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:
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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:
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]