Guidelines for Self-Suspension Open Space

  • Have questions or concerns? Speak to Shay!

  • Do not touch another person or their property (including their rope) without their explicit consent. Stay within the parameters of what has been specifically negotiated. If you don’t know, ask.

  • This is a skill sharing event – please participate, learn, and share according to Open Space principles!

  • If you want to “workshop” an idea on your own, that’s great. However, this is not the appropriate time/place to have a play scene. Event hosts & facilitators may check in with you at any time and may ask you to modify your activities, either for safety or to fit with event guidelines.

  • Photographs are allowed. Get explicit consent of everyone who may be in your picture, including people in the background. Pay attention to reflections in the mirror.

  • Respect pronouns. If you don’t know, ask.

  • All carabiners/hardware should be appropriately rated, and rope for main support lines should provide a breaking strength of at least 10x the suspended person’s weight in it’s final configuration. Most natural fiber rope (aside from perhaps 8mm hemp) does not meet this requirement. We highly recommend POSH for support lines!

  • You are responsible for knowing your limitations and staying within your skill level. Ask for help or closer spotting if you need it!

See our detailed code of conduct for additional guidelines.

Interested in learning more about self-suspension before coming to the Open Space? Check out this link!