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Learn and laugh. If Myth Busters, Jack Ass and SNL came together to make a channel about highlining and climbing... this is it!

Bolt Busters

In this series, we test an array of bolting methodologies, discuss best ethics, and decide how good is super good enough. Join us as we get into the nitty gritty details of how much it takes to break things!
Bobby Hutton shows us how he bolts a new sport route in an area he has been developing for a while from ground up. This is how to consider placement, fall distances, and installation techniques. Please don't bolt unnecessarily and if you do, please install things that last longer than you (stainless or titanium).

How to Bolt a Sport Climb

We didn’t tighten and then over tightened our ⅜” 5 piece power bolt with a basic hanger on it then pulled straight up to see how important recommended torque was. We will test this again in harder rock but we didn’t notice any huge differences from the torquing itself. Lots of stuff in the Bolting Bible and these break tests on the BoltBuster data sheet… all on our website. Live life high... safely. It's all FREE at https://www.SLACKLINE.com/

What happens when you over torque a climbing bolt

LEAVE LESS TRACE! This is a story about how we can make less of an impact if we are going to make one. We put a lot of thought into this project and were able to remove 20+ bolts and install only 6 bolts on the Lost Arrow Spire tip that services everyone's needs, climbers and highliners. We did it all by hand with an amazing team. Bobby Hutton, Alonso Rodriguez, Kyle Lovett, Greg Kommel, Nick Day, Ryan McBurney.

Bolting the Lost Arrow Spire - New Fixe bolts for climbers and highliners

We expected bolts to twist in the glue, break the bond and fail much lower than normal if we pulled sideways. Well…….. Just watch. Lots of stuff in the Bolting Bible and these break tests on the BoltBuster data sheet… all on our website.

We pulled SIDEWAYS on glue in bolts - you won’t believe what happens

Clean holes before installing glue in bolts! We did break tests that contradict that but you should still do it. Jim Titt’s article on glue in bolts http://www.bolt-products.com/Glue-inB... which is also in our Bolting Bible which is on our website including the BoltBuster chart. Live life high... safely. It's all FREE at https://www.SLACKLINE.com/

Are glue in bolts dangerous if the hole is dirty?

Here is the Climbing Anchor section from the Bolting Bible explaining in detail all the options for how you can configure climbing anchors.

Climbing Anchors from the Bolting Bible

Brian Tuor said that our results in the crux monster episode were not accurate because the hang frames changed the forces. We test the geometry on my Bolt Buster concrete slab in this episode.

Geometry is not a myth - how hang frames change forces on highline anchors

Bobby Hutton and I show you the process of removing split shaft climbing bolts for an anchor at Sugar Loaf in Tahoe California and replacing it with 1/2" SS Powers bolts donated by ASCA (https://www.safeclimbing.org/). The Bolting Bible 2.020 version is now complete with 133 pages, 426 photos and 216 links THAT WORK.

Replacing split shaft climbing bolts with Powers Bolts at Sugar Loaf - Bolting Bible 2.020 is done!

The Titan Eterna's shocked us that we got very similar results in both shear and tension when we did our break tests in granite with Hilti 500 v3 epoxy glue. We got in shear 45.88KN, 51.32KN, and 44.88KN. We got in tension 42.14KN, 42.10KN and 47.70KN

Bolt Buster - 6 TITANIUM glue in climbing bolts - break test in slow motion

We tested 12mm crux monster bolts in a 45 degree angle in order to simulate the anchors we have at the GGBY festival. We had very different results with our shear and tension test in sandstone vs concrete samples. We cover all the numbers in this episode. Please don't bolt if you don't have to and if you do, put in something that will last a long long time. with Nick McPherson, Matheus Waeny, and Bobby Hutton.

BoltBuster - Crux Monster climbing bolts tested in 45 degrees with slow motion

3/8" threaded top split shaft bolts are super hard to hammer in and they snapped in tension at 22.52kn and 17.12kn and the snapped in shear at 37.50kn. These bolts were donated by Greg Barnes from the ASCA . Please don't bolt if you don't have to and if you do put in something that will last a long time and not shitty zinc plated split shaft bolts.

