Tag: Break Tests

Breaking Strength of Figure-8 Knots in Slackline Webbings

Figure-8 knots are sometimes being used as backup knots in highline rigs. Basically every highliner knows how to tie a figure-8 and therefore the probability of human flaw is minimized. Additionally, it is easy to adjust in length and therefore the backup can be tied in exactly the right length needed. But is the knot […]

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Testing the breaking strength of a Permanent highline setup

The highline permanent setup In February 2021 we rigged a 75 long permanent highline setup in Stans, Switzerland. This slackline was south exposed and there was almost no shade – it was permanently exposed to UV radiation when the sun was shining. The highline was up for 7 and a half months straight. This also […]

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International Slackline Association test: Used pinkTube breaking strength

A piece of pinkTube has been permanently rigged and sessioned for 6-8 months. It has seen between 3000 – 5000 leashfalls and was exposed to the sun for about 2 hours per day. It was located in a forest in France, near streaming water with high humidity. This piece of webbing had its breaking strenght […]

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Study of webbing breaking strength reduction caused by UV-light exposure

Slacktivity has conducted a UV-light test in a permanent midline that was up for 7 months over summer. 5 different webbings were used in the setup. The tested webbings were not in the hade of trees but in full exposure to sun light. In avarage the webbing breaking strength decreased by 8kN in the mainline […]

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How do webbing knots influence the breaking strength?

Introduction Since a few years the low-tension lines have become more of a standard. This new style brings new ways of rigging, one of these is involves webbing knots in the back up. But what does a knot in webbing actually hold? How do the webbing knots influence the breaking strength of the slackline? As […]

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