The goal of highlining is to walk on a slackline in the void, secured by a harness and a lifeline called a backup.

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What is highlining ?

Aerial variation of the slackline, the highline is the queen discipline. Its goal is to walk in the void on a slackline set to several tens, even hundreds of meters high, secured by a harness. Strong sensations guaranteed!

Often seen on television or in video, the highline leaves no one indifferent! Very spectacular, the discipline is not without risk. The highliner (the one who is on the slackline) is attached to the slackline and to the lifeline by a harness, so it is important to install correctly all the material to ensure his safety and let him enjoy the sensations!

You need to acquire special skills to install a highline - for example through a highline course or a slackline association.

A very different installation from other disciplines:

In highline, in addition to the webbing on which the highliner evolves (mainline), it is necessary to install a life line to secure the installation (backup).

The backup is installed under the mainline, independently. They are only connected by tape so that the highliner doesn't get his feet tangled in them during the crossing or a fall. The highliner is attached to both lines at the same time by a ring and a harness. This way, if a problem occurs on the mainline (breakage of the webbing), the highliner is caught and secured by the backup (life line).

The simplified diagram below clearly illustrates the principle of installing a highline. This is an example, it cannot be considered as THE rule to follow to secure yourself. Many other factors come into play to ensure the safety of the highliner (minimum height to be respected according to the length, attachment points, weather, etc.).

highline installation schéma

source : wikipedia

Which highline webbing should I choose?

There are different types of slackline webbings:

Tubular slackline webbing, playful (swell, wide and soft bounces), they allow for elasticity even over short distances. They are more flexible, light and compact than the flat ones. They have a resistance around 22kN.

  • The RVD and the REGGAE (only the color will differ between them, and there it is up to you to choose)
  • If you are looking for elasticity, lightness and compactness (to carry it easily), then I recommend tubular slacklines.

Flat slackline webbing, less elastic and easier to tighten. They are also very comfortable for bare feet because they have round edges. They are more robust than tubular ones. They have a strength of around 30kN.

  • The Slodki, the Shaq (only the color will differ between them, and there it's up to you)
  • If you are looking for a slackline that is easy to stretch (because it is less elastic) and very comfortable underfoot, then I recommend flat slacklines.

High-tech slacklines, like the Moonwalk. It is ultra light, very static and very resistant, made of 50% polyester and 50% dyneema (or HMPE). The interest of the Moonwalk is to set very very long (100m and much more), or to have a setup as light and compact as possible. It is a slackline that has been used for several world records in longline and highline and is highly regarded by the expert slackline community.

  • If you're looking for a slackline for highlining to stretch very long, or to have a minimum weight/volume in your backpack, then go for it.

Characteristics of the slacklines and resistance

On the picture of each slackline you will find pictograms to summarize the performance of each slackline. So you can compare them at a glance!

sangle slackline

How are the slacklines tested at Easy Slackline?

Blog : tests et résistances des slacklines

Safety and highline

All the slackline webbings and seams that I offer can be used in highline as well as "mainline". It is important to check the compatibility of the material's characteristics with your practice and your needs.

For the "backup", I strictly recommend PPE (personal protective equipment). The slackline material, except express mention, is not approved EPI. And are not intended to insure you and to serve as a life line.

Click on the link for more information on highline gear and webbings and to start highlining.

Any other questions?

Then I invite you to consult the FAQ where there are details of many questions that everyone can ask about slackline and Easy Slackline!

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