"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:



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 there`s 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) I`ll 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).

Swissmodmeeting - the day after
6/25/2007 | 0 comments

Just came back from an awesome weekend I spent attending the much- anticipated Third annual Swiss IAM meeting.
The setting high up in the Alps was fantastic. The venue was really wonderful and the suspension setting equally magical as last year`s! Met lots of nice people - some I knew from last year, some new faces - had tons of fun, watched some great suspensions and experienced hooks in my back for the first time. I`ll get to that later - first I need to catch up on some long overdue sleep. Only so much: Suspending while being fire-breathed on was, well, amazing.

Much o'thanks for the wonderful time I could enjoy to:

* the organizers IAM:vespaman and IAM:Keff (anybody who helped make this a success: you are included here..)
* the Visavajara suspension crew for their incredible support and tireless effort to give each suspendee including myself a wonderful rewarding experience.
* the weather gods for being with us (for the most part, anyway) and
* everybody attending for being there.


note to self:
Pay more attention to those little speed limit signs...
If traveling across borders with highly modified individuals in your car, you're bound to be thoroughly checked and then things like a several-years-old-but unpaid traffic ticket from a country you no longer reside in but want to enter may well come up and lead to nasty complications.
Sorry Chris and Benny for the delay and inconvenience this caused, and thanks for helping me out!

My deepest respect to all you visibly modified people out there who have to cope with this behavior in everyday life! I usually cross that border several times a week without ever having trouble for years now - the only reason I was stopped and singled out for inspection this time was because of Chris´ looks).

Sammelbestellug BMEshop
6/21/2007 | 0 comments

(sorry for this one being in German, but hey....)

morgen ist es ja soweit - und leider fehlt immer noch ein Paket mit Ware aus der Sammelbestellug bei BMEshop. Ich hatte ja aus zolltechnischen Gründen die Sendung auf drei Päckchen aufgesplittet, und zwei davon sind ohne Probleme und Beanstandungen schon vor einer Woche hier angekommen. Was fehlt, sind vor allem ALLE T-Shirts. Der Rest - vor allem die Bücher der Schmuck - ist da - siehe Bild.
Also: all, die was bestellt haben und aufs Swissmodmeeting gehen - bitte denkt dran, Geld mitzubringen!
Bis morgen! Freu mich schon!

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