Hard, use the tape.

Extra hard, tie with rope, then wrap the rope with the tape.

Then, you can get in to hog ties, or binding the captive to fixed or movable objects, like chairs, bed frames, trees, or posts/poles, using combinations of rope and tape.

And, just a reminder, the thinner the rope, the more difficult the escape. The really thin stuff, is sash cord from venetian blinds, usually 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch in diameter. Then, rawhide boot laces and stringing for baseball gloves, 1/8th to 3/16th of an inch in diameter. The most common rope is the ever popular quarter inch cotton clothesline. 5/16ths and 3/8ths diameters can be used, but the larger the diameter, the easier the escape.

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Tapebot wrote: 1 week ago Rope for the bonds, tape for the gag.
I agree!
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