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allilovesrocks


Dec 22, 2003, 11:09 AM
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2nd line?
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i just got a line and was thinking about tieing another rope about 6 ft above it to hold onto for younger ones and to help me get on my way. the line is 50 feet. what do you think?


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Dec 22, 2003, 11:40 AM
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I'm not quite sure what your asking. People put handline ropes above the webbing up all the time, it works, but you won't get good at slacklining if you depend on it.

Only problem I see with what you said is after considering how much slacklines dip, 6' higher than the end points is pretty tall, you'll probably have to lower that appropriately or put it about the same dip amount as the line.

Same idea works as a safety line later on.


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Dec 27, 2003, 11:14 AM
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I've been introducing a number of people to slacklining, and I find that walking alongside them and giving them a shoulder to hold onto for the first couple sessions helps them. For my first sessions, I set up using the fence on a corner of a baseball field, and held the fence enough to learn how to stand up.


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