“A new tradition” sounds a bit like a cliche. But this one, well, fits!
A similar configuration to the Slacker kit could be found in the very first slackline kits used by Yosemite climbers back in 70s.
Unlike common ratchet kits, the Slacker is tensioned by a separate webbing using steel carabiners which preserves the main line. Though it’s a bit more difficult at first, once you have seen the video, we’re positive it’ll be a piece of cake.
Climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and ultralight lovers will come to love the kit for its light weight makes the Slacker ideal for hiking, restday in climbing crag as well as fast-paced moving in urban areas. Tested and made in the Czech Republic. Handy mesh stuff bag included!
- Neon line - light, stretchy webbing
- Dragon line - easy rigging, lower stretch
In Slacker kit you will find:
- 28 m webbing Neon or Dragon with sewn loop
- 10 m tensioning webbing connected to the main line
- 2x steel carabiner
- multiplier - small stell carabiner + steel ring
- stainless steel shackle
- 2x 2m anchoring sling
- mesh stuff bag
- Length 30 m (28+2)
- Width 25 mm
- Weight 3100 g
- WLL 5 kN
- Breaking Strength 20 kN
What a brilliant question to ask! Steel carabiners and so called “primitive system” are used when tensioning the Slacker. Just like with Zen, the tensioning system is basically a pulley system only with far greater efficiency, and gentle-release capability.
Steel components, including carabiners, is a slackline health & safety standard. Aluminium carabines are absolutely unfit for such purpose and pose a significant health risk.
No, don’t use Slacker for highline. Despite the components’ relatively high strength, the kit’s construction is not highline optimised. You need to make sure the right gear with the right safety precautions is used when going highline. Check our Slackinfo for more details.
The “primitive system” is actually a bit more complex than using ratchets to tension the webbing but it’s no rocket science anyway. We do however recommend watching the video guide where all steps are shown clearly.