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ISA Slackline Science Prize 2019

2019-08-02T04:47:15+00:00

Every Great idea starts somewhere…. For the first time, the ISA is organizing a science prize. Our goal is to promote scientific research which benefits the slackline community. Please check out the following notes before you begin your project. It´s short and painless. We promise. Rules to keep in mind: In order for your study to get accepted it must follow the systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses, which are relevant to slacklining and further fulfills the following criteria: It must be written in English or German. All submissions (not only winners) must be allowed [...]

ISA Slackline Science Prize 20192019-08-02T04:47:15+00:00

Slackliner rig the longest Hammock Chain in the World

2019-07-09T06:37:58+00:00

New World Record in Switzerland! Slackliner rig the longest hammock chain in the world – at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona Have you ever wondered what highliners do when they are not slacklining? Sunday, the 23rd of June 2019, high above the ground with a mesmorizing view over the lower Segnesboden people are playing music, casually eating their lunch, doing acro and hanging from silks, All of this wouldn´t sound so unusual if there were actual slacklines involved. Instead, 4 very unslack, static cables and 26 hammocks paint the scene. These 26 hammocks rigged as a caravan [...]

Slackliner rig the longest Hammock Chain in the World2019-07-09T06:37:58+00:00

Slacklining Elite Competes for the World Champion Title

2019-06-12T10:53:50+00:00

WORLD SLACKLINE MASTERS 2019 At the World Slackline Masters 2019 the slacklining elite came together in Stuttgart, Germany, to crown their World Champion in Tricklining. Starting the first of June, some of the best Slackliners from all around the globe competed against each other in three different disciplines. They performed stunning acrobatic perfomances in the remarkable dynamic discipline „Trickline“ where the slackline itself works as a kind of trampoline. Further disciplines were „Speedlining“ where the slackliner wins who crosses the 15m slackline most rapidly and „Jiblining“ where athletes dance on the slackline and perform tricks to music and are rated according to creativity, rhytm and degree of difficulty. The contest has [...]

Slacklining Elite Competes for the World Champion Title2019-06-12T10:53:50+00:00

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List?

2019-03-28T10:31:10+00:00

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List? The International Slackline Association recognizes and supports numerous facets of slackline practice. Education, artistry, performance and of course the lifestyle itself - that is, the Slacklife - are integral parts of the unique world that revolves around the seemingly simple act of balancing on webbing. Each of these dimensions of slackline are part of the same global movement. Therefore, it is our aim to embrace and nurture each and every one of them. This goal has recently led us to create an international ranking list for slackline athletes. The creation [...]

Why create a Slackline World Ranking List?2019-03-28T10:31:10+00:00

Athletes Registration open now!

2019-01-15T04:05:22+00:00

We are introducing the Slackline World Ranking List shortly This is a tool for athletes participating in contests around the world aswell as contest organizers. This Slackline World Ranking List will not rank walking sends, but only competitions with their own ranking lists in different slackline disciplines. Register as Athlete now! More infos here shortly:

Athletes Registration open now!2019-01-15T04:05:22+00:00

ISA Safety Event 2018 – Talks, Links, and Resources

2018-09-11T08:53:08+00:00

The second ISA Safety Event is being held in Moléson, Switzerland this week. Follow along with our live feeds on the ISA Facebook Page. On this post, you'll also find summaries of each talk, links to presentation slides, and other resources. Talks are given by individuals and do not necessarily represent the views or recommendations of the International Slackline Association. Monday - September 10, 2018 Welcome and Introduction to the Safety Commission DESCRIPTION: Welcome speech and overview of the Safety Commission SPEAKER: Stephen Cave SLIDES: Welcome to Moleson.pdf LIVE VIDEO: Facebook RESOURCES: Gear and Safety label [...]

ISA Safety Event 2018 – Talks, Links, and Resources2018-09-11T08:53:08+00:00

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks

2018-08-12T11:17:20+00:00

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks. We have identified the mechanism responsible for webbing slippage in webbing lockers (weblocks). During a test on a hydraulic cyclic testing machine, we found webbing to move through the weblock with every stretch and release cycle. We observed this micro-slippage of the webbing within the weblock. Read Full Report - Webbing slippage warning in weblocks The webbing was installed in single wrap without a tie-off so we could witness webbing slippage, webbing tailwalk, and a complete failure of the webbing locking mechanism first hand. The Solution [...]

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks2018-08-12T11:17:20+00:00

Highline FundRACE

2018-05-27T01:12:01+00:00

24.-26.05.2018 Highline FundRACE At the Highline FundRACE 12 world-class athletes walked as many meters as possible to collect money for a good cause! Five people increased the one day highline-endurance world record from 4900 to 8000m, this is a shared record by: Samuel Volery, CH Alexander Schulz, DE Joshua Leupolz, DE Quirin Herterich, DE Lukas Irmler, DE Two people increased the 3 day world record from 9300 to 21200m (this equals a half marathon): Samuel Volery, CH and Joshua Leupolz, DE Alexander Schulz, DE walked 20000m in three days The best slackliners therefore walked these difficult highlines 212 times [...]

Highline FundRACE2018-05-27T01:12:01+00:00

Join the ISA Sport Commission

2018-03-29T09:00:48+00:00

Help with slackline sports development We are building an international ranking list for athletes, supporting contests, cataloguing records and working to create an manufacturer-independent frame to ensure the development of the sport of slacklining in the right direction. If you feel like taking part in this process, think about joining the ISA sport commission. The ISA Sport Commission invites all interested people to join now. Read the invitation letter here Objectives of the ISA Sport Commission Join the Commission

Join the ISA Sport Commission2018-03-29T09:00:48+00:00

New SlackED data platform is online!

2018-03-22T08:12:37+00:00

Publications by language What is the data page? As work on the new ISA Website began, it turned out that an archive was necessary to house all the data, publications, forms and future output of the ISA. The SlackEd platform was born out of this necessity. It is a platform that contains all the knowledge and organisational material the ISA creates. At the time of publishing the platform contains all the publications and the available translations into 14 languages, a calendar and event registration form, all SAIR forms to report accidents and incidents, educational materials, the efforts of [...]

New SlackED data platform is online!2018-03-22T08:12:37+00:00