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So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:23 pm
by Gustav
Then try jumplining...

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:05 pm
by vlokdog
Those lines look pretty wide.... Still that is SICK!!

What do you think Warren?

Safe

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:25 pm
by Bubblyworld
That looks so awesome... I wish I could do that! 8)

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:34 pm
by brianweaver
They look like standard lines to me... LOOKS INSANE! Backflips? COME ON!!

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:36 pm
by Marshall1
Can't see any dustbins provided. I hope they didn't leave a mess.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:55 pm
by Justin
Jump lines are thicker than slacklines and are generally pulled a LOT tighter (so you get good bounce out).
Wicked stuff!

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:34 am
by Not
Thicker or wider Justin? To me thicker just means the webbing has more depth to it, ie in the vertical direction. Wider seems to imply that it may be easier to keep underfoot (-bum, -chest, -hand). Either way I can't even take a single step on a slackline - this sport aint one for me. Looks rad though.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:49 am
by Justin


See also Build a Slackline

For jumping you will want/need a thicker and more tensioned line.

Learning to slackline is relatively easy, uses your core muscles and in my opinion its like learning to ride a bike.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:53 am
by Sam
That is pretty radical. Can we get 'jump lines' in SA?

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:09 pm
by Gustav
I know one of the dealers who supplies lines - pre-cut & delivered.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:20 pm
by Sam
How much?

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:31 pm
by Warren G
Killer video, i wonder if they can land those deep sits etc if the line was higher and their feet didn't touch the ground?...

otherwise i would love a line like that, they are very different though in terms of tension and stretch: my limited skills and control over these parameters only allow me to try jump tricks at the end of lines, i am jealous that they can jump in the middle of a line.

thanks for the post Gustav- getting the psych up!!

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:09 pm
by Justin
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R665.00 from MMO

For our slackline we bought tubular tape (it was around R400 for the tape + you need biners/slings) - we used chain links to set it up.
Note: The package kit (picture) is much easier to use and recommended over self setup.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:26 am
by Warren G
A webbing designed for climbing slings etc has more stretch then a slackline, meaning you can't get the tension for longer lines & tricks easily. the Singing Rock kit is available up to 30m long, but is expensive meaning Ram only brings in the 10m line.

Shaun and I put a line together that has similar characteristics to the SR kit but cheaper, yes this means that we compete with ourselves and so only offer longer lines (15m plus). the big advantage of the SR kit is the slings' buckles which make setup a pleasure and both ends of their line present horizontally while i have only figured out how to do that -cost effectively - on one end of ours. This is a little hobby business for Shaun and I, but we have them in most of the climbing retailers. No, i haven't done a highline on one of mine yet as i haven't had a chance to, however i have heard of a highline done using a SR Kit in RSA earlier this year. not that we sanction using either lines for a highline.

The new Line in Wonder Wall is one of ours, and there will be a line at the rally this weekend too.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:32 pm
by Baldrick
Here is a few more variations
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Now we take it to the extreme....

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cheers Nigel

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:52 pm
by fivesix
Jump lines are 2.5 inches wide, that converts to about 6.5cm. Thats uber wide! I played on one in Colorado and they are sweet, mainly because you can used them with your shoes on, so your balance is automatically upgraded.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:57 am
by Stu
Guys the feet were clearly touching the ground a lot of the time using it to balance.. Still requires skill though, but it's not pure slacklining.

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:19 am
by Justin

Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:59 pm
by Not
A different video - sent to me by my flatmate's boyfriend...


Re: So you think you can slackline?

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:00 am
by Warren G
@ Not: ANdy Lewis is an amazing slacker. I heard that he has done leashless backflips on highlines. its funny how Dean Potter is probably the most famous slackliner, but not nearly the best.