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  Using carabiners

As we have concentrated primarily on using a shibari ring or bamboo throughout this series, I have decided to add this tutorial by Osaka Dan and another that we shot together discussing 'Types of carabiners' and their pros and cons.

Rings, carabiners, bamboo and various combinations all serve the same purpose, i.e. providing a secure structure from which to suspend. No one method is superior. It is very much a case of personal style and what works best for you. As long as the hardware is up to the job, e.g. rated climbing carabiners,rings designed for a load, all you need to do is ensure your tie-offs and line management are up to standard.