Tuesday, June 22, 2010

665 Sleepsack Review


I know i keep promising the review of the affordable 665 neoprene sleepsack, and as promised, here it is.

Fit: I am 5ft11 and 175lbs, and the medium fits me nice and snug, just as it should be. The fitment guide that they show on the site seems to be pretty accurate, and the item is definitley as represented.

Features: The features list of this sleepsack is short, but desirable:
Internal sleeves that seem to be SLIGHTLY too short, but still prove effective at the purpose they were made for.
An Ass zip that offers access to that part of the anatomy for those sorts of activities.
A short front zip that ends about navel height -- this makes getting in the sleepsack a bit tricky, but still easy enough.
A cock access zip that is well placed, and quite usable.

Construction: The neoprene is a slightly thinner grade than what youd see on the more expensive sleepsacks. The construction is exclusively stitching from what i can see, as it lacks the gluing that some of the neoprene models have. The zippers are a little undersized, and the locking zip heads have a tendency to backslide, so be careful with those.

Overall: Overall this is a great sleepsack for the price -- the features and amount of fun that one can have with this one more than exceed that of my darlex sleepsack for the price. Keep in mind though, that for 200 dollars, the attention to detail isn't exactly top-shelf, so when you have a problem with it from being a bit too vigorous, or after years of use, keep that in mind.

Here's a quick pic and a link, taken from the 665 website, though i believe Fort Troff is carrying this piece of gear as well now.

http://www.665leather.com/page/100/PROD/00003/7984




Monday, June 21, 2010

IML Pics - Round One!

From left to right - RubberAsylum, myself and my roommate ChicagoGear. Thanks to ReddyWhp for the photo.


RubberAsylum and I making a visit to the puppy party. Thanks to Dateaking for the photo.
Me in a DevilDogRubber catsuit, on a leash and locked in my suit by Rubberboundcop.
After Rubberboundcop decided to add the gag ;)

Time to get back to blogging - Post IML

Ok -- IML this year was really great. I had a good time, met a lot of people that i have been anticipating for a long time.

Thursday night i decided to be irresponsible, and head down to the hotel to hang out with Dateaking. After a nice dinner nearby we went back to their room. After sitting around and getting comfortable, we had a little gear show-and tell (i had brought some of mine as well of course). I ended up trying out his .9mm SkinTightRubber shoulder zip suit (which was GREAT by the way). Before i knew it i was also in a rubber puffy hood, straightjacket, and secured down to the bed well. I spent the next few hours enjoying that, being teased on and off by Dateaking. Finally it was time to get out of this particular gear, and after a shower i got in my 1mm rubber sleepsack for bed (at this point it was about 3am, and i had to be up for work at 6am) LOL.

Friday RubberAsylum arrived, and i met him at the airport. He had a friend with him already that he had met on the plane (IML weekend, duh). On the train downtown, we ran into d0ppel on the train (and at various points throughout the weekend). I spent some time at the Gearblast in catsuit, and then got into RubberAsylum's Aquala Bondage Suit that was made by Bodisama, and a quite evil looking mask (look for pics below). I spent the rest of the evening in this outfit :)

Saturday was an odd day -- woke up with a migraine (no, not a hangover), and the day kinda flew out the window. At some point i decided i WAS going to the party for Bodisama, and migraine be damned. So after a Vicodin and getting my rubber on, i headed up. The turnout to the party was great, and I got to see lots of familiar faces and a few new ones. The alcohol and food was free and flowing readily. Combine that with the Vicodin, and soon i was locked in my suit by Rubberboundcop, and on a leash (more pics for this also). Apparently at some point we went back to Rubberboundcop's room, and soon i found myself waking up at 6am, disoriented, still locked in my catsuit :) ... that is an interesting night i say :-D

Sunday was not terribly eventful, a lot of hanging out, and i got to meet and spend some time with a cute pup named Hunter, Smtpboy, Rubberasylum and Boundinrubber. Hunter and i embarked on a quick trip out to the store for some sunburn aloe (long story, don't ask). Sooner or later everyone got their gear on and headed down to the lobby or to parties.