BoltBuster - Split shaft climbing bolts break tested in slow motion

Horizontal Fixe hangers for climbing lower offs broke at 20.74kn, 21.22kn, 20.20kn when pulled in shear. We tested zinc plated hangers but if you install these outside please use stainless steel. Please don't bolt if you don't have to and if you do, use something that will last a long long time. with Bobby Hutton

BoltBuster - Horizontal climbing hanger break test in slow motion

We demonstrate how to drill holes in rocks for climbing and highlining bolts in this video. This just covers a small part of our Bolting Bible (plus other resources) found at https://www.hownottohighline.com/

Bolting Bible - How to drill holes in rocks for climbing and highlining bolts

Wow. ½” dewalt power studs proved to be hard to break with our early setup. Tested in shear in concrete, we had the first one break the hanger at 48.88kn and the 2nd one didn’t break at 54.94kn and the last one we finally snapped at 60.92…. WITH A 30KN FIXE HANGER!!! If you're working with solid rock, these were impressive. Please don't bolt if you don't need to and use titanium if near the ocean and never use plated steel bolts outside. With Bobby Hutton

Bolt Buster - dewalt powerstud stainless wedge bolt - climbing and highline bolt break test

We tested the lowest bolt on the bolting totem pole. Cheap red heads. ⅜” red heads broke in shear at 20.50kn and 22.24kn and 19.22kn. Please don't bolt if you don't need to and use titanium if near the ocean and never use plated steel bolts outside. With Bobby Hutton

Bolt Buster - ⅜” zinc plated red heads - climbing and highline bolt break test

Fixe Hardware's Hely PLX-HCR forged glue in bolts, installed with Hilti 500 v3 epoxy, snapped in shear at 30.94kn and 29.80kn and 27.74kn. This is one of the few bolts that only requires a 3/8" hole and the duplex stainless supposedly gives it more corrosion resistance. Please don't bolt if you don't need to and use titanium if near the ocean and never use plated steel bolts outside. - with Bobby Hutton

BoltBuster - Fixe Hardware Hely PLX-HCR climbing and highline bolt break test

Fusion stainless steel climbing hangers bought from https://amzn.to/2JLoBq2 are rated for 30kn and broke at 31.10kn and 29.56kn and 31.22kn. They sell zinc plated bolts - please don’t use those outside! At over $5 a piece they are not really a deal. Tested with a Simpson strong tie TitenHD concrete screw from https://amzn.to/2WCBcBf in a ⅜” hole. Those are amazing bolts, especially if looking for a temporary anchor (assuming you can use power tools legally - not national parks). Please don't bolt if you don't need to and use titanium if near the ocean and never use plated steel bolts outside. With Bobby Hutton

Bolt Buster - Fusion climbing hangers bought on amazon broke below MBS!

Fixe hardware glue in bolt installed with Hilti 500 v3 epoxy tested in shear in our concrete tests pulled the bolt out of the hole at 55.88kn and 60.02kn and 49.70kn. - with Bobby Hutton

BoltBuster - Fixe glue in with Hilti 500 v3 - climbing and highline bolt break tests

We installed wave bolts with AC100 glue in holes that were not cleaned at all. The climbing bolt disengaged out of glue at 30.8kn and 22.88kn and 26.50kn. For reference, our other tests show these bolts get around 40kn in shear (regardless of glue) and around 40kn in tension if epoxy is used. with Bobby Hutton and edited by Nick McPherson

BoltBuster - Glue in holes not cleaned. Wave bolts in AC100 glue tension tests.

Wave bolts pulled out of the AC100 polyester glue in our tension test at 31.26kn and 28.46kn and 27.72kn. with Bobby Hutton.

BoltBuster - Wave bolts in AC100 glue tension break tests

SlackSnap's sister has been born! BoltBusters's first climbing bolt break tests are in this video. We are just warming up as we plan on breaking hundreds of bolts in all sorts of configurations, some normal and some unconventional.

