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New Video released – Slackline World Ranking List

2019-10-20T09:51:34-08:00

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:

New Video released – Slackline World Ranking List2019-10-20T09:51:34-08:00

First ISA Safety Standard Published

2019-10-01T02:05:04-08:00

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 [...]

First ISA Safety Standard Published2019-10-01T02:05:04-08:00

What is Slackline Sports?

2019-10-18T04:46:38-08:00

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 [...]

What is Slackline Sports?2019-10-18T04:46:38-08:00

Demographics Survey analysed

2019-09-02T11:17:50-08:00

The largest and most comprehensive slackline study ever! Full Demographics Survey Slackline Demographics Survey analysed Almost 1200 of you filled in the ISA’s 2018 Demographics Survey and finally we can show you the results. The survey was available in 4 languages. Many questions were asked and answered concerning demographics, aspects of slacklining as a sport, personal preferences, injuries, education, and much more.  Full Demographics Survey

Demographics Survey analysed2019-09-02T11:17:50-08:00

Ranking List Statistics

2019-12-06T02:27:35-08:00

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 [...]

Ranking List Statistics2019-12-06T02:27:35-08:00

ISA Slackline Science Prize 2019

2019-08-02T04:47:15-08:00

Every Great idea starts somewhere…. For the first time, the ISA is organizing a science prize. Our goal is to promote scientific research which benefits the slackline community. Please check out the following notes before you begin your project. It´s short and painless. We promise. Rules to keep in mind: In order for your study to get accepted it must follow the systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses, which are relevant to slacklining and further fulfills the following criteria: It must be written in English or German. All submissions (not only winners) must be allowed [...]

ISA Slackline Science Prize 20192019-08-02T04:47:15-08:00

Slackliners rig the longest Hammock Chain in the World

2019-09-02T09:15:51-08:00

New World Record in Switzerland! Slackliners rig the longest hammock chain in the world – at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona Have you ever wondered what highliners do when they are not slacklining? Sunday, the 23rd of June 2019, high above the ground with a mesmorizing view over the lower Segnesboden people are playing music, casually eating their lunch, doing acro and hanging from silks, All of this wouldn´t sound so unusual if there were actual slacklines involved. Instead, 4 very unslack, static cables and 26 hammocks paint the scene. These 26 hammocks rigged as a caravan [...]

Slackliners rig the longest Hammock Chain in the World2019-09-02T09:15:51-08:00

Slacklining Elite Competes for the World Champion Title

2019-12-06T02:28:47-08:00

WORLD SLACKLINE MASTERS 2019 At the World Slackline Masters 2019 the slacklining elite came together in Stuttgart, Germany, to crown their World Champion in Tricklining. Starting the first of June, some of the best Slackliners from all around the globe competed against each other in three different disciplines. They performed stunning acrobatic perfomances in the remarkable dynamic discipline „Trickline“ where the slackline itself works as a kind of trampoline. Further disciplines were „Speedlining“ where the slackliner wins who crosses the 15m slackline most rapidly and „Jiblining“ where athletes dance on the slackline and perform tricks to music and are rated according to creativity, rhytm and degree of difficulty. The contest has [...]

Slacklining Elite Competes for the World Champion Title2019-12-06T02:28:47-08:00

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List?

2019-03-28T10:31:10-08:00

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?2019-03-28T10:31:10-08:00

Athletes Registration open now!

2019-01-15T04:05:22-08:00

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!2019-01-15T04:05:22-08:00