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.

Welcome to the Highline Anchor Analysis series of Slack Science articles. In this series I will be posting pictures of various highline anchors and analyzing them using the Highline Anchor...

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Welcome to the Highline Anchor Analysis series of Slack Science articles. In this series I will be posting pictures of various highline anchors and analyzing them using the Highline Anchor Criteria...

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Today we are going to be taking a look at highline anchors and some general principles to follow to build a safe highline anchor that takes various failure modes into...

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Today I would take another look into Slider Tapes. We've seen what slider tapes are in a past article seen here: Slider Tapes. However, as time has proven, these types of...

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LineSkin is a nano resin coating that we apply to some of the webbings in the BC Shop (Aero, Feather PRO, Lift, and Adjustable Anchor Webbing). It's an incredibly resistant coating...

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SCOPE This method is intended for determining the resistance to abrasion of slackline webbing. TEST SPECIMEN The specimen shall be the full width of the material being tested and shall...

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Have you ever setup a slackline and found that your anchor slings were either too long, too short, or just did not sit right on the trees you are using?...

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Introduction Over the past several years I have been constantly optimizing my highline setups to make them lighter and easier to rig, while maintaining the redundancy and strength required to...

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Background Over the past few months I have been slowly studying the effects of shockloading as they pertain to highline anchors. I have been examining the effects of anchor extension...

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Introduction Slacklining, and Longlining especially, are very gear intensive sports. It can take quite a while to set up a line if you are not fully prepared as there are...

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Introduction Over the past few weeks I have been getting quite a few inquires about the Edelrid Eddy and how sometimes people cannot detension their line very easily. Today I would like...

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Introduction Anyone who has longlined in high winds knows that the wind can cause subject serious vibrations and sinusoidal oscillations to the line, especially without wind dampeners. Although the oscillations...

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