Bolt Busters 1st break tests - climbing and highline BOLTS tested

3 Fixe glue ins installed with Liquid Roc 500 epoxy glue broke the weld at 45.78kn & 41.60kn & 41.12kn. With Bobby Hutton

Climbing and highlining bolt break test - Fixe glue in

BOLTING BIBLE! Read it! It's free for bolts sake. There is a hole lot of good stuff in there! Have a contribution to make to it, message me. https://www.slackademics.com/boltingb... Thank you Kieran Blood for helping with this episode and Nick McPherson for editing.

Climbing and Highlining BOLT holes. How NOT to drill wedge anchors and glue in epoxy bolts

David Keller (@ddawgdavid) and Ben Black (@benblackii) did a ton of highline bolt homework and is developing their local crag (Buckskin Crags in Canon City, CO) with great bolting technique. David put together this video showing his process so you can learn from a real life example.

Glue in bolt example for highlines and climbing

We did 14 tests on our new favorite 3 bolt pattern - the equilateral triangle. We did sliding Xs and BFKs and short anchors and long anchors and static ropes and dynamic ropes. Our results were shocking, so check it out so you know what is going on inside your anchor when you go highlining.

14 tests on triangle bolting patterns for highline anchors - do they equalize?

We filmed our installation of Monster Crux 12mmx150mm glue in bolts with Hilti 500 V3 glue at the fruitbowl in Moab Utah for the net at 2018 GGBY festival. Thank you Jerry Miszewski from https://www.balancecommunity.com, Ethan Arkin, and Dan Walsh for helping get these bolts in.

Highline glue in bolt installation for GGBY spacenet

Straight bolt patterns for highline anchors equalize quite poorly and BFKs are random at best. If it really matters what is the best pattern to get perfect equalization. 4 bolt patterns did well with giant parabolas and 3 bolt patterns did well with an equilateral triangle. Check out the numbers on each leg of our anchors in this video.

What is the perfect bolt pattern for highlining? Equilateral triangles might be the best!

About a year ago, we should "automatic" equalization was a myth when using a sliding x for an anchor and that BFK anchors were random at best. The bolts most in line see the most force and the closest bolts see the most force, so we cancel them out in this video by putting the center most bolts much further back than the sides and we were able to achieve equalization with our sliding X. This may be the future pattern we start to use when bolting highlines. Thank you Ben Donnelly for telling me about the issues of equalization and thank you Andy Lewis for letting me borrow your dynomometers to do this test.

Equalization is NOT a myth - new bolt pattern to make sliding x highline anchors equalize

What are things you should know about ROCKS? This isn't ROCKet science, or is it? We discuss the things we should consider before bolting.

Bolting Bible - Rocks - Things to know about rock types before installing highline bolts

How do highlining bolts affect other people? We discuss the things we should consider before bolting. You can find the Bolting Bible at www.slackademics.com/boltingbible and you can find it is also as a PDF on the site as well.

Bolting Bible - Ethics - When and where should we bolt highlines

Slacklines

This channel got started specifically for highlining adventures, but here we get into the basics of slacklining! If you're new to the community, this is a great place to start.
IMPORTANT - backup your trickline hardware with big enough stuff! We test no backups, small backups and then measure the force on big backups when we cut many tricklines. Our favorite trickline video yet and the start of our new How NOT to Trickline series!

We CUT Tricklines - do backups work?

4 different pulleys tested with low stretch polyester and high stretch nylon webbing = 8 longlines rigged in a day! It was crazy to get 1kn when pulling without multipliers, 0.6kn when pulling with 1 multiplier and 0.3kn when multiplied twice. It’s like two steps forward and 1 step backward.

4 Slackline Pulleys compared with LineScale2 Dynamometers

We pulled 3 slacklines with the new Infinity ratchet system from Spider Slacks and Slack Inov. Wow, that’s a lot easier than pulleys but it struggles with fat webbings and fat loops. This can be used when rigging giant highlines and can be left in the system or used with a separate piece of webbing and a linegrip.

Tension slacklines without pulleys - INFINITY gear review

Rig a slackline inside your house safely. We show you where to put your anchors, how to make and fill holes, and break test screws and eye bolts. Share with someone that wants a slackline in their house!

