It’s been a while since I had a BDSM review on my site, but luckily TabuToys fixed that lack by sending me the Jack Boot Paddle by Raging Stallion for review! I was really looking forward to get to try out this toy, as my mate (BloodHound) and I have a pet who had found this toy online a few months ago and was very enthusiastic about getting to try it out.
The Jack Boot Paddle is a paddle that isn’t playing around. It’s 18.5 inches long, 4.75 inches wide, and made of heavy wood. One side is plain wood, and the other has a heavy duty rubber boot tread on it. The handle is leather wrapped, and the material is held down with studs, so the overall impression is of a really study and hardcore paddle. The first words out of my mouth when I pulled this out of the packing box was “Oh dear gods. That’s going to suck.” I was right.
When this paddle first arrived, it did smell very strongly of rubber to the point that I didn’t want to put it in my toy bag, as I was worried that the smell transfer to my other toys or hemp rope. Luckily, after a few weeks and some airing, the scent isn’t as strong, but I still don’t keep it in the same storage area as my leather toys and rope.
Here’s my thoughts on cleaning this paddle. this is a rubber (and therefor porous) toy, you will want to be careful to not get blood or other bodily fluids on the rubber tread portion of this paddle, as you won’t be able to sterilize it between partners. So, don’t use it on already broken skin, unless you really want to The wooden parts of the toy are laminated, so I have been wiping those down with a sanitizer cloth. I’ve been doing the same with the rubber textured parts, then wiping it again with a damp rag to get any cleaner residue off so it won’t dry out the rubber and possibly crack. I also used a damp cloth to wipe down the leather handle, and haven’t seen this cause any issues with the metal studs or materials.
The Jack Boot is a fairly versatile toy. You can use either side of it for impact play, and it produces two very different sensations. The wooden ‘back’ of the paddle leaves a deep and intense thud that still has some sting to it. The rubber tread side is another matter. It’s incredibly stingy, and on my pale skin, it leaves instant red marks with welts forming in about a minute. It *sucks*. Our pet, however, is very much a masochist, and enjoys pain, so she thought that this paddle was wonderful! There was squeaks and giggling as I used it on her ass, and her opinion is that the Jack Boot Paddle is “Delightful.” I did try to leave boot tread imprints on her ass during our two play sessions with this toy, but apparently I warmed her up too much for them to show properly. Oh well. There’s always next time!
While this paddle is a bit too large for me to use in an over-the-knee spanking scene (I’m only 5 ft 6, so my arms aren’t terribly long), I do think it would work well for someone who is bigger than myself.
As this is a toy that can leave some pretty intense bruising and pain, I would recommend keeping impact play with it to more fleshy/muscled areas. Butt and thighs would be the best places to hit someone with this, but if you are A. careful and B. have researched some basic anatomy (which you’re going to do before you hit it, right?), I have also used this on breasts, which made the bottom make some really interesting noises. *evil grin* I would not recommend this paddle for the novice user, but if you are an intermediate to experienced kinkster, and you know that you/your bottom/play partner likes a whole lot of pain, then you should definitely invest in this toy. It’s sturdily built, and can deliver a whole lot of owch without too much work on the top’s part. What’s not to like?
I give the Jack Boot Paddle 4 pain filled paws up out of five!
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