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http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=11&Itemid=32

anyone try a slackrack?


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Dude, for less than $600 you could buy welder and a bunch of steel and make your own.

We have one of these at our gym. It's like 10 feet long and a foot off the deck. It's cool for little kids to play around on, but not much else.


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slackercruster wrote:
http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/...;id=11&Itemid=32

anyone try a slackrack?

Did you buy one of these?


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No, if I did I would not be asking bout one. I'd have the knowledge.


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slackercruster wrote:
No, if I did I would not be asking bout one. I'd have the knowledge.

They work great. Are you thinking of buying one?


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Yes, am thinking about it.

And Yes to the welder member, one could make something for less. But I need it to look nice as it is going in living room.


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Yes, am thinking about it.

And Yes to the welder member, one could make something for less. But I need it to look nice as it is going in living room.

So you are going to spend $600 to be able to set up a 9 foot slackline in your house?

Have you ever even tried slacklining?


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being so low to the ground I think this would be very easy to walk on, very tight not slack. being so short no were to go. I may be wrong but I think you would out grow this in a week. Not worth 600 for an individual. If it was high off the ground and you could practice more tricks maybe but so close to the ground like that and you are so limited I see this as being very basic. I would not recommend paying 600 for that.


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No never tried a slackline. Beside inside use I thought it would be a good starter tool. Also good to do watching TV.

I got a vid on slackline and did buy a line but never got round to getting out to the park to set it up.

I'm an old cruster so have some $$ but not much time to do things due to the comlplicated life one develops with getting middle age.

I got a woody in my house and a treadwall outside for the same reason...time problems.

Just don't like buying wussified crap, so was wondering how the slackrack holds up. For instance. do you have to relieve the tension or will it get warped if stored tensioned?

Tricks for me? No, just balance training.

BTW, I thought slacklines were invented in the 60's by some guy in yosemite? Found out they had them in the 30's in Germany. Saw one in a vid. It was not tight, but more of a droopy bow line though.


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If you are interested in something which would be good for balance training in your living room while watching TV I would recomend an Indo Board http://indoboard.com/...st.php?pg1-cid3.html. It is much more versitile than a slackrack for about 1/5th of the cost. To me it seems the slackrack would be much less forgiving to learn on since there would be very little play in the line. I don't know what kind of yard you have, but if you have room for a treadwall outside you should be able to find a place to set up your slackline.


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got 2 boards

No trees outside to set up the line.

How else can you set one up without trees?


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You could use a couple of cars.


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slackercruster wrote:
got 2 boards

No trees outside to set up the line.

How else can you set one up without trees?

simple google search of "how to slack line with no trees" brings up this site: http://www.slacklineexpress.com/notrees.htm

to lazy to LMGTFY, just go and read


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slackercruster wrote:
got 2 boards

No trees outside to set up the line.

How else can you set one up without trees?

Yup, build some 2x4 crutches and place some wedding tent stakes into the dirt. Or alternatively, just cement in some 4x4 posts like you would for a deck of heavy fence.


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slackercruster wrote:
got 2 boards

No trees outside to set up the line.

How else can you set one up without trees?

Check this out.

http://forum.slackline.com/...pic.php?f=6&t=74


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I recommend paying $600 for that.


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areyoumydude wrote:
slackercruster wrote:
got 2 boards

No trees outside to set up the line.

How else can you set one up without trees?

Check this out.

http://forum.slackline.com/...pic.php?f=6&t=74

That is a nice setup...great job!


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Is one of those boards a Si-board?

http://www.si-boards.com/


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Wow, looks good.


No my boards are a real old voodoo and a bongo.

What is the deal with that board? Does it give you a more skateboard like feel?


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The Slackracks were made for the purpose of setting up at retail stores so people could try out the slacklines that Gibbon sells. A lot of retails stores have been putting them into the stores for this purpose and also a lot of customers have been buying them as well.

They are good for indoors during the winter especially if you live in an apartment. I have one and have only set it up once or twice in my living room when the weather was too crappy to set up a line outside. You need to really crank the lines tight so you don't bottom out but it is good practice for line tricks and excellent for beginners as well.

Also no matter what people say about getting an Indo Board or variation them. They are nothing like being on a slackline. Ever. They are similar in the respect that you are balancing on something that can move beneath you but just because you can balance on any number of those balance boards does not mean you will be able to slackline.


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Thanks for the rundown.

I like balance tools of all genre. I longboard fair (carvestik, carveboard) and do some pitiful snowboarding. But mostly do skiboards and inline skating.

Do you think it is worthwhile to add the si-board? Or does a bongo and voodoo offer enuf training? (also have a wobble board, forgot ablout that one. Got it for my wife.)


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Out of all the "Boards" the SI looks to be the most challenging I have come across. There is no track you are stuck in so you have free range of movement. Could be worth it if that is something you are looking for.


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You don't even need a welder to make that setup. A cheap grinder with a cutoff wheel, a drill, and some bolts and aluminum stock and you're in business.


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