Look out below!

I can’t recall any suspension I’ve attended to where a scene like this hasn’t played out when someone starts swinging.  There’s always at least one person who realizes at the last second there’s a human flying through the air.

This 4pt forearm suspension was facilitated by Kaptive8 Suspension Krew.

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Kaptive8ing suspensions

I’m not sure what’s in the water in Eugene, OR, but somehow they manage to come up with some of the craziest suspensions.  Well, maybe it’s not everyone, it could just be Supa.

You’re seeing that right.  One hook in his wrist, the other in his left bicep, with an additional set of hooks linking his knee to his elbow.  Why?  Because he’s Supa, that’s why.

And just so you don’t think Supa is the only one who has fun when the Kaptive8 Suspension Krew gets together, here’s another suspension from the same day.  It’s a 5pt resurrection suspension, and just as a warning, hooks in the face are extremely dangerous.

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Elbows and knees

“You have two elbows, You have two knees
Perhaps you’ve wondered why you need these

They can be funny looking there is no doubt
But here’s how elbows and knees can help you out”


“Hanging down from a trapeze
You need your legs bending at the knees”

-Tyrone Davis “Elbows and Knees“, Sesame Street

Here’s another shot from one of the monthly Suspension Sundays that Christchurch’s Skindependent Suspension holds.  You should go check out their BME Gallery as it has quite a few more photos of this suspension in particular, including some close-ups of that forehead hook.  I’ve never seen a suspension quite like this before, so if anyone has a name for it, I’m all ears.  From what I can tell it’s an 8pt leg, 6pt forearm, 1pt forehead coma.

The Hipbones That Launched a Thousand Ships

And here we have Neek, hands tied behind his head and about to be cast off Mt. Olympus by the gods, for the grave transgression of, um, washboard abs, mostly. Hera wanted to keep him around because she so fancied the fine stippling work being done by Alice Newstead in his armpits, but was sadly outvoted. After the jump, startling video of his earthly punishment, which involves hanging by hooks in his forearms, for eternity. Terrible.