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Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks

2018-08-12T11:17:20+00:00

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks. We have identified the mechanism responsible for webbing slippage in webbing lockers (weblocks). During a test on a hydraulic cyclic testing machine, we found webbing to move through the weblock with every stretch and release cycle. We observed this micro-slippage of the webbing within the weblock. Read Full Report - Webbing slippage warning in weblocks The webbing was installed in single wrap without a tie-off so we could witness webbing slippage, webbing tailwalk, and a complete failure of the webbing locking mechanism first hand. The Solution [...]

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks2018-08-12T11:17:20+00:00

Highline FundRACE

2018-05-27T01:12:01+00:00

24.-26.05.2018 Highline FundRACE At the Highline FundRACE 12 world-class athletes walked as many meters as possible to collect money for a good cause! Five people increased the one day highline-endurance world record from 4900 to 8000m, this is a shared record by: Samuel Volery, CH Alexander Schulz, DE Joshua Leupolz, DE Quirin Herterich, DE Lukas Irmler, DE Two people increased the 3 day world record from 9300 to 21200m (this equals a half marathon): Samuel Volery, CH and Joshua Leupolz, DE Alexander Schulz, DE walked 20000m in three days The best slackliners therefore walked these difficult highlines 212 times [...]

Highline FundRACE2018-05-27T01:12:01+00:00

ISA Safety Event

2018-05-14T13:03:24+00:00

From the 11.09.-13.09.2017 (Monday-Wednesday) on Le Molèson, Gruyère in Switzerland, the International Slackline Association (ISA) presents the first exchange for slackline manufacturers and people interested in advanced slackline safety. The Safety Commission welcomes manufacturer, engineer, technician and/or working in other related fields interested in advanced slackline safety, to this Meeting and Workshop. And yes, Gruyère is where the famous cheese and fondue is from! The Safety Commisson of the ISA is the organizing committee. The local host is ISA Member Swiss Slackline. For more information, the preliminary programm and the inscription, click here. The ISA Safety Event takes place right before [...]

ISA Safety Event2018-05-14T13:03:24+00:00

Polyester highline record at Monte Piana

2015-09-26T14:00:17+00:00

The highline meeting in Monte Piana is the largest in the world with several hundred people attending Jediah Doohan (UK, 23) walked a 209m long highline on his first attempt and set a new world record The gap he crossed was a fiercely contested battle front in WWI, he named the Highline 'Live for Love' Bern, September 2015: Jediah Doohan from Hampshire, UK has smashed the world record with a 209m Highline by 40m, for the longest polyester highline, in Italy on the 10th September 2015. At a highline meeting well-known for hanging out in hammocks in the sky. Jediah walked [...]

Polyester highline record at Monte Piana2015-09-26T14:00:17+00:00