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Releasable knot to attach blocking device in slackline setup

This is a community wiki to add appropriate knots that will work since there will be several. Munter Mule Tensionless Hitch - Assuming you have a long tail after tensioning your line this "no knot" ...
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Best way to secure hook to rock for slack lining?

Bolts for climbing use can accept forces in any direction. Otherwise bolting in steep overhanging roofs would not work. So simply drill some holes and place your bolts. When connecting bolts make sure ...
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Winter Slackline solutions

There are lots of options for buying indoor slack line setups, or if you're confident in your engineering abilities, you can build one yourself, I would NOT recommend trying to anchor a slack line to ...
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When slacklining between trees, how big should the tree trunks be?

I don't think there can be a definite answer to this question: it all depends on how much tension there is on the slackline. And the slackline tension depends on a few factors, among which there are: ...
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Winter Slackline solutions

If your basement columns are made out of reinforced concrete as I suppose, get a metal stud finder to be sure not to drill the steel and just go for it. Use a chemical bolt (see here: http://www....
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Is it OK to keep a dyneema sling under constant tension (slackline)?

What you describe is called creep. According to this technical manual Creep is a material property frequently misunderstood and can be defined as the continued extension of a material when ...
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Where to insert slackline into ratchet?

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 ...
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Slackline on square pillars

You might be putting yourself into peril by doing this. As mentioned in the comments, there are two main risks: The pillar is most likely made of stacked bricks and not meant to withstand the ...
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What's the minimum possible gap needed to tie a slack-line between two trees?

As close together as you want! Most climbing gyms will set up 5m (ish) lines which is a pretty good distance for beginners. In general you probably don't want to go much less than 3m. Keep it nice and ...
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For beginners, what are the advantages and disadvantages of using a training line along with a slack-line?

The idea of the training line is three fold: It puts your arms in the correct position. This helps you use better form. It gives you the ability to "push off" the line with your arms, allowing you to ...
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Best way to secure hook to rock for slack lining?

Put any bolts as far apart as you can. I would put 4, one at each of the cardinal points for example, or perhaps in pairs of two to the left and right, one on each side higher up, one lower down, then ...
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When slack lining between trees, how big should the tree trunk be if the line is 15 meters, person is ~150 pounds?

My son slack lines (6' & 165lbs) on +15 M of 1". Using tree savers and each tree is about 6 to 8 in in diameter. He practices on a staked rigging over 6" rounds that lie on their side at each end ...
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Slackline vendors/ brick and mortar stores in MD

I'd try one or both of the following: REI. At least one employee in the store should have some knowledge. And you can always return within a year if there is a problem with no questions asked. They ...
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Is a slackline, ratchet, and tree protector alone enough equipment to setup the slackline?

To the question Is a slackline, ratchet, and tree protector alone enough equipment to setup the slackline? The answer is yes, provided the kit is built for that purpose. In actuality, you could ...
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What's the minimum possible gap needed to tie a slack-line between two trees?

Slack lining is actually a lot easier in the beginning the shorter your line is, as there will be less movement of the line (side-to-side wobble or up-and-down bouncing). There isn't really a minimum ...
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