First Highline World Championships For the first time ever in the sport of slacklining, a World Championship in highlining took place on July 15-17, 2022. The event was held in Laax, Switzerland on the summit of Crap Sogn Gion at 2250 m asl. Several ISA officials were active onsite, coordinating with judging, rigging and rescue. Best Of Videos 31 athletes; 24 men and 7 women participated. The athletes competed gender-separated in the discipline of Freestyle Highline and together in Speed Highline. The event was organised by our active member [...]
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Online Slackline Competitions The toll of covid on slackline events and competitions has been massive. Over the past 2 years only about 50% of the competitions took place! As a consequence a series of online competitions have emerged and were accepted as part of the ISA Ranking List: Pandemic Highline Freestyle 1 & 2 These competitions show the best of the young freestyle highline community. Organizer: Ian Eisenberg First edition - Results Female First edition - Results Male Second edition - Results Female [...]
BE A MOUNTAIN HERO! - 10 Simple Steps you can take to protect our mountains The Moutain environments we love are in danger. Learn what to do against climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution with this simple guideline we created together with a wide range of international federations under the umbrella of the IOC. Mountains are special places. They provide clean air, unique nature, fascinating local cultures, amazing views and the chance to take part in exhilarating sports. But all around the world the mountain environments we love are in trouble. The climate crisis is shrinking glaciers and reducing snow [...]
Second comparative weblock cyclic loading tests We tested different webbing lockers to gain insight into fatigue behaviour of weblocks and evaluate the weblock safety standard ISA:51. The ISA Safety Commission did this extensive work in collaboration with the University of Lucerne, department of Engineering and Architecture. The second set of cyclic loading tests have finished and you can find the results in our publication here! Weblock design and material choice have been the focus of many discussions in the slackline community and these tests can finally shine a little more light onto this topic. It appears that most weblocks are [...]
ISA Gear Warnings and Manufacturer Recalls The ISA Safety Commission has created a database of gear warnings, notices, and recalls. The goal is to help communicate important information about the gear slackliners trust their lives on. This list aims to give the community a full overview of notices, warnings and recalls across all slackline brands. ISA Gear Warnings and Recalls Database
First comparative weblock cyclic loading tests We tested different webbing lockers to gain insight into fatigue behaviour of weblocks and evaluate the weblock safety standard ISA:51. The ISA Safety Commission did this extensive work in collaboration with the University of Nottingham department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Cyclic Loading Publication (PDF) #1 Cyclic Loading Publication (PDF) #2 Statement by Slackinov ISA Gear Warnings In partnership with: ISA Safety Partners ISA Safety Label
We are proud to announce that we are a new member of ICAR - the International Commission for Alpine Rescue. ICAR is made up of hundreds of rescue organizations and specialists from dozens of countries all over the world who meet every year to share the latest knowledge and technologies of mountain rescue. Our ISA safety and education commission will work with ICAR and its technical commissions - are you interested to join this work, sign up here: Join ISA Safety or Education Commissions Learn more about ICAR: ICAR Website ICAR Mission [...]
Slackline Competitions 2020/2021 The toll of Covid on Slackline Events and Competitions has been massive. In 2020 only 45 Competitions were registered from which only half took place and half were canceled, this is down from more then 80 in the past years. The ISA Sport Commission has decided to: Support online competitions of any kind Extend the Top Rank Category from 2 to 3 years into the past, accounting for all the missed events in 2020 Decided not to choose any winners for the year 2020, due to a lack in competitions Lower the hurdles [...]
Don't miss episodes - get alerts Watch next live session here Every Tuesday and Thursday, but also Wednesday and sometimes other days ;) we host online workshops ran by slackliners, for everyone in lockdown. Sessions are live, but you can catch up on previous episodes here if you missed one. Don't want to miss them? Get a reminder! Do you know someone who should run a workshop? Maybe it’s YOU? Email us and help boost the quarantine psyche! [email protected] ¿Tiene una idea que le gustaría compartir con nuestra Slackfam español internacional? Envía un mensaje a [email protected] Stay home, [...]
SlackatHome.net A website dedicated to slacklining during Coronatimes This ISA initiative collects resourses for slackliners who are restricted to their rooms and gardens. Check out the website and send us content you recommend to [email protected] Thanks to Gaelle and Augustin for the logo.