- Sep 10, 2021
Haha that's so exemplary! I envy you that you have somebody to practice with.Many times under safe conditions with a partner.
How much weight did you have to put in?
You really seem to know a lot about hanging. Any more advices you would give, maybe on knots, or what ever you think the biggest obstacles are?
edit: Oh, I realise we are discussing full suspension atm. Do you think a thick rope is also the go to for partial?
There are risks involved with hanging just like every other method. We are playing with death, after all. One can't expect something that's supposed to be fatal to be free of other risks.
Ever since my last attempt I have been experiencing occasional nausea and dizziness. Clearly something was damaged and it had a lasting impact. That attempt failed because I miscalculated the length of my noose and ended up doing partial (while standing) instead of full suspension. If survival instincts didn't kick in, I would have died. That is one issue with partial, you can back out of it even when you don't want to.
However, "becoming a vegetable" is a more likely issue if your noose and/or anchor point aren't strong enough to support your weight for at least 30 minutes.
If something breaks after you've been hanging for a few minutes, you're probably not dead, but you have certainly suffered brain damage. That's why it's important to make sure you're using strong materials, especially for full suspension.
But did you black out? Can the survival instinct still save you when you blacked out?