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

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

First ISA Safety Standard Published

2020-03-04T03:24:09+01:00

ISA:21 Highline Systems What is a highline? The ISA:21 Highline Systems Standard is a formal engineering definition and description of what a highline is and what the various components it consists of are. In addition to that, it also defines the forces that are acting upon the webbing, anchors and the highliner. In essence, it is a lot of fancy words, but it allows our partners and testing laboratories to communicate more effectively. Download Highline System Standard 21:2019 On one hand this standard provides a framework for highliners as well as slackline [...]

First ISA Safety Standard Published2020-03-04T03:24:09+01:00

ISA Safety Event 2018 – Talks, Links, and Resources

2020-03-21T07:48:50+01:00

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 Resources2020-03-21T07:48:50+01:00

Webbing slippage warning in Weblocks

2018-08-12T11:17:20+02:00

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+02:00
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