Ellipsis Rope Event

the first

Posted on April 03 2016 by RopeMarks

Last weekend we participated in the first Ellipsis Rope Event - it was one awesome experience where we provided our "The Rope, The Ring, The Knockout" and a two day RopeMark Ryu learning experience.  I  have every intention to write about, but could not do it better than the organiser himself:

120 visitors, 3 performers and 2 workshops... I think we're off to a good start ;)

With the help of RopeMarks, Asiana, Shikara, Voleuse, Funmaatje and Tina we were able to provide this evening with an awesome program. The Ellipsis Team did an amazing job helping out whenever and wherever needed and there was a lot of unexpected help from Rope Tower regulars when it was time to clean up at the end

Open doors and workshops (1900 - 2145)

People arrived at a slow pace (as expected) and seemed to like the new venue right away. When the first workshop began there were a few too many couples participating at first but this was easily resolved ;). The workshops looked fun and the participants as well as the spectators seemed to be enjoying themselves. Someome noted that the workshop area could have been moved to the center of the room so that more people would be able to watch… I made note of that for next time ;). At the end our lovely flowergirl provided the workshop hosts with beautiful bouquets which she had made herself earlier that day.

Intro and special appearance (2145 – 2215)

After a short “Hey you guys, great to see you, this is what this evening is about” by yours truly, we had a special surprise from London. The lovely Nina Russ (well known rigger, teacher and co-organiser of Bound and her model Sophia had taped a special HELLO ROPE PEOPLE OF HOLLAND video as an introduction for the evening and to the video of their performance at Bound in May 2015

Performances (2215 - 0030)

The first performance was by Voleuse and myself. Due to a change in the program we had about a week and a half to prepare and Voleuse was still sore from Eurix, but fuck it! Lets do this! :P We had a great time! A few hiccups here and there but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a smile and a face slap…

Asiana and Shikara were up next. With Spanish music and the sun in their back they gave an amazing performance. The room was deadly quiet as everyone watched their beautiful show.

Last but not least… RopeMarks! A energetic boxing match with matching music, great visuals and fantastic ropework. It was clear to see these pro’s really enjoyed themselves on stage. What a performance…

Here's the original post https://fetlife.com/groups/83939/group_posts/8912561

RopeMarks blacklight installation

@ Wasteland 20 year anniversary

Posted on December 28 2015 by RopeMarks

RopeMarks blacklight installation @ Wasteland 20 year anniversaryFor the Wasteland party 20 year anniversary we have gotten the opportunity to set up a three hour lasting Japanese rope bondage installation, performance art if you will.

For this RopeMarks joined forces with two Japanese riggers Hibiki and Amrita and we got the Dutch crème de la crème of the fetish model scene, Dutch Dame, Abraxas, Haas, Nikki Flames and Kim OnArt and as icing on the cake a top Japanese model, Karen Mai.

This was a though experience for all the models involved, some of them have been tied for close to the full duration of the installation and handled it without complaints and still asked for more afterwards... what more can you want as a rigger?

We have condensed the three hour video of the installation in, roughly, half an hour while keeping the "soul" of the installation alive.

Download this video.

RopeMarks blacklight installation

Since setting up an installation of this size cannot be done without some rehearsal, we've also included images of our rehearsal time.

Did you know: BNN, one of the big Dutch televison networks was present to film this installation and we got to play with the sexy host of the program. More here http://www.ropemarks.com/media/television.

The update on Club RopeMarks

ShowBoat Fetish and BDSM play party

with Wiltdties and Red Sabbath

Posted on December 26 2015 by RopeMarks
Categories: Party
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Some time ago already (2013!) Wildties and Red Sabbath visited the Netherlands, an opportunity we could not let pass by:

RopeMarks, Wildties and Red Sabbath

We spend some time together including a nice Japanese (*duh*) dinner.

Backlog

Posted on December 25 2015 by RopeMarks
Categories: Rants, Party
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Christmas time... that is usually that time of the year... *uhm*, that we here at RopeMarks HQ get a changes to get rid of our backlog of the past year. At least, that is what we say this year, what we said last year and the year before that and... Well, you get the point right?  It just does not happen...

