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The Beginner's Silk Rope Kit is a rope kit that includes two pieces of 6 foot long rope. While you should understand that this won't work for larger rope bondage, if you are seeking something to bind wrists and ankles, this will work great.
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Pros:
Soft, holds strong, sensual, works great for small work, good price
Cons:
Not good for large ties, rope seems to be letting off little threads, no instructions
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
The Beginner's Silk Rope Kit is a neat little rope kit made from Sportsheets. The kit includes two black silk ropes that are each six feet in length.

The neat thing about short rope is that it can be used for smaller ties. I love using rope, but when it comes to most of my rope, it's about twenty feet or longer. So when I want to do something small like just tie up a wrist, I end up with a ton of extra rope that can just get in the way. That is where something like this would come in. Six feet of rope is actually enough to tie up a single wrist to something, tie the two wrists together or tie the two ankles together. Since there are two six feet pieces included in this kit, you can either restrain the wrists and ankles or just tie the wrists to something.

However, the length of rope that is included will not do much more than those basic things. Things like a body harness or decorative bondage will require around twenty or thirty feet. But for smaller things like wrist and ankle bondage, this will work great. I was actually surprised that I'm fond of these 6 foot pieces of rope. Instead of having to use really long rope for small things, I can use this little rope instead, so I actually find that this will probably stay in my rope collection for awhile.

The ends of each piece of rope were nicely burned. They don't seem to be coming apart at all. This looks exactly like what nylon looks like when it's melted down for ends, and it feels exactly like nylon, but the packaging states that it's silk. I'm leaning towards nylon, but I'm not 100% sure, but I feel like it is something that should be mentioned. Regardless of the rope type, the rope ends are melted together, and they don't look like they're going to unmelt anytime soon. If they do look like they are starting to fray, you can either burn the ends again or just paint it over with clear nail polish to stop the fraying.

Something else that should be mentioned is the little flyaways. Even on the second day of owning it, I noticed that the rope had little flyaway strands along the body of the rope. They are tiny little strands that won't affect performance, but if enough of them flyaway, you may not have as strong of a rope as you may have hoped for. For the most part, it just looks like a aesthetic problem and not a practical one.

So does the rope hold strong? It seems to, yes. Even when tugged on it, it doesn't snap or anything. It'd be possible to get rope burns from this rope if pulled too quickly along the skin, but with the small amount of rope that's actually in this kit, I'd be amazed if you actually managed to get rope burn. The rope itself feels a little slippery, and thus, doesn't hold knots as amazingly as other materials like hemp or cotton would, but for most people's purposes, this will work amazingly well. This isn't enough rope nor is this rope safe enough to use for suspension.

The rope does feel soft against the skin. It's been conditioned to feel pretty gentle, slick, and soft against the captive's skin. If I had to describe the feeling, I'd say that the rope feel "sensual and commanding". I say commanding because it still makes it's rope-presence known (unlike a silk scarf), but it still feels friendly to beginners.

When it comes to holding a captive, it's quite possible that the rope is slick enough that you would be able to escape. However, because of the conditioning, this rope doesn't feel "heavy", so you won't be able to sweat and squirm your way out of it. If this is tied tightly enough, you aren't getting out. (Safety note - your rope should always be tied loosely enough where the tie-er can slip two fingers underneath the rope.)

In my video, I show a neat little cuff that will get you started. Basically, I don't know if I'd recommend picking up a bondage book or something just for use with this little rope. What is included in bondage books takes quite a bit of rope - way, way more than what you have here. If you don't want to pick up a bondage book, finding videos online would work. The website KnottyBoys.com will provide you with some videos for ties. You should be able to do most of what is included in "Quick Ties" and "Knots". The rest is most likely going to take more rope.
Experience
Safety is important with rope. Keep safety/medical shears on hand would be recommended. This rope isn't that "tough" though, so if worst comes to worst, regular household scissors should cut through this. Agree that your partner will tell you if their bound body parts are going numb - it means it's time for the rope to come off. To wash this, you can use warm water and soft soap and hand wash it. I don't think I'd recommend throwing this in the washing machine.

So who do I recommend this rope for? Pretty much anyone honestly. Even someone, like myself, who loves rope and collects it can find use out of having shorter pieces around for quick ties like a wrist cuff. Beginners who want to move away from scarves and light bondage objects will want to look into this as their first piece of rope. Those who are curious about experimenting with rope bondage will want to look at this rope kit. While it doesn't come with any instructions that will help you figure out the knots, it does come with the rope, and the internet can provide with the ties themselves.
Follow-up commentary
We don't use as much as our other Japanese Bondage Rope (here on EF too), but we still like using this. It's soft, it's short enough to be perfect for wrists without any slack, but sometimes it does end up being just a little too short - even for wrists - if I don't conserve the rope. It hasn't started fraying or anything like that though which is always nice.
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Comments
  • brevado
    brevado  
    Great review. I have another set, but this one sounds like a nice addition.
  • ilikepies2
    ilikepies2  
    Thanks for the input!
  • heather-mooney
    heather-mooney  
    Thanks for the awesome review!
  • Katzer
    Katzer  
    Thanks for the review
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    xxxbluexxx  
    great review!
  • HisLittleFiend
    HisLittleFiend  
    Thank you for the great review!
  • higs
    higs  
    Great! Good to know the length
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