Which tends to make me wonder what this means:
"The target remains anchored against the balor’s body until it escapes the whip."
only change it to : The target remains anchored against the dresser until it escapes the ducktape.
It is a very debatable thing, especially when you add in the prone you are denied your dexterity bonus (ability to move) and the only action you can make is stand up or a standard action and still provoke an attack of opportunity. (which most rogues would like, and something a paladin would not like considering that moves such as trip (requires a touch to initiate, and a variety of spells are ranged touch/touch spells.
Personally when i look at this i picture it as being grappled, which if you read the BoVD one of the requirements for executing someone is if someone else grapples the person (in this case, the whip is "grappling" since it requires a STR check(a net has no BAB0 or an escape artist check) and then performing the coup de grace.
Very debatable. Wonder what others might think. By the way, game day is Saturday night, so i will post results this sunday.