Set up a Slackline INSIDE - where and how to install anchors plus break tests

We did a job with Andy Lewis and this is how we set up temporary slacklines without trees. A more permanent slackline can be rigged without trees by building "dead man anchors", where you bury something and wrap a chain or rope around it and that becomes your anchor on either side.

How to set up slacklines without trees

The most expensive thing you will do slacklining/highlining is buy gear twice. In a perfect world you would buy gear that you can use for both slacklining and highlining. I present an option for an entire setup that would cost less than $1000 and you can do everything with and be able to add to it, rather than outgrow it.

Ultimate Buying Guide 2 of 3 - Set up a long slackline with minimal highline gear

Michael Melner and I went longlining in the park to see what forces we would get on the dynomometer.

Forces on a Slackline Anchor -How many kilonewtons of force do we have when we are slacklining

We teach highline rigging but in case you are new, here are the basics of slacklining.

How to slackline for beginners

We mostly focus on highline rigging but this time we did some slack basics and show you how to rig a primitive line with the PureKit 20 meter from Pure Slacklines.

How to set up a basic slackline - Unboxing the PureKit 20m

Highline University

Join us as we set up highlines all over the world, dive into the community, and show the learning process along the way!
We tape 6x 50m pieces of webbing so we can rig a 275m highline at Elephant Rock.

Taping a segmented highline with Inov Splits

No road closures, no bird closures, no hiking, no climbing. Welcome to Elephant Rock! 30m & 50m and & 275m

New Highlines in Yosemite - Establishing Elephant Rock

Alonso Rodriguez and his team rigged California's longest highline to date at 600m long and after a few sends and a lot of stoke, the wind destroyed it. Broken webbing, BFKs cut through, and bent bolts. Hear about their story on this episode.

California's longest highline broke in the wind!

@Ian_Eisenberg from @slackline_mallorca and @equilibrium_slacklines shows us how to do a shoulder stand on a slackline. With @camipaz.ramirez.

How to do shoulder stands on a slackline

All my webbing is in 50 meter sections now. Watch how I tape my main and backup slackline webbings together, add an extension and connect 2 pairs together with an inov split. If you have ideas that could make this better, please leave a comment. Please see our other Inov Split videos for how it works. Thank you Nick McPherson for filming and editing.

Taping segmented highlines - Inov Split tape techniques

It's great to practice rescues BEFORE you need to because it can be a lot more logistically complex than you might imagine. Watch several different methods of rescuing we practice at the International Slackline Association safety meeting in this episode. With Augustin Moinat, Simon Li, Charles Chillington Chater, Jason Clifford, Tlaloc Moctezuma Burns, Philipp Gesing, Joshua Leupolz, Kat Horton, and Sarah Gmeiner.

Highline rescue practice at the ISA meeting in Bern Switzerland

Give us your tips and tricks for rescues. We start the conversation in this episode with Kyle Lovett, Madeleine Mckenzie, and Cam Peters!

How NOT to do HIGHLINE rescues!

We filmed the entire process of rappelling, climbing and rigging all three lines at the super classic Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite. We show anchors and rappel spots on both sides of each line. This hopefully will save you unnecessary gear or a failed attempt when you climb and slackline the Lost Arrow Spire.

Lost Arrow Spire - Must watch before climbing or highlining. Tons of BETA!

We tried the Slack Inov Split in the park. My new favorite way to connect 50 meter sections of webbing for safer and more convenient highlines. We walk it, we slide rings over it, and we play with a main line failure... and I still love it. And walking a combination of super static webbing and super stretchy webbing felt quite nice when I was slacklining.

Slack Inov Split TESTED in the park - Connecting multiple highlines together made easy

One continuous piece on long highlines is dangerous because if the main were to fail, you would fall a long, long way down before the backup caught you. It's also impractical to buy a km long piece of webbing because you will never want to carry it for any projects that are shorter and traveling with it is difficult because it is over the 50lb bag weight limit when you fly. So after much research, we are presenting you the Slack Inov Split method of connecting 2 highlines together to be the safe, simple, and something we can all do with our webbing regardless if you have a sewing machine and regardless what company you buy your webbing from. Thank you Cam Peters for filming and rigging with me for over 4 hours for this episode.

