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lokiraven


Nov 5, 2007, 10:11 AM
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So, I just started slackin, and I'm wonderin what other people do during the winter months. Obviously, some of you dont have the snow problem, but what about those of you that do? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


brentsteiner


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I live in Montana so I have the same snow problem. What I do is Climb indoors and occasionally put on a winter coat, snow pants, gloves and a hat and go outside to slackline for a bit. I wear shoes and wool socks too, but i guess if you were hardcore those would be optional. I don't get out much (once every three weeks or so) and if i find a place to do it indoors i do that.


truckyme


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we have some old tennis courts that are covered. they don't have any nets on them. so we just trow it up on the posts that are stuck in the concrete.


CanadianKyle


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What I've done is get a pair of beach shoes, with the rubber soles and neoprene uppers and use those with a thick pair of socks. Keeps the feet warm enough to be out slacking at minus 20 Celsius for a good long time, but is sensitive enough that I can still feel the line (I prefer to be bare foot). This way you can just set up like you normally would.

It also helps to bring an old towel or piece of carpet out to stand on, anything to keep you off the snow really.


NJSlacker


Feb 17, 2008, 10:16 PM
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Those tennis net posts hold a slackline? I always wondered about those, and never wanted to rip them out of the ground


truckyme


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well you have to get the nice thick ones that are set in the concrete. They seem to work fine. They have to hold quite a bit of tension to keep the nets up and tight anyways.


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Here in colorado snow is an issue. I've taken to using Vibram Five Fingers to help manage the cold while still retaining traction.



difdclimber


Feb 27, 2008, 2:11 PM
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Find a parking garage, they generally have big pillars in them (the size around as trees) and they are generally 10-20 feet apart. I just got into slacklining as well and have figured thats the best winter solution.


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That does sound like a good solution...

Unfortunately, I'm in the-middle-of-nowhere, PA, so there are no parking garages. I would try on some intermural gym vollyball court poles, if anyone can vouch that they won't get bent, cause I might get killed. Vollyball is pretty much all our school has...


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Car with tow hook or trailer hitch and a caribener + one tree/solid basketball hoop or another car if it has a trailer hitch/tow hook = a good solution.


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