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5 Best Slacklines for Beginners - Buyer's Guide

"What's the best slackline for beginners?" It's an important question, and understandable considering the hundreds of different slackline brands, styles and setups to choose from. You want to avoid picking a slackline that involves complicated setup, is too bouncy or, worse, is poorly made and poses a safety hazard. Here are some important things to consider when shopping for a beginner slackline: Safety. We've seen a ton of new slackline sellers enter the market in the last couple years. This is good new for the sport (it's growing!), but bad news for beginners who don't know what they're buying. Our advice is to only purchase from brands that have a legitimate website. Most of these new sellers are opportunists who know very...

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Slacklining 101

What is slacklining? How do you get started, and what equipment do you need? For those of you new to slacklining, let's start from the beginning. Quick Overview Slacklining is the art of balancing and walking on a soft and stretchy 1" or 2" wide strap called "webbing". The line is suspended off the ground anywhere from 3 to 3,000 feet and fixed between two anchors points. Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking, except with the nylon webbed "slackline" instead of cable or rope. You also won't find any self-respecting slackliner using a long balance pole. By varying the tension of the webbing, slackliners are able to create dynamic "lines" for performing trampoline style tricks, doing yoga, or walking distances of up to 1km. Related:...

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7 Slacklining Benefits Supported by Research

Balance is at the very core of just about every activity we do, be it walking, standing, running or dancing, yet very few of us actually work at improving it. What a terrible shame! Numerous scientific studies have pointed to the benefits of balance training for everything from injury prevention to rehab and athletic training. Here we've compiled a list of slacklining benefits based on the latest research, our own observations and feedback from users. 1. Corrects Bad Posture Bad posture is, well, bad for you... Not only is it the culprit behind most back and neck pain, but a host of other negative health consequences as well. Slacklining, it turns out, can actually help with bad posture. A recent study found...

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11 Slackline Videos that Inspire & Amaze Us

11. The Slackladder 10. Untethered - Free Solo World Record 9. 1km Long Slackline Between 2 Mountain Peaks 8. Slackline Meets Art 7. Slacklining on a Bike (start at the 2:30 mark) 6. 2016 Slackline Tricks Highlight Reel 5. World's Longest Highline Destroyed by Lightning 4. Slacklining Between Air Balloons 3. Slacklining Above the Streets of Italy 2. Highlining Meets Tricklining 1. Base Jumping off a Slackline

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Slackline Styles - 8 Ways to Use a Slackline

Slacklining has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1980s, where the first slackliners were rock climbers in Yosemite National Park just trying to kill time between climbs. Slacklining now has an International Federation, contests around the world, and celebrity athletes performing crazy Go-Pro stunts. If you’ve started slacklining and have mastered walking across the rope, you might ask: “What’s next?” Here we explore some of the fun and fresh ways people are now using slacklines. Tricklining “Tricklining” is a broad term that covers everything from sitting on the slackline to using the slackline like a trampoline to bounce and perform backflips. Tricklining is the fastest growing and most popular form of slacklining, in part because a...

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