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.

Introduction So now that we know how to pack our bags at home such that the rigging process is super smooth and without interruption, and we can efficiently rig our longlines using the properly...

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Introduction When rigging your longline, have you ever found yourself having to go back and forth between your two anchor points multiple times? These extraneous trips back and forth between...

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Introduction Have you ever been in the situation where you have pulled all that you can out of your pulley system, but the line is still not tight enough? When...

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Introduction Due to the nature of slacklining, there can be a significant amount of tension and force involved. Sometimes the tension on our slacklines can exceed 1,000 lbf (even 2...

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Introduction Have you ever been in a situation when you are stuck with a length of static rope shorter than the necessary amount to rig the line you want? Well,...

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Introduction There are two main ways to thread your pulleys in your pulley system. Each method has benefits and drawbacks and are both suited for different situations. I would like...

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