One thing that I really love about being part of the slacklining community is that we really are fortunate enough to be a self regulated community group that is passionate about slacklining. I remember back in 2008 when we first caught the attention of local council officers, they didn't know what to make of 45 people slacklining in the local park.
(Back in 2008 we didn't know better to use tree wraps but it wasn't long before we realised and made it compulsory on our website to say that you were going to use tree wear when you bought a Slackline Australia slackline kit. Since then its become part of the culture and we rarely see people slacklining with out tree wear).
When the local council offers first approached our group of 45 slackliners in the park, they had a bit of fear but the group had such a great vibe and was having so much fun that the officers joined in with us. They loved it. Since then we've had so many local councils pay Slackline Australia instructors to come and share the wonders and benefits of slacklining in their paid community out reach programs.
There are only a few places in Australia where slacklining community groups haven't flowed so nicely with the local councils, we do our best to educate councils and general public of the benefits and help slacklining community groups know some of the practices that Slackline Australia Instructors and some of the top social media group admins use to keep things safer with minimal impact.
Its only by working together and sharing knowledge can we stay self regulated. Slackline Australia gives away training courses to community leaders, teachers and sports coaches.
We also want you to share this article because below is some information about Tree Protection from our partners at ISA and we've given you the best priced tree wear for the best tree wear we can currently access.
Tree protection when slacklining
The following has to be considered when slacklining with trees as anchors:
- Tree diameter of at least 30 cm at anchor point, increase the diameter with higher tensions
- Tree protection under the tree sling, in order to prevent the sling of abrading the bark and distributing the pressure amoung the uneven surface of the tree.
-> Check out the tree protection consumer report
- Treeslings which are at least 5 cm wide (Slings should be spread out behind the tree to increase surface area)
We also recommend you proactively approach slackliners in your community about these issues – this helps the entire community!
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Thanks to our Partner ISA.
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