This tie has been put to the test many times and I have yet to find anyone that can get out of it, if it has been tied properly of course. There are a lot of redundancies built into it to prevent easy escapes. A few things about it though- it is a very harsh tie that can be very challenging on the bottom. It puts the hands in a very uncomfortable position and it might prove to be too much for anyone with shoulder or upper back issues. Please use with caution and be aware of the risks.
I typically tie this with a 20-25 foot piece of 6mm hemp rope, but the length of the rope will be dependent upon your bottom. If you want it to be even more evil try 4mm hemp or even paracord. REALLY pay close attention to your bottom if you use the thinner rope though- it has the potential to cut off circulation quickly. Remember- you can't play with a broken toy...
With that, here is how to tie it step by step:
|Step 1- A lark's head around the wrists behind the back.|
|Step2- Reverse tension the rope and bring it through the second Lark's Head. Make sure the Lark's Head is on the outside of the wrists.|
|Step 4- bring the wrist tie to one side of their body or the other- it doesn't matter which.|
|Step 5- Bring the rope up over the opposite shoulder and around the back returning to the wrists.|
|Step 6- The rope continues up between the wrists. You can gently pull the rope up to tighten it at this point but be|
aware that "cranking" it too fast or hard might cause a lot of pain or discomfort.
|Step 7- Form a bight with the rope and bring the bight behind both of the vertical ropes.|
|Step 8- Pull the working end of the line through the bight and dress the knot.|
|Step 9- Reverse the direction of the rope and go through the "big hole" formed by the arm.|
|Step 10- Bring the rope across the back and around the opposite arm. Watch placement here and avoid|
placing the rope on the radial nerve. Keeping the rope down on the lower part of the upper arm does this.
|Step 12- Pull all of your rope behind the line crossing the back diagonally.|
|Step 13- Bring the rope forward and start to "vine" the two lines that hold the arms together.|
|Step 14- Continue the vine to the other arm or as far as the remaining rope will allow and finish with a square not|
or your vine finish of choice.
|The finished product! The vine between the arms is a great handle and a fantastic way to control the|
person tied in this form. At this point it is fun to watch them struggle to get out!
Have fun with The Inescapable and please let us know what you think of it!