Thursday, April 10, 2014

VeVe Interview: Knots, Duct Tape, Comments

I stopped in at the coffee shop this morning with VeVe to record some of her bondage wrestling thoughts.  She's been too swamped lately to be able to write a blog entry for us, but she was certainly happy to give a verbal interview.

And so, here is a transcript from a brief general interview with VeVe, discussing bondage wrestling vs "regular" wrestling, duct tape wrestling, knot tying, and more.......

What do you think of the difference between bondage wrestling and "regular" wrestling?

VeVe: Well, the biggest difference between them is that in bondage wrestling it actually gives an unskilled person more of a chance to draw out the match.  Because even if you don't know how to tie the other person up offensively, it's not too hard for somebody to cause a lot of trouble by trying to untie knots or just run away.  So, it can be a really good way to have a good competitive match between two people with a big skill difference.  That's just one basic fun use of bondage wrestling.

But the flip side of that:  bondage wrestling is kind of harder than regular wrestling to get someone to submit.  It also means it's really extra rewarding when you do get somebody fully tied up and immobilized.

So, a big difference is that bondage wrestling will lead up to just one or a couple of ties out of a long bondage wrestling session.  So each one really means a lot.  Whereas in regular wrestling [when you have a big skill difference], you might get a lot of submissions in the same amount of time, and each one is just a little bit of pay-off.

How is it tying the knots and working the rope in such an active situation?

VeVe: Tying the knot can be maybe the hardest part of all.  Getting the rope looped around somebody is all well and good, but actually securing it with a tied off knot is pretty tough when they're wriggling around.  Especially when everything is happening live, you might start out with a piece of rope that you think is perfect, and by the time they've thrashed around and you've wrapped it around, and you get to the end and find out it's actually too short... or maybe too long, because they're hanging on to the end.  The actual finish, with the tying of the knot, can be a huge challenge.

You tried the duct tape wrestling recently.  What did you think of duct tape wrestling?

VeVe: I was really excited to finally get to try that and find out how that did work after I'd been imaging how it would be.  The hardest thing there is making sure the duct tape doesn't twist and stick to itself while you're trying to control the other person and wrap them up.  [Other challenges are] that the tape doesn't tear too soon, that you can get it peeled off the roll and get it started unwrapping, and keep it coming out smooth from the roll without it sticking to itself.

But even if it twists, can't you still use that?

VeVe: You can, but you can't get that to secure.  If you can't stick the tape to itself at the end, it will just unwind.

What do you think about duct tape compared with rope?

VeVe: The good thing about the duct tape is that, unlike the rope where people can wriggle and tighten it up on themselves or where you have to cinch it really tight to keep them from escaping, because the duct tape is sticky, it will secure them without necessarily having to be as tight [as rope].  So, I think it's actually a little bit more comfortable.

When we did the duct tape wrestling, we did it with long sleeved leotards and tights.  Because the sticking to the skin is painful in its own way, we didn't want to make it too nasty.  So, taking those precautions, I think it's more comfortable for the bound person than rope tied in a competitive, struggling environment.

Regarding tight ropes and struggling...

VeVe: In order to make bondage wrestling work live, the rope does have to be really tight.  Or it gets tight... Somebody might start out semi-comfortable, but as they struggle and thrash around, they could end up tightening the ropes on themselves.

And there are a lot of people that don't actually end up liking that sensation as much as they think they will.  Of course there are some people who are extremely hardcore and will just fight through regardless or don't want to be taken down no matter how tight the ropes get.

But I think duct tape can be a good option for binding people in a bit of a more "comfortable" way, provided they have appropriate coverage.

But speaking of coverage, did you want to do Zentai suit bondage wrestling?

VeVe: Oh, yes, I definitely do.  What I would like to do there is get some colored rope that would contrast with the suit.  I think that would be a very neat and artistic look there.  Definitely on the agenda.

Any other thoughts or comments?

