Everything You Need to Set Up Your First Slackline

Want to take up slacklining? Here’s all the gear you need to get started.

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Why take up slacklining? It’s an incredible way to improve balance and core strength, as well as a great option for both injury prevention and recovery. With its focus on balance and breath, slacklining can even be a moving meditation similar to yoga.

Popularized by climbers in the ‘80s, slacklining is similar to tightrope walking, but with a few key differences. Slackliners walk along a stretchy line of fabric, called “webbing,” that is anchored between two points. Most newbies get started lowlining, which is just what it sounds like — stringing up your slackline about three feet off the ground.

Slackliners are known to get creative with what they use as anchor points, but most of the time, trees and a-frame kits serve the purpose. Thus, portability is one of slacklining’s best qualities. You can bring your line to the park, the beach, a musical festival, or set it up right in your own backyard. If you’re ready to get started, here’s what you’ll need.

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Slackline Industries Base Line Kit
Gibbon Independence Kit
Slackline Industries Help Line
ZenMonkey Slacklines
ZenMonkey Slacklines Tree Protectors
Gibbon Rat Pad
Gibbon Slacklines SlackRack Classic
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