Cyclic Loading Weblocks #2

2021-07-08T08:13:53+02:00

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 [...]

Cyclic Loading Weblocks #22021-07-08T08:13:53+02:00

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 Gear Warnings and Recalls Database

2021-03-30T09:40:37+02:00

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

ISA Gear Warnings and Recalls Database2021-03-30T09:40:37+02:00

Cyclic Loading Weblocks

2021-07-05T14:21:37+02:00

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

Cyclic Loading Weblocks2021-07-05T14:21:37+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

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

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

Slackline.App – offline tools and ressources

2021-04-11T21:16:31+02:00

ISA WebApp: This webapp works in a smartphone browser, it can be downloaded to your homescreen and has offline capabilities. it is not on the App- or Playstore. Open Slackline.App 2x Tension Calculator 2x Length/Distance Measurers A Horizontal Leveling tool A Unit Converter And more will come soon! Concept: Can Sahin and Thomas Buckingham Programing: Can Sahin App presenters: Tauri Vahessar, Mia Noblet, Annalisa Casiraghi, Pablo Fraustro and Nina Mappes Videos: Annalisa Casiraghi Graphic Mockups: Andreas Erschen Funding: Swiss Slackline, Movetia and Turkish Slackline Association Check out the features: [...]

Slackline.App – offline tools and ressources2021-04-11T21:16:31+02:00

Rigger Certification Goes Global!

2020-03-21T07:48:06+01:00

Rigger Certification in the USA After a successful launch of the latest ISA educational program in Europe, the Rigger Certification is finally coming to North America. The ISA Education Commission is proud to present the third Rigger cert this year, and the first one ever to be held in the US. This is not a course or a workshop, but the most expansive and comprehensive rigging evaluation available to establish an international standard for professional rigging. Why Get the Certification? The Rigger Certification is intended to help festival organizers, local clubs, and individual highliners with permissions, insurance, liability, and adding [...]

Rigger Certification Goes Global!2020-03-21T07:48:06+01:00
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