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Aug 10, 2006, 8:31 PM
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Softpointing (Slackline)
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I am looking to softpoint my line. I was going to use slide locks sold by slackline express, but I figure if I can get away cheaper and get it softpointed sooner, the better. I did read ColdClimbs thread, but it did not give me much info. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks for the preamptive help


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Aug 11, 2006, 6:19 AM
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There are lots of ways to do it. One way would be to tie a 8 on a bight or overhand instead of a clove (You can leave a releaseable tail on it) instead of cloving a biner on the main line. That way once you get the line as tight as you want (make sure to over-tension it a bit because you'll get stretch) you can just run a 2nd peice of web around the tree and through the loop where your biner is clipped.

Now you can release the biners and the second piece of web will hold the tension. Ideally tie it off with something that can be released under a load easily. Using a "no knot" or friction hitch with the 2nd peice of web can work instead of needing a releasable hitch but pad your tree because it'll scoot along the bark fairly hard as it start releasing tension.

Also, keep in mind that webbing on webbing isn't ideal. Depending on your set up you might end up melting the webbing together.

My usual soft point setup involves some stuff I make to avoid nylon-on-nylon and uses a releasable hitch.


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Aug 11, 2006, 7:29 AM
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Here's a link with photos that makes it really easy to understand
http://forum.slackline.com/modules.php?name=Encyclopedia&op=content&tid=12


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Aug 28, 2006, 7:13 PM
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i am still a little confused


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