Where to I insert the slackline in this picture? Does the slackline wrap around a cylinder of the ratchet or just hang? I can't get the line to be locked in place.

It'd be helpful if someone would paint over this.

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The slackline goes through the center drum to hold it in place. Better than editing a picture, you can see how it works from this video at 0:49. Basically you have to provide a bit of tension, so that the line wraps around the center drum and then catches and winds on in a "doubled over" form as at 1:20ish in the video.

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    How did you find the video? I got stuck trying to find it.
    – user18223
    Commented Jul 15, 2019 at 22:45
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    I tried googling "Threading a ratchet strap", "How to use a ratchet strap", "How to setup slackline ratchet" and they all bring up multiple (almost identical) videos. Not sure what exact search @bob1 used, but I'm curious as to what you (@Germania) tried searching that didn't bring up a similar video?
    – noah
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 0:07
  • "how to tie a slackline" site:youtube.com
    – user18223
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 0:15
  • I guess that doesn't make sense, because nothing is tied.
    – user18223
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 0:17
  • I used something along the lines of "how to use ratchet"
    – bob1
    Commented Jul 16, 2019 at 0:56

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