Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interview: VeVe Talks Tying Twiggy, Rachel, Sircee, Frankie

I was lucky enough to get VeVe to sit down for a new interview regarding her recent bondage wrestling goings-on.  Notably, we talked about the 4 recent competitive video matches she had all within one week's time, following her return to NYC.

She talked about her 4 recent opponents - Twiggy, Rachel DD, Sircee, and Frankie - who covered a range in sizes and skill levels.  Following that, she also gave some general bondage wrestling thoughts, which were inspired by these matches.

So, below I present the transcript of the interview.  Titles and my comments are in bold.  VeVe's comments are in plain text.  Here you go:

Twiggy. Male, 5'6" and 135 lbs. Match date Aug 29, 2014 (Released!)

For my match with Twiggy, it was a match where I knew I didn't want to go easy on him at all, because I have wrestled Twiggy before a while back.  He was quite challenging then.  He is somebody who knows some jiujitsu and has a solid wrestling foundation, so he's not somebody I can expect to easily push around.  Though I know I have an advantage, bondage wrestling adds whole 'nother challenging element, so somebody with a little bit of knowledge can make it really, really hard to tie them up.

Furthermore, I had just watched his match against Howl, where he definitely had the advantage in that match, even being a novice to bondage.  His wrestling expoerience was able to really present a problem to Howl, so I was impressed watching that and knew that I was going to be serious about this match and not be too nice.

What brought you to that end tie?

I knew I would need to take whatever opening I got.  Twiggy was one of those opponents who's not intimidated by the rope bite; he'll not back off, he'll let you do your worst and still keep fighting.  So, I had to take any opportunity I did have and ended up getting the elbows attached to the knees by good chance, and that happened to be open, and it was the best way to immobilize that particular person.

Once I did have him immobilized, at least partially, and had the advantage, then I wanted to really cinch it in, make it count.  And I think it was lucky that Twiggy was more impressed than upset by the whole experience.  But he kept fighting me even by kicking his feet when that was the only thing he had left, which kind of egged me on to make it even worse  So I think he got the full experience of a really nasty bondage finish.  And I got the satisfaction of taking down somebody really good.  The tie just kept getting more creative and a little bit nasty, just based on the way we were escalating there.

Any closing words about this one?

One that I'm proud of.  I thought that it ended up with some good artistry, but not the sort of artistry that happens when you intend to go out and do something fancy.  [It was] the sort of artistry that happens when you meet up with somebody who makes you push your normal boundaries and makes you be creative out of necessity.  That was pretty cool.

Rachel DD.  Female, 5'4" and 120 lbs.  Match date Aug 24, 2014 (Released!)

In the match with Rachel, you did some innovative things too.  Could you talk about that?

Sure.  Well, bondage wrestling with Rachel is something that we'd been wanting to do for a while.  Kinda totally the opposite of the Twiggy match, where I knew I was gonna have to go for broke and be brutal.  I knew I had a really strong wrestling advantage over Rachel, so I didn't see it being a problem to ultimately overpower her and tie her up, but when I do have a match like that where I have a strong advantage, I want to do something more with it and more creative, so I'll try to give myself the challenge of getting a different sort of tie or something kind of interesting.  [...]

With this match, I just kind of got started and saw what was there and what would present itself.  And immediately, almost, I found I had a rope around Rachel's waist, which is something I almost never work with.  I always go for the limbs, and having this rope around her waist, I was like, oh, well, it's there, so let me use it.

So that was how we ended up getting the crotch rope, and then once that was there, I was like, oh, I want to try to tie things down, make attachments to this waist and crotch rope, and that will be a whole different thing than what I usually do.  And it ended up both being really effective as immobilizing bondage and looking really good, so I was very proud of that.  And it fulfilled that goal I had of: let me do something a little bit extra creative, since I've got an opponent where I can kind of take some risks.

