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Welcome to the ISA: Slackline Mexico

2020-11-11T20:41:11+01:00

In the last years the Mexican Slack Family has grown rapidly, through meet-ups and festivals around the country, so it’s active slackliners worked together to form the AMS - Asociación Mexicana de Slackline.  “La Asociación Mexicana de Slackline busca apoyar y desarrollar la comunidad de Slackline en México, protegiendo el acceso, mejorando los recursos de comunicación e información, y promoviendo su desarrollo de forma segura y sustentable a nivel nacional.” The Mexican Slackline Association seeks to support and develop the Slackline community in Mexico, protecting access, improving communication and information resources, and promoting its development in a safe [...]

Welcome to the ISA: Slackline Mexico2020-11-11T20:41:11+01:00

Safe slackline backups – experiments and recommendations

2020-11-06T13:54:44+01:00

What is a safe slackline backup? Use either static or dynamic rope, connected with knots to back up metal parts. Do not use ropes with diameter smaller than 9 mm. Webbing can only be used for lines shorter than 50m and well below 5kN base tension. BEWARE: forces can go above >20kN! In light of the recent fatal accident in Russia, many in the slackline community have questioned the reliability of their tiebacks and backups - especially for longer lines with high tensions. In order to shed some light on the situation, the ISA has performed 58 tests [...]

Safe slackline backups – experiments and recommendations2020-11-06T13:54:44+01:00

Welcome to the ISA: Lithuanian Association

2020-11-04T17:01:56+01:00

Presenting Slackline Lietuva, the main slackline representative at the young sports association of Lithuania. Alternatyviai (Alternative) a Lithuanian association for slacklining, parkour and acro. Their slackline division, Slackline Lietuva, organise slackline workshops, sessions, camps, competitions, participate in festivals and cultural, as well as social events. Connect with them on Facebook on Slackline Lietuva and FB groups Slackline Vilnius and Slackline sessions in Kaunas. In the photos you see their urban highline event in Kaunas. There was an old building in the center of our city, which was about to be demolished. They saw an opportunity and negotiated with the owner, who gave [...]

Welcome to the ISA: Lithuanian Association2020-11-04T17:01:56+01:00

Cut resistance testing on slackline webbing

2020-09-28T22:09:45+02:00

Together with the IFT Stuttgart and Edelrid we performed some tests to figure out how cut-resistant slacklines are. Luckily we had some leftover webbing pieces from our long-term UV study. Check out the document on our data page and get a sneak peak by watching the video! Cut resistance testing I NEED MORE SAFETY! Thanks to Benedikt Franck at the IFT Stuttgart for conducting the experiment, thanks to the engineers at Edelrid for developing the machine and thanks to the UIAA Safety Commission and Richard Delaney.

Cut resistance testing on slackline webbing2020-09-28T22:09:45+02:00

Augustin Moinat wins the Rigging Masters in Bern

2020-09-21T17:32:11+02:00

One of the few competitions which could take place after the Lockdown was the Rigging Masters at Bern City Slack with 27 Participants from 6 countries! The competitors had to prove their rigging and improvisation skills in 3 qualification rounds, a 6-person time trial in the semis and a direct shoot out with Augustin Moinat (CA) and Benoit Humm (FR) in the finals.  Rigging competitions are meant to be engaging for the participants and entertaining for the audience. They are not a serious measure of someone's ability to rig slacklines. If you want to organise your own [...]

Augustin Moinat wins the Rigging Masters in Bern2020-09-21T17:32:11+02:00

Welcome to the ISA: Latvian Slackline Association

2020-10-29T19:15:05+01:00

Presenting SlacklineLv, the leading slackline association in Latvia. We are a group of Latvian slackline enthusiasts with an objective to spread slackline sport in Latvia. Our vision is to Simply Discover Balance and our mission as an organisation is to provide safe opportunities to simply discover balance through slackline, for anyone.  Therefore, in our community we do basic slackline, trickline, longline, highline for ourselves. Big part of our motivation is based on investment in local society and the environment. So, we use project funding to provide free opportunities to slackline in city parks with various lines so that anyone can [...]

Welcome to the ISA: Latvian Slackline Association2020-10-29T19:15:05+01:00

The Lockdown Series

2020-07-06T11:51:41+02:00

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, [...]

The Lockdown Series2020-07-06T11:51:41+02:00

Corona Virus – help flatten the curve

2020-03-22T10:56:47+01:00

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 [...]

Corona Virus – help flatten the curve2020-03-22T10:56:47+01:00

Welcome to the ISA: Slackline Finland

2020-10-29T19:17:01+01:00

Slackline Finland is the main slackline association in Finland. Their main goal is to improve the possibility to exercise different disciplines of slackline in a safe way and to make the sport more known in Finland. Special attention is also given to spreading knowledge of rigging and improving the safety of highline events. Currently, the association is organizing a permanent indoor training place that allows members to train all year around.  The association was founded in 2016 and has since increased their activities and member count significantly every year. Currently the association counts 30 registered members. Nonethelss the community surrounding Slackline [...]

Welcome to the ISA: Slackline Finland2020-10-29T19:17:01+01:00
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