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Hey guys,

I've only been in a sling once, but I absolutely loved it. Any advice on brands/designs/models?

Thanks in advance,

Tyro

 

Fort Troff has some great products and excellent customer service. If you take the time to come to MAL during the DC Forum Lunch weekend (bring Oliver, please), you'll most likely get to see some vendors including them and others.

Chris Eisenhower

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You and I traded messages, but I figured I'd post here for all to read.

 

If you are able, it may be best to install eye bolts in the ceiling and hang your sling from them. It can always come down and nobody will notice four small metal rings in the ceiling. But you'd need to find studs (no pun intended) and someone a lot smarter than I to help place and drill the bolts.

 

Otherwise, I'm quite happy with the one I have. Tho it claims to be portable, it is quite heavy so don't think of it as such. It goes up or down in under ten minutes. Don't pinch your fingers! I use the same kind of rubber flooring your gym has under my sling, both to keep the floor clean and so as not to annoy my downstairs neighbor. (It only smells like tires for the first week.)

 

My real advice, however, is that like an exercise cycle, most people buy one and use it three times before it becomes an expensive laundry rack. It may be easier (and less expensive) to simply find an escort who has his own.

 

Oh, and stirrups for the feet really make it a comfortable ride. Some folk also put springs on to add a little bounce.

 

Hit me back if you have more questions.

 

Kevin Slater

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Not a sling expert, but the ceiling option is the way to go. The "portable" versions all seem so rickety to me and take up too much space when put in place. I did know one person years ago who had a ceiling version that could be raised and lowered like some models of chandeliers can be. When not in use it was a nifty sort of ceiling ornament. However, that depends if it would fit in with your decor.

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Not a sling expert, but the ceiling option is the way to go.

 

That would be my choice, too.

 

The "portable" versions all seem so rickety to me

 

They give that impression but they're really quite sturdy. I've had very large gentlemen in mine and it holds up just fine.

 

I did know one person years ago who had a ceiling version that could be raised and lowered

 

They all can be. You just chose a different link on the chain to connect.

 

When not in use it was a nifty sort of ceiling ornament. However, that depends if it would fit in with your decor.

 

If not your decor, the sling and chain easily comes down (well, maybe you'd need a step ladder for the chains) and could roll up under a bed or such.

 

Kevin Slater

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Not a sling expert, but the ceiling option is the way to go. The "portable" versions all seem so rickety to me and take up too much space when put in place. I did know one person years ago who had a ceiling version that could be raised and lowered like some models of chandeliers can be. When not in use it was a nifty sort of ceiling ornament. However, that depends if it would fit in with your decor.

 

Reese Rothmier? I don't think I spelled his Name right though?

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Reese Rothmier? I don't think I spelled his Name right though?

Actually not Reece Rothmeier, but another now long retired working guy. Reece had a dedicated dungeon space that was awesome... just his flogger collection alone was legendary... not to mention all the other tools of the trade that he owned...

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ALL GREAT ADVICE KEVIN !!!

I had a sling at my studio which was well used and a favourite destination for several of my regular models. Kevin is absolutely correct about stirrups for the feet really making it a comfortable ride. I also picked up from Fort Troff springs for that added little bounce and now I consider them an essential extension of the sling experience.

Stirrups are also great for the boot aficionado - making the whole experience that much more pleasurable !!!

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