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bitsofsod


Jul 2, 2003, 6:52 AM
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When I set up my line I have a tough time getting the stretch out of the webbing. I'm using about a quarter of the whole lenght for my 4:1 system, and can't span more than 20-25 feet and have it be tight enough. How much of the total span is dedicated to the tightening portion? Do I just have stretchy webbing?


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Jul 2, 2003, 7:51 AM
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I thought the whole idea of slacklining involved some slack in the system, else it would be tight rope walking....?


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too much slack = walking on the ground, which defeats the purpose of slacklining more than a line that's too tight!


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I agree about the too much slack but I see a lot of posts where people describe their multi pulley, mechanical advantage tensioning systems where the line looks tight enough to pluck a note.


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New webbing will stretch quite a bit... Keep tightening-may need to readjust tightening system to allow for this.

To get it even tighter... AFTER you have gotten all the stretch out, get it soaking wet, and retighten... When it dries, it'll be as tight as piano wire.



The line in my backyard uses only two biners clovehitched in to get a 3:1, and I get only a 1' drop in a 30' span, I'm 180lbs... No need for an elaberate system. (Note-The end visible in this pic is the tightening end.)
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=14654


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Jul 2, 2003, 2:51 PM
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rradam wrote:
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To get it even tighter... AFTER you have gotten all the stretch out, get it soaking wet, and retighten... When it dries, it'll be as tight as piano wire.

this is a question for adam:

i should tighten it as tight as possible, then soak it, then tighten it, and then it'll be real tight when it dries?

that sounds awesome.... i always have trouble with too much slack.

thanks,
brian


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rradam wrote:
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To get it even tighter... AFTER you have gotten all the stretch out, get it soaking wet, and retighten... When it dries, it'll be as tight as piano wire.

this is a question for adam:

i should tighten it as tight as possible, then soak it, then tighten it, and then it'll be real tight when it dries?

that sounds awesome.... i always have trouble with too much slack.

thanks,
brian


If you want it super tight, then yes...

If it is a new line, there will be stretch you need to remove first:

1. tighten, bounce, retighten, bounce, etc... till you get all the stretch out.
2. tighten, soak, then retighten.


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Jul 10, 2003, 1:57 PM
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tighter isn't always better, though if you fall off it'll probably be more painful :)

looser is a lot of fun and builds up some different skills.


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rrradam are those lemons growing on the tree? if so that's awesome you have a citrus tree.


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