Gibbon Release Industry’s First Double Ratchet Kit
BOULDER, Colo. — From the company that brought slacklining from the exclusive world of climbing to the world at large, comes an elite new product that makes this up-and-coming sport even more accessible. Gibbon Slacklines introduces a new double ratchet system designed specifically for their 1-inch slackline webbing. Gibbon is known for their easy-to-use slacklines, but previously 1-inch webbing had been difficult to rig, requiring a lot of climbing hardware like pulleys, static rope, line locks and anchor slings, and about six people to get it tight enough. This revolutionary new system makes it possible to set up the 1-inch slackline up to 60-feet long with just one person and zero climbing equipment. Veteran slackliners typically use the 1-inch lines, making this innovative kit their new best friend, and getting onto a 1-inch slackline has never been easier for those less accustomed to the sport.
“Our primary goal is to bring slacklining to the average, active consumer and introducing our new Double Ratchet Kit is just one more way we are able to do so,” said Emilio Torres, vice president of sales and marketing for Gibbon Slacklines USA. “Gibbon is revolutionizing slacklining by taking a once-complicated sport that only had participants in the climbing world, and developing easy-to-use products that are enjoyed by everyone from families to athletes.”
The new Double Ratchet Kits are available with a choice of either the Gibbon Flowline ($99.99) or the Gibbon Tubeline webbing ($109.99). The Flowline is the ideal longline with a lower stretch and higher strength than typical 1-inch climbing webbing, and the rubber-coated print offers a better grip, especially in humid conditions. The all-new 1-inch Tubeline is a tubular piece of webbing with a low stretch and soft, dynamic feel. Gibbon also manufactures a variety of other slacklining kits with options for the beginner as well as the seasoned slackliner.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Gibbon’s slacklines were recently featured during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show where a Gibbon athlete performed an array of impressive tricks during Madonna’s performance.
The new Double Ratchet Kits are currently available for purchase online at www.gibbonslacklines.com, and began shipping to retail stores on April 11, 2012.