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 [...]
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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.
COVID-19 Update Most of the slack community is young and healthy, but all of us will know and care about someone for whom getting COVID-19 will be a very different story. Sure, the death rate is <1%, but this is if hospitals are functioning well, and the news are full of examples of what happens when good healthcare gets overloaded. Most cases aren't too bad, but when so many happen at once the more serious 10% who need intensive care can't get it and die, making the death rate go up significantly. An in depth article on the topic [...]
Welcome to the ISA: Czech Slackline Association Founded in 2011, it aims to support and develop slacklining in the Czech Republic. Hence, they organize slack meetings, events and competitions to build the community, and are in touch with authorities (both nature protection and cities/government) to find a way how to create or protect official slackline spots. In the Czech Republic slacklining is considered a sport. Also everybody knows Ostrov, Adršpach and the legendary projects of the Czech crews - if not, you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years! The leadership team [...]
ISA WebApp: This webapp works in a smartphone browser, it can be downloaded to your homescreen and has offline capabilities. it is not on the App- or Playstore. Open Slackline.App 2x Tension Calculator 2x Length/Distance Measurers A Horizontal Leveling tool A Unit Converter And more will come soon! Concept: Can Sahin and Thomas Buckingham Programing: Can Sahin App presenters: Tauri Vahessar, Mia Noblet, Annalisa Casiraghi, Pablo Fraustro and Nina Mappes Videos: Annalisa Casiraghi Graphic Mockups: Andreas Erschen Funding: Swiss Slackline, Movetia and Turkish Slackline Association Check out the features: [...]