"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

JungleCon - on top until then
10/27/2007 | 42 comments


only a few days remaining until - MY MEETING


 WHERE:
- an ancient, giant greenhouse in Konstanz, Germany.(click here to find it in google maps, and click through the pictures below for details!)

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

WHEN:
- Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2007. The event will start off on Friday, Oct. 26 with a private suspension seminar on the art of body suspension with a lecture and some hands-on teaching. Anyone who would like to attend this, please send me an .

WHO:
- Suspensions will be facilitated by Steve Truitt (IAM:stainless) and Emrys (IAM:Tyler Durden) from the US - two of the most experienced suspension practitioners out there.  Additionally, Benoit (IAM:lefrog) and Alice (IAM:namesofthedead) from France resp. London will be there to celebrate Ben`s birthday in style - and local hero Marc (IAM:swastika-freakshop) will also be there - so this one`s going to be a truly international gathering!

WHAT:
whatever you want - we're open for (almost) anything! Please get in touch with me (send me an ) or post in the forum if you have any suggestions/wishes/questions so it can be accommodated. Everyone is invited to attend, you DO NOT have to hang from hooks to enjoy the company of fellow community members!
I have collected some practical infos here; you might want to check that out, too...
If anybody would want any work from from Steve while he's there, just contact him: stainless223@aol.com. Also, if anyone is interested in a copy of the super-awesome "suspended in time" book for a good price and no shipping costs, drop him or me a message.


please note alternative communications channels:
email: mrnomodifications@web.de
myspace: http://www.myspace.com/63155227
Please bookmark THIS page - I´ll post contact information and updates there if there`s any issues with IAM again!
If anyone wants/needs my phone number - please send me a message.

Hooks 'R 'US
10/9/2007 | 0 comments

received a care package from America today:



Enough hooks and needles to hang a small army!
These are going to be used THERE soon, and I can´t hardly wait! Thank you Steve!

So now I`m having a personal entry, too...
9/4/2007 | 0 comments

My dad was rushed to the hospital tonight - he just collapsed. No diagnosis yet, could be a stroke.
What a shitty way to start retirement - he quit working last month when he turned 65.

Vacation/Suscon travel plans are on hold for the moment

edit 09/04:
He's out of the hospital again. It`s still unclear what exactly happened. Most likely diagnosis seems to be a kind of "mini stroke" called TIA. Further checks/treatment required in the next few days, in a special clinic 90 minutes away. Since he's not allowed to drive, it's going to be me who'll be taking him places. I REALLY hope this will clear up as I`m holding a non-refundable and non-exchangeable ticket to leave for beautiful Albuquerque, NM, USA on Thursday to attend Southwest Suscon - something I`ve been looking forward to for over half a year now!

Update 09/13:
so he´s fine again. For the moment, anyway. They`re going to put him on some mild anticonvulsant medication for the next few months.

Anyway, I was amazed at the amount of sympathetic feedback I received from members of this community and woud want to say "thank you" to all who were sending me supportive messages. Much apprechiated!

And I learned that theres going to be a 2008 edition of southwest suscon, so although I had to miss this trip (and had to forfeit my paid-for-since-February flight ticket) Ill end this with See you there next year!

Was lange währt....
8/31/2007 | 0 comments

...wird endlich gut: Die T-Shirts sind da!

Auch das letzte, verlorengegangene Paket von BMEshop ist jetzt gekommen!
Alle, die noch was aus dieser Lieferung zu bekommen haben - bitte bei mir melden!

hook love...part III..
6/27/2007 | 13 comments


As promised, something about the suspension part of last weekend:
I got to experience hooks in my back for the first time. Something I was afraid of, partly because I feel that I need visual control to feel comfortable, partly because I wasn't sure if my spine/neck issues would prevent a successful suspension.
The decision to go up that night was made rather spontaneous and mainly influenced by the beauty and serenity of the setting. I didn't put much consideration into it, but just said: “I want to be next”.

Well, I did it. And I have to admit that this is NOT my favorite position. Starting with the hooks - being pierced back there actually felt more uncomfortable than any of my previous suspensions which all were hooked from the front of my body.
Going up was a lot harder than expected - I had another case of being unable to 'let go'. Despite being up in the air with my body weight being fully supported by the hooks, I spent a few agonizing minutes where I didn´t dare to let go of the person supporting me. I didn't trust myself enough to handle this.
But in the end, I did manage to break free and had a few minutes of fun – swinging around a little, ‘walking‘ in the air and even kicking myself off a tree. Lydia (IAM:Noiz) and Andreas then started to do some fire-breathing below me. That was really awesome , and I got a free hot petroleum shower as a bonus.
But after a few minutes of this, my neck/back was telling me that it absolutely didn’t like what I was subjecting it to, and started to *really* hurt. This ended my first suicide suspension rather suddenly – I had to come down and call it a night.

But the experience was worth it. Absolutely.

Enjoy the pictures, taken by Martin with my cheap camera, so excuse the less-than-optimal quality. Last pic is the Visavajara team right after me coming down - I was last to suspend that night....(click through to enlarge).





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