Slackline Tricks Encyclopedia

For Beginners

What is Slacklining

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What is slacklining?

Slacklining can be described as walking, balancing or doing various tricks on a line tensioned between two anchors (trees most often). It may seem similar to tightrope walking, however the slackline webbing is flat and broader (1 or 2 inches for example), and the line itself is not perfectly tight – rather stretchy and dynamic.

Thanks to these features, the versatility is really high and that's what makes this sport so popular. Slackliners are not limited to just walking or balancing – you can perform a wide variety of tricks, jumps or bounces, you can use the line for static poses, fitness and yoga. Or even try the advanced branches of slacklining – longlining and highlining. And it's a great plaything for kids as well ;)

You can do various tricks on the slackline

Or use it for yoga or exercises

Your kids will enjoy it for sure!

Now let's talk a bit about the slacklining disciplines:

Trickline – (also called lowline as it is set up low to the ground) is connected with all the static poses, tricks, jumps and bounces. It's very popular, thanks to the fact that you don't need any special and expensive equipment, just a slackline kit which can be purchased for about $50-100 (and is very easy to set up).

Longline – involves walking a line longer than 30 meters (98 ft) – but the number can get much higher, the current world record is 1620 ft! Longlining is a real challenge for anyone's skills – as the line gets longer, the sag and also swinging increase. Also more sophisticated (and expensive) rigging methods have to be used to achieve the proper tension of the line.

Highline – the pinnacle of slacklining, a line set up high above ground – not only physically but also extremely mentally challenging. The eventual fall would be fatal so a climbing harness with a leash connected to the line is necessary. Quality of the rigging system is extremely important as well.