Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Slacklining:
What to use?
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Slacklining

Premier Sponsor:

 


justuspr


Jun 26, 2003, 11:26 AM
Post #1 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2003
Posts: 153

What to use?
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Do you use 1" webbing or 1" tubing... can either be used?


Partner rrrADAM


Jun 26, 2003, 7:50 PM
Post #2 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 19, 1999
Posts: 17543

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

1" Tubular, and two biners to get a 3:1 mechanical advantage, finish of with a mule knot.

Cost... About $20.


justuspr


Jun 26, 2003, 10:31 PM
Post #3 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2003
Posts: 153

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

rradam... thanks for the reply. Another dumb question, whats a mule knot?

Is there an online example or do I need to go find my old boy scout handbook? Or is there another knot book you would recommend?


allilovesrocks


Jun 27, 2003, 5:49 PM
Post #4 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 27, 2003
Posts: 27

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

so, im really new to this slacklining deal and i am looking forward to getting into it like you wouln't believe. but i am wondering the same types of things... whats the best kind of webbing? what qualities should look for other than 1" tubular? also, how long do i want it, being a beginner and everything? how high up should it be? and how do i get it tied to the tree? thanks and please pardon my ignorance, im just so excited!


justuspr


Jun 28, 2003, 10:07 PM
Post #5 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2003
Posts: 153

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Well after I got home from climbing this evening I decided it was time to set up my first slackline... I uses the method http://dod.xmission.com/...kline/slackline.html found here.

I must say, I'm hooked! I am able to get on the line without help and take 1 or 2 steps. Its awsome!


allilovesrocks


Jun 28, 2003, 10:40 PM
Post #6 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 27, 2003
Posts: 27

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

how do i do a clove hitch?


zacrobinson


Jun 29, 2003, 6:54 PM
Post #7 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 198

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

For mine I just tied a small loop (6-10") in one end of the webbing. I then use this to girth hitch it around a tree. I tied it with a figure-8 foloow through, because it was the only know I knew well at the time (remember to dress it properly!)

Then for the other end I tie a slip knot into the line about 2-3 feet away from the tree and clip a biner into the loop. I go around the tree with the line clip it into the biner and then pull. Add more biners to get a larger mechanical advantage. Then I just walk around the tree with the slack4-6 times and then tie it off with a knot.

I got 75' of 1" tubular and that seems about good for me.


justuspr


Jun 30, 2003, 8:36 AM
Post #8 of 8 (732 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 4, 2003
Posts: 153

Re: What to use? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Here is a pretty good website for knots http://www.netknots.com/index.html it shows how to do the clove hitch


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Slacklining

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook