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AXeVans


Jun 29, 2007, 2:33 PM
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Whenever I want to slackline I have to drive around until I find a place to set up, (normally in a park, and then some ranger comes and tells me to take it down.) I have a nice area in my backyard for slacklining, but no trees, so I was thinking about building a pair of a frames. Then I noticed I had two stools that look like this: http://www.restaurant-services.com/images/stool/Stool_19.jpg

I was wondering if I could use these instead of A frames. What do you think?


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Generally stools like that aren't very strong. I've seen em fall apart from someone shifting wrong on it. I doubt it would hold up to the forces of a slackline. A-frames are pretty cheap to make, and would probably be a worthwhile investment.


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i would go with the A frames, the tops of the stool are probably pretty slick and you'd have trouble keeping the slackline ontop of them. also, i wouldnt be as worried about them breaking as tipping over with the sliding motion of your slackling changing the location the force is on.


AXeVans


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yeah, you guys are right, I didn't really think it through thoroughly before.


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Try tree stumps (ie - large logs) if setting up a permenant line. I got logs from a local saw mill. typical size - 36" high, 36" diameter, used with buried concrete anchors. They also look good.


AXeVans


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slackinjacklyn wrote:
Try tree stumps (ie - large logs) if setting up a permenant line. I got logs from a local saw mill. typical size - 36" high, 36" diameter, used with buried concrete anchors. They also look good.

that's a really good idea, I think I'll just make some a frames though. Just for fun what are some other alternates you guys have used to a frames, if any?


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trailer hitches on big redneck trucks work... but you gotta find 2 rednecks willing to lend you thier hitches... and that wont be easy


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