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jono13


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hey all, i just bought 14 meters of webbing today, and im just wondering what a good way to set it up is. i was thinking of just taking a sling, and tieing it around a tree, then looping a beaner thru it, and do that on both sides, and secure it with a clothes hitch(sorry if i spelt that wrong). would this work? jeremy has told me that i need a pully, but im just wondering if i can do it without one. also, how tight should the slackine be? and how high should i put it? thnx
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jono


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Generally I tie a figure 8 on a bight in one end of the rope. I then girth hitch it to a tree. Near the other tree, I tie another figure eight on a bight a few feet in front on the tree. I clip a biner in there. Then take the loose webbing, loop it behind the back of the tree and then back around through the carabiner. With it pulling through a carabiner you can get it pulled tight. Once you get it to the right tightness just wrap the excess webbing around the tree and use the last of it to tie a knot to keep it from slipping. But I'm not that great at it, so just try a few ways and you'll figure it out.


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Read one of the 20 threads about this, or visit the link on the Front Page about slacklines.

Sheesh.


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Jon,

Check out my post on Frawg's thread "Slacklining-Slackline tension" I explained how and where to find out how to do it.

You dont need any pulleys.

Do not girth hitch around trees, it will kill them. The inner bark of a tree contains it's "circulatory system" and girth hicthing can damage this system even hitching for just a few minutes can do irrepairable damage!

As I said before, If you or anyone has any quetions about setting up slacklines, let me know I have been playing with many different systems. But first check my earlier posts on the subject, I think I have covered most aspects of set-up fairly well, and the good guys at slackline.com have it so well covered it isn't funny!

The "primative system" should work for you too... I haven't heard back from frawg so I assume it's working for him!

One recommendation... Wrist gaurds...

One more... A starting platform, something to step onto the line from. I run my line through a step ladder, that way we can just step out onto the line. Much easier than getting on by stepping up. After you can "fly" on it then you can work on stepping and even jumping onto your line!

Good luck!

Jeff


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A starting platform? Why dont you just hold onto the tree when mounting? or use a broom stick to get on, that would also be good practise fur mounting.


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Jeremy,

In my experience small mammals are the best thing to use for "practise fur mounting" with!

The platform gives you a place to "get it together" without holding on to something, that way you don't suddenly have to be "on your own".
But to each his own.

Jeff


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piss! i went to set up my slackline today, BUT IM NOT ALOUD TO USE MY NEIGHBOURS TREE! so piss i cant make a slackline now unless i make an A-frame, but piss on that!


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no one give Jon any adive on what he could do.

I want to buy his line off him.


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Jon man,

The A-frame can be as simple as two 2x4's with one nut and bolt through them to form an X, the weight/force of the line will keep it in place.

Sorry, Jeremy, I had to help... it's what I do!

Jeff


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  stupid jeremy thnx, i mite make an a-frame, and i mite not. it all seems like to much work, just make a campus board instead


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i'm the one who told him about the A-frame, he said piss on it

My line!


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I seriously doubt that wihout some sort of pulley system you can get the line tight enough to be able to walk on it once you get to the middle but i guess that depends on how long your line is. I went to the auto parts tore and bought a come along or a fence puller and just attatch that to the tree at one end the other end i tie a bowline around another tree so that i can untie it after i crank it down. Then I just connect the webbing to the come along with a girth hitch and start cranking. once I get it tight I get out all the twists in the wbbing and run it over an A frame so it does not twist while walking..... Hope this helps


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Toad man,

I hope you are using "tree friendlies" other wise your webbing may kill the tree.

Maybe that is why Jon's neighbor put the kybosh on his action.

Please look at my other posts concerning this issue.

And not eveyone wants to carry a come-along around (or buy one), I ride to the park with my line sometimes and a bicycle is no way to carry that much rigging! My whole set-up, including carpet pads for tree protection, fits nicely into a backpack.

Jeff


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clove hitch dummy

your bro'


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Clove hitch dummy?

How many beers have you had?

And what in the world do you mean?
It's a slackline not a boat! Or a horse!
That's the kind of thing you'd tie up with a clove hitch!

Little brothers... you can't live with 'em and you can't trade 'em to the neighbors for a new bike... I tried!!!

Jeff

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I clove hitch my line to a biner to the anchor. The line lays flat and it's easy to untie. Works great


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Hey Jono 13
me and my bro, krustyklimber, are going round and round on this "clothes hitch" thing. I am no expert climber by any stretch but I think it is "clove hitch"
isn't it people??????
im not crazy, am I ?????????

p.s. jono, at first I thought krusty said "clothes hitch" and was calling him a dummy not you, no offense that is just what brothers do to each other


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