“Rope is not about rope.”
WykD Dave is a rigger from the UK who has in the past few years been teaching and performing throughout the world with his partner Clover. His work has appeared in films, music videos, international fashion magazines and even in Paris’s Louvre gallery. Tying models from local kinksters and friends with no modeling experience to internationally known stars like FKA Twigs and Lady Gaga.His teaching has revolutionized rope bondage for many students around the world as he shares his own take on what’s important to learn and understand about rope. His views are the result of years of experience, analysis and thought after tying, teaching and performing all over the world. He almost always teaches with his partner Clover providing her perspective as a rope bottom and believes that education for bottoms is just as important as for tops. Time and experience are constantly changing and evolving his bondage and his classes making them a different experience every time. It is his proud boast to have created some of the most copied rope bondage classes in the world.He has also accomplished the rare and almost unique feat of having created ties and techniques that are now used and taught in Japan.
To learn more about WykD Dave please visit his website rope-topia.com.
2017 Class Offerings
WykD Method TK
For a long time I’ve wanted to create a tie that fulfilled my desires for aesthetics, tying style, strength and structure without sacrificing tying flow. In the last few years the elements of the tie I now use have come together into a cohesive whole. It is now my pleasure to share this tie with you. In this class I will show you this tie and explain every aspect of its structure and the reasoning behind it.
Prerequisites: Model must be able to achieve a ‘high hands’ behind the back position. Be willing to communicate with their rigger and give feedback during the class. Be able to know and communicate clearly when encountering nerve or circulation problems.
Type: Hands On
Suspension and Attachment Usage
Handling managing and locking suspension lines is surprisingly something of a neglected subject when it comes to teaching bondage. And yet there is so much to say about this. There are many ways this can be done well and many pitfalls which can be easily avoided with a little knowledge.
In this class, I take you through the techniques I use to attach, lock, secure & utilize suspension lines during bondage. This includes knot selection, friction, brakes & locks for large & small diameter suspension points.
Prerequisites: Solid, suspension-worthy TK or equivalent Gote Shibari / box tie.
Type: Hands On
Partnership and Working Together
Bondage is never one size fits all but in many classes everyone gets taught the same thing. What you may learn from one source might not work well with you and your partner. One of the greatest skills in rope bondage is learning to understand what works between you and your partner. This is best accomplished with the involvement and cooperation of top and bottom with communication and understanding. In this co-taught class WykD Dave & Clover work hands on with couples as top and bottom looking at what you actually do, to help you to resolve problems and find what really works for you both together.
Type: Hands On