COVID-19 Update Most of the slack community is young and healthy, but all of us will know and care about someone for whom getting COVID-19 will be a very different story. Sure, the death rate is <1%, but this is if hospitals are functioning well, and the news are full of examples of what happens when good healthcare gets overloaded. Most cases aren't too bad, but when so many happen at once the more serious 10% who need intensive care can't get it and die, making the death rate go up significantly. An in depth article on the topic [...]
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Welcome to the ISA: Czech Slackline Association Founded in 2011, it aims to support and develop slacklining in the Czech Republic. Hence, they organize slack meetings, events and competitions to build the community, and are in touch with authorities (both nature protection and cities/government) to find a way how to create or protect official slackline spots. In the Czech Republic slacklining is considered a sport. Also everybody knows Ostrov, Adršpach and the legendary projects of the Czech crews - if not, you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years! The leadership team [...]
ISA WebApp: This webapp works in a smartphone browser, it can be downloaded to your homescreen and has offline capabilities. it is not on the App- or Playstore. Open Slackline.App 2x Tension Calculator 2x Length/Distance Measurers A Horizontal Leveling tool A Unit Converter And more will come soon! Concept: Can Sahin and Thomas Buckingham Programing: Can Sahin App presenters: Tauri Vahessar, Mia Noblet, Annalisa Casiraghi, Pablo Fraustro and Nina Mappes Videos: Annalisa Casiraghi Graphic Mockups: Andreas Erschen Funding: Swiss Slackline, Movetia and Turkish Slackline Association Check out the features: [...]
Today we want to congratulate the 2017-2019 n° 1 Athlete in our ISA Slackline World Ranking List, Abraham Hernández. Abraham is a 26 year old athlete from Linares, Chile, specialising in the discipline of Trickline Aerial. He brought tricklining to the next level, was the first person to try the triple frontflip (Brazil World cup – 2015) and the triple backflip (Germany – 2018). Being one of the most active competitive slackliners in the world, he won multiple championships in Europe, the United States, South America and Japan. He invented many new tricks in his discipline, such as the “infinite [...]
IOC LAUNCHES SPORTS GROUP TO PROTECT MOUNTAINS - THE ISA IS ONBOARD To mark the International Mountain Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the launch of the Mountain Summit – a group of sports organisations concerned with the current state of the world’s mountains and committed to protecting them. The group currently includes 11 members – organisations engaged in sports that are practised in or around mountains. Their aim is to assess and minimise the negative impact of sports activities on mountain environments, and leverage the power of sport to raise awareness about the importance of these environments. [...]
New Ranking List Video released The video explains our motivation behind the creation of the Slackline World Ranking List. Thanks to DigiPeople for creating these great animated videos! Visit Ranking List Why create a ranking list? English: Español: Portuguese: Français:
ISA:21 Highline Systems What is a highline? The ISA:21 Highline Systems Standard is a formal engineering definition and description of what a highline is and what the various components it consists of are. In addition to that, it also defines the forces that are acting upon the webbing, anchors and the highliner. In essence, it is a lot of fancy words, but it allows our partners and testing laboratories to communicate more effectively. Download Highline System Standard 21:2019 On one hand this standard provides a framework for highliners as well as slackline [...]
Slacklining is a young and emerging sport with many disciplines and athletes who compete in these. Many definitions of “Sport” actually include competitions as one of the core elements and slacklining is no exception. However, while one might be able to define slacklining as a sport, it is not recognised as an official sport in any country. This means there is little public and private funding available for events, gear and development. The few competitive slackliner in this respect are a important minority in the community for slacklining as a sport, but are lacking support to continue. This lack of [...]
Ranking List Statistics More than 300 athletes registered for the ranking list, 84% are male (16% female) with an average age of 24. About 55% of you are Trickliners, 30% are Speedliners and 15% are Highline Freestylers. 60% are a member of a slackline sport club, about 40% of you are already a part of the ISA through indirect membership (explanation: people cannot become a member of ISA as individuals, the ISA only has clubs and organizations as direct members). Only a minority, about 15% of all Slackliners see competitions as an important aspect of slacklining, about 25% are neutral [...]
We are introducing the Slackline World Ranking List shortly This is a tool for athletes participating in contests around the world aswell as contest organizers. This Slackline World Ranking List will not rank walking sends, but only competitions with their own ranking lists in different slackline disciplines. Register as Athlete now! More infos here shortly: