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saltspringer


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I see quite a few pictures of slacklining these days on RC.com...it even has it's own photo category! Do people consider this to be a form of climbing (please explain) or is it really just showmanship? Curious to know what people think


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 *Lis feels dumb asking this*

are them boys tied in when they do that there "slacklining" thing?

Lis


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no, its not really climbing, and yes they are tied in when need be. i guess theres a lot of slack lining pics on RC.com becase a lot of climbers happen to slack line too. some people say its good for climbing balance. i dont really know about that one, but its something fun to do after a day of climbing or if you can't get out to the crag and youre bored.

and its always fun to slak line at a public place and get some weird looks.

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Lis,

Our slacklining friend, Elcapbuzz explained it to me that there are THREE lines when slacklining gaps. The top one is stretched very tight with pulley systems and such then backed off on a soft anchor. The next one under that is tensioned 1/2 as tight. And the last one is only hang tightened. They are all three taped together.

The slackliner-dude or dudette wears a harness with a tether on a locker going to the slackline. If they were to fall and the first line break, then they have the other two to back them up. The last one should in no way at all break. So that's how it goes, but don't go setting up an El Cap - Middle Cathedral gap without the proper instruction.

TRADitionally yours,

Cali Dirtbag


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Its just gnarly and makes for the "oh sh*t" picture.


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Hey everyone! Slacklining requires BALANCE, and MIND CONTROL, two of the very same things used in climbing. It does, however, use different muscles, and therefore is a very good rest day activity. It is also extremely fun (which climbers like), and uses climbing gear. When you get into serious slackling,climbing up to the anchor points is often required. Because of all this, many climbers are also slackliners. In fact, whenever I slackline at a park or public place I have at least one person ask me if I'm a climber. I have a few slacklining pictures posted- I would link them but I don't know HTML, so you can get to them through my profile. I'm not yet good enough to do any serious gaps, but I will be some day!

Dyno ON
Andy

P.S. ElCapbuzz is writing an article on slacklining, so watch for it!


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[small]This topic was moved to the Slacklining forum by rrradam[/small]


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