Our last update on Club RopeMarks, awesome as it is, is was produced in 2011(!) and we have photo and video sets going back to 2007(!) that we still think are worth posting. We have sets going back to 2002 that we have not shared with you, but we have to draw a line somewhere and that line is quality, so 2007 it is.

This year however got me thinking, why do we need a backlog, what is so special about what we want to share with you about our way of live that can't be done within a reasonable timeframe? Well, first of all, we still need to have a day job to pay the bills since you cheapskates are not willing to pay what we think we are worth :) therefore we produce way more than we have time to process. Second, and this dawned on my trying to get through some of our backlog, we have so many images that have a complete story behind them and we love to share that story... given time.

Since our enthousiasme in producing does not allow for much extra time we thought to give you a number of photo's with stories and leave it up to your imagination as to what it might be. As a welcome addition this brings a nice dent in our backlog.

Curious to see what stories you think are behind the images? leave 'm in the comments :)

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Bob

Party on

a gift

Posted on December 12 2015 by RopeMarks
Categories: Party
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My new party-bottleNow two months ago already my girl went on a short tour through Europe. Unfortunately I was unable to attend and on one of her stops, the Luxuria party in Hungary, I was given a gift by Carn Ned. My girl took it home for me and from Amsterdam we thank you! *awesome*

Although I am a little concerned about how well spread the knowledge about me "having a bottle" at parties is?

Now: off to buy a razor...

BoundCon XI

2014

Posted on May 15 2015 by RopeMarks

It is that time of the the year again! We’re looking forward to it like Christmas, but in shorts...

This is a big blog entry, if you're feeling impatient, here's a video impression of RopeMarks @ BoundCon.

Download this video.

RopeMarks @ BoundCon

RopeMarks booth @ BoundConThe RopeMarks presence on BoundCon seems to grow by the year (and we love it!), this year we had a combined booth together with BindMe and Matthias Grimme creating one monster of a place for people to get rope and see rope.

 

BoundCon show planThis time we got booked for three big-ass prime-time main-stage acts, three custom photo shoots and one 4 hour workshop. On top of this we had continues bondage activities in the booth

RopeMarks, Safiya Winta, Dutch Dame, SerendipityBecause of the size of the booth and presence in activities we had this year we brought reinforcements in the form of Safiya Winta and Serendipity to help out.

 
RopeMarks @ BoundCon
 

Day 1

Video capture of RopeMarks vs Raven and NadjaThe first day of BoundCon I had the pleasure of a custom photo shoot with Raven C. and Nadja Nice. First time models for me, no plan so I decided to go bad-ass on them and make them suffer… a little… This has been captured on video and will be available on Club RopeMarks (http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com) soon.

 

The other obligation was the first of three prime-time mainstage shows - this time based on the PlayStation game Kuon together with Safiya Winta.

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In between obligations it was fun in the monster booth with Safiya Winta and others.

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Day 2

Rain De Grey and Red HibiscaThe second day of BoundCon or as I like to call it the “crazy day”, this is the day the venue is filled to the max with visitors and there is no time to breathe… which gave me an idea for the custom photo shoot of today that I was honored to do with the awesome Rain DeGrey and Red Hibisca as my willing models. This has been captured on video and will be available on Club RopeMarks (http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com) soon.

Dutch Dame, Safiya Winta and Rain DeGrey

The other obligation of today was our second primetime mainstage show of this BoundCon - this time we went with a fetish medical theme; I love these on “crazy day”, the number of people watching your show is just insane. The biggest crowd we performed for must be around 3000 people and the smallest two! This is somewhere in between.

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RopeMarks @ Prime time @ BoundCon

My ropes are professionally escaped...Somewhere during the event I was asked to participate in a bondage challenge (tying up a pretty girl and she then has to escape the bondage); how could I say no… Well… if I knew she would escape I probably would have saved myself the embarrassment...

