This technique allows one to use their ki to control the flux of inter-atomic attraction (electrostatic force) between molecular boundary layers, allowing them to form temporary molecular bonds between his body and another object as he manipulates the inter-atomic binding forces of matter. This enables Ranma to run up vertical things like powerline poles or horizontally on walls. In fact, in the first Kodachi storyline, he actually scurries up the dojo wall and across the ceiling in the exact same manner as Spider-Man. Ranma frequently tries to escape distressing situations this way, to spy on people, and while sneak attacking — and he can cling to even a smooth, painted wooden surface◊. Once he even did a blanket cling when trying to hide from his mother as she pulled off the covers from his futon.