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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

Webbing lifetime and freestyle highline warnings

2022-03-07T17:58:47+01:00

Webbing lifetime and freestyle highline warnings With the popularity of highline freestyle rising in today’s highlining world, permanently rigged lines (or perma-rigs) are becoming the norm rather than the exception. This intensive use and long exposure of the webbing can lead to critical weakening and failure. In these publications, we adress the main factors we are aware of, abrasion and UV degradation. We also give some recommendations on what to do to avoid critical failure, the first of which is always to rig redundantly. We are constantly updating the ISA 41 Highline Webbing standard to be consistent to [...]

Webbing lifetime and freestyle highline warnings2022-03-07T17:58:47+01:00

Trickline Winners 2021

2022-03-10T16:54:13+01:00

Trickline Ranking List Winners 2021 is over and it is time to meet the winners in the discipline trickline! Consulting our ranking list, we can calculate who gained the most points in 2021! The calculation is simple, it is an addition of the two highest point rankings of the year. And here are the results: In the female category, young girls from Japan crushed the trickline scene! The entire podium is Japanese, and only one of them is over eighteen. Author: Sirio Izzo Mirai Kuwabara Let’s meet Mirai, 3rd place [...]

Trickline Winners 20212022-03-10T16:54:13+01:00

Language Update: Nouvelles publications en Français

2022-03-07T18:08:54+01:00

Language Update: Nouvelles publications en Français L'ISA organise et coordonne régulièrement des tests de matériel et techniques de slackline. Nous cherchons à mieux définir nos standards de sécurité, et à promouvoir de meilleurs techniques d'installation et d'utilisation. Ces tests donnent lieu à des publications pour donner accès aux informations au plus grand nombre. Deux de ces publication ont récemment été traduite en Français.  La première concerne des tests de charges cycliques de bloqueurs de sangle. En slackline, le matériel est soumis à des charges changeantes. Le tests de ruptures en une traction pure ne sont pas toujours une [...]

Language Update: Nouvelles publications en Français2022-03-07T18:08:54+01:00

2021 – A Good Highline and Longline Year

2022-02-11T20:40:45+01:00

Top Highline and Longline Achievements 2021 2021 was a really good year for highlining and longlining! In the discipline of highline freestyle, we had 5 Master size contests and the first ever worldcup! The year started and ended with both editions of the Pandemic Open Online Competition.  A great way to get the worldwide community together! But that's not all, check out the great achievements by athletes in speed highlining and the world records in distance walking on the high- and longline. Freestyle Highline - Men The ISA Sport Commission [...]

2021 – A Good Highline and Longline Year2022-02-11T20:40:45+01:00

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

BE A MOUNTAIN HERO!

2021-12-10T15:28:06+01:00

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 [...]

BE A MOUNTAIN HERO!2021-12-10T15:28:06+01:00

ISA Active Member: Slackline Slovakia

2021-12-07T10:42:27+01:00

Presenting ISA Interim Active Member: Slackline Slovakia Slackline Slovakia is a newly created association founded in October 2021 based on a Facebook group (Community) that existed for 10 years. One special thing Slackline Slovakia offers to their members is insurance. Members with a full membership automatically get enrolled in an "Extreme Sports and Alpine" insurance program that covers mountain rescue and so on. A word from their president: "We are the representative body for Slacklining in Slovakia, committed to providing support and developing the slackline community. We aim to protect land access rights for all forms [...]

ISA Active Member: Slackline Slovakia2021-12-07T10:42:27+01:00

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

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