He must already choose the width of the webbing. There are mainly two sizes the 2.5 cm and 5 cm (4 cm to 5 cm). 

The 2.5 cm webbing are lighter because 2 times less wide, facing the movement or wind they undulate up and down and from side to side, as opposed to 5 cm webbing that tend to oscillate sideways.

For large distance be preferred webbing 2.5 cm because light more portable and easier to strecht out. For the Jumpline or trickline (webbing to make static figures) will be favored wide webbing for a larger area to make his figures .

Slackline kits for beginners, no tips except try 2 before, it's a matter of taste. If one wishes to move later into the distance, rather from the 2.5 cm, if we prefer to try to figure wide. And if there is no particular goal with 2 kinds you can have fun. 

The material:

There are 3 main types of slackline strap: The polyester (PET), Polyamide (PA also called nylon) and hybrids which are usually composed 50% polyester and 50% UHMPE (dyneema, spectra, ...) or the Vectran.

Elasticity (strecht)

The more elastic is the polyamide which has a more elasticity curve which increases exponentially type. The PET has an elasticity of 2% to 12% below 10kN and elasticity increase REGULARLY. The UHMPE have virtually no elasticity but suddenly have no absorbency in impact and do not support.

La résistance :

The most résitantes webbing tensile are UHMPE but they do not support the shock, then comes the last in the polyester and nylon.

Time and external elements reduce the resistance of the webbing. The white webbing are the most affected because it had neither color nor anti-UV treatment coming protect the fibers including ultraviolet radiation. For PET straps that accelerates aging by about 30%. Polyamides for it is worse, a white strap that will undergo 500 hours of exposure elements will have only 10% of its initial capacity.

The study of the INRS (National Institute of Research and Security) released a study on the behavior of straps and slings to external elements and depending on the treatment they had suffered (colors, uv, ...)

Attached is  the study of the INRS on Aging straps and slings .


There are 3 types of colored webbing:

-The Colored fibers in the mass, most durable in time will not fade. The color is put in place at the time of creation of the fiber, and is woven with the color of fiber. (Ex: diablo, or black lines on the Snake or Wallaby)

-The Dipping, once the strap is completed it passes through a bath of color and uv. (Ex : cobalt)

-Digital impression, the strap passes through a printer and applies only surface of the strap. It provides color with logos or text, it means go over anti uv varnish treatment, then a fixer. Fixer tends from when first use waterline and make it slippery, once the party fixer there will be no problem. (Ex: windu)

What webbing to what practice, for slackline?

Slackline kit beginner, slackline 15m 2.5cm valid for 25 30 m:

The recommended webbing by increasing elasticity: Cobalt, Windu, Fox, Snake, Plum

The Plum ultralight perfect travel slack for roadtrips or you do not want to carry kilos

For lengths of 50-100 m:

The versatile: the ideal Cobalt for all variants, longline, waterline ...

Elastic: Fox Snake Windu perfect to put a little challenge, surfing, bouncer ...

The heavier: Diablo perfect to make your life hard with her weight does not forgive you your faults.

Up to 200m: The player will still windu

Above 201 m: Cobalt and will diablo 2 less elastic straps that allow you to beat all your records.

For straps 5 cm:

The pawl beginner kit 5cm will be perfect for beginners, while having a simplified system for tender.

and for the Jumpline: the Wallaby the Jumpline / trickline with the rebound that will allow you to get all your figures.


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