A rope is a length of fibres, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling, connecting and tying. It has tensile strength but is too flexible to provide compressive strength (i.e., it can be used for pulling, not pushing).
Rope is widely used in bondage, being effective when used properly and cheap and versatile.
- Twisted: Most traditionals ropes are twisted.
- Braided: Braided ropes are generally made from synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester or polypropylene.
- Sisal (Agave Sisalanis)
- Flax (linen)
- Leather (rawhide reata)
- Grass / straw
- Polyester & Dacron
- Tubular Webbing