The ankle is one place among many to start a frog tie. The intent of the first rope placement will set the tone for the rest of the tie. Are we making this more comfortable, painful, or posing the body in an aesthetic way? Using an alternate starting point will require to pull the leg into place using the wrap themselves as an extra challenge.

Alternate Starting Points

For many people, the front of the tibia is a sensitive area, starting elsewhere can help make the tie more sustainable. On the downside, using the toe as our anchor point will create interesting sensations. Can there be no starting point?

Solution for the invisible starting point here!

Practice Time!

Create frog ties with different starting points. The toes and the hips are two interesting alternate places to start, try it out!

Self evaluation checklist:

  • Is the leg fully bent, can the leg still move at the knee?
  • Frictions are tight and compact with no undesired twists
  • Tension is even across the tie
  • Move the leg around, does the tie stay in place?
  • Pull the tie in different directions; how does it hold?
  • How is the blood circulation? Does the foot become numb after some time?

Exploration ideas:

  • What are other starting points you could use?
  • How does each starting point influence the rest of the tie?
  • Can you create a tie that appears to have no starting point?
  • Can you continue an existing tie and create a frog tie with the middle of the rope?

Credit: Foot start – M: NathanielFlumen R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Toe Start – M: AlexK7 R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Waist start – M: Miss_Soffia R/P: Ebi McKnotty – Invisible start – M/R: Ebi McKnotty P: AlexK7

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