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BeachBind is proud to present the

Fourth Annual Ropelympics!

Win Awesome Prizes worth over $100,000*

*in Jamaican dollars (haha)  :P 

Prizes from Shibari Study & Knot_Head Nylon

Hosted by zero-gi & samjay

The Rope Olympics is fun, silly, whimsical, and of course, serious competition (well, if you want it to be!).  Prizes are super awesome... but the prize of joy and new friends is priceless!


This year we will be COVID-conscious with events only for singles or covid-bonded partners. Sign up as a single or with a partner. 



  • Gold: knot Head Rope Bag, 4 Knot_head Nylon Ropes (two 30's & two 15's) in choice of available colors; 6 month subscription to AND 15% off at Flaming Bamboo's Etsy shop!

  • Silver:  knot_head Rope bag, Knotty bits fun starter kit,  Coupon for free knot head rope; AND 10% off at Flaming Bamboo's Etsy shop!

  • Bronze: knot_head Rope bag AND 5% off at Flaming Bamboo's Etsy shop!


  • Each participant will also receive a Jamaican colored bracelet!

  • Other prizes may be announced closer to the events!

This Year's Events:

Inverted Pictionary

Monday 9/27    9:00-9:45pm   Tent


Crab Tie Obstacle Race

Wednesday 9/29   8:15-9:00pm   Tent

BeachBind’s Next Top Rope Model

Thursday 9/30   10:00am-12:30pm   Tent


Mermaid Swim Race

Thursday 9/30   4:30-5:15pm   Main Pool

Dolphin - Tied Up Ring Dive  

Thursday 9/30   4:30-5:15pm   Main Pool



  1. Please participate at your own risk!

  2. Because of COVID, Ropelympics will comprise small a la carte teams of 1, 2 or a few.  

  3. All events will be individual teams per event. You do not have to participate with the same top or bottom if participating in more than one event. You can participate in 1 or more (or all) events. 

  4. All tops must have a cutting tool readily available during events they are participating in.  They should be ready to spot or rescue their tying partner in any situation.

  5. Have fun! This event is supposed to be lighthearted and silly!

  6. We encourage all BeachBind attendees to attend the events to cheer on participants even if not participating in any given challenge. Yay BeachBind spirit!


Questions or concerns? Find zero-gi or samjay! Or post in the DISCORD chat!

Event Details:


Event 1: BeachBind’s Next Top Rope Model

  • For rope models of all shapes, sizes, and roles

  • The only modeling competition you don’t have to “wanna be on top” to win - top yourself or bottom your way to victory in this Ropelympics event by turning out a brilliant shot in rope. 

  • At the beginning of the round, we will reveal the theme to participants and set them loose to make a plan, scout a location, get into a tie, get a photo, and return within the hour. 

  • After the time limit is up, the photos will be judged on cleverness, imagination, rope quality, photo quality, and execution of the prompt.

  • No fancy photo equipment is needed! Any mobile phone will do.


Event 2: Inverted Pictionary

  • For tying partners and self-suspenders alike

  • Gold, silver, and bronze prizes will be awarded based on points

  • On their turn, each participating small team must suspend their chosen artist in any stable sustainable inversion of their choice with their face about six inches above a drawing board on the ground.  The inverted party will have a sharpie placed in their mouth, will be shown a prompt on a notecard, and will then have two minutes on the clock to draw. Everyone in the audience is encouraged to call out their guesses, and if the artist is able to garner a correct guess with time left, they will get a fresh sheet and a new prompt to try and score more points, so time is of the essence! Each correctly identified prompt is worth one point for the artist's team.

  • In the event of a tie of two or more teams, there will be a final head-to-head "tiebreaker" round. The finalists will invert their artists at adjacent tying/drawing stations, and the artists will be given simultaneous prompts. Only their teammate(s) will be able to guess this time, and the winner will the team that identifies their drawing first.

Event 3: Crab Tie Obstacle Race

  • One top and one bottom will participate.

  • Top’s will have approximately 15 minutes to tie a crab tie that includes a wrap over the thighs. Please ask ahead of time if you need further clarification.

  • Once bottoms are in a stable tie, they will race each other through an obstacle course to the finish line.

  • Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to individuals based on speed and points applied to the team total.


Event 4: Mermaid Swim Race

  • For tying pairs and self-tiers alike

  • Rope for water bondage is required (synthetics, hemp- basically not jute)

  • Participants will have approximately 20 mins to tie a mermaid inspired leg tie. Arms must be free.

  • Merfolk will race the length of the pool and back.

  • Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded.


Event 5: Dolphin - Tied Up Ring Dive: 

  • For tying pairs

  • Rope for water bondage is required (synthetics, hemp- basically not jute)

  • Bottom’s wrists will be tied together behind their back. We suggest a double column tie or an armbinder.

  • Spotters will be present in the pool during the event should someone need help. 

  • Competitors will be staggered so that the tying pair up next will tie during another pair’s dive time. When their starting buzzer sounds, each bound bottom will swim to the bottom of the pool to retrieve as many pool rings as they can before time runs out. One pool ring per dive. 

  • Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded based on the number of pool rings collected.

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