10. Which is the right tension to prevent the ratchet’s breaking?

The ratchet can’t be broken just by hand: Spider Slacklines guarantees, in fact, a working load of 1,500 kg! In any case, there isn’t a right or wrong tension, but only the one that each slackliner prefers. Slackline’s world is full of exercises: this means that it requires commitment, effort and many attempts: different tensions will help you to find the best match for your workout.

Expert tip

If you are interested in a line without tension, the Rodeo Line is the answer! Set the Slackline’s ends at a height of two meters, at least (depending on to the length of the line), without tension: it will be very slack and will form a U shape. Try the balance exercises on it! The webbing is completely slack, free from any tension, like a hammock. Discover the thrill of walking a Rodeo!




“To engage in the art of balance, you’ll need determination and a flexible and elastic length of webbing, between 2.5 and 5cm wide, stretched between two anchor points (eg. two trees, but it could be anywhere). In addition to walking, you can also do jumps and tricks on the Slackline, depending on what speciality you choose between Tricklining, Longlining and Highlining”.




“... the Longline is not just a length of webbing over 30 metres long, it’s a journey: tell the truth, you never thought that a line just 2.5cm wide would be enough! This long line has no real limits, only the ones you set yourself. To learn, you’ll require particular skills and concentration: your line can be taut or slack, depending on the level of difficulty and the type of activity you want to perform. Your long webbing will take you far... the current record is only 1,020m! Think you can do better?”




“...Highline is height, excitement, adrenaline and vertigo...! Highlining is the most extreme expression of slacklining around, practised with a particular kind of webbing installed very high up: between 7 and 1000m. How can you learn to walk suspended in the void, on top of the world, at a height that would be fatal if you fell without a safety line? It’s definitely an activity for experts, and certainly not for the faint of heart...!”


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