Monthly Archives: May 2016
Parsec is the most famous longline webbing webbing from raed slacklines. New tensile tests of this awesome piece of weavery show: It's stronger than ever before. The first generation of Parsec achieved a breaking strength of about 36 kN - we added some safety margin and it was sold as a 33 kN webbing.
The latest development of this webbing makes it even stronger. Tensile tests assure a minimum breaking strength of more than 37.5 kN in average. And again we add some safety margin. Parsec is now sold as 35 kN longline webbing. These improvements don't change anything on the price of Parsec webbing of course. You can buy it in our online shop for the best price possible.
Always be safe and keep the balance - on strong Parsec webbing :)
The safety of slackline gear is essential for slackliners. Longlines are set up with high tensions so there is lots of potential energy stored in the parts of a longline set when you walk across your line. Nobody wants the line or the components like pulley system or weblock to fail. This could lead to serious injuries when a slackliner is hit by flying parts of a high tension slackline after one part failed.
That's the reason why safety concerns are absolutely taken serious by the raed slacklines team. Every part is accurately engineered by our german engineering team. Many prototypes are produced to make sure everything works absolutely fine. Afterwards every product is tested in lab tests and used by ourselves in many field tests. Only products that pass all those tests will make it to our shop.
Take our PRO weblock for example. It's an engineering part that we are really proud of. No shackles, no parts to lose. And yet way lighter and stronger than most other weblocks out there. Its MBS: More than 100 kN. During the lab test there were 16mm stainless shackles connected to it to make sure it stays in place. These heavy duty shackles were completely bent before the PRO weblock failed at more than 10 tons of load. Watch the video above to see the strength of our PRO weblock. Fun facts about this test: The side plates, made of the ultrastrong ROCsolid steel don't even show signs of deformation after the 100 kN load. Only the screw of the center divider was cut off by this huge load. The shackles that have been connected to the weblock had to be cut out afterwards because of their heavy bendings. Enjoy the detail pictures ;)