Slackline Park

Today’s post includes a video below.

We found a Slackline park near our house (15 min drive away). This is a small bit of grassy park that has posts set up specifically for Slacklining. Below you see some of the posts. There are three groups of posts setup for 20′, 50′, and 80′ Slacklines.

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I showed up today around 1p, and setup my rig between one of the 20′ posts and one of the 50′ posts. I chose these two because I wanted to try a longer distance than the 20’ers, but the ground between the 50’ers was not so good. Using two odd posts this way gave me something in the neighborhood of 35 to 40 feet of walkable Slackline.

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It was a bit tricky getting things tightened, but I managed to at least get things tight enough to walk. The line was too high for me to jump-start, but I was able to get up fairly easily by sitting on the line and doing a regular start. There was decent amount of wind, which made the line oscillate at a high frequency, but it was an easy adjustment. The wind also made it difficult to walk because it tended to blow me around. There are no trees to block the wind (or to provide shade). It was fun though! I noticed one of my chain links was acting strange and sitting cock-eyed on the webbing, so I removed the two chain links and went back to the Rap Rings.

Had fun for about an hour, and made the video below; which I sped up to last 30 secs. Kinda fun! Sorry there is no music, PhotoBucket thinks I’m trying to use copyrighted material, ugh!

If you are interested, this park is located here.

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4 thoughts on “Slackline Park

  1. I’d like any information about the posts used there. What diameter are they? What length? Is the inside of the pipe filled with concrete? I’d like to set up some slackline areas in my yard (no trees).

    • Ahh, the posts. I can measure them next time I go. They don’t seem to be filled with concrete as they make a crisp bell tone when something hits them. They are set in concrete, if that helps. If I had to guess, I’d say the posts are 10 to 12 inches in diameter (30cm?).

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