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hey i want to go and buy a bit of webbing for a slack line, but how long should it be?

i realise it differs from person to person, but what would be a general stadard length?

cheers


joe


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all the ones ive seen have been between 25 and 30'.and that was about 20 to 25'to long for me


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I just bought some webbing to make one tonight, I bought 150 foot of webbing, but i'm planing on cutting it into a 50 ft length, and a 100 ft length.

Dyno On
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i'm new to it, but my vote is like 20m. That way, when you advance you wont have to buy new webbing when you want a longer one. It will also be easier to get the slack outta.

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Jeremy


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The longer, the better. Or you could measure the distance between trees/anchors, then add 15-30 feet.

See:

My instructions

or

Slackline brothers

-Shaft

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Great advice.

Everyone is a little different. I started on a 40 foot length. My son, at 8 years old, started out on 15 feet.

I would do what Beyond_Gravity and the Shaft suggested. Buy a longer piece, use a clove-hitch to make it shorter when setting up the line. Extend it as needed. Change the location of the clove-hitch periodicly so it has a more even wear.

Although Bshaftoe did a great job on his directions, I'm planning on submiting an article about this subject. It will go into details, so please be patient.

Thanks, Ammon


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Yeah, it depends on where your setting it up. If there is some place around you where you are "eyeing" on placing a slackline, then measure it and judge on how much more you will need to wrap the tree with and knots.


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Hmmm, above, I should've said:

Buy a long piece of webbing so you don't have to buy new webbing if you want to set up the slackline in a different location.

-Shaft

PS Ammon, I had a question for you. Is it better to use more hardware (weight) at the ends of the line, or less? Which is more stable? Does it even matter? Should I just wait for your article?

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Ammon,

Do you have an update on your slackline article?

Also, could you take a look at the question above and let me know what you think.

Thanks in advance,

-Shaft


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I started with a 30' line and a separate rig for tightening, and other pieces of webbing for the anchor points. Recently I got a 50 piece, and it is even more fun. I would say go long. It is easy enough to shorten, but even though it streches, it isnt all that much.


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Do you have enough room joe? if so, I should set one up too. It should hold me untill i get my set of Cams and the woody built . Then i'll be a training freak.


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Buy at least 75 feet so you can do multiple cartwheels in a row like me!


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Hey everyone! Just an update- I've been slacklining almost daily now, and i've gotten pretty good! There are some picture of my friend and I, I've tried to link them but I'm not sure if the link will work- I don't know HTML. http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Method=ByUser&Action=View&UserID=dynomaster If anyone is wondering how long to get, start with a 50 foot length, then go longer!

Dyno On
Andy

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Buy 100' but dont cut it. just tie the ends off at the lenght you want that way you can make it long or as short as you want.

DaggerX


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elcapbuzz - I'll wait for your article. Thanks in advance....I tried some slack lining the other day and "pfffff" It ain't easy. I managed 20 seconds standing still. It's a'll in the technique (one which i have obviously not got). Walking...haha, wow. I respect all you who can do that.....but i'll be there soon!


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Especially if you're buying a chunk 40' or bigger, I'd suggest running a piece of 9/16 through 1". Leave the 1" end open, tape the smaller webbing to a pencil or hanger, and massage the smaller through the bigger, keeping it flat, and knotting the ends when you're done. The product will be more static, stronger, and last longer. Just a thought.


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