 

In between the activities there was some bondage in our booth with Boiled bean (The lovely partner of maestro Quartacorda); I displayed a totally sensory deprived Safiya Winta in front of a big crowd and played around with a metal-collared Pling.

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The BoundCon event also comes with one awesome fetish party, the SubRosaDictum party. As it so happened we got invited to perform on this parties mainstage as well. Since this a rubber-fetish party we came up with something appropriate and… extreme - including some bondage as well… just the way we like it!

Download this video.

RopeMarks live @ SubRosaDictum

After the work it’s good partying; with Mr. BindMe - Maurice, Max Kuhl, Safiya Winta and others.

Party with Mr BindMe Party Party with Max Kuhl Dutch Dame The stunning Safiya Winta

 

Day 3

The third day is usually a more relaxed day… except for me - feeling quite broken from the SubRosaDictum party - busting my balls teaching Japanese bondage to a group of enthusiastic people; having Safiya Winta as my lovely crash test dummy was a big added bonus to a very smooth and fun workshop.

Blond propertiesAnd when the cat's away… my blond property found someone else's blond property…

As always one of the things I look forward too is seeing the friends who live far away, talking, laughing, drinking a cocktail (or two) and meeting new people and sometimes friends. On the pictures you see: Mr BoundCon - Andreas, Damon Pierce, Max Kuhl, Anna Rose, Pling and Safiya Winta.

Andreas and Damon Pierce with Max Kuhl with Anna Rose with Pling with Safiya Winta

 

GiftsAn added bonus to BoundCon are the gifts we get to take home every year. The loot of this year is a framed Konijn original drawing, bubbles that go very well with the Norwegian chocolate and some maintenance oil for my ropes - thank you everybody!

 

Now: If I might believe the inquiries in mailbox and text-messages on my phone a lot of people have heard a rumour that they didn’t expect, or believe. The rumour is true, I’m sorry to say… We will not be attending the 2015 BoundCon XII.

"See you soon" align

However, since we need to be in the neighborhood that period we will be at BoundCon XII during “crazy day” (the Saturday). But we will just be there as guests and have no plans to be active… but… this thing we do… it’s in my blood… so….

You can also catch us on and on the SubRosaDictum party with a kick-ass main stage act together with Anna Rose. 

The links: RopeMarks, BoundCon, Art created from our activities on BoundCon

A weekend with RopeMarks

Review of Kink & Kinbaku, Norway.

Posted on March 21 2015 by RopeMarks

We have had the most amazing, bondage, weekend in Norway and I have been dying to write about it; but the organization beat me to it and I can not do a better job at blowing my horn as their review :)

Here it is:

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It´s Friday.  The sun is shining (does not happen too often here), we´re at this really nice location, weekend coming up…what could possibly make it better??  Well, add Bob from Ropemarks, beautiful Dutch-Dame and a bunch of very excited riggers and bunnies from all over Norway and it´s just perfect.

The workshop

Bob is a fantastic teacher. We already knew that,but every time we meet him he takes it up another notch. This time he had quite a challenging task: Two days of workshops, no suspension points for the participants and a group of riggers and bunnies with various degree of experience.

Using both his historical and cultural knowledge, his vast experience and his creativity Bob centered the teachings around the timeline of the gote. He used variations of the gote as a starting points for full body ties and for layering tie upon tie. As soon as he was sure the riggers had gotten the basics, Bob encouraged everyone to play around and to be creative, and to work towards developing their own style instead of simply copying someone elses work.

Teaching Tengu shibari

This way, the participants not only gained technical knowledge, but also a deeper understanding of the concept of kinbaku and more confidence in doing their own thing. This is so important in todays rope community where so many proclaimed «experts» are simply copying other riggers work (up to copying their exact workshops!), and also being very dogmatic about their style being «the one twue way» and that there are exact ways you have to follow in order to be connective with rope. In Norway we have this saying «A little knowledge can be dangerous», meaning if you don´t know how much there is to learn about something, it´s easy to be dogmatic. As a teacher, Bob is the opposite of dogmatic, and his enthusiasm for the other riggers ideas and styles at the workshop showed a confidence and humbleness lacking in many other riggers.

