Slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross-trainer, backyard activity and sport all its own.
Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid-seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they started rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and it was FUN.
Slackline Industries will fuel the next generation of slacklining by making it easy and accessible to everyone. The 2-inch webbing and ratchet tensioning design make the products friendlier to walk on and easier to set up. No additional tools or rigging are needed; just the kit and a couple of trees and you’re ready to go. However, the roots of slacklining have not been forgotten, SI produces 1-inch webbing and hardware for use in traditional set-ups. For more information about slacklining check out the sections below!
Slacklining is a relatively new activity in the scheme of things, so as people discover it questions tend to follow. We love to offer you the answers, so check out our FAQ section or email us if your question isn't here. READ MORE
Q: What line is best for beginners?
A: Base Line and Play Line are recommended for beginners BUT you can learn on any type of line.
Q: What line is best for tricks?
A: The Trick Line, Aggro Line and Boss Line Kit are made of a more trampoline type material that helps with bouncing and jumping on the line.
Q: Is one inch harder than two inch?
A: Yes and no, it comes down to personal preference and many people have learned on both easily.
No trees? No Problem!
Check out the 'Anchor Systems' section of our website for treeless solutions! READ MORE
Use of tree protection is HIGHLY encouraged on all of our products. READ MORE
The Help Line is the fastest and easiest way to start walking a slackline with the correct form. READ MORE
A: Make sure you pull all the slack in your line through the ratchet before you start tensioning. This way, your spool will not fill up before your line is tight.
Q: My line is twisted!
A: Check to make sure your "taco fold" on either side of the line is still there. If it's not the line may have not been "taco folded" a quarter way around the tree or you line may have been twisted when you put it through the ratchet.