I got to wear my freshly repaired invincible catsuit, which has now survived 2 wearings, and had a good time socializing and hanging out.

Monday was mostly absorbed in packing up and getting things in order ;) so no mischief there, but i look forward to next year already.

Everyone is sure to ask, so my swag for this year from the market: Silicone Chastity Device from Mr-S, a couple Pocket Vibes from BDG sales, and a new LockedInSteel collar (that fits over my catsuit collar)


Theres my report for this year ;) stand by for pictures, I'm still trying to collect them all.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bodisama Bash at IML

Bodisama Bash
In memory of James (Bodisama), tieguy7001 has arranged a memorial bash at IML, see details in the attached image. Rubber up and come help send him off in the way he would have wanted!

Monday, May 10, 2010

IML Chicago Rubbermen -- "Greet the Meat"


If you happen to be coming to IML, be sure to stop by the Chicago Rubbermen "Greet the Meat" party. Details in the above picture.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Immobilized!!!


Yes, this IS me, and I can't think of any position i like better than this. More immobilized = better. If only my head was tied down too LOL

My homemade sling!



Just thought I'd post a quick photo of my homemade sling. Threw it together just for those times when you need the right tool for the right job LOL. Enjoy.

Blowouts, IML

Well well ... how have we arrived at this point?

Let's talk about rubber for a moment shall we; and the one topic that concerns a lot of us rubberists quite heavily.

The B word: Blowouts.

Thanks to a MAJOR blowout, i now need a new catsuit. My poor invincible shoulder zip/codpiece suit didn't even make it a whole year, thanks to (what appears to be) some shoddy seam work in the small of the back area of the suit. I KNOW blowouts happen on rubber gear, but i am starting to get annoyed about being plagued by pinholes and blowouts lately, after going so long without them.

Proper size is really important in preventing blowouts, as we all know, but even so -- a pinhole can turn into a blowout at the most inoppurtune time (on the CTA trains for example).

Furthermore -- blowing out someone else's gear -- while it's embarrassing to you, can be really annoying for them. After all -- they have to foot the bill for the gear (nobody ever apologizes and replaces gear in real life, BTW. Trust me on this, out of probably 20 blowouts of my gear that weren't caused by me, only one replaced the gear). Not cool.

On another topic entirely -- does anyone else ever get REALLY protective of certain pieces of gear? Example: I am really protective of my catsuit, and my steel collar. I don't let anybody wear these, and i don't plan to let anyone wear them in the future -- illogical maybe, but it is still present nonetheless -- it does however, strike me as odd.

So to close this little blurb on an embarrassing note: I (rubberfreak), am going to be going to IML without a catsuit this year. You heard me -- I will not have my own catsuit to wear during IML, and I don't plan on buying one from Mr-S or TLS at the market. Unless I can get one from Invincible, or Cocoon before IML, I shall be catsuitless (i think i just created a new word).

How about it Cocoon? I've been wanting a shoulder zip / codpiece suit from you with locking zip heads for several years ... think you can step up and deliver before IML? The challenge has been brought forth.

A thousand and one pains, for no pleasure ... (I am in a bad mood),
Rubberfreak

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I lied!

Ok, i promised a sleepsack review (I lied). Truthfully, it is coming, but ive gotten sidetracked. I decided to embark on my own journey learning the mysteries and intricacies of latex craft. I have to say that it is coming along rather well, considering i'm learning mostly on my own, though i do have a teacher potentially lined up.

So for those of you who have voted for me to learn to make latex gear, I got ahead of the poll, im already on my way to it. I hope to try to make my first project/garment within the next week or so. I'll post updates on my progress as time goes on, but its a difficult, frustrating and DEFINITLEY a very vaporous endeavor. It seems to have its pitfalls and its mountains, but i will overcome them in time.

I definitley have some really amusing ideas and inventions that no one seems to have considered before >:-D

Cheers,
Rubberfreak

Monday, April 12, 2010

Gear Reviews!!!

So i've decided to do gear reviews for gear the I personally own, or have used and can make comparisons upon... the first category I'm going to review is one that you all know i am TOTALLY obsessed with ... SLEEPSACKS!

