Slackline in CT?

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ericd
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Slackline in CT?

Post by ericd » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:31 pm

Who stocks slacklines?
Are there diferent types?
Any tips?
What do they cost?
What about an old dynamic rope?

Looks real easy :oops:

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Post by scottnoy » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:03 pm

What you need is to set up a Slackline:
3 biners (1 for attaching the slackline to sling around the tree and 2 for the tension system),
one sling (length depends on tree diameter),
and a Xm piece of webbing (I find the 'Ederid-three strips' works best)
Goodluck!

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Post by Justin » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:14 pm

MMO sell slack line kits... but you could also make one with rope/tape (the tape might be a tad easier ;)

If you can get a big ratchet strap, those are good to start with and easy to tighten.

When you fall, know how to land - avoid breaking a wrist or neck (neither are conducive to climbing) and don't slap anything between your legs either :shock:

Also check out:
slackline.com
needlesports.com
wikihow.com
wikipedia.org

Have fun, let us know how you get on 8)
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Post by stephan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:23 pm

Same topic....different location.

Anyone know where I can buy a slackline in Jhb/Pta?

I heard that safety belt's (the same as in your car) works very well, and it's cheap?

ericd
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lekke

Post by ericd » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:19 pm

I bought 10m of 25mm webbing from Builders Warehouse for R70, tied one end to a pole and the other to my bakkie. Good fun! My legs are stil wobbly trying to balance my body. It took a couple of tries but I am now managing a few steps. I can imagine it gets harder the longer the line as the amplitude will increase. Cool Bananas!

(Cant wait for slack line purists to criticize my rig!!! He he

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