Then Rachel further impressed and delighted me by being super flexible.  Having elbows that'll touch in back and making the tie look fantastic in the end.  So, that was cool.  Kind of punched my little sadism button, I was like: now I have to tie her tighter 'cause I know that she's bendy.  Really fun.  Rachel is just a wonderful canvas for bondage.

Sircee.  Female, 5'8" and 180 lbs.  Match date Aug 30, 2014 (Released!)

You had a match with Sircee recently, which was just released, and this featured you having a handicap to start.  So, can you talk a little bit about that?

In the match with Sircee, this was a situation where, kind of like with Rachel, I knew that I had a strong wrestling advantage.  I had had a bondage wrestling match with Sircee before, where I did win.  And, not just for viewers, but for me too, I like to keep making making challenges and different circumstances, so that it's always a little bit new, which is why I decided I wanted to try the handicap with my feet tied together.

That also came from sessions and other videos I've done with different types of handicaps in the wrestling, where I have done matches with my feet tied together or my hands tied toegther.  Bondage wrestling would not work very well at all with your hands tied together, so that definitely decided which way I would go with the handicap.

And then with the Sircee match too, there was a particular tie that a fan had mentioned he'd really like to see done.  I didn't promise that I would do it, but I thought that I would try, if I could, to get this particular arms-over-the-head sort of hogtie.  So it was sort of a double set of conditions for the match.

The real trouble with the plan is that Sircee is definitely bigger than me and also very powerful, into fighting in that explosive sort of will-throw-her-weight-around way, and will almost go harder the more danger she's in.  So as I was trying to get an advantage here and get ties secured, rather than wearing Sircee down, I think it got her moving even faster.  So, my handicap proved to definitely be a really big handicap.  I was able to defend, but not able to really secure an advantage as long as my feet were tied together.

But the conditions of the match were not that my feet needed to stay tied together, just that I wasn't allowed to untie them and they had to start tied.  And it was such a really active and all-over-the-place match that they eventually came untied on their own just through all the crazy thrashing about.  At that point then, then I had a strong advantage, and I was able to get not just a tie, but the goal tie that had been requested with the arms over the head.  Not a classic hogtie at all, by any means, but I thought pretty cool for the fact that Sircee's back is pretty flexible and we got to see that really strong arch.  I admit that I did cinch that extra tight because she'd pissed me off just a little bit by being so difficult, even after it was really clear that I had the tie and it was secure and the match was definitely going to go one way.  She kept making it so difficult that I did indeed yank that final tie extra hard, to great cosmetic effect, I thought.

So that another one where the struggle was hard enough that at the end I thought, wow, that was pretty neat and a pretty good accomplishment.  I was happy and satisfied.

Anything else you'd like to say about this match?

Sircee might be the opponent that tied the most actual ropes on me, but since they were sort of in the form of a grass skirt, they didn't end up inhibiting me.  Actually, though, in the middle of the match, she was getting some different things that did inhibit me, but the match was really active, so knots were untying themselves, so nothing really stayed til the end of the match.  But a lot of people focus more on defense then offense, but a good offense is really effective as defense in bondage wrestling, so kudos to Sircee for that.

Frankie.  Male, 5'4" and 145 lbs.  Match date Sept 6, 2014 (Released!)

And your Frankie match, which I don't really have many pictures from, hasn't been released yet [edited: released on 9/20/14].  Also very active and lovely.  Can you say anything about this one?

The funny and distinct thing about the Frankie match was that he stood up more than any other person, in bondage wrestling.  He would get on his feet, he would jump away.  He was kind of acrobatic.  I would get one rope on him, and he was jumping away from me, it kind of felt like having a fish on a line.  It even made me laugh, in the midst of the match!

