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Review: Fetish Fantasy Japanese Silk Rope for UberKinky

 

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Posted July 8, 2014 by

I was lucky enough to receive this Fetish Fantasy Japanese Silk Rope from Uberkinky recently, in exchange for testing it out and writing this review.

Now, if I’m honest, I was a little sceptical about this, as it’s very cheap. But I’ve been very pleased with it.  It comes tied in a hank, in a plastic bag, in a cardboard box (see below) and is a whopping 35 feet long (over 10 and a half metres).

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Now, when you’re choosing rope, you need to make sure you’re buying the right kind.  There are lots of different sorts, for different purposes.  The most common rope I buy is parachute cord (or paracord), for making survival bracelets and other items.  It has a tensile strength of 550 lbs so is very strong for it’s size (usually about 5mm thick), but not strong enough for me to use for climbing or anything like that, as although I weigh only about 180lbs myself, if I fell, the strain on the paracord would be far more than 550lbs due to the speed at which I was falling.  It’s been twenty years since I studied physics at college, but I still remember that momentum is equal to mass multiplied by velocity (p = mv). If that’s all a bit technical, the layperson’s explanation is that if you’re moving, you weigh more. Whilst a single strand of my paracord could take my weight if I was completely still, if I bounced up and down it would snap.

Now that may seem like a lot of information for nothing, but when talking about rope it’s important, as rope can used for suspending people.  If, like me, you’re a fan of the photography of Nobuyoshi Araki and want to experiment in the art of Japanese Rope Bondage then you might be thinking that this rope is for you. It isn’t. It’s not strong enough. And to be fair to Fetish Fantasy, they never claim it is, either.  It’s sold as rope for ground work. And that’s fine with me.

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Now the reason I personally like this rope is that it is so soft.  It feels amazing.  It’s soft against the skin, even when tied tightly.  This is rope for soft play.   It’s for beginners who want to experiment with tying each other up and want comfort over strength. I’m in this camp.  I’d be fine with tying a hammock to a tree or binding bamboo together to build a temporary shelter but suspend another human being without putting them in an uncomfortable position? I wouldn’t know where to start. So I’m firmly in the “tie to the bed” stage at the moment, and this rope is just fine for that.

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In fact, the only thing that I wasn’t too keen on was the way the ends were attached.  As you can see from the photographs above and below, the ends of the rope are taped together and then they have foil attached around the tape. It’s ok, but a little sharp.  I wasn’t keen on that so I removed it all (which was very easy).

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Of course if you do this then the ends of the rope will fray immediately, so just tie a simple overhand knot on each end (as shown below).

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So other than the ends being a little sharp (which can be easily fixed), I had a lot of fun with this.  Once you’ve been bound by this a few times you’ll still be comfortable (I really can’t describe just how soft this rope is), but you won’t be going anywhere.  If you’re looking for rope to tie someone up with (but not suspend them from the ceiling), then this could be for you.

You can pick up some Fetish Fantasy Japanese Silk Rope by clicking here from UberKinky.  It’s £14.99 for 35 feet of fun.

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One Comment


  1.  

    This rope is cool. I have used it. It’s very soft and strong.





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