Category: Slackline KnowHow

On the slackline KnowHow blog section you will find studies and posts regarding equipment. Our purpose here is to share our understanding of the factors that may or may not compromise gear reliability and how some types of equipment are best suited for each function.

Highline Freestyle Tension: how to reach the sweet spot?

Loose and tight slacklines To perform Highline Freestyle tricks it is important to have the right tension. When the slackline is too loose it won’t give you the necessary energy to do your tricks. The highline would feel powerless and surfy. If the line is too tight, then you’ll easily get the necessary pop but […]

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How to rig a highline

Disclaimer – You highline at your own risk One thing first: Highlining is a potentially dangerous sport. Accidents don’t happen too often, but if a mistake is made when setting up the highline, it can be fatal in the worst case. The tips you will find here on how to rig a highline are not […]

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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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A Slackline Workout to Increase your Fitness: Tips and Exercises

Almost any kind of workout will increase your fitness. Doing exercises on an unstable ground offers the advantage that it stabilizes your joints while putting less stress on them. So, slackline workout is great to prevent injuries but also to build up your stability after an injury.

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The history of Y2K – The worlds first segmented highline high-tech webbing

In 2018 we had a dream: We wanted to rig and walk the longest highline in the world. We had a 3km-project in mind (Y2K? – “Why 2K if you can do 3K?”). But for that we needed to develop the best slackline webbing possible. And not simply a webbing but a whole new system […]

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Forces in slacklining, on ratchet lines

The forces in slacklining that occur during the practise are composed of the preload force and the weight of the slackliner. This can be both static and dynamic. It is not possible to determine the forces without measuring device exactly – but one can calculate the forces in static slacklining with a formula approximately. Here […]

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Oval Carabiner vs. Pear Shaped Carabiner: wich one performs best on slacklining

Because slacklining is still a young sport and there are still few materials and standards that are geared to the slackline application, material from other applications (from sports and industrial climbing to industrial applications) is used. In this article, the suitability for slacklining, of the Pear Shape and oval carabiner is put to the test. […]

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Forces in Highlining

Many people who see a highliner on a highline for the first time, think that the forces in highlining are very high, especially when falling (leash fall). Since the slack (“sag”) in highlining is not as limiting as in longlining over ground, most highlines are much less biased and this leads to lower forces than […]

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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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