Monthly Archives: December 2016
- December 22, 2016
tl;dr: Loopies are extremely dangerous. Don't use them as highline/slackline anchors. Whoopies are definitely safer and easy to use, Loopies 2.0 are definitely safer but have high potential to use them wrong.
Dyneema becomes more and more popular among keen slackliners. Many reasons speak for it: It's strong, it's lightweight, it packs small, it's easy to splice. But it has downsides too: Knots reduce its strength a lot and you have to splice it. And this is what this article is about: Dyneema splices for advanced slacklining use. There are several techniques to splice Dyneema ropes to build anchors for longlines or highlines. This article highlights the most common techniques that can be found in the wild nowadays and show their advantages and their flaws.
Some weeks ago i saw a picture of a highline anchor in my facebook feed. Nice, clean, lightweight. But there was one big flaw: There was a loopie sling used in a highline anchor. I studied the picture for some minutes
- December 13, 2016
Winter days are training days. One of the most effective training tools to become a stronger slackliner is a sling trainer. This is how you can build your own simple and effective sling trainer from old slackline and climbing gear, you don't want to use anymore. Here's what you need:
- 1 piece of rope between 4m and 8m, depending on the height you want to use it
- 1 pulley,
- 1 carabiner,
- 1 6mm Paracord sling, 1-2m
- 2 3mm Paracord slings, 50 cm each
- 2 pieces of webbing, 1m each (we use MOTM tubular nylon webbing here)
Step 1: Connect the pulley to the
- December 08, 2016
Do you want to become a better and stronger slackliner? We have the right training tool for you, completely made from slackline components: The raed sling trainer.
A slingtrainer is the perfect training tool for your core stability. The raed suspension trainer is a very simple but powerful tool that makes you stronger everytime you use it. And it's fun to take it to the park too: Connect it to a branch of a tree and train after a slackline session. You will love the feeling of getting stronger outdoors.
There are 2 versions of our slingtrainer available. The brand new version is built from new materials. New pulley, new rope, new carabiner and so on. The recycled version of our sling trainer is very environmental friendly. It comes with recycled pulleys,