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Flybold Slackline Kit

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Health and fun with family

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

The COMPLETE Slackline Kit is as complete as a slackline kit can get. It has all you need to get-set-slackline! Kit components are of the highest quality – ratchets of high grade steel, main line and training lines of 100% polyester, ratchet protector of oxford fabric, tree protectors of chemical fiber and carry bags of non-woven fabric.

Not only are these many components bundled at incredible value for money, great care has been taken in chalking out the specification for each component to ensure safety and functionality. Specifications like no other – Longer walking line, twin gear ratchets for pull strength and balance, training line and arm trainer accessory, extra wide tree protectors, a visual instruction booklet and a trendy carry bag. The entire kit comes packed in an attractive gift box.

Makes the perfect gift for teens, college students, sports and fitness enthusiasts, son, daughter, grandkids, friends and family, and of course, yourself! We hope you enjoy using this slackline kit, as much as we did in putting it together for you!

KIT COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

1 Main slackline: 50 mm (2 inch) x 15 m (49.2 ft) webbing strap with covered loop

2 Training line: 25 mm (1 inch) x 15 m (49.2 ft) webbing strap

3 Ratchet for main slackline: Attached to a 2.5 m (8.2 ft) long and 50 mm (2-inch) wide flexband with covered loop

4 Ratchet for training line: Attached to a 2.5 m (8.2 ft) long and 25 mm (1-inch) wide flexband with covered loop

5 Arm trainer: 25 mm (1 inch) × 1.4 m (4.6 ft) webbing strap

6 Ratchet protector: A safety cover to enclose ratchet for main line

7 Tree protector: Set of 2 pcs, 15 cms x 1.5 meters

8 Carry bag: Black non woven material

9 Instruction booklet: With “step by step” visuals for set up and use your slackline

NOTE: Training line, Ratchet for training line, Arm Trainer and Ratchet protector are not part of the ESSENTIAL kit

More accessories
Longer walking line
Tree protectorsRatchet protectorsTraining line and arm trainer

TREE PROTECTORS

To protect trees and line from abrasion

RATCHET PROTECTOR

To protect your feet while on the slack line
NOTE: Not part of The essential kit

TRAINING LINE and ARM TRAINER

Training Line and Arm Trainer ​for beginners to develop correct arm position and better balance.
NOTE: Not part of The essential kit

Slackline

FOR HEALTH AND FUN WITH KIDS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Perfect for backyard family fun, get togethers, summer camping, camping gear, parties, park and beach trips. A fun and easy way to improve your core strength, posture, balance, coordination and focus.

NOTE: Training line and Arm Trainer shown in image are not part of the ESSENTIAL kit

Very Easy to Use

a girl walking on the Flybold slackline, using the teaching line

Flybold is another classical 2″ wide slackline kit – using ratchet as a joining mechanism makes it super easy to set up or take down afterwards, it would take only about 10 minutes.

A nice bonus are the included tree pads to protect both your line and the trees from damage. It works great, only they could have been a bit longer – at this length they’re not ideal for larger trees.

The ratchets are good quality, you can set the line really tight and the entire system becomes very solid and sturdy. According to the manufacturer, the weight limit is 300 lbs.

And there is also a little pouch to cover the ratchet and protect your feet – but keep in mind you still don’t want to step on it, even when covered!

Mainly For Beginners or Kids

The Flybold is an entry level slackline, perfect for beginners or kids thanks to the included teaching line. You simply set it up above the main line and use it as a support before you develop the right balance skills.

There is also a little strap (called an arm trainer) to help you develop the correct arm position and upright stance – very helpful. For children you would probably want to start with a loop tied around the teaching line (so it doesn’t fall down all the time) and release it after some time.

It offers a length of 57 feet which is a nice bonus over 50 ft slacklines – however, the length is not measured using the TrueLength concept, so you still get only a 50 ft of walkable line plus 8 ft of the ratchet part.

Unfortunately, Flybold does not offer a longer version of this product which limits its use for advanced slackliners who would enjoy longer walks. The Baseline from Sl. Industries is certainly more versatile in this regard (but does not offer the teaching line).

Why Slackline?

Slackline is a perfect gift for almost anyone – all generation can have fun with it, kids love it and it can be used as a great workout as well. It presents an entertaining way to develop your core strength, improve balance and coordination.

It’s a perfect tool for birthday parties, obstacle courses or just a little garden fun. You can even set it up over a pool! And thanks to its compact size (and the included carrying bag) you can take it anywhere with you – on trips, camping, into parks and so on.

Setup:

How To Setup a Slackline Without Trees

Outdoor

Something similar to a tree

using urban structure as an anchor

For: urban areas

Needed: nothing (line protection sometimes)

The simplest alternative – use poles (telephone, volleyball etc.), posts, pylons, railing, large street signs and others.

Warning: Use only solid and securely anchored stuff and always test it first. If it can be shaken, moves a little while walking on the line, or if you are not 100% sure they are strong enough, find a different place. The line is able to create enormous forces, which can easily destroy weaker anchors

slackline anchored to a post

When using something with sharp or harsh edges (bricks, concrete etc.), always use some kind of protection (towel, carpet,…) to minimize wearing of the line.

And if the post is thinner, wrap the line several times around, to prevent it from slipping.

