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Poll: Longest line you've successfully walked?
0-30 ft 5 / 16%
30-60 ft 5 / 16%
60-90 ft 10 / 31%
90ft and beyond 10 / 31%
I don't slackline 2 / 6%
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petsfed


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Since I recently got my 125' line up and have now successfully walked it several times (although the tree branch at one end makes turning around quite difficult), I'm curious what everybody else has walked thus far. Can be high or low, doesn't matter.


slackinjacklyn


Oct 24, 2007, 12:41 AM
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The backyard line, 130'. Will expand to 170' very soon.





flint


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How tall are those stumps? That line looks low for a 130'. It must be super TIGHT. How did you pull it?

j-


slackinjacklyn


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The stumps (actually logs) - one is 34" or so, one is 40" or so. There is some subtle topography I used to my advantage - logs were placed on high spots, center of line in a low spot. Result is that the midpoint of the line is about chest high. Line is a double line, tightened with ratchets still left in the system. I use ratchets mainly due to my lack of knowlegde and experience with other systems. Yes it is pretty tight (highline tight?). It made me a better slacker for sure, though maybe not a better person. I personally do not like lines much more than chest height as I am an old man with residual nagging (foot) injuries. I already have the buried anchor installed to extend this line to about 170', and I have enough room to go over 200' if I choose, though I may not like the line height I will have to go to in order to achieve that.
-Terry


petsfed


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Is the tape on there because its also for a highline, or do you actually put in a backup for that line? For lines that low, I'm not too concerned about the consequences of line failure, since I'll be so low to the ground anyway.


areyoumydude


Oct 24, 2007, 11:43 AM
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petsfed wrote:
Since I recently got my 125' line up and have now successfully walked it several times (although the tree branch at one end makes turning around quite difficult), I'm curious what everybody else has walked thus far. Can be high or low, doesn't matter.

I've done a 175' at the park.




damianc


Oct 26, 2007, 12:54 AM
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506 ft. lowline (in the rain)



170 ft. highline



flint


Oct 26, 2007, 1:30 AM
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506'? is that a typo... or is that a record?

j-


slacker_jon


Oct 26, 2007, 1:40 AM
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No, it's not a typo! Damian very nearly onsighted 506, falling more than 3/4 of the way along and then chongo mounting back on! To my knowledge it's the World Record/

My personal best was about 250' - I want to walk 330' (i.e. 100m soon!)




areyoumydude


Oct 26, 2007, 9:43 AM
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You boys are taking it to another level.

Damian, I've got some killer projects for you in Moab. Let me know when you can come out.


damianc


Oct 26, 2007, 10:35 AM
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506'? is that a typo... or is that a record?

As Jon said, no, it's not a typo. It is the record as far as we know. For perspective, there are people standing under the white tarp at the end of the line.



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Damian, I've got some killer projects for you in Moab. Let me know when you can come out.

...dreaming of the day, Larry. I'll be in touch.


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slackinjacklyn


Oct 26, 2007, 2:43 PM
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Damian that is amazing. I love the photo of the 170' highline!! - Terry


flint


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Damianc, nice work... That is just crazy

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difdclimber


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damianc wrote:
506 ft. lowline (in the rain)
[IMG]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/damianrc/500%20Foot%20Slackline/DSC02575.jpg[/IMG]


170 ft. highline
[IMG]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e41/damianrc/DSC01488.jpg[/IMG]

Is that with no harness? Insane, i'd only slack line i'd love to high line/slack line high up with a harness over moab.


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