Static Anchor Setup & Hardpointing

The side of the slackline where there is no pulley system is called the static side anchor. It generally is where the rigging process starts. To do this, simply attach some treepro to the tree, wrap your spanset or heavy duty sling around the tree and then connect your weblock to the spanset. Once built you can then load your webbing into the weblock and tie off the tail end of the webbing.

Webbing Deployment

Once the static side anchor is built you can then walk the webbing across to the tension side anchor. The most efficient way to deploy webbing is to have it already flaked out and untangled in a bag or backpack. If flaked out, the webbing is easy to deploy. Connect your webbing to the hanging weblock at the static side, put your backpack on and walk across the field to the tension side anchor. The webbing will pull itself out of the bag as you walk. If possible try to keep the webbing flat so you don’t have to make another trip back to find flat.

Webbing being deployed from bag.

Webbing being deployed from bag.

Tension Anchor Setup (hardpoint)

This is the side where your pulley system will go. Once your webbing is deployed the tension side anchor can be built in a similar way as the static side. But instead of attaching you 2nd weblock to the spanset, you’ll attach your pulley system. Be sure to have a good idea as to how long your slackline will be because that will determine how much pulley to leave in. Webbing stretch also determines how much pulley to leave in the system. Extend your pulleys to the appropriate length and attach your webbing to the weblock on the front end of the pulley system. Verify you have enough pulley in your system and feed any excess webbing through the weblock (pretension). Make sure you’ve kept the webbing flat during the entire process. Now you’re ready to start applying tension.

Static side anchor built and webbing being deployed.

Static side anchor built and webbing being deployed.


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