Slacklining is one of the many alternative ways to use a ratchet strap. According to wikipedia slackening refers to the act of walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors such as a tree or something similar (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacklining) Basically in other words Slacklining is the new less dangerous version of using a tightrope to walk across and can be used as a balancing game with friends. Now, how do you do it exactly? In order to do Slacklining there will be a few materials you will need in order to do this safely. Firstly, you are going to need some 2 inch wide webbing. The 2 inch wide webbing is the perfect sized webbing to use when going across the webbing on a tightrope.
Materials you will need.
- 40–50 feet or potentially more of 2 inch wide webbing depending on the amount of space needed for the main line which can be located here: https://www.ratchetstraps.com/2-ratchet-strap-with-j-hooks-and-d-ring
- 2 pieces of 10–20 foot lengths of 1 inch wide webbing for the anchor points to attach to the trees or other objects you may use to hold the rope up which can be found here: https://www.ratchetstraps.com/2-endless-loop-cambuckle-strap
- Not needed but highly recommended would be two carpet squares for the anchor points going around the tree to make sure it stays secure in case of bark or another piece of wood were to come off.
- Also will need 4–5 carabiner’s which can also be purchased in our shop located here: https://www.ratchetstraps.com/snap-carabiner--5-1-2-length
You will combine the two anchors together by using the 1 inch wide webbing around the trees and securing it with the carabiners. Pulling the slackline till it is secure and does not have slack on the line. The final product should look something along the lines of this final outcome.