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mtnrock


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ive been slacklinging in my back yard but i want to go and do some high liningi was just wondering where can i learn to set up a safe high line or like books or i you wana tell me

please don't tell me to do a search because they don't work


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I won't quite answer your question but I know if I do a search for "Highline" I get 47 pages of results.
Why do you say that is not working?


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Yo dude. Check out the forums onhttp://www.slackline.com, you'll find a wealth of information about highlining there. Look for things like:

line lockers
anchors
tensioning
threaded lines
leashes
knots

I would strongly suggest finding out if there's anyone in your area who is experienced with rigging highlines, and try to get them to teach you.


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mtnrock


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its not that its just there never what i need


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mtnrock wrote:
its not that its just there never what i need

Huh?


mtnrock


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meaning they don't answer any of my questions lol


greenketch


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It may not answer many of your questions, but a cursory review of the post in the search would review a couple of things.

1) Rigging a highline is a real test of ones rigging skills

2) Some of the skills required are critiacla as the results of failure are dire.

3) All of these skills are best learned from a real person in a real setting (not online)

4) It works much better to post up with where you are geographically and ask for real pepes in your area to hook up.

What other questions do you have?


shaun_the_conqueror


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Your question is way to broad and if you post that on slackline.com, you will be ignored based on the fact that all the information is already there and you obviously haven't done the research to answer the question yourself. If you were to post something super specific

ie.) I'm using a linelocker to connect to a shackle in my highline, but by doing this the linelocker is offset, how can i fix this?

people would be more then willing to help. All of the information you need to rig a highline can be found on slackline.com. Don't just ask the question, do the research and ask about what you don't understand from what you've read.

I'll admit the information is some what scattered and will definitely take some time to find, but if you really want to find it, you'll spend the time searching. No one is going to write you a book telling you what to do. Good luck!


jynckx


Sep 19, 2008, 10:44 AM
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either learn by doing or learn by research. do some FaCKIN work for yourself. why should anyone type a report for you? send me some cash and ill write you a book...


sungam


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jynckx wrote:
why should anyone type a report for you?
Erm, because that's why we're here? To flame, banter, and help out beginners?


turtleshell980


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You can search and find and get a whole bunch of information online. BUT, you should know that this is not something to just try yourself. Go find someone who has done it, can do it, will do it with you. It's highly unsafe otherwise, and it's way more of a risk than anybody should be taking on their own. Unless you also like to free solo. In which case you are already crazy and go forth. But promise us that you'll get video of whatever results, because it's likely to be amusing. Really, think safe on this one.


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Nicely said sungam, I agree that finding someone who has done it before is best, but really if you can't find someone, search through slacklining.com to find the basics, and when in doubt make sure you back everything up two or three times so that you don't die. good luck to you.


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The better question is "where can I find a highline mentor / teacher in my area?"

Post up where your at and maybe someone here can help. There are even a few professional climbing guides on the site who'd be glad to teach you the ropes.

This is unfortunately a topic that I feel cannot be taught safely via the internet.

You may get a bit more of the picture of what is involved on one of my pages: How to get into Highlining I put that page up not to try and teach how to rig, but instead to point out why you should be finding a mentor to learn from.


sungam


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His ^ name is slacklinejoe. I'd listen to him. Smile


mtnrock


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yea its trying to find peole to go with cause i only know a couple people who slackline pieriod and don't know how to either


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mtnrock wrote:
yea its trying to find peole to go with cause i only know a couple people who slackline pieriod and don't know how to either

Don't complain, just post up your location. You might actually find someone in your area who frequents here who is willing to teach.


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mtnrock wrote:
yea its trying to find peole to go with cause i only know a couple people who slackline pieriod and don't know how to either
Ask on here and on other sites. See if there's anyone in your area that does par-tay days or something.


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mtnrock wrote:
yea its trying to find peole to go with cause i only know a couple people who slackline pieriod and don't know how to either

Don't complain, just post up your location. You might actually find someone in your area who frequents here who is willing to teach.
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If you can't find people out there willing to teach you how to rig a highline just be super careful and back everything up. If you have set up Top-rope anchors, multipitch anchors, have a decent knowledge of knotwork you should be allright. The main thing I would recommend is setting up a static line between your two anchor points (solid trees are good) and using that as your main anchor point. That's hard to screw up if your a competent climber. Just double check yourself a lot and again back yourself up, clip into two points at least.


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