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far_east_climber


Nov 25, 2003, 7:40 PM
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Tape markings on slackline slings?
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i've seen a couple photos of people slacklining on this site and they seem to have white markers (i'm guessing climbing tape?) along the whole length of the sling, evenly spaced... what's the purpose of this?


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On one of the slacklining photos, it said that the tape was to hold multiple lines together, as a redundency for high lines.


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On one of the slacklining photos, it said that the tape was to hold multiple lines together, as a redundency for high lines.

That must be some pretty high strength tape to hold two pieces of nylon together. High lines have to be pretty tight. Like industrial strength duct tape!


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That must be some pretty high strength tape to hold two pieces of nylon together. High lines have to be pretty tight. Like industrial strength duct tape!

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The way it works is one slackline goes across and is tightened, that is the line they walk on. The another seperate piece of webbing gets taped to the tight one so that if the tight one breaks there will still be one to help up the fallen slackliner.

-Kyle


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wow that never crossed my mind.. would the second slack be connected to a seperate rig and anchor or still fed thru the same tightening system? i'm guessing seperate for safety reasons... also, when these guys are highlining i.e. potter... what tightening rig system do they use? 5 to 1 method or the primitive sytem? i heard from someone that alot don't actually use the 5 to 1 with pulleys and static etc.


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