What is the best way to connect multiple highlines together? Introducing the Slack Inov Split!

Let's alleviate traffic away from the most popular lines in Yosemite. We have lines here that are easy, hard, seasonal, open year around and more. This is to help make your trip to Yosemite just a little bit smoother. Please consider doing this for your local highline area, message me and we can work together to make it an episode on HowNOTtoHighline. Thank you for helping to get "Your Mom" up Catrina Sisco, Aurélio Rosa, and Kimberly Weglin! And thank you Mitch Jacobs for doing "The Watcher" write up.

Yosemite Beta 2.0 - Eichorn Pinnacle + Matthess Crest + Half dome + 3 other secret lines

Here is our How to Rig a Midline video translated into Russian, if you would like to help translate episodes please contact me! :) Thank you Aharon Khachatryan and team for your hard work on this.

Как натянуть короткий хайлайн - смотрите как установить мидлайн на вашем дворе (Midline in Russian)

Visiting Yosemite??? Here is almost everything you will need to know when you are there. I hope this helps your trip be the best experience it can be, but I hope this doesn’t drive too much traffic towards our classic lines. We discuss how to get around and how to follow the rules because that is most important in trying to preserve our fragile access there. We show you the classic areas of Taft, Rostrum and Lost Arrow Spire in this episode, but be sure to watch our next episode (part 2) which will show 6 other lines that you can rig in order to alleviate the traffic to the popular areas.

How NOT to Highline in Yosemite - Beta for Classic Lines

The most expensive thing you will do slacklining/highlining is buy gear twice. In a perfect world you would buy gear that you can use for both slacklining and highlining. I present an option for an entire setup that would cost less than $1000 and you can do everything with and be able to add to it, rather than outgrow it.

Ultimate Buying Guide 3 of 3 - Rigging a highline safely with minimal gear

I've had a permanent mid-line set up near my house for over a year and a half now and I show you how to set one up and how to keep it safe...ish.

How to rig a short highline - see how to set up a midline in your yard

Watch us use my new drone to tag a highline with fishing line and then reel it in with a drill. The Drone I used here is the Typhoon from Yuneec. A bit large for a big hike but it has muscle and felt fairly stable. Thank you Michael Melner and Mitch Jacobs for your help.

We used a drone to tag our highline for the first time at CRG 240!

Andy Lewis and I play with 5 dynomometers all afternoon to see if 13 different anchor set ups would equalize. Nerd out on these results!

Is Equalization a Myth on Highline Anchors??? 2 guys + 5 dynomometers + 13 anchors!!!

I just discovered a new way of using soft releases on highlines... on the static side! Using your tag line eliminates the need for a huge tail on your soft release and gives you all the flexibility to derig your highlines fast! This is much safer since your friends are not trying to put tension system back on to release tension and you don't have to wait. Why put the soft release on the tension side at all??? Soft release on the tension side means your friends have to send you slack just so you can send it back! Derig any size line in under a minute using this method that I call "soft release 2.0".

Derigging highlines - faster and safer with the Soft Release 2.0!!!

At GGBY 2017, Jerry Miszewski from Balance Community installed his modified version of hang frames instead of A-Frames at each anchor. This was the first time I saw these contraptions and thought they were nifty.

Are Hang Frames a cousin of A Frames? What is better for a highline?

What are things you shouldn't do when establishing highlines? Check what these experts have to say. Thank you Kim Weglin, Mauro Poletti, Ryan Robinson, Elias Tinseth, Garrison Rowland for your advice!

How NOT to establish Highlines - Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

How do you use tag lines to set up your highlines. Check it out on this episode.

Highline Tag Lines - Tips and Tricks

What are the different kinds of tag lines you can use. Check it out on this episode. Keep your eyes out for our other video on the tips and tricks on how to use tag lines. Thank you Michael Melner for letting me have some 3mm amsteel. It was helpful in this episode.

Highline Tag Line Options

What are your options for highline backups and how tight should you make them??? Check out our midline drop test to see if low & loose highlines are dangerous!!! Thank you Marco Fontana for your snow angel example.

