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faphantom


Feb 8, 2002, 11:52 AM
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How many of you slack line?
Also- would anyone here find it usefull to purchase a "slackline package"?

- meaning a prerigged slackline package that was outta the bag ready to go- with a super simple yet effective tightening system.

I realize this has been attempted before...but wouldn't it be great if slack lining became like the next "hackey sack"? Kids doin' in parking lots, backyards, at the crags, at the gym, in the mall, etc. etc.
How much would you pay for a rig like this?

thoughts?

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What exactly is a slack line?? I am confused.
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slackline-
imagine a tightrope walker from the circus.
Climbers use 1 inch webbing in the same manner- often at campgrounds near popular climbing areas. The most popular slacklining arena being Camp 4 in yosemite. Not only do they walk on it, but also do tricky maneuvers and basically just show off. Good for balance training, but also just plain fun in and of itself.

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You should get a hold of Ammon (elcapbuzz), on this site, he is not only one bad ass aid climber, he slacklines too.

I'm sure he would be happy to help you.

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lol, well the only time I have slacklined, we just took one inch webbing, put a jeep sideways, and hooked it to the bumper, of the jeep and a truck, and just stretched it as tight as we could, and had a big party doing it. I myself hate hacky sack, but I love slack lining, it is just a bigger pain to get set up. But makes for a good party, everyone sits in the back of the truck with a couple beers, and slacklines.


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Haa ha, thanks beta but I'm not that bad ass.

Hey, FAPhantom. Slacklining is already very popular. Go to Yosemite or JTree, there is usually two or three set up at all times. I've been through random towns and saw people slacklining in parks.

As for your package. Great idea. Like you said it has been done before. My brother has been selling them for the last three years. Also, slackline.com offers them as well.

For those of you who don't know what slaklining is click below for some photos:

Click here for Slacklining Photos!!


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buzz-
Popular at the hot climbing areas yes; but (obviously) not everyone knows even WHAT it is. I have seen slackline.com's product and the product that a friend of mine is constructing is much simpler and better quality. I am just introducing the idea here to see what people would be willing to pay and if it is a product that would grab your attention.
If you have done plenty of -linin' in the valley, then you know a quality slackline takes a bit more than some webbing and a truck...although that does the trick for most. Where and how does yo bro distribute his "slack pack".

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Yeah, your right. I guess it's mostly at popular climbing spots.

My brother used to set one up at the Santa Monica Pier, by the adult gymnastics stuff. He had packaged kits that he sold to people who were interested. I'm not sure if/where else he sells them.

I think it's a great idea. I think the best way to tighten a slackline is with a gri-gri, pulleys and some jumars.

I know they can be tentioned other ways, but the trick is going to be comming up with an affordable package, that's easy to set up (for everyone).

I would be interested in what you come up with.

Look for an article in Rock and Ice Mag in a month or two, by Mark Synott, about slacklines/highlines.

I'm going to JTree this weekend to walk and have the photos taken.

Cheers, Ammon



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I did some slack lining for a while. But I'd rather climb. But do what ever you like. I know a few people on campus who like slack lining alot!
Have Fun!


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