I like green and silver, other people may prefer red and silver, or may be able to shop around online to find a solid colour braid.
Tossa is actually a pretty tight lay, which means it needs a bit of extra conditioning or a long period of break in time before it’s really good to tie with, due to that extra stiffness. That said, spending a bit of time breaking in your rope isn’t really that onerous. Nowhere near as pricey as the better natural fibre ropes, but it’s further up there than the previously mentioned ropes. The same goes for this as the other synthetic ropes with regards to friction; you will need to use knots. You don’t need to spend a lot of time maintaining it after the initial treatment. It actually polishes up and becomes shinier and smoother with use. There. End post. As synthetic ropes go, it’s a bit pricey. Nowhere near as pricey as the better natural fibre ropes, but it’s further up there than the previously mentioned ropes.
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 a synthetic bondage rope; this means it has a very different level of tooth than the cotton rope or a natural fibre. It’s very smooth, with almost no tooth, which means a lot less friction, making it a slicker, faster rope. Pro: Nylon and MFP takes dye very well, resulting in brilliant color. Con: Poly pro or mixed material does not take color well or consistently.
Sometimes even scars, if the rope is thin enough and the pressure is applied forcefully enough. I recommend rope of 5 millimeters or above for safety reasons. It usually comes in twisted form as opposed to braided. Update (2018): In my time, I’ve explored two different batches of hemp rope; what I’ve found, is that the supplier and the quality do make a huge difference. Knots that look so-so with cotton or synthetic somehow look amazing with jute. It has a sort of liveliness to it. Has really excellent tooth; you can feel quite certain that your hitches etc will do the job to hold things in place. Far fewer knots required.
Nylon Bondage Rope. I don’t actually own any of this stuff, because I’ve never felt the need. The knots used in the single column and two column ties which I posted about earlier will do a solid job of holding things in place, but feel free to use anything that isn’t a slip knot. Next we have a Zenith All-Purpose rope, which is a solid polypropylene braid. I had my Zen rope for quick synthetic ties, and I later moved on to focus on natural fibres. However, I snapped a couple of pictures of it while I was at Bunnings.
However, as I examined it, I realized that I could probably remove the core. What was left wouldn’t be as strong, but it might very well be suitable for bedroom tying. What you like will very likely not be what someone else likes. There are very popular ropes – but it’s really up to you to make up your own mind. Rope Bondage The Smart Way was distilled down from about six years of learning, practicing, and testing, and contains my go-to practices for my own use of rope bondage in BDSM; with both written instructions and LOTS of annotated pictures to make learning it all easy. Choosing Rope. It works well for bedroom bondage, but I wouldn’t put it under heavy load. Due to that same lack of friction as mentioned above, you can’t really use hitches or friction based means to lock off tension the way you can with natural fibre ropes of greater tooth. This is actually a hollow braid kind of rope; meaning it’s a polypropylene braid wrapped around a core of something. I found it at a Bunnings Warehouse.