Derigging

To derig, you’re essentially going to reverse the process. In the case of hardpointing, untie the rope and webbing backups. Slowly release tension at the rope brake. Sometime the rope can release rather quickly and unexpectedly. To keep this from happening, create a redirect with a carabiner and run the tail end of the rope through it.This will increase the friction leading into the brake and make releasing tension easier to control. Let as much rope through the system as possible so that your slackline lies on the ground. You can then remove the pin from the front weblock and start deconstructing the system. Be sure to pack your bag or backpack in a manner that makes the next deployment quick and easy.

Using a carabiner as a redirect on the tail of the tensioning rope. This give more control when releasing tension.

Using a carabiner as a redirect on the tail of the tensioning rope. This give more control when releasing tension.

The method for derigging a softpointed slackline involves a few more steps. When ready to derig, the pulleys and LineGrip must be placed back on the slackline. A small amount of tension needs to be placed on the slackline so that the webbing between the LineGrip and weblock become slack. This allows you to remove the weblock pin and extend the pulleys as far as needed. Pack up procedure is the same as hardpointing, make the gear easy to deploy next time.


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