But as difficult as he was to catch, once he was reeled in, Frankie wasn't one who had particularly good stamina - as active and athletic as he was early on, he did kind of tire himself out and was a little more susceptible to the rope burn pain than some of the more "crazy" opponents are.  He did know when it hurt, which did slow him down.  So once I got a good starter tie on him, it was pretty quick to get the finishing tie.  He slowed right down once he felt the ropes wrapping and biting.  I was able to get a pretty nice, tight package out of Frankie in the end.


How would you compare these 4 matches to each other?

All were matches where I was really satisfied with the end result, I was proud of the ties.  It might be a little sacrilegious of me to say, but I kind of liked that the Twiggy one wasn't a hogtie.

Why's that?

I just feel that I do more hogties than not.

But isn't a hogtie harder to get than a ball tie?

Oh, no, absolutely not.  A hogtie, because it does bring the arms behind the back, is definitely easier.  That cuts down on the person's ability to untie themselves.  It's often really tempting to go for tying someone's wrists in front of them 'cause it's easier initially to get, but it's much harder to keep it there.  If their wrists are in front of them, their hands and fingers are in front of them, they can look at the tie and they can much more easily untie it.  So to find a way, ultimately, to tie the hands in front and not enable them to untie it is actually harder.  And so, in non-hogtie variations, when you manage to actually get someone stuck in them, there's been a lot of work that went into it, I'll just say!

So, for that reason I'm kind of the most proud of the Twiggy one [of the recent 4] because there's a pretty good formula for hogtying somebody.  The Sircee one didn't follow that, since I was going for a variation, but I feel like I do know how to hogtie somebody against resistance.  I've got a system that works, but I try not to use it too often.  The Twiggy match might have been the biggest departure from that system [compared to the other 3 matches].

Isn't the Twiggy tie the same one you used against M Li?

It happened in a different order, actually.  With M, I think I got the ankle-to-thigh tie first, and then the wrist-to-should tie, and then the elbow-to-knee tie.  But with Twiggy, I got the elbow-to-knee tie first and then built the rest of it from there.  It's true, it looked very similar in the end, but it came from a different place.

Is there any kind of new tie you wanted to try?

Some of the ties that are out there as variations I think would need other equipment.  I've wanted sometimes to bring in spreader bars to get people in completely different positions, but that's just not something I really see happening in bondage wrestling!  I have kind of wanted to do a quadraped tie that would be a variation on the wrists-to-shoulders, ankles-to-thighs.  I've always wanted to tie somebody up and prod them around.

Indra did that with Hanz in a non-competitive situation, is that right?  She made him walk on his elbows and knees.

I've always liked that idea, but Indra did indeed beat me to it, it's true.

You'd like to try getting it in a competitive situation against a resisting opponent?

That would be a bit of an accomplishment because you can get pretty close to that tie, but the problem with a competitive situation is that you've usually already made it so tight and brutal on them that they're probably not going to walk around for you, like a nice little sheep.

And you of course say the harder they fight and resist, the tighter it's going to get...

That's something I always try to warn people about.  I do bondage wrestle with all types of people, from extremely competitive to, in some cases, extremely masochistic, to, in some cases, models who aren't really wrestlers at all.  Not that bondage wrestling will especially hurt somebody, but it's not going to be as comfortable as other things.  It's funny, even when you tell somebody that if they go lighter, the bondage won't have to be as tight, there's something about the whole experience of being competitively tied up that sparks people's primal survival instinct - it's something they feel like they can't let happen.  And almost everybody will end up fighting enormously hard, even if they said they want to do something easy, lighter, beforehand.  They'll feel that sort of insinct.  You can't let and not let someone tie you up; it immediately becomes really real.  So for almost everybody, the harder you fight, the tighter the ropes will be.  And they will be really tight, for that reason.

Any final comments?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

VeVe Welcomes Twiggy with Lots of Rope!

Our very last bondage wrestling matches for August featured the return of one of VeVe's original mixed wrestling opponents: Twiggy!

