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Does anyone slackline?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by crazyengineer, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    crazyengineer

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    I just started learning to slackline like 2 weeks ago, does anyone else slackline?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    wtf is slackline?

    :confused:
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    x10000:confused:

    edit: are you talking about zip-lineing?
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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  5. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    1 inch (usually) tubular webbing, usually the mil-spec stuff stretched tightly between 2 anchor points and then walk on it

    can be between 2 trees which is common, a few feet high

    its a lot of fun

    check out youtube, just search slackline

    in reality though, the slacklines can be put an any height, but mostly they are low. and there ar 2 inch lines as well, but they have come about more in the recent years and they are more of trick lines
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    yes, that is a slackline
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Surely there is someone who has slacklined here
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    ive never done it but that is badass dude! mad props to anyone that does that with or without the safety line or whatever they call it. I was watching universal adventure sports or whatever and there was a guy doing it without a safety line over like a canyon and....:eek: that was crazy
     
  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    we do it between a couple trees, the highest we ever go is like 5 ft, usually around 3 though

    its a lot of fun, and surprisingly cheaper to set up than you would expect
     
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    That looks dangerous!
     
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    Cool. It looks pretty challenging. I've got feet upon feet of 1" tubular webbing from SAR. I might have to try it out... :)
     
  12. Sep 23, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    all my crossings have me in a swiss seat and carabiners :anonymous:

    that looks fun though
     
  13. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    ya need carabiners for a mechanical advantage to get it tight enough, check out Youtube videos of how to set them up, once you get used to the feeling of being on the line it is a lot easier, i am almost to a point where i can stand on it (not walk yet though)
     
  14. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    thats why we use mine no more than 5 ft above the ground

    since i am still learning, i use no more than 3 ft

    no "Need" to cross things
     
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    Gotcha. I got a few 'biners lying around.... lol
     
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    well how mine is done is it has a loop tied in one end and in the other end
    it is weaved through 4 carabiners for a mechanical advantage and it stops it from loosening
    here is a diagram of how mine is set up except there are four carabiners except 2

    http://www.lookatmypage.net/doings/slackline/slackline.gif

    other people do it different ways, the 2 inch trick lines have ratchets to tighten them though
     
  18. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    i was working as an arborist/tree surgeon for a while. we just used a 2" heavy duty ratchet strap when we were waiting for wind to die down before climbing or felling
     
  19. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    i think that is where the trick lines came from actually, the ratchets are basically the same

    it started with a bunch of climbers getting bored and having their 1 inch tubular webbing decided to try something new (or at least thats what i was told)

    anyways, how did the ratchet strap work?
     
  20. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    worked fine...

    set it up with the ratchet upside down

    if right side up the weight of the handle will twist the strap
     
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