Bastard Child Suspension is a body suspension team located in Dallas Texas.

Founded in 2016 by John Eaves as an offshoot of the world-renowned suspension team (Traumatic Stress Discipline), the Bastard Child crew is focused on education, artistic presentation, and performance suspensions.

Bastard Child actively participates in as many suspension events around the globe as possible, regularly attending:


We are dedicated to the advancement of safety and work with as many teams as possible to develop and distribute the best practices of hook suspension.

While Bastard Child enjoys working on concept and performance suspensions, the primary goal is providing a safe, positive, and supportive environment for those that want to experience hook suspension for themselves.

To that end, Bastard Child hosts a monthly suspension meet open to the public, where anyone can sign up to attend or suspend. Bastard Child welcomes all genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, and political viewpoints with the exception of racists, sexists, homophobes, and fascists.