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Feb 28, 2024

10 Common mistakes when setting up a slackline

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Setting up a slackline involves finding the right location, preparing the anchors, and tensioning the line. Here's a general guide.

1. Finding a Location

  • Look for two sturdy trees or posts spaced 15-30 feet apart with a diameter of at least 8 inches.
  • Ensure there are no low-hanging branches or obstacles in the way.
  • Choose a location with soft ground below in case of falls (avoid concrete or rocks).

2. Preparing the Anchors

  • Use a slackline specific tree protection to prevent damage to the bark. Wrap it securely around the tree trunk.
  • Attach the line's webbing to the tree protection using a carabiner or the provided rigging system of your slackline kit.

3. Tensioning the Line

  • Follow the instructions specific to your slackline kit for tensioning. This typically involves a ratchet mechanism or tensioning line.
  • Gradually tension the line, checking for even tension and stability throughout the line.
  • Double-check all your knots and connections before stepping onto the line.
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Additional Tips

  • Start with a low line close to the ground for your first attempts.
  • Practice balancing on one foot at a time on solid ground before attempting the line.
  • Use a spotter when practicing, especially for beginners.
  • Consider taking a slacklining class from a qualified instructor for proper technique and safety guidance. Remember, safety is paramount. Always ensure your equipment is in good condition, follow the manufacturer's instructions, and don't attempt anything beyond your skill level. For a more visual guide, you can watch our YouTube video.