Bob would not be Bob without DD, and having her around for a whole weekend is just really a treat. She provided lots of great tips and hints for the bunnies, and having such an experienced model around to ask questions is very helpful.

The show

On our two last events we have hosted large parties. That is A LOT of work. So this time, we decided to just do a small party with the workshop participants and a few extra ropey people who couldn´t make it to the workshop. The highlight of the evening was, of course, the show.

Beautiful suffering by DD

The party started with a light meal, and then everyone gathered in the largest room of the location, excited to see the show.  As always, it was fantastic.  It´s impossible not to be impressed by Bob´s amazing techniqual skills, his speed, his sense of humour and stage presence.  

As a bunny, I´m always equally impressed by DDs fantastic strength and flexibility, she is one tough and talented bunny!  The things that girl can do and still be smiling…there are not many bunnies in the world that can match her skills and grace.  And together, the two of them are just dynamite.  It´s so obvious that they enjoy both each other and what they do, and Bobs evil ideas and wicked grins contrasts DDs calm beauty perfectly.  

Still smiling!

The party

The fact that everyone had been truly inspired by the show and workshops became apparent very soon – just minutes after the show people were tying each other everywhere. The evening was very cozy and intimate, and so successful that we will probably repeat the «small-party-formula» for our next event.

The surprise

Master hurt his hand a few days before the workshop, and while he was able to follow the teachings at the workshop he had to take it easy at the party. Which gave yours truly a chance to be rigged by DD. Yes, you read that right…surprise, the multi-talented DD can also do rope! With a very elegant and considerate approach to it. It was really fun to be her first bunny. Watch out, you other riggers out there…

From Bergen Kink&Kinbaku, a very big thank you to both Bob and Dutch-Dame for making yet another trip to Norway. Getting a chance to learn from you means so much to the Norwegian rope scene. We are already getting e-mails asking when you will be back!

For BK&K,
cilie

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Photos by Anshargal, cilie, Theeye

The original post is here.

update: For us this weekend ended showered with unexpected gifts!

BoundCon 2013 - 10 year anniversary

Europe's biggest bondage and fetish event

Posted on March 06 2014 by RopeMarks

The BoundCon of 2014 is only a few months away, so I guess it's time to tell you about BoundCon 2013. It might not come as a surprise, but it was awesome! And by the looks of things this year will be even better (if that is even possible)!.

A quick reminder, BoundCon is Europe's biggest bondage and fetish fair. I think it's even save to say the biggest world wide.

The RopeMarks booth @ BoundConThe 2013 edition was the ten year anniversary of BoundCon and we're very proud to have been present almost every year, save two for some very good reasons.

Usually RopeMarks' main stage show is the closing show during the busiest day, Saturday, of the fair. This year we got moved to the Friday, apparently something special was planned for the Saturday.

For the 10nd anniversary RopeMarks provided a (even if I say so myself) kick-ass main stage show with a lot of humour, party theme and ending.The video from this show will be on-line soon on our show page (http://www.RopeMarks.com/shows). Here are a few stills to wet your appetite

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Also RopeMarks provided a workshop where the focus was basics and decorative Japanese bondage.

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I had the pleasure of featuring as a rigger in two custom photo shoots, one was with the sweet and beautiful Drea Morgan. My second custom photo shoot I had the pleasure of using and abusing the limber Lena King and the chatty Hellvet (I did shut her up! :)).  Here are some photo's of the CPS', the video's from these shoots will be on-line soon on Club RopeMarks (http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com)

The beautiful Drea Morgan, just before the CPSThe beautiful Drea Morgan, just before the CPSThe beautiful Drea Morgan suffering for RopeMarksThe beautiful Drea Morgan gagged and suffering for RopeMarksThe beautiful Drea Morgan The beautiful Drea Morgan upside down in distressThe beautiful Drea Morgan, beauty in sufferingWe just can't get enough :)

 

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One of my favourite activities on BoundCon are the demonstrations in our own booth.

