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Solo Pulling
Trio Pulling

Tug of war via Flesh hook.

Pulling is a form of flesh hook play where the participant(s) use their own strength and weight to put pressure on the Flesh Hook(s), offering a very different feeling to since the participant has much more control over what is happening (this is both good and bad, depending on what the goal is).


Most pullings are simply two people pulling against each other with two hooks in their backs, but limitless options are exercised— everything from a single person pulling a car across a parking lot to a dozen people in a star pattern, all pulling against each other from a central hub. Note that solo pulling is also possible, with one end of the rope attached to a solid object.

Theoretically, there is no limit. In circular (star) pulling, five, six, or more people pulling at once is certainly possible. Usually, a large group of people perform a pulling by having each member of the pull connected to one central point or ring. With great attention paid to the dynamics of the rigging, it would be advised to form a circle with a central steel circular frame. This is the center point where all the ropes would originate from leading out to everyone in the circle (the ropes form a star). This position allows for any number of people to participate.

Hook Placement

Pulling is typically done with between one, two, or four hooks per person. Using more than six or so hooks per person could limit the experience and take away from what could be an amazing and enlightening experience.

Depending on which type of pulling is to be performed and how many hooks are used in the pulling, the placement of the hooks can be the same or different that the placement of hooks for a suspension. For example, if someone is pulling with hooks in their back, the placement would resemble that of a suicide suspension. The hooks must be placed in a direction so that the hook will not come out during the pulling. Normally, this is done with either a locking hook, or with hook placed horizontally, or with hook pierced in an upward direction (ie. the point end of the hook comes out the top hole; the hook is inserted from bottom to top).

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