Twiggy is a light-weight guy, and he first had a competitive regular wrestling match against VeVe several years ago.  Since then, he's made a few video appearances here and there as he worked around his school schedule and travelled in from out of town.  He's been pantyhose dominated, assassinated multiple times, and had a belly punching workout with VeVe last summer.  But he had yet to get a really good dose of competitive bondage wrestling...

We just had to remedy that.

Now, Twiggy appeared in a bondage wrestling domination video with Athena a few years ago.  I want to say it was 2011, and I think that's right.  Anyway, this was a more domination-esque type match, and it was more about Twiggy getting steamrolled, rather than a heavily competitive contest (he wasn't to attempt to tie her).  So, I don't take that video into account when I consider Twiggy's competitive bondage wrestling experience.

But anyway, Twiggy finished up with his studies and relocated back to NYC.  And, when we called on him, he also said he was ready and eager to give competitive bondage wrestling a try.

And so, in came Twiggy for a multi-match wrestling day at the large studio.  We had originally planned for a men's bondage wrestling match of Howl vs Sato, but since Howl and Sato's schedules just could not line up in time, Twiggy stepped up as Howl's opponent.  And that was Twiggy's first bondage match of the day.... and it was a long one!

The guys were so into the competitiveness of the bout, that neither one would stop until his opponent just couldn't go on any more.  Of course, since they were both relatively inexperienced with quick-ties, the action tended more toward wrestling with lots of lots of tie attempts that largely just couldn't finish.  The guys fought for nearly 30 minutes before Howl totally succumbed to fatigue and Twiggy bound him up as fast as possible... it wasn't tidy, but it sure was rope-y.  But more on that (and little pictures) here:

But that's not all.

VeVe had been planning on a regular wrestling match with Twiggy following the Howl match, but she was so amused by the men's bondage match that she offered Twiggy a chance to try the ropes with her.

Now, this would change the playing field quite a bit.

Twiggy was intrigued and still going well for energy, so he readily accepted.  Now, instead of facing a rope-tie beginner, he would be stepping up against a bondage wrestling expert.  Needless to say, he was a bit bowled over by his opponent.  Or, rather, he was a bit balled-up!

I'll paste the official write-up of Twiggy's mixed bondage match with VeVe below.  What a lot of rope that day for Twiggy!

VeVe Lane vs Twiggy
Competitive Mixed Bondage Wrestling
August 2014

VeVe faces off against light-weight male wrestler Twiggy in their first competitive bondage wrestling match together! Twiggy is athletic and an experienced grappler, but he has very little experience with rope-work and bondage wrestling. He hasn't competitively wrestled VeVe in some time, and has never before faced her with rope involved. Let's see how he fairs against the rope-tie wrestling expert...

Though Twiggy's rope-handling skills may be limited, VeVe expects that he will be a difficult opponent to tie. And, indeed, Twiggy puts up a strong defense, forcing VeVe to work for every advantage and use all her grappling skill to secure a dominant position. VeVe presses the offensive throughout, working her ropes, until she can finally pin him down and cinch in her first debilitating tie: the unconventional knee-to-elbow. Shrugging off Twiggy's own rope attacks, VeVe keeps him painfully pinned (from rope bite and rough-handling) and works diligently to secure his other knee and elbow.

With his elbows secured to his knees, Twiggy continues to attempt his resistance, but his movement now is severely limited. He winces in pain from the rope-bite but still tries to hold out as VeVe moves in for the finish. But it's useless for Twiggy, and his little struggles are futile. VeVe binds his ankles and his wrists and then pulls him into a tight and painful package. She binds his forearms to his chest, immobilizes his hands, sits on top of him, and finishes him off with a duct tape gag. Pleased with the artistry of her tight and hard-won tie, VeVe displays her work and celebrates with a victory pose.

Running time: 23 minutes
Includes opening and closing comments. Final tie: Ball tie (elbows to knees, ankles bound, knees bound, one hand bound, arms bound over chest, tight and tidy). Duct Tape gag.

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