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Name Flipping Out: 2-point dynamic suspensions
Producer Twisted Windows
Time Saturday 22nd of October 2022, 1:30 pm–6:00 pm (PDT)
Location Little Boxes Theatre, San Francisco, 1661 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107
This event is 18+ only.

Flipping Out: 2-point dynamic suspensions

Explore the acrobatics and freedom of movement that rope can offer!


This playful & unorthodox rig lends itself well to silly and exhibitionistic scenes…or to nasty predicaments! Shay will discuss the general principles of this type of suspension (sometimes called marionette or puppet suspension), and specific safety concerns. She will then show several variations on a 2-point dynamic suspension. The hands-on portion of the class focuses on attaching from just the hips (using a woven hip harness). This class is very self-suspension friendly.


  • Tops: This is a fast-moving class that assumes an intermediate level of suspension knowledge – it is not appropriate for bondage beginners. Tops should know, at minimum, suspension-ready chest harness, attaching support lines, and basics of evaluating hard points and negotiation for bondage. While a woven hip harness will be reviewed in class, familiarity with this type of tie will be advantageous.
  • Bottoms: Body and health awareness to participate safely at a level that’s appropriate for your body and experience with inversions. Mobile suspensions are not necessarily strenuous (they can be quite comfortable), but getting the most out of mobile suspensions requires body awareness.
  • Self-suspenders: Same requirements as for tops AND bottoms.

Supplies: Your basic suspension kit. At least two locking carabiners and two rated ropes for support lines are recommended; the instructor will have some to loan out in class. People who will be in rope should ideally wear snug leggings. Temperature in the space can vary – bring layers! Note that Little Boxes is large and airy, with 2 story ceilings and square footage capacity far exceeding our attendance cap.

The class will be from 2pm - 6pm; doors open at 1:30pm. Please plan to arrive between 1:30pm and 2pm, as late arrivals are difficult for everyone.

Please carefully read our COVID guidelines to determine whether attending this event is within your risk profile.

Entry requirements: This event is 18+, ID and proof of vaccination required. We require up to date vaccination (which includes a booster, if eligible). See details in our COVID guidelines. All attendees must abide by our code of conduct and sign our release form.

Past attendees have said:
“Thank you for your inspiring and beautiful instruction! Your puppet rig class was game-changing…you’ve also SERIOUSLY reignited my nascent self-tying jones!"
"Your 2 point suspension class changed completely the way I do rope play and suspension. It has become so much more dynamic and fun. Thank you for the inspiration."
"Best rope class I’ve taken. Amazing presenters with a really fun subject. We had an outstanding dungeon scene that night with what we learned from this class. Thank you."

About the instructor:

Shay Tiziano (she/her or they/them) is a dynamic bondage performer and renowned self-suspender known for their unique, dynamic performances and friendly, attainable, and risk-awareness focused approach to kink education. She is the author of Tying & Flying, the first-ever book about self-suspension, and Creating Captivating Classes, a guide for kink and sexuality educators. Based in San Francisco, Shay has over a decade of experience presenting across the US and internationally. She has produced events and showcases including acclaimed bondage and fetish performance event Twisted Windows, BENT, the Bay Area’s biggest dungeon party, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival Bondage & Aerial stage, Self-Suspension Open Space, Rope Lab, Friction, and bondage and performances stages at the Folsom Street Fair and San Francisco Pride’s Leather Alley.

This event is featuring:
Shay Tiziano
San Francisco, CA
Self-suspender, dynamic bondage performer, educator.
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