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allison

Good cheap device to grab the rope

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I just started learning to slackline last weekend. It is soo much fun. Now I want to put together a system of my own. I'm looking for a device that is cheap and easy to use (not a GriGri) that will grab the tensioning rope when the people tightening let go of it. It's okay with me if the grabbing device needs a couple of half hitches to keep it grabbing. Someone last night said a Tibloc would be the best thing. You agree? The system will always only be set up temporarily as I don't have a good place for it at home.

 

Also looking for 2 rescue pulleys and a piece of static line in the 30' range to complete the kit, if anyone's got something they want to donate or sell cheep. The system will prob never be set up more than 3 or 4 feet off the ground, so old gear you maybe wouldn't climb on will be fine.

 

Finally a good use for some of my own old or questionable gear! grin.gif

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Prussiks? Altho tiblocs are pretty cute lil' thangz.

 

When you say "rescue pulleys" are you referring to simple pulleys or are you referring to prussik-minding pulleys? Conterra is a good source for rescue-type equipment of the nature of PMPs.

 

A short length of static line could be picked up at Home Depot or Lowe's, and it'll be OK for this situation since it's only going to be a coupla feet off the ground, and not in some highline rescue sitmo.

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AND YOU DONT NEED PULLYS, I MEAN OVAL BINERS HAVE ATLEAST ONE GOOD APPLICATION.

 

ALSO THE GRI GRI IS THE BEST THING TO USE. WITH IT, SETUP ONLY TAKES LIKE 5 MINUTES AT THE MOST AND YOU CAN PULL IT TIGHT BY YOURSELF.

 

I QUIT SLACKLINING CAUSE IT IS HARD ON YOUR KNEES AND ANKLES. DONT YOU HAVE BAD ANKLES?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slacklining is very hard on the ankles especially if you bust the slackline like I did and the biners nail you in the foot.

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Yes, I'm talking about plain little pulleys. Sorry, at my work we call the kind used in climbing applications "rescue pulleys" to distingush them from the myriad other kinds of pulleys and things we use. Geek_em8.gif I prefer pulleys to the biner method because there is so much less drag.

 

I know a prusik would work but a Tibloc or similar is a bit more elegant.

 

And yes Erik, I do have horrible ankles. To wit, I don't plan on making it a daily activity, and the landing's got to be mighty soft. The actual activity of slacklining looks to be super good conditioning for the fu'ed up anklets too.

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yeah ankle break is prolly the most common slackline injury to boot.

 

 

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scuzzy apprently you are still stoned.

 

it hurts my knee, you should attempt to read above!

 

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no shit

i fall with everything i do

i can also walk it back and forth and turn

whats your point?

 

 

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isn't webbing preffered for slack lines? I used a hunk of static rope for a while and now use some 1" webbing. It's a lot easier to start on.

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So slackline ankle breakage can commonly occur when the slackline is just above the ground and the landing is soft? Ours this last weekend was rigged about 3' off the ground, and as tight as we could get it (with the tensioning line being unfortunately a dynamic--not recommended) so at the middle you were like 6 inches off the ground. I guess with the ferocity that the slackline can spit ya, anything's possible....hmmmm....more input please! tongue.gif

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tiblocs shred ropes, even if you use a tibloc you

should use a prussik or similar to back it up, so

why not just use the prussik in the first place?

 

and so what if pulleys reduce drag, it's a static system

once you get it set up, it's not like a crevasse rescue

or hauling or anything where the moving parts are the

whole point of the exercise.

 

people who have set these up give you advice on a simple

low tech system and you discount it for one that requires

more expensive fancy equipment. yellaf.gif funny

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so what the hell is the point of this slackline thingy? You just tie a rope between two points and walk across it?

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Bronco said:

isn't webbing preffered for slack lines? I used a hunk of static rope for a while and now use some 1" webbing. It's a lot easier to start on.

 

Nononono the slackline itself is webbing, but the tensioning line is a static rope. There are lots of ways to rig a slackline, from my very limited experience. And Fern thanks for your comments. Maybe it was just because we were tensioning the system with a dynamic rope last weekend, but the added drag of biners would have made it hella difficult to get the slackline tight enough if we'd been fighting the friction of the biners as well.

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Slacklining is the Jibbing of the Climbing world.

 

The webbing is just like a rail, but you are basically jibbin around.

 

So therefore:

Slacklining = Jibbing

Erik = Slackliner

Erik = Jibber !

 

LOL!@!!!!!!!!!

 

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ExtremoMtDude said:

Slacklining is the Jibbing of the Climbing world.

 

The webbing is just like a rail, but you are basically jibbin around.

 

So therefore:

Slacklining = Jibbing

Erik = Slackliner

Erik = Jibber !

 

LOL!@!!!!!!!!!

 

yellaf.gif

 

but like jibbing half piping it, i hace done it. but that doesnt mean i still do.

 

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