Monthly Archives: July 2010

Rigging Contamination Levels

Over the years there has been a lot of discussion on how to minimize cross contamination while rigging a suspension.  The main problem we found is that each team had a slightly different protocol.  Some were better than others, but...
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Blair’s chest suspension

In 2001 I was lucky enough to document my friend Blair  do his first chest suspension.  At the time I ran a website called spcOnline. You might have read it when you were still in high school, or perhaps not....
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Benefit

As most of you know on July 15th there was a terrible car accident that seriously injured some members of our family.  If you are in the Houston area, or can travel, there will be fundraiser at the Next Door...
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The Origin of the Spinning Beam

If there’s one suspension everyone seems to love it’s the spinning beam, but most people don’t know the story behind it. In 1998 TSD (Traumatic Stress Discipline) was hired by Keith Alexander for the opening party of Dee Snider’s film...
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Post Modern Sleeze

Photographer Greg Ward was so nice to let me steal this photo he caught of Kay Fagan (aka Post Modern Sleeze Sedition) during one of her performances with Sedition Industries in Dublin, Ireland. Kay was kind enough to take the...
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Coming to a town near you!

With all the excitement in suspensions over the weekend in Oslo, here is some news from the community in the western hemisphere. If you have frequented any of the larger tattoo conventions in the U.S. in the last couple of...
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Rubiks Cube?

What is the hardest suspension? Well I guess it all depends on you point of view. For some it’s all about pain and endurance. For others it has more to do with rigging complexity or possibly skill level. For me...
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Stelarc Would be Proud

It’s tough to single the most impressive suspension from the 2010 Oslo Suscon, but this beautiful piece was definitely up on the list. Håvve and Christiane did an amazing job rigging this suspension that is reminiscent of Stelarc‘s 1977 Event...
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Oslo SusCon 2010

Just a short impression from 2010 Oslo SusCon (visit their site for more pictures!) – that 2pt Chest was made by Christiano and I think it is a very good example of all those excellent suspensions we have seen so...
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Fancy Fans

The word for today: Suspension Fan Dance...
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