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Why create a Slackline World Ranking List?

2019-03-28T10:31:10+00:00

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List? The International Slackline Association recognizes and supports numerous facets of slackline practice. Education, artistry, performance and of course the lifestyle itself - that is, the Slacklife - are integral parts of the unique world that revolves around the seemingly simple act of balancing on webbing. Each of these dimensions of slackline are part of the same global movement. Therefore, it is our aim to embrace and nurture each and every one of them. This goal has recently led us to create an international ranking list for slackline athletes. The creation [...]

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List?2019-03-28T10:31:10+00:00

Athletes Registration open now!

2019-01-15T04:05:22+00:00

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:

Athletes Registration open now!2019-01-15T04:05:22+00:00

The APG Slackline Science Prize 2019

2018-12-22T13:42:46+00:00

The APG Slackline Science Prize 2019 by ISA We are happy to announce the first International APG Slackline Science Prize by the ISA for next year. We will award prizes up to 300 Euros for the best scientific works about and related to slacklining. If you know of or are working on science related to slacklining stay tuned for more information on this Prize in the beginning of 2019.

The APG Slackline Science Prize 20192018-12-22T13:42:46+00:00

ISA Safety Event 2018 – Talks, Links, and Resources

2018-09-11T08:53:08+00:00

The second ISA Safety Event is being held in Moléson, Switzerland this week. Follow along with our live feeds on the ISA Facebook Page. On this post, you'll also find summaries of each talk, links to presentation slides, and other resources. Talks are given by individuals and do not necessarily represent the views or recommendations of the International Slackline Association. Monday - September 10, 2018 Welcome and Introduction to the Safety Commission DESCRIPTION: Welcome speech and overview of the Safety Commission SPEAKER: Stephen Cave SLIDES: Welcome to Moleson.pdf LIVE VIDEO: Facebook RESOURCES: Gear and Safety label [...]

ISA Safety Event 2018 – Talks, Links, and Resources2018-09-11T08:53:08+00:00

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

Join the ISA Sport Commission

2018-03-29T09:00:48+00:00

Help with slackline sports development We are building an international ranking list for athletes, supporting contests, cataloguing records and working to create an manufacturer-independent frame to ensure the development of the sport of slacklining in the right direction. If you feel like taking part in this process, think about joining the ISA sport commission. The ISA Sport Commission invites all interested people to join now. Read the invitation letter here Objectives of the ISA Sport Commission Join the Commission

Join the ISA Sport Commission2018-03-29T09:00:48+00:00

New SlackED data platform is online!

2018-03-22T08:12:37+00:00

Publications by language What is the data page? As work on the new ISA Website began, it turned out that an archive was necessary to house all the data, publications, forms and future output of the ISA. The SlackEd platform was born out of this necessity. It is a platform that contains all the knowledge and organisational material the ISA creates. At the time of publishing the platform contains all the publications and the available translations into 14 languages, a calendar and event registration form, all SAIR forms to report accidents and incidents, educational materials, the efforts of [...]

New SlackED data platform is online!2018-03-22T08:12:37+00:00

Spaceflower – Transalp Waterline Tour #8

2018-03-03T04:01:37+00:00

Transalp Waterline Tour #8 At the heart of the Swiss Alps, Flims hosted international slackliners for the 8th consecutive year. More than 100 slackliners went on the tour to visit beautiful mountain lakes. To add to the stunning scenery at Caumasee (Lake Cauma), this spontaneous and colorful art installation was born. Made from 1000m of slackline webbing and 24 hammocks, it took 3 days to install over the lake. First seen in Sept 2017, this installation is planned to appear again. Link: https://youtu.be/qxrlvIxolL

Spaceflower – Transalp Waterline Tour #82018-03-03T04:01:37+00:00

3 Publications now available in Romanian

2017-07-20T12:54:07+00:00

The Basics, FAQ and Access publications have been translated to Romanian to benefit the local community. Here are the download links for the PDF's: Basics Flyer in Romanian FAQ Flyer in Romanian Access Flyer in Romanian As with all other publications they can be found in the Publications section. Special thanks to the romanian slackline community for putting in the work to educate and inform their fellow slackliners. If you wish to get involved in your own mother tongue, please refer to the ISA - Translation Group on Facebook.  

3 Publications now available in Romanian2017-07-20T12:54:07+00:00