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sorry, but I'm realy new at SLing and was wondering if you guys use your slackline webbing for climbing even after you've stretched it so much for extended amounts of time? I've just started setting up my own lines within the week...but don't walk far enough to need more than my longest (30') piece of webbing I use for climbing.


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most guys have seperate webbing and biners they use for slacklining only. Thats what I do. Realistically the webbing can handle it and shouldn't be a problem, but with the stresses involved in slacking, why risk it.

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The only practical use I can see for a slackline in climbing is cutting it up and using it for bail and rappel slings. And based on the fact that rap slings are always the rattiest piece of tat you have available, and only need to hold rappels, I would use it for that if I had to. In ten years of climbing and four of slacking, however, I have never had to use my slackline gear while climbing, so I'd say you really shouldn't bother considering it. :wink: The need for such gear should not arise.


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awesome guys, thanks for the actual replies, I really wasn't expecting them. haha. Maybe my lack of faith shows how long I've been on RC.com?! :lol:

as far as the seperate gear goes...maybe when I get a little better, or start walking something bigger than my parkway...or even my parkway at all, I'll get seperate gear, but for now I'll only dedicate my 30' line to the slackin' because I'm still a poor college student and the three ovals I use are my rackers. haha. ok, so I guess I could drop the $15 for the biners.

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I'm still a poor college student and the three ovals I use are my rackers. haha. ok, so I guess I could drop the $15 for the biners.

Please do. I've talked to a number of manufacturers of carabiners and all said not to use biners that have been used to hold tension in a slackline for life saving purposes. It has to do with stretching the metal while your on it (try opening the gate to a biner on a tight slackline while someone is on it).


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I'm still a poor college student and the three ovals I use are my rackers. haha. ok, so I guess I could drop the $15 for the biners.

Please do. I've talked to a number of manufacturers of carabiners and all said not to use biners that have been used to hold tension in a slackline for life saving purposes. It has to do with stretching the metal while your on it (try opening the gate to a biner on a tight slackline while someone is on it).

well thank you for sharing, but until I do please take comfort in knowing that those ovals I use are only my racking biners, i have D's for all my slings and really cheap lockers for my TRs. again, thank you.


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I'm still a poor college student and the three ovals I use are my rackers. haha. ok, so I guess I could drop the $15 for the biners.

Please do. I've talked to a number of manufacturers of carabiners and all said not to use biners that have been used to hold tension in a slackline for life saving purposes. It has to do with stretching the metal while your on it (try opening the gate to a biner on a tight slackline while someone is on it).

well thank you for sharing, but until I do please take comfort in knowing that those ovals I use are only my racking biners, i have D's for all my slings and really cheap lockers for my TRs. again, thank you.

question: when you wonder if you can use slack line tape for climbing and you have seperate TR and sport gear - what were you planning on using the tape for? (other then cuttin for raps or TR)


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I'm still a poor college student and the three ovals I use are my rackers. haha. ok, so I guess I could drop the $15 for the biners.

Please do. I've talked to a number of manufacturers of carabiners and all said not to use biners that have been used to hold tension in a slackline for life saving purposes. It has to do with stretching the metal while your on it (try opening the gate to a biner on a tight slackline while someone is on it).

well thank you for sharing, but until I do please take comfort in knowing that those ovals I use are only my racking biners, i have D's for all my slings and really cheap lockers for my TRs. again, thank you.

question: when you wonder if you can use slack line tape for climbing and you have seperate TR and sport gear - what were you planning on using the tape for? (other then cuttin for raps or TR)

haha, good question

answer: tying a harness for my brother/friends. I own two harnesses and two of my friends owns one each, but my brother is only like a once a year climber and about 3 other friends only climb borrowing harnesses from what was our high school because I'm friends with out outdoor adventure gym teacher. yea, we have out gymnastics gym lined with about 6 climbing routes and a small little high ropes course in the ceiling. and our club takes anout 3 climbing trips a year to devil's lake. but they're almost all out of high school now (except the one o fthem that already has a harness) so yea, I started slacking on my harness webbing.


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awesome guys, thanks for the actual replies, I really wasn't expecting them. haha. Maybe my lack of faith shows how long I've been on RC.com?! :lol:

Hehe, this is the slacklining forum. It's like a totally different realm. ;)


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awesome guys, thanks for the actual replies, I really wasn't expecting them. haha. Maybe my lack of faith shows how long I've been on RC.com?! :lol:

Hehe, this is the slacklining forum. It's like a totally different realm. ;)

the difference is noticible :lol:


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i wouldn't even think of using my slack webbing for climbing. i had some slack webbing break on me, not caused by rubbing or anything. it just snapped in the middle. just my thoughts


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Well your not really using it an how much do you like that brother/friend of yours any way. My friends seem to come over to my place and eat all my food, lousy scavangers.

So the harness in use is it for leading or top roping, if its just a top rope person wearing it or a second no big falls and no big loads, but still its a cheap piece of webbing so get some more, hell buy another harness you only have two, what kind of self respecting climber only has two harnesses.

All in all climbing gear is safe, the only times I have broken webbing or biners, is misuse or abuse. The biners I have broken have not had the gate closed and the webbing was totally beat looking but we kept using it for low lines. Like cuts in the webbing adn totally discolored from the suns radiation. If you inspect your gear, and it looks good it probabaly is, but hey what is a couple of bucks towards your piece of mind.


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The only practical use I can see for a slackline in climbing is cutting it up and using it for bail and rappel slings....

Would you use it for TR? I have a rope that we stretched the hell out of a few years ago doing the lost arrow Tyrolean... I never used it for lead again, but do still TR with it.

Am I going to die?


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I still use my webbing for TR. For those of you slack-only's, In crags where bolting is illegal (my home town) Long anchors often need to be made from trees a good distance from the cliff's edge. I have static line also, But webbing is preferable because it's lighter, smaller, easier to transport, easier to tie off blah blah.
You know before I ever slacklined I setup a highline and didn't even know it had a name! A 150 ft line (static rope, not webbing) across a gorge, that we used as a tyrolean, and put a hammock in the middle. Haha, it was the greatest thing I did this summer. I'll post pics if anyone is interested.

But back to, uh, webbing... TR forces are very low, and I don't consider it very dangerous to continue using slackline webbing for anchors. (tr forces should always stay low because there's rarely more than 1 foot of slack + force dissipation of dynamic rope.)


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