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dc


Sep 25, 2003, 7:29 AM
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hey,
after finding out what it was from this site, ive decided im gonna set up my own line... im gonna use a really old climbing rope (which was actually my school's but they didnt want it anymore.. due to safety reasons.. so they gave it to us) ..and...

im wondering just exactly how much slack do you need?


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like ive seen some photos where the line looks reeaally loose and it sags alot.. like practically to the ground.. and i've also seen other pics where it basically just looks like tight-rope walking cos the line is really tight...

so, yeah.. im curious about how much slack i should set mine up with..


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I don't know about rope... but I pull my webbing as tight as I can get it with a 3:1 system, the sag is due to stretch in the webbing (and the fact that I'm a fat SOB). If you are going to us a dynamic rope, there will prolly be alot stretch as well.

Its all a matter of taste though... the tighter it is the less wobble in the line, the easier it is to learn IMHO. Lots of slack is better for some tricks and funner to me. Its all about what ever floats your boat.


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Justus is right, its all about personnal perference. Just remember its a "slackline" and not a "tightrope". Ther is no "wrong" way, just your own way! Best of luck!


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hey,
thanks guys for the advice.. i think i'll pull my line as tight as i can get it and just see how much it sags...

...PS.. this is just hilarious:

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the sag is due to stretch in the webbing (and the fact that I'm a fat SOB).

:lol: :P :lol: :P :lol: :P :lol: :P :lol:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


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Have fun pulling the stretch out of a dynamic rope if that's what you're going to use. You'll probably need a pretty damn good haul system to get that one tight.

Splurge and buy the webbing, at the store I work at I recently sold a 40m length and a 30m length to some people, it ain't cheap but most beginners won't need much more than 15m.


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