Rigging a 2″ line without a ratchet.

Rigging a 2″ line without a ratchet.

I’ve had a couple of requests for a “howto” on rigging a two-inch line, sans ratchet, so here it is. Basically we’re just line-locking in a short piece of one-inch webbing (usually about 10ft will do it) and then making a primitive system with it. So if you already know how to do a primitive, [...]

Triangle and n-way slacklines

Triangle and n-way slacklines

I got an e-mail from a reader asking if we could do a tutorial on multi-directional lines (triangles, pentagons, etc). Luckily today was our mid-May meetup, so I whipped up a 3-way line and brought the camera. Here’s a quick video howto and some shots of the line in action.

May 9th meetup at Golden Gardens

May 9th meetup at Golden Gardens

Thanks to everyone who came out today.  We had a wide variety of lines (including an 80ft from Jim and a triangle line!).  This was the third nice day of the year and it feels as if summer is right around the corner.  We all had a ton of fun, made a few more slackline [...]

Rigging a primitive slackline

Rigging a primitive slackline

So I finally got around to editing a video on how to rig a primitive line. If you’d like the pictorial version of this, see [here].  Some other useful posts (with skills utilized in this video) include [using a line locker] and [making anchor slings].  If you want to know how to get the line [...]

Evening Magazine segment airing Tues the 2nd at 7pm

Evening Magazine segment airing Tues the 2nd at 7pm

For everyone who was so kind to come out and join us at the beach, here’s the segment!

Making anchor slings

Making anchor slings

Have you seen me mentioning making slings with your own webbing by tying a “water knot?”  Confused as to what the heck a water knot is, or how to use it to make a sling?  Well, here’s a video that shows you how to do just that.

Strength of 3 men, for only $20

Strength of 3 men, for only $20

All of you should be familiar with the basic “Ellington” or “primitive” system.  It uses 4 carabiners: 1 to hold the end of the line to one anchor; 1 hitched or line-locked about 80% of the distance from that anchor; 2 more at the other anchor, and a very ‘primitive’ looping of the remaining 20% [...]