The Best Beginner Rope Bondage Book

This is an absolute must-buy for anybody who is wanting to try rope bondage. The book is very clear and the photos are easy to follow. This is a book I am never going to throw away. It is an amazing resource for any rope bondage enthusiasts.
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Pros:
-Well Written
-Very Clear
-Informative Photos
Cons:
-No Color Photos
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

About author

The book is written by The Two Knotty Boys (Dan and JD). Between the two of them, they have over 30 years of experience. Dan has experience in mountain climbing and JD has experience in industrial rigging, so even outside of their BDSM rope interests they have a strong background in being rope experts. They both continue to be active teaching about rope bondage by doing live shows, rigging photo shoots, and teaching in workshops. In my opinion, they are a very trustworthy source of information and actually have a passion for teaching people how to perform rope bondage safely.

If you want to read a bit more about them, they do have a website. Their website is also packed with some free movies of how to tie knots. It does not cover all of the ties and knots in their books though, so in my opinion it is still worth buying the book. http://www.knottyboys.com/code/index.php

I have also read their other book, "Back on the Ropes," and found that book to be great, too. I think that they are both great authors.
    • Engaging
    • Expert author
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

This books is written for somebody who is just starting into the world of rope bondage. It uses very simple language and clearly lays out all of the terms used. There is even a glossary in the back of the book that explains all the terms (for example a bight in the rope). Although the book is simple and written for beginners, there are also ties that are good for somebody more experienced. The pictures of how to tie body harnesses can be very complex and require a foundation of basic knots. I think that this is one of the things that makes this book great. It is very clear and very readable, but is good for a wide audience. If you are an expert with rope bondage this book might not be for you, though. There is no suspension nor extreme bondage positions.

This book has very clear pictures. It's pretty much the best out of any BDSM resource I have seen. The only better one I have found is actually their other book. This book unfortunately has black and white photos. They are great, but color photos (like in their other book) really makes it easier to see what is going on. When I bought this book I had no knowledge of knots, but after 5 minutes of reading it I had my girlfriend tied up pretty decently. It just really is easy to look at the picture and understand what is happening with the knot. The descriptions that go with the pictures make it easy to comprehend and learn quickly.

The book has a number of sections. It first section starts off with safety, which is very important with rope bondage. There are some risks such as reducing blood flow or pinching a nerve. I think that it is great to have this section before they teach any actual ties. It then goes into some information about keeping your rope in good, working condition. It then teaches you how to tie knots. Finally teaches you ties, harnesses, and the many things that you can do with rope. I find this to be a great set up, because it gives you a foundation of safety and knowledge before you actually start tying a person up. If I were to write a book, I would use the same layout as they do.
    • Bdsm
    • Humorous
    • Instructional / educational

Design

As I previously stated, I think that the book has a great layout. It teaches you in sequential, logical steps, and the photos are the same way. When you look at and follow them, you never wonder what just happened between the last two photos. You are always able to read and see what happened.

The book is bound nicely and the paper is nice. I have not put any rips in the book accidentally. Overall it seems well made.

It does not have a discreet cover. It shows a woman in lingerie being tied up by two men. This is something you may not want to leave out. That is a bit unfortunate, because it is a great resource to leave on your bedside table when you and your partner decide you want to spice things up a bit.
    • Diagrams / photos included
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I think that this is one of the best resources for somebody just exploring the world of rope bondage. The Knotty Boys also make another book. This book, "Showing you the Ropes," and their other book, "Back on the Ropes," have some of the same knots and ties, but there are some unique ones in each book. Their second book, "Back on the Ropes," also has color pictures. I found the color photos to be very nice. They make it even easier to see and understand the knots. If I were going to get only one, I would get the second one. I do not regret purchasing both because they both do have original content and are just amazing resources for when my girlfriend and I want to try some rope bondage.
Follow-up commentary
This is still one of my go books when my girlfriend and I are looking to have some rope bondage fun. We are still happy with the variety of ties in the book. We do most of the time play with leather restraints though. Someone who is really into rope bondage and uses that for most of their BDSM fun might have outgrown this book after 3 months, but it would still be an awesome beginner/intermediate book. Overall I still really enjoy using this book for our rope bondage ties and still have no complaints with the book.
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  • RedKyuubi
    RedKyuubi  
    Awesome review. Love the detail!
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Great review, thank you!
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    Stinkytofu10  
    Great review, thank you!
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    Geogeo  
    sounds great thanks
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    Katzer  
    Thanks for the review
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    Faust  
    nice review
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