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Masterkush


Mar 13, 2011, 6:37 PM
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Im setting up my first slackline in front of my house and i was going to go out today and buy all the material but one of the 2 tree's im using has a circumference of 16 feet, the other is only 5. How much webbing will i need to make a sling for a tree of that size?


cornstateclimber


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rtwilli4


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Just buy twice as much as you think you need.... it's not like it's expensive stuff.


Masterkush


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the thing is though this is my first set up so i have no idea what i think i need haha, ive read on multiple sights that the average sling length to start with is around 12 feet so i would assume id need to tripple that for a tree thats 3x as big


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Try to go around each tree at least twice. 40 feet for the large tree because you don't want to keep the slings to close to the tree and an A shape is a good angle leaving the tree.
Note: don't use aluminum caribiners for slacklines longer than fifty feet (and never on a highline).

Hey if your in Cali. You should try to get with some people from Arcada. I think they may be the best slackliners in the world. They have a gym and a websight Slackline.com I think. Or maby it is in San Francisco.

PM me for a more detailed disscusion (how much are you looking to spend, length of the line, what you have and what you may need. I can even print up a few page pamphlet on How to rig and take down and mail it to you.


Jmus


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i have a 20 foot sling and 80 feet of webbing for the line, 20 fits around jsut about any tree and if you use your line for the other tree by tying a bowline you can pick witch tree you use the sling on... depending on the trees i use sometimes i pad my webbing with towels it the tree is really rough


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