Who can slackline?
How high should I set the slackline?
What is a good distance to set the slackline?
How long does it take to learn to slackline?
Is slacklining dangerous?
Is it better to slackline barefoot or is it better to slackline with shoes?
How do I assemble the slackline?
Which slackline is best for me?
Is it necessary to use tree pads?
Are any trees good for slacklining?
Can I slackline above an uneven surface?
Can I use the slackline for highlining? Do you sell Longlines or Highlines?
Can two or more people walk on the slackline simultaneously?
Is it necessary to use a Backup line or rope to attach the ratchet to the tree separately?
The use of a Backup sling is a must for very tight slackline setup such as tricklines. The main sling attached to the ratchet is the weakest link on breaking tests. It needs to be checked regularly at the beginning and at the end of every session. Its breaking load limit is lower than the ratchet and can be weakened over time due to external conditions (e.g.: abrasion, dirt, sunlight, etc.). The Backup line can prevent accidents should the main sling would break by stopping the ratchet from hitting other people or objects.
How often is it necessary to change a slackline kit? When should I retire my gear?
It is important to always check your slackline kit on a regular basis for signs of abrasion or other issues. If you trickline (high tension setups) we strongly recommend to change the sling attached to the ratchet every year in an intensive use or as soon as you see something wrong on it (punctures, fraying, etc.). The ratchet should be changed every 2 years in intensive use or when there is any sign of malfunction.
Depending on the use, care and function a slackline kit can last for many years; however, you should use your common sense if you suspect the kit has to be retired or replaced.