Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Spreader Bar Double Column Tie

This tie is a fun and simple way to keep a bottom's limbs apart. If you can't think of something to do with a willing somebody that has their wrists or legs spread apart then you might be in the wrong part of the Interwebs right now!  

The tie is a reverse tension double column tie. Once tied it is fairly secure. It has a lot of uses when it is tied. For example when it is tied on the wrists the spreader bar can be put into a bottom's mouth to be used as a gag (be sure to set up a signal with them to let you know if something is wrong). Use synthetic rope in that situation for easier clean up. 

You can use this tie on the ankles, upper arms, wrists and thighs to keep them apart. You can also tie wrists to ankles or any other combination that you might think of! Have fun with it!

Start off with a Lark's Head and then go around the columns a couple of times as shown. You can do one wrap or multiple wraps around the columns depending on what you are going for. Place the limbs the distance that you want them spread apart. Have the bottom maintain tension for this. 

The second wrap should finish up near the initial Lark's Head. 

Pull the rope through the intersection of the rope

Bring the rope down underneath the bottom wrap then bring it back up. 

Bring the rope over the top of the wraps then back down underneath them. Slowly tighten the two wraps together. Be careful not to pinch your bottom with the rope as it tightens. 

Continue to "vine" the rope around the two column wraps. Vining is simply wrapping rope around rope. 

Every now and then grab onto the wraps and push back toward the starting point to make sure that the rope vine stays good and tight. 

When you get to the end there are a couple of options for tying off... 

You can do a simple half hitch as shown. 

Which will look like this when completed. 

Or you can split the tails around the wraps....

And complete with a square knot. 

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