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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

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

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

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 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 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

Safe slackline backups – experiments and recommendations

2022-07-06T11:58:18+02:00

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 recommendations2022-07-06T11:58:18+02:00

The Lockdown Series

2020-07-06T11:51:41+02:00

Don't miss episodes - get alerts Watch next live session here Every Tuesday and Thursday, but also Wednesday and sometimes other days ;) we host online workshops ran by slackliners, for everyone in lockdown. Sessions are live, but you can catch up on previous episodes here if you missed one. Don't want to miss them? Get a reminder! Do you know someone who should run a workshop? Maybe it’s YOU? Email us and help boost the quarantine psyche! [email protected] ¿Tiene una idea que le gustaría compartir con nuestra Slackfam español internacional? Envía un mensaje a [email protected]  Stay home, [...]

The Lockdown Series2020-07-06T11:51:41+02:00

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