VeVe: I think I want to get back to the drawing board to develop a few new sorts of ties to use on people.  I feel like I've almost perfected the hogtie approach using the lotus lock to get the arms.  That's definitely a brilliant trick, but since I like to keep it fresh, I want to look for another high percentage route to get a few creative new ties.  And hopefully that will keep everyone guessing going forward.  There can always be something new for the opponents and the audience!

Thanks very much for your time and comments, VeVe!  More interviews to come... especially since I've thought of even more specific questions now that this one is done!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Diablo's Hogtie for Stubborn Lela Beryl!

A reader had asked about this match in a comment on a previous post (by the way, it's great when you guys comment on the posts!), and I realized that I hadn't written about it here in the blog.  And so, here we go now!

At a filming day in March, in the small studio, with visitors Lela Beryl and Rachel DD, I found myself matched up against Lela for a competitive bondage wrestling bout.  VeVe bought a school girl mini-skirt for Lela to wear, particularly with this match in mind; VeVe had ideas about giving the video a "school girl vs school principle" theme.  However, since we didn't have much time for costuming, the only part of that theme idea that survived was the mini-skirt.

It was an intriguing idea, and maybe we'll revisit it later.  Instead, for this time around, we just went for a competitive Diablo vs Lela rope-tie match, saying "Let's see what happens!"

As I mention in the formal video description, Lela had no experience in bondage wrestling what-so-ever.  However, she is quite experienced in being stubborn and recalcitrant.  VeVe is inclined to describe her as a "brat," but I wouldn't specifically say that Lela was "bratty" toward me in this match... when I think "bratty," I feel like that involves a lot of verbal goings-on.  But if you can consider a non-verbal, all-physical brattiness, then sure, the term can work in this context.

But moving on...

I'm an experienced wrestler, practiced in rope-tying, respectably strong, and pretty good at moving people about, so the deck was kind of stacked against Lela.  She was slightly intimidated at first, but once we got rolling, her physical brattiness really kicked in.  Suddenly, I felt a little like I was wrangling at a rodeo...  Needless to say, Lela wasn't going to go down easy!

And this makes me think: perhaps I should try some more wrangling of resistant lady models in the future...

But after all Lela's squirming and fuss, I finally managed to get her into a fairly clean, fairly discomfort-free hogtie.  Of course, while I was nice enough to make sure the rope didn't burn or bite too much, I did pay Lela back for her stubbornness in other ways: tickling of bound feet always makes for a nice torture option!  And luckily enough, Lela passionately hates being tickled.  Mmm... tough times for Lela.

I'd love to write a separate post on wrangling and bondage wrestling the ladies, in general, and some plans for the future.  But for now, enjoy the full video description from my hogtie wrangling of Lela Beryl:

Diablo vs Lela Beryl
Mixed Bondage Wrestling

Our top male wrestler Diablo faces off against visiting fetish model Lela Beryl in this competitive bondage wrestling match. Lela has absolutely no experience in bondage wrestling, and Diablo has the definite edge in wrestling skill, strength, and rope wrangling ability. This looks to be tough for Lela... but she is determined to be as difficult as she can be!

Diablo is on the offensive throughout the entire match, working with skill and grace to control Lela on the mats. Lela tries her best to avoid being tied - squirming away, struggling, and kicking her legs - but Diablo stays with her, deftly working her into holds so he can get his ropes on her.

Despite Lela's squirming and struggles, Diablo eventually works her toward a hogtie. However, Lela continues to resist and be generally difficult. And so, once he has her secured the tie, Diablo repays Lela's stubbornness with foot tickling... which Lela absolutely hates! She despises it so much that she doesn't laugh - she moans, groans, and growls! Desperate to get away, Lela thrashes and rolls on the mats, but Diablo follows her and tortures her even more. Lela is not pleased! Finally he gags her with a duct tape gag, neatens up the knots she's untied, shows her off, and victory poses.

Running time: 21 minutes

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