Tomorrow's Saturday. Time to play. If you have a penchant for trying new things and haven't given slacklining a try, tomorrow's your day to walk the line. It's fantastic for developing core strength and balance skills, not to mention great for just hanging out with friends in the park on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
Building a slackline is easy, all you need is the right equipment and a bit of knot know-how.
Here is a basic video tutorial that walks you through an actual set-up. Follow this up with some more detailed information on how to build your line, and how to make it safe. A typical setup includes:
- 50 feet (15m) (or more) of 1" tubular webbing for the main line
- 2 pieces of 10-15 foot (3-4.5m) lengths of 1" (25mm) tubular webbing for the anchors.
- 5 carabiners (climbing-strength, oval-shaped)
- 2 pieces of carpet, cardboard or other sturdy material for protecting tree anchors
"Saturday, in the park, you'd think it was the Fourth of July!"