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beyond_gravity


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I'm just wondering what you use for a pursik on your slackline?? I tryed useing some 3mm cord but it snapped when I got to the middle of my line. i've just been tightening by hand, but a pully would be very helpful.

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Jeremy


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I use 5mm and it works good

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I found that even my 3mm cord slipped, wouldnt 5mm slip way to much?


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Why do you have a prusick on your slackline ???

I've set up several and never had the need, or any use for one.


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This works for me. (Doesn't use a prusik.)

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Why do you need one again?

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If you're going to be rigging the slackline with other people, the above system works perfect. However, if you're rigging the line solo, you'll be hard pressed to get the line tight enough -- even with a 4-to-1 tightening system. If you foresee doing a lot of solo slack lining it's best to drop $25 on a steel cable "come-a-long." You can crank the line tight as hell with this rig.


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I have been able to tighten a 60' slackline sufficiently solo a number of times.

The key is to pull, stretch the line by sitting on it, then repeat.

The 4:1 didn't work as well as I thought it would, so I just use the 3:1.

Having two people yarding on the line would certainly speed things up.

A come-a-long would probably save time and you could get away with using a single biner for the whole set up. (The clove-hitched biner.)


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You can take a come along and tighten your system and then use a prusik into your anchor. I usually rig it up a bit differently though.



Bashaftoe wouldn't it be easier to just take some webbing put a water knot in it and us that for your anchor with a locker? Then just put a figure eight bight on one end of your webbing that will be permanent. Then all you have to do is clip in and be done with it.

I did not see how your were tying your system off either?

mudjunkie is right for sure about the come along. Unless your setting up a really small line. A 4 to 1 can be hard with another person.

When I am really lazy I tie off bight on both ends of the rope and hook one to the tow hook on my truck and the other on another truck or to an anchor on something. The only thing with this is when you weight the line the shocks give and it is low to the ground. Its quick and easy though. You can have a line setup in 5 mins.


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Quote:Bashaftoe wouldn't it be easier to just take some webbing put a water knot in it and us that for your anchor with a locker? Then just put a figure eight bight on one end of your webbing that will be permanent. Then all you have to do is clip in and be done with it.
I did not see how your were tying your system off either?


I use a butterfly+mule on the static end so that I can release the line under tension. The butterfly is permanent and I can tie a mule knot quickly.

As far as tying the system off, I seem to do it differently every time. The benefit of the self-holding system is that the tie off is not as critical.

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I never thought of the come-along. My dad has one, and I made a super tight line today


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I'm just getting into to slacklining (actually started two days ago). When I set mine up I wrapped the one end around a concrete pillar and used my car for the other end. I'm wondering what a come-along is, where can I get one and how much does it cost?

Daryl


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Home Depot.

As noted above, the cost is around $25 US.


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a come-a-long is a cabled rachet system. two metal hooks on either end and a large "cranking" handle in the center. Most hardware stores or feed-and-seed type country co-ops will have a selection. Mine is a two-ton rig -- Obviously overkill, but if you skimp and get a small webbing-style one you'll be bumming. It has to be strong to crank the line tight.

Here is the key, though: once the line is tight, you gotta get that come-a-long OUT of the system otherwise the weight will throw the line off balance. I just use a seprate 10-foot chunk of line and run it from the end of the slackline to the anchor, run it through a biner, and pull it tight. Then tie a couple half-hitches. Back the come-a-long off of tension and the other chunk of cord will take the tension. Simple!


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