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Last but not least, events like BoundCon are a joy to meet old friends (and make new ones)

Together with the beautiful Drea MorganWith the inimitable Maestro BDWith the charming Mr. InnerSanctum himself, Max :)With the cutest Italian property, Morrigan Little.

 

With the amazing Katarina Blade and the sweetest CatWith the amazing Katarina Blade and Russian bondage master Boris MosafirOhw, yeah, the Saturday night event because of the 10 year anniversary, a KISS cover band! Rock on! :)

Tired, but happy.
 

I must not forget, we als went to the Saturday night SubRosaDictum fetish party. We had to cancel a main stage act there simply because we were way-to-tired, it would have become irresponsible, but my model did participate in the DeMasK heavy rubber show - a beautifull sight, not tied in rope, but fully enclosed in rubber... Here are some backstage- and party shots:

With Anna RoseWith Anna Rose, show outfit almost readyHead-to-toe in DeMasK RubberWith Stefano LaforgiaWith Ukiyo DiemWith the Italian Connection: Stefano, Ukiyo, AndreaWith DeMasK beauty OrnellaWith the Lovely Julie SimoneWith Ukiyo and Maurice

 

The 2014 edition promises to be even more interesting and fun already, I'm getting more Zzzz to prepare... see you there!

BoundCon http://www.BoundCon.de
RopeMarks http://www.RopeMarks.com
RopeMarks shows http://www.RopeMarks.com/shows
Club RopeMarks http://www.ClubRopeMarks.com
DeMasK http://www.DeMasK.com
SubRosaDictum http://www.SubRosaDictum.de

Wasteland

November 2012

Posted on December 03 2013 by RopeMarks
Categories: Party, Shows
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Wasteland... another edition of a party that I am more than one year late with reviewing it... even if two more Wastelands have already happened since the November 2012 edition I do want to spend some words on it since it was another Wasteland where we really added to the entertainment of the party.

fetish_motel.jpgWe participated in a video installment from Wilhelmusvlug (aka Run PaintRun). The theme of Wasteland and the video installment was Fetish Motel. On the right you see an image with the 19m installation and below the video with our participation:

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Fetish Motel wall

Then, where the Fetish Hotel video installement was a lot of fun but a RopeMarks bread and butter, two fingers in the nose, activity, we participated in the catwalk of -the- best corset designer of (imo) the world. No, I was not participating by wearing a corset, I was participating behind the scenes, together with the man himself, Jeroen van der Kliss, ME-Chiel and a truckload of the most beautiful models including my own Dutch Dame and Playboy's Playmate Zimra Geurts.

rm20121124_coll.jpgSetting up a catwalk like this was definitly not bread and butter and I was sticking my complete arm up my nose to do this, but the end result is stunning thanks to everyone who participated in one way or another but special mention ofcourse to Jeroen van der Kliss and ME-Chiel.

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Bizarre Design Catwalk

The suspects: RopeMarks, Wilhelmusvlug, Bizarre Design, ME-Chiel, Dutch Dame, Zimra Geurts (Playboy Playmate).

More about RopeMarks shows can be seen here.

Dominatrix

November 2012

Posted on November 30 2013 by RopeMarks
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Right on time for a proper review... Dominatrix, the new best fetish party in the Netherlands, the edition held on November 2012 (!!)...

Screw it... Here is the review, short and sweet:

This was _the_ place to be! You missed it? Make up for it the coming edition. There was a meet&greet, dinner, big party with rubber fashion shows. I had fun and even got to model for the Black Body label fashion show :-)

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the suspects: RopeMarks, Dominatrix, Dutch Dame, Lara Aimee, ME-Chiel, Vodka, Kay Morgan, Yolinda Vixen, Psylocke, Marilyn Yusuf, Tony Mitchell, Petra, Black Body + crew, Lotte Groeneweg, Elegy Elem, Sister Sinister, Marcus Gloger, Milla Vie, Onna Sakura.