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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]