Slack Science

Slack Science, powered by Balance Community: Slackline Outfitters, is a blog run by Jerry Miszewski about slacklining. He offers tips and tricks to various parts of setting-up, taking down, in-depth looks at various aspects of a setup, and hints at walking slacklines.

Jerry's long history with the sport of slackline has given him a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share with his fellow slackliners. Slack Science is a place anyone and everyone to come and learn about our wonderful sport of slacklining.

Slackline webbing, the material that defines our sport. Every time we slackline, we are using some sort of slackline webbing, usually to be walked on. Because of how much we...

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Webbing slippage is a major issue with the current weblock design that has become a standard. In numerous studies performed by a number of individuals, it has been shown that...

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In this article, we will be going over best practices for taping a highline in the most efficient way possible. For longer highlines, taping can be quite the chore. Also,...

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In this article, we will be discussing the spacing of tapes on highlines, good practices for this, and a few tips for optimizing your highline tapes for various types of...

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In this article, we will be looking at a few different methods of taping highlines. Some of these taping styles are what's known as "Slider Tapes", which allow one or...

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In this article we will be discussing a few different styles of tape that are commonly used for taping highlines, their pros and cons, and when/where to use them in...

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In this article, we will be discussing the preparations of the gear and the rigging of GGBY 2017. This year was the first year that this festival was run in...

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Recently there has been a discussion about whether rigging a slackline or highline with an upside-down weblock causes an increase in slippage or presents a danger to the rig. Here...

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Today i'd like to talk about the interaction between mainlines and backup lines on highlines of all lengths. There have been a few incidents recently that have shown us that...

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Overwhelmed with all the options for the different slackline kits? Well, this guide is here to help you cypher through all that's available and choose the right kit for your...

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Let’s take a trip to a highline rigged in a beautiful location. Imagine yourself sitting at the anchor, ready to walk this magnificent line. What do you do before getting...

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MMO stands for Munter Mule Overhand. The following information is no substitute for real world experience or direct tuition from an expert highliner. Neither the author of this article nor...

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