"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"
Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.
I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.
No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.
11/22/2016 | 4 comments
A decade ago today the experience I sent in to BME was published, and I did receive my first BME account and browsed IAM for the first time. Anyone remember coupons?
And by way of the comments reviewers left for me to see, I had my first look around IAM and made first contact with some very special people I'm so very happy to call friends to this day, and hopefully for a long time to come.
Oh sweet memories!
9/30/2016 | 3 comments
Today marks the tenth anniversary of that fateful night in Albuquerque where I suspended from hooks for the first time.
Ten years and thirty-nine more suspensions later, I look at the 430 scars left from 213 hooks on my body and wonder where this will continue to take me. The procedure itself hasn't lost anything of its attraction to me. I have done some pretty "advanced" (to avoid using 'crazy') stuff with hooks - jumped off cliffs, towers and bridges with the Russians, went down a commercial zipline on hooks in my torso or combined psychedelics and hooks for truly mesmerizingly epic experiences.
When setting out on this path on Sept 30, 2006, I had no idea this would develop into such a rather large part of my life, primarily because of the people I met within the community of fellow hook enthusiasts - and the friendships formed with a precious few of those people. These days, traveling to suspension gatherings is almost more about the people and seeing your friends again than anything.
Last but not least, I`d want to say "Happy Birthday" to Shannon, who proved to be the catalyst who rendered all of this possible. Without him, the last ten years of my life would have taken a vastly different path.
3/15/2015 | 5 comments
that Shannon left us today. Sad day.
Looking back at the same time last year where Jorda was healing her broken legs - which she thankfully has all but recovered pretty much fully from now - a few days ago I discovered she had injured herself again, sporting a giant hole in her side. Dogs...
In more positive news, exactly three weeks from now I will be on my way to the Milan airport from where Jorda and me will start on our 2015 Coachella trip, which promises to be epic. Together with an awesome friend whom I would never have met if not for Shannon and BME. Thinking about that, I would not even have Jorda without him...
Other than that, life is pretty good. I went to New Zealand to attend Australasia suscon at the end of January. Had a very good time there and hope for another edition of this one of these years. New Zealand is a country that I definitely want to explore more. Too bad it's so dog-unfriendly.
Last month I spent a most awesome few days in Thailand visiting Stanislav and the Ton Sai monkeys again. Had a dream come true there and then - all I can say is that psychedelics and hooks go together VERY VERY VERY well.
There'll be pictures, but now it's bedtime.
8/7/2014 | 7 comments
This is what I've been busy with the last week:
Forget about the provocative tone of the captions in this video (Marc just wants to shake up some holier-than-thou people in the suspension community) . Amazing experiences at amazing locatinos. I'm really happy to be a part of this.
Today we went to the Lauterbrunnen valley and suspended stormchaser from the permanent piercings in his back - at dusk, while it was raining. The view was simply awesome:
7/27/2014 | 5 comments
Stanislav (of Sinner Team fame) is visiting here right now. Did this today:
suspending off an ancient castle (that's named after me as well!) Also, we found a perfect location for FreeFall jumps, which will be happening soon. All that makes me a lot less sad that I have had to miss Oslo this year.
Jorda almost fully recovered from her accident. She's back to almost normal with her legs