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Webbing & Slacklines

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by yetigonecrazy1, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. yetigonecrazy1

    yetigonecrazy1

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    My friend who lives in another country wanted to know about the relationship between webbing and slacklining. More specifically, if you use a piece of webbing for slacklining, is it still ok to be used an anchor later? His slackline was put up without a winch, and was strung using this method:



    He is using standard 1 inch tubular webbing. I told him I really don't have a clue and that I would ask the experts.

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    Here we go...
    It depends.
    How high is the pre-tension, how heavy are you, how long is the span, how hard do you bounce/far do you fall, etc. and
    how many times do you repeat?
    We have worked with a circus that uses slacklines for an act, and after days of vigorous use, the breaking strength goes to body weight.
    That is, they BREAK.
    The circus tracks the usage and impacts on the sling with a dynamometer and cuts up the web after a specified number of cycles.
    Is this web still good for rappel anchors?
    :nailbiting:
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