Slacklining is a fun outdoor sport and activity for outdoor enthusiasts, and it’s no surprise to see more than a few of them at outdoor festivals, sporting events, and scattered throughout campsites. Slacklines are a test of balance, concentration, patience, and some can even do tricks and yoga on these tightropes. Slacklining is the sport of walking, running or balancing on a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchor points.
Very similar to walking on a tightrope, but the difference lies in that a slackline has less tension, like walking on a very narrow trampoline. This keeps the line dynamic, causing it to stretch and bounce. The tension can be adjusted to suit the user, and the webbing material used can differ based on the situation. Many slacklines for fun and sport, while some can even take it to the extreme, slacklining with safety harnesses over cliffs and bodies of water. This is referred to as highlining, and we don’t recommend doing so without a harness. Another interesting one is windlining, where strong winds blow the line and slackliner, forcing them to spread their arms and tilt their body with the wind to be aerodynamic.
In Camp and Climb’s outdoor range, we stock strong Macaco slacklines for all experience levels, with hardy, stretchable materials for slacklines with the perfect amount of tension.