And wasn’t it just frustrating as hell? No. The stuff I got from Twisted Monk is a very different story. Once I finally ordered some, I had a very different experience; which just goes to show, the supplier makes a huge difference in the quality of the rope you get. Nylon at Bunnings. Pros:. Polypropylene with core intactPolypropylene Webbing (core removed). It’s a synthetic bondage rope; this means it has a very different level of tooth than the cotton rope or a natural fibre. Nylon is nicely smooth and comfortable as well, but it has very low tooth, so you need to use surgeon’s knots instead of square knots and any half-hitch style knot should be done three times instead of two. (If you don’t, your partner may be able to manipulate the tie and wriggle out, and rope bottoms kind of hate that.
HOWEVER. The stuff I got from Twisted Monk is a very different story. It IMPROVES. Above; undyed five mil tossa jute; below, 6 mil dyed tossa jute. Two kinds of braided cotton rope. They’re both technically braided ropes; however the rope on the right seems to have a denser kind of braid, which means it doesn’t have the same issue with the knots compacting down as hard as the stuff from the 1-8 dollar shop. So, interesting learning from that one; denser braid makes for less difficult knots.
It looks great on a person, particularly after it’s shined up, and is just a really sweet, responsive rope that does pretty much whatever I ask of it. Hemp never stood a chance, because jute got to me first – as far as rope goes, it’s my one true love. It’s not particularly strong with the core removed. It works well for bedroom bondage, but I wouldn’t put it under heavy load. Likely to get quite compact knots with it. Very washable. Answered the whole question, just like that. And wasn’t it just frustrating as hell?
It actually has a recommended load and a breaking strain on the label at Bunnings, which is where I got it. Which is fantastic! It’s always great to have some idea of exactly how much your rope can take. It wouldn’t ordinarily have gotten my attention, because it looks fairly obviously too stiff for use as bondage rope. However, as I examined it, I realized that I could probably remove the core. You can do a lot with it, it’s cheap, washable, etc. Just make darn sure to keep those EMT shears handy and be prepared for a bit of swearing and frustration over the knots if it’s a loose braid.
That is, the colors will be more muted, less brilliant. Con: More expensive. In fact, I’ve seen people exhibit immense frustration over such responses. And to be honest, I’d much rather be helpful. To your right is a picture of braided cotton rope from one of the many 1-8 dollar shops in my city. It is by far the cheapest useful rope I’ve ever come across. You need to dry it under tension, or it will shrink and thicken unevenly. It’s not as fast as some synthetic ropes; because of the higher tooth, it will travel more slowly over skin and clothing. If, after practicing a while, you like rope bondage enough to invest more, then look at hemp or jute, processed to be soft. TwistedMonk is great source and buying from othem helps support TheDuchy!