News and updates from the ISA

ISA Demographics Survey 2021

2021-05-24T16:05:35+02:00

GOT SOME TIME TO SPARE ??? Bad weather or Covid19 restrictions are keeping you from slacklining ?? Wanna do something slackline related that helps us? JOIN THE NEW ISA Demographics Survey 2021 ISA Demographics Survey The Demographics Survey is available in English/Spanish/French/Portuguese/Polish/German and it should take you between 30-60 minutes to participate. Sit down with enough time, motivation, good internet, and battery for a satisfying experience. You can also skip the questions which don't apply to you, no need to answer every single question. We will raffle a TTTM hammock which you could win if you [...]

ISA Demographics Survey 20212021-05-24T16:05:35+02:00

ISA Active Member: UK Slackline Club

2021-05-11T18:57:19+02:00

Presenting ISA Active Member: UK Slackline Club In many places around the United Kingdom big communities are slacklining in parks and many highline spots have been opened. Founded in summer 2020 the UK Slackline Club is a new start to represent and promote the sport of slacklining in all forms around the county. Their democratic association follows the structure of Sports England to get slacklining recognized as a sport in the UK, to get access to training spots, and some sports funding in the future. Recently the UKSC acquired insurance to help gain access to training spots for their [...]

ISA Active Member: UK Slackline Club2021-05-11T18:57:19+02:00

ISA Active Member: Step Slackliners Armenia

2021-04-15T18:14:37+02:00

Presenting Step Slackliners Armenia The goal of Step Slackliners Armenia is to develop slacklining as a sport in Armenia, where our balance activity is still misunderstood for tightrope walking by many. Regular free trainings in parks and also indoor trainings are organized and open for all to get the general public to try out slacklining. Most think slacklining to be an extreme sport and only fit for professionals. Many outdoor and "extreme" sport groups and associations in Armenia are working together to solve access issues and to educate the public. As the slackline community is still small they have [...]

ISA Active Member: Step Slackliners Armenia2021-04-15T18:14:37+02:00

ISA Active Member: Slackline INDIA

2021-04-10T10:51:10+02:00

Slackline INDIA The community started the association during a 3 day festival, called the Great Indian Highline Gathering, during which they also rigged one of the longest highlines in the country (700m). Their dream is it to spread the sport to different corners of the country, while setting standards for rigging, teaching safe practices and solving access issues. The small community has opened quite a few lines in different places around the country including the Himalayas and is looking forward to the end of the pandemic to host their annual festivals and gatherings again with participants from different countries [...]

ISA Active Member: Slackline INDIA2021-04-10T10:51:10+02:00

New Membership: ISA joins ICAR – the International Commission for Alpine Rescue

2021-03-11T13:18:40+01:00

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 [...]

New Membership: ISA joins ICAR – the International Commission for Alpine Rescue2021-03-11T13:18:40+01:00

Updates Slackline World Ranking List 2020/2021

2021-03-11T13:29:54+01:00

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 [...]

Updates Slackline World Ranking List 2020/20212021-03-11T13:29:54+01:00

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
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