There are so many different slackline kits on the market, who’s supposed to know all of that? The following article is here to help you choose the right kit for your needsAt the first place, you need to know why you want to buy a slackline :)
At first, you should be perfectly clear about what you actually want :)
If you’re looking to try out slackline without spending a fortune on it (or just wanna get a line for kids), we think EQB Step 12m will do the trick. It’s light-weight, compact and easy to use. The downside is that if you really get into slackline, you’ll have gotten bored by it fairly quickly and you’ll need something longer. Step is not quite suitable for big slackliners; the little ratchet can rig the line under a relatively low tension.
But if you’re already past your first slackline steps and you seek after something more advanced, we recommend EQB Balance or EQB Trick; both sets are very similar and the difference really lies only in width and ductility. The Trick webbing is a bit wider (50mm) and is tougher and more suitable for complete beginners. Balance, on the other hand, is a bit more ductile 25mm-wide line which gives one the right “slack” feeling.
More advanced slackliners (and sworn anti-ratchet folks), could appreciate EQB Slacker 25m that is tensioned via Ellington (primitive system) using two steel carbins. The entire set is lighter and more compact that the ratchet ones but requires certain technical knowledge and skill. The Slacker set is a fantastic travel companion.
Longline beginners will appreciate EQB Zen that comes in either 35m or 50m set. Zen is tensioned using unique Tandem pulley system which is a combination of a tensioning system and a 25mm weblock. Tandem’s lightweight makes it a great travel companion that, with its strength, will do the trick for both longline and highline alike.
Are you getting bored by a 50m line or you’re looking for something longer? What about 80m, 110m or 150m? Don’t forget to check out Phoenix and Pegas. Tensioning is done using Minima FX and Quatron FX rope pulley system, Bandit FX and Canon FX weblocks, and Dragon and Sumo lines. From this moment on, these names are your guides.
Trickline must not be forgotten; EQB Rabbit set offers a perfect configuration to do the craziest tricks. 25m of Nitro 2 super-dynamic line set utilising the Booster system is exactly what the world championship lads and lassies use. No compromise here!
usage of slackline kits according line length
usage of slackline kits according discipline
If you haven’t found the right slackline set or gear, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re happy to help!