I personally own quite a few sleepsacks, and I have a few friends that own some different ones, so I intend to go through and review them all, and then in the end draw some comclusions based on my observations.

Anyone that wants to send a sleepsack for me to inspect (possibly try, if it fits me) and compare to the rest is welcome to ... barring anyone wanting to do that, i will keep the reviews to the gear i can lay my hands upon...

First up: The new (and strangely cheap) neoprene sleepsack from 665 Leather in LA. -- watch for the review later this evening.

Cheers,
Rubberfreak

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A bit of philosophy

For this post, im going to post one more bit of Bodisama related commentary -- not somber and sad, but a bit of observation and philosophy that he and I both shared, and something that is missing in many people these days.

What I'm speaking of is drive and passion ... throwing yourself wholly into you creations. It can be said that there are two ways to create: one is to simply use your hands and your mind ... the other is to actually put something of yourself into it, to truly make the creation your own.

James and I spoke in depth about a latin phrase that is often used to describe the fine line between the possible and the impossible -- "pons asinorum". Literally translated it means "Bridge of asses" or more properly "Bridge of fools". Those who knew James, and who are close to me know that he and I shared a philosophy about this particular point.

The line between the possible and impossible is not as definite as many people are willing to accept. To accomplish the impossible you have to be ready to let go of everything you think you know, open yourself to new ideas, and most importantly to rewrite the rules.

This last point is the most important so I will restate it: REWRITE THE RULES!

Open your eyes and look at what is out there, there are people all around you constantly rewriting the rules as they go. These people are often seen as being at the top of their game ... consider those in the kink community that are held to be innovators, and analyze how they have rewritten the rules to suit them.

What is my point in all of this? Simply this -- It is only impossible if you play by the rules ... to be truly great, be prepared to break some rules.

And i told my friends i would try not to make this blog all preachy ;)

Rubberfreak

To the end of what was, and to new beginnings....

So having had the thought that i was not cut out for blogs, and that I would never again try my hand in the blog world, here i am again. I did not arrive here without help however ... and my first post though solemn in mood, is a reminder to myself as to why i am writing these thoughts down.

Last friday, I lost a great friend and a mentor that many of you who read this blog know. James Hatton (whom you may know as Bodisama) passed away 4/2/2010. He was the owner and mastermind of DevilDogRubber and one of the most devious minds and creators I've had the pleasure of encountering in my short time on this earth. He will be sorely missed my many, he was a friend to some, acquaintence to many, and in his departure he left his dear partner Matt behind, whom my thoughts go out to deeply.

For those who would like to write something about James or read what has been written by others, I've decided to share the link to his memorial page here -- http://www.bodisama.com ... while you are free to post there, i ask only two things: 1) As this is a public site, try to keep it as G rated as possible while keeping in mind that James was fairly open about his fetish, so use the first few posts as an example of how far is far enough. 2) PLEASE do not ask how he passed away... now is not the time to ask these questions, it is the time to grieve and to celebrate his life and his legacy (or legend if you will ... i prefer to think of James as legendary).

But enough about what has transpired, I came here today to share with you why I've suddenly decided to fall face forward into the blog-world once more.

Once I found out that James had passed away, I found myself increasingly going back to read our lengthy chats, his posts on the devildogrubber blog, as well as his personal livejournal. While reading these random posts and thoughts that he decided to share with us, i came to a sudden realization: These thoughts and ideas that we have, the dreams, the fantasies, and the philosophies are something that makes us who we are. If one were to pass away without having shared these with anyone, then they will be lost forever, but if these thoughts and feelings are shared with those around us, then that part will live on and be carried forth.

Those of you who know me probably know me as a relatively private person ... I don't associate with many people, and I don't go out of my way to meet new friends. In retrospect over the last few years, I have shared my ideas, dreams and fantasies with select few (James being among them), and his death has brought the realization that I am not happy living in my own mind any longer, and I need to share part of myself.

So with that -- this post is the first of what will hopefully many time when I reach out and share a bit of myself with my friends.

And of course I will also be posting kinky things that i think are amusing, as is only befitting a blog where I am sharing my private thoughts.

Rubberfreak