Permanent deadman anchor

permanent deadman anchor schemadeadman anchor guide

For: garden (or other area that belongs to you)

Needed: shovel, 2 solid anchors, chains, 2 shackles (or carabiners), 2 A-frames

Ideal solution for your garden if there aren't any trees. The system is the same as the Temporary DMA, however use stronger anchors (for example a metal tube sealed in concrete) and instead of the line, attach a chain (normal, from any hardware store) to them. Also, on the other end of the chain (when it leaves the ground), use a shackle for attaching the line (see the first video for tutorial).

Auger anchors, Duckbill earth anchors

auger anchor schemaauger anchor and duckbill anchor

For: soil or sandy soil (not so good in pure sand)

Needed: 2 or 4 anchors, 2 shackles (or carabiners), slings, 2 A-frames

Using auger or Duckbill earth anchors is slighty more expensive but also a lot easier compared to the deadman method.

Auger – these are cheaper and also easier to get out of the ground. You can get them here.

Duckbill – available here. Slightly more expensive as you would also need the drive steel tool to hammer them into the ground. They are easier to get into (see the video below) but to get them out of the ground, you would have to dig them out.

How To Slackline – Learn with Video and Pictures

Learn how to slackline

Have you already bought your first line and set it up? Then it is time to learn how to walk it! We'll present you an effective technique to learn slacklining as quickly as possible, and also some helpful related tips.

Positive Approach

Learning a new skill is always difficult at first – but don't worry! Remember learning how to ride a bike? Very frustrating in the beginning but really easy after some practice. And it's the same with slacklining.

So think positively, stay relaxed and have fun. Keep on trying and you will succeed – patience is the key.

With or Without Shoes?

Mostly it is better to start barefoot as you'll get better contact with the line and learn faster. However, as you gain more skill and begin trying various tricks and stunts, you would probably switch to shoes to protect your feet when landing (also, wearing shoes becomes a necessity when the ground is not safe for landing barefoot).

When using shoes, tie the laces tightly so your feet don't wobble in them. Also check the sole for any stuck sharp rock pieces – they can damage the line.

Detailed Explanation:

However, it may be difficult to remember all of the steps shown in the video. So I am going to provide you with a step-by-step guide, add pictures and also some tips not mentioned by Frankie. Let's start ;)

1. Learn How to Balance

Frankie suggests to learn how to balance on the line prior to taking your first steps on it – and I agree. If you try walking on the line right away, most probably you'll end up with few hasty steps and then fall off. Just balancing on one leg is easier as you can use the other to leg to help you keep balance. So:

how to start slacklining

  • Position yourself near the middle of the slackline and place one foot on it – inline, not across.
  • Do not press against the line as it will start wobbling – rather keep your leg relaxed.
where to look during slacklining

  • Do not look under you feet, focus rather on a single point in front of you, for example the anchor of the line or something on the tree – this will help you a lot with keeping balance.
  • Raise your arms over your head and start

Practise your balance on one leg, count to 20 for example and then switch your legs. While doing so, keep the basic slacklining position:

frankie najera showing how to keep balance on slackline

Basic slacklining position

  • Bend your knees slightly to lower your center of gravity and absorb the vibrations of the line. Don't worry, everyone wobbles when starting – after some practice your muscles will deal with it.
  • Keep your arms overhead, with elbows above your shoulders – do not wave them around your body and don't put them straight out to the sides. You don`t have any pole like tightrope walkers, the key is to shift weight to the sides with your arms (and leg when balancing).
  • Keep your back straight (or even lean back a little) – when you bend forward, you'll tend to fall and make hasty, uncertain steps.
  • As already mentioned, focus on something in front of you. Do not look under your feet.

2. Learn How to Walk a Slackline

Once you learn how to keep balance on the slackline, try your first steps. Again, stay in the basic position described above.

Plus there are few more tips:

a friend can help with keeping balance

When everything else fails, ask a friend to give you a helping hand.

  • Walk with your feet straight on the line (not across) and your hips, chest and head straight against the anchor. Don't worry, you will develop other styles of walking and jumping later on ;)
  • When the line starts swinging, try lowering your center of gravity even more to stabilize your body.
  • Don't run, take your time and enjoy the new type of movement you are just learning.
  • Even if you lose the balance, try to stay on the line as long as possible before you fall – that helps developing your muscles and skills as soon as possible.
  • And if you still experience problems, ask a friend to walk with you and give you a helping hand (that's useful particularly for kids). Another option is to have someone sitting on the other side of the line – it will make it more stable. Or if you have a more experienced slackliner nearby, you can try this cool method by Sam Volery:

3. What next?

Congratulations! You've just mastered the first slacklining skill – balancing and walking. But just walking the line again and again will become boring after some time – so what are the other possibilities?

  • Start with basic tricks as soon as possible – turning around, walking backwards, jump start and others. Your skills will improve much faster and you'll quickly fell in love with tricklining.
  • Another option is Longlining – walking a line longer than 30 meters (98 ft). You'll need a special equipment, however, it will open a whole new world of slacklining possibilities you can enjoy.
  • And you can even progress into Highlining – balancing on a line high above the ground, set up between two rocks or buildings.

And remember, slacklining is a social sport! So join some group in your area, or found a new one with your friends – you can get the best experience, knowledge and tips during slackline sessions with your friends on the line ;)

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