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High-Altitude Highlining World Records- where is this heading?

2023-03-01T21:30:53+01:00

High-Altitude Highlining World Records- where is this heading? The new record has huge implications on altitude highlining, it means that the final frontier now is the Himalaya, since this is one of the highest possible lines in the Andes mountain range! There remains the possiblity to rig a line on Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, but since this a very commercial mountain the permits are expensive. Male Highline Altitude World Record The Highline Altitude World Record has been broken by a large margin, now [...]

High-Altitude Highlining World Records- where is this heading?2023-03-01T21:30:53+01:00

Look at old Fail Friday Posts

2023-01-22T22:55:16+01:00

All the Fail Friday posts in a single place! By sharing a story where something went wrong, we can learn from other people's mistakes, avoid common mistakes and encourage best practice. All fail fridays are now available on a single page on the ISA website. If you want to share your story of incident, near miss or injury, here is the SAIR form. If you think others can learn from it, we could share it as a Fail Friday All fail Fridays

Look at old Fail Friday Posts2023-01-22T22:55:16+01:00

NEW YEARS VIDEO SERIES

2023-01-14T16:40:04+01:00

NEW YEARS SERIES Short Educational Videos We would like to start the year with a series of short video clips brought to you by the ISA, Swiss Slackline and the volunteers helping onsite. Filmed at the Transalp Waterline Tour in Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland. Festival and short films organized by Thomas Buckingham. Thanks to Cara Urban for filming and editing them. Support the ISA on the following plattforms: BECOME AN ISA PATREON DONATE VIA PAYPAL SUBSCRIBE FOLLOW US [...]

NEW YEARS VIDEO SERIES2023-01-14T16:40:04+01:00

Switzerland is the first country to recognise slacklining as a sport

2022-12-14T20:12:18+01:00

Switzerland is the first country to recognise slacklining as a sport Nine years after the founding of the national federation of Switzerland, Swiss Slackline was elected by the Swiss Sports Parliament as a new member of Swiss Olympic. This national recognition of the sport of slacklining as part of the sports family is unique worldwide and will significantly shape various aspects of the young sport in the future - away from the trend sport image, to an official sport. The young sport of slacklining in Switzerland is structured in more than 20 regional [...]

Switzerland is the first country to recognise slacklining as a sport2022-12-14T20:12:18+01:00

NEW ISA Account System for Certificate Recipients

2022-10-25T17:14:12+02:00

NEW ISA Account System for Certificate Recipients We have launched a new ISA Account System which currently allows downloading PDF certificates ISA Account System - Signup The certificates are issued for: Succesfull course and test participants - Instructors - Riggers Athletes: - Athletic Awards (Contest Winners, Master size competition and larger) - Athlete Certificates of Excellence (Yearly Winners on isa-rankings.org) - World Records Holders Event Organizers: - Contest Organizers (Master size competition and larger) Member Federations and Clubs: -  Membership Certificates Manufacturers: - Approved Gear (Safety Labels) - more to come Create your profile now: ISA Account [...]

NEW ISA Account System for Certificate Recipients2022-10-25T17:14:12+02:00

! PERMARIG WARNING ! Inspect your webbing now !

2022-09-11T11:14:37+02:00

It came to the community's attention that most weblocks, when tied-off to the point where no more slippage occurs, produce a specific friction pattern on the webbing inside the weblock. The ISA Safety Commission and our Safety Partner Slacktivity have performed tests on these parts and found significant weakening of the webbing to the point where it is no longer safe to highline on. All these webbings had in common that they were installed over a prolonged time (several months) in a intensively used freestyle highline setup. They were installed on the static side with a weblock tie-off. The webbing had [...]

! PERMARIG WARNING ! Inspect your webbing now !2022-09-11T11:14:37+02:00

First Highline World Championships

2022-07-17T20:00:50+02:00

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 [...]

First Highline World Championships2022-07-17T20:00:50+02:00

Are Online Competitions the new Norm?

2022-01-19T14:19:22+01:00

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 [...]

Are Online Competitions the new Norm?2022-01-19T14:19:22+01:00

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