"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.

Events I`d want to attend this year:

My favourite pastime when I`m around here:

 

Diary

London was a blast...
11/24/2009 | 0 comments


I've been unsuccessfully trying to upload the entry I meant to post about the London suscon on the 15th which I attended. Keep getting timeout errors... oh well... Am going to keep trying.
Anyway, I just wanted to say "thank you" to Alice and Benoit for their hospitality and hosting it in the first place.
And I finally fully grasped that suspending from hooks in your skin can be nothing but fun, pure and unbridled  - that was a totally new experience to me, and one which certainly will be repeated!
Another 'thank you' goes out to Davide for being my partner in the fun on hooks,  Emma for capturing it and anyone else who was there for making this as nice as it was. There's been a few awesome first -time experiences, too :Congratulations to Tom and Emma, among others!

Anyway, here's a few pictures for your viewing pleasure. More (A LOT more) to come as soon as I get this thing to post.... (click through to embiggen!)



   

LONDON
11/14/2009 | 0 comments

was good!
Had a fun weekend there, courtesy of Alice, Benoit, Davide  who I managed to meet there. Wanted to meet more people which unfortunately didn't work out...
Also, drove up to Coventry and met Don - he's someone I wanted to get to know for a long time, from way back when he answered my questions about writing my experience story about my first suspension which got me in here. He's an amazing person, and I'm really thankful that we could chat for some time while enjoying some good cider and typcial pub fare!

    

And I went on a shopping spree - bought a new bike and a new camera, among other things. Gotta love the low sterling and the VAT refunds! I finally have a decent camera that's capable of a bit more than point 'n shoot shots in bright daylight (the shots below were done without a tripod etc - with my old camera you'd see nothing but noise and artifacts!) Now I need to learn how to use all those manual controls.....

   

Anyway, this is how Westminster Bridge looks by day - they either must have built it by night, or someone was subversive here:



And the best thing is that I'm going there again TOMORROW for a weekend of hook fun, attending the suspension event Constant Elevation has put together on Sunday! See you all there!

Alice makes cool things
10/8/2009 | 7 comments


Got a few things cool handmade things from Alice  for myself as well as deerheart and marple - now I can store my hooks (or less conspicious things) in an appropiate manner (click through to embiggen):

  

All her crafty things are really well made, and the packaging was hilarious  and super-efficient (Job adverts in my field? Hmmmm - should I move to the UK?). Also, best care instructions ever!



Anyway, I' d say a shameless plug for Alice's crafty talents is appropiate here. Should anyone be looking for something special - check out her work!

In other news - I'm going to be in the UK for a week starting Monday - anyone up for some weekend or evening fun in or around London?

And it's my birthday tomorrow today. Not looking forward too much to getting older yet another year - time flies far too fast for my taste.

I suck at updating...
8/25/2009 | 0 comments


Ow, so I promised to upload this an eternity ago...sorry, folks! So, without further ado, here's some hot action of Tracie checking out Becky's anatomy during her first suspension in Oslo last month:




Please excuse the bad quality, as this was shot with my rather low-end point-shoot camera..... Download a larger file (avi, 8MB) with full resolution here - thanks go to Roo for the webspace!

OH, and excuse the nuisance, but I have no idea how to make this NOT auto-play. If any one knows, drop me a line! Thanks to a tip from IAM VonFaust, no more autoplay! Just right-click anywhere in the video and select "play" now!

Oslo suscon 2009
7/26/2009 | 0 comments

still no proper Dallas suscon entry, sorry folks. I know, I suck at this thing, but....
Seeing that I'm greatly enjoying attending this years' Oslo suscon at the moment, I honestly don't feel like I should spend my time staring at a computer screen, groping for words for something I cannot seem to find any for. I know some of you are waiting...
Anyway, here I am, enjoying the view out to Oslo Fjord from my 24th floor room (first picture), feasting on the best hotel breakfast I have seen in a long time (hooray for room service!) and preparing myself for another day of meeting old and new friends, watching even more awesome suspensions, doing a bit of sightseeing (I'll plan on seeing the Viking ship museum and doing a leisurely stroll through Vigelandsparken) - and my own upcoming suspension later today.
This marks the 10th time I'll be suspending from hooks in my skin, and all I can say is that I'm more nervous than ever before. That includes the first time. Well, we're going to see how this will work out!

I did include a few pictures for your pleasure, and there's more to come. Sadly, the corporate treadmill has me again tomorrow, so no afterparty gangbangbrand for me, sadly. I'll donate my trasure cove of alcoholic beverages to the good cause, though :)

And while I'm at it:
I attend the Swiss IAM meeting last month, and finally managed to do a DIY suspension - something I wanted to do ever since I started out with this two-something years ago. After the "learning" experience in Dallas, I finally felt comfortable and confident nough to take this one on.
I have no words for this even now, but it was the most intense, most rewarding and most treasured experience ever. As far as personal enlightenment goes, this experience rates right up there together with my first one.A huge "thank you" goes out to this community, especially to those who have taught me things and guided me through it - you know who you are, there's too many names to list!

 

I'll properly document this as soon as I am able to find the right words for it. What has come up so far just couldn't do this justice, and that's why I have deleted several pathetic attempts so far. It all sounds so *cheesy*. but, believe me, I've been trying!

side note: Those Gilson hooks are really well suited for DIY insertion - the shackles are easy to grab and hold, allowing for good grip; and the needle/pin setup gives great leverage. I got me another pair (from Steve Haworth) right here in Oslo. These are in 8g/3.2mm and I'm really stoked about trying them out tonight!

Here's some pics - I thought there'll be so many others showing people suspending, I guess I'll concentrate on other subjects. There'll be more! To all who'd want to see really nice pics of those NOW - check out Stephans' page! He knows how to photograph - and my $99 "suspension camera" really isn't up to the task of handling low-light conditions....







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