Best Slackline For Beginners – Baseline, Playline or some other?

Slackline Industries Baseline

Slackline Industries Baseline

Our rating: 5 stars Excellent!  

Customer rating: 4.5 stars 160+ reviews

Price: $49.99

Our top choice – very easy to set up and learn on and suitable even for advanced slackliners or tricklining. You can also select your preferred length.

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Playline

Compared to other models:

  • For most people, the Baseline would be a better choice because of its versatility.
  • For kids, older people or those really afraid they'll have problems with learning how to walk the line, Playline might be better.
  • If you would like a compromise, go with the Slackers Set.
  • And if you’d like to save some money, check out the Macaco.

As a beginner, you want a slackline that's not too stretchy (so easier to control and learn on), comfortable to walk and easy to set up. And all these slacklines meet those requirements: They are 2 inch wide, offer enough comfort and feature the popular 2-part setup system.

Model Width Length For Price Our rating  
Baseline 2" 50ft (15m) or 85ft (25m) $49.99 5 stars
Playline 2" 50ft (15m) $48.99 4,5 stars
Slackers line 2" 50ft $62.99 4.5 stars
Macaco slackline 2" 52ft (16m) or 85ft (25m) $37.95 / $52.95 4.5 stars

For beginners we would recommend rather the Slackline Industries Baseline as it is much more universal – after learning the basics, you can proceed with more advanced stuff, tricks and jumps. Plus you have the possibility to choose your preferred length.

The Slackline Industries Play Line is less bouncy and intended rather for kids – so after learning the basics, you'll be quite limited in your further slacklining endeavor. On the other hand, there is a bonus of the included teaching line.

The Slackers Classic Set can be thought of as a compromise – you’ll get a teaching line as well, but the line is more suitable for advanced slackliners or even some tricks.

And the Macaco line is quite similar to the Baseline – universal and with two different lengths available. Slightly cheaper but also with a few minor disadvantages.

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