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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.

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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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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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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Here is a quick video tutorial on how to use the Alpine WebLock 4.0 as a rigging plate on the tensioning end of your slackline.

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Today we will be looking at a fantastic method for anchoring the Alpine WebLock 4.0 using a spanset, a tree, and no additional hardware. This method is known as the "bGebz Knot"...

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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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A guest post from BC PRO-Team member Jordan Tybon. Warning, this line was not set up to be walked, only for demonstration after a session, for this reason there was...

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The use of soft shackles in slackline and highline rigging has gotten a lot of attention lately. For this reason, I have been running several tests on various soft shackles...

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Alright, now that you have yourself some nice soft shackles, how the heck do you use them?? The technique is quite easy and is fairly straight forward. Follow the steps...

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