Highline Backups - Types and Tensions

What kind of tape should you use on a highline and how do you do it? Check it out!

Taping Highlines

Confused by highline lingo? We explain the basics in this video! DON'T MISS THE BLOOPERS AT THE END! Thank you to Michael Melner, Garrison Rowland and Scott Hong for helping me fine tune this list.

Highline Lingo

What is the best way to catch a highline and should you even do it? Don't put yourself in a position where you HAVE TO catch but sometimes catching can be advantageous. And careful with the ninja catches, I've hyper-extended my arm several times in the last year doing so!

Catching Highlines

How do you manage a leash on a highline and what is the best way to whip off of it?

Highline Leashes 103 - Walking and Whipping

How to install your leash and how to tie into it. Don't use a carabiner to connect yourself to a highline!

Highline Leashes 102 - Installing and Tying In

Check out leash anatomy and leash maintenance. Never use a carabiner to connect yourself to a highline!!!

Highline Leashes 101 - Anatomy and Maintenance

Tips and Tricks to rigging highlines fast! Spend more time highlining and less time rigging... do as much prep work at home as possible!

Highlines - Rigging Efficiently

How to use weblocks when highlining, and safety issues to watch out for.

Highlining and Weblocks

Pros and Cons to rigging your highline anchor with static rope. This is for entertainment only. Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Highline Anchor with Static Rope

Stay clipped in when near cliff edges. NOT being clipped in with a personal anchor while working near a cliff edge will be your #1 risk to your highline trip... other than driving! This is for entertainment only. Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Highlining - Personal Anchors

How do you pad your highlines from abrasion, and is there such a thing as too much padding? Check it out on this episode! Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Padding Highline Anchors

What anchor connectors do you use and not use on a highline?

Highline Anchor Connectors

What are the pros and cons when rigging with spansets? Check it out on this episode!

Highline Anchor with Spansets

Climbing

This channel got started specifically for highlining adventures, but here we cross over into the world of climbing! The two are related in a number of ways, and we show how the logistics behind it all.
We smashed in climbing pitons like you use for hard aid routes in big walling and then… PULLED THEM OUT with a pulley system and a dynamometer. Lots of stuff on our slacksnap chart, these tests were samples #950-#958… all on our website. Email passthepitonspete@hotmail.com if you want the book “Hooking Up”.

Climbing PITONS for aid climbing big walls TESTED!

We pull tested both ways to tie a figure 8 and spoiler alert... it really doesn't make a difference. But it sure is fun to watch shit break! Let us know if you want us to collaborate on future projects and what you want to see.

Testing Climbing Figure 8s with Hard Is Easy

Ball Nutz by Trango and CAMP are tested in real rock by real dudes. They broke above MBS when they didn’t come out, and when they didn’t come out, they didn’t want to come out when we wanted to remove them! I broke these because they suck and we love breaking things. These are on our SlackSnap chart samples 959-965 on our website.

Ball Nutz Break Tests - climbing gear destroyed in slow motion

Eric Mac - @ericmacccc donated the Edelrid Megajul belay device and we tried and tried to break it. Ropes seem to break in the brake first. These are on our SlackSnap chart samples 920-923 on our website.

Break testing climbing belay device - Edelrid Megajul

Arrrrr! We tested hooks. Aid climbing hooks. I guess we can’t take granite for granite. Some hooks broke, some wires broke, and the rock kept breaking. These are on our SlackSnap chart samples 966-976 on our website. Email passthepitonspete@hotmail.com if you want the book “Hooking Up”.

Big wall climbing aid hooks TESTED in slow motion

Hunter Campbell @camp_316 donated a nylon Goldline twisted rope that he pulled out of a cave and believes was installed in the cave in the early 60s or early 70s. Never saw sunlight or water. 9.8kn to 13.8kn was our range. Lots of stuff on slacksnap chart, these tests were samples #924-#929…

50 year old cave rope break tested in slow motion

We pulled a set of TCU Climbing cams out of granite cracks and broke rocks, slings and wires. Samples 931 to 937 on our Slacksnap chart is on our website and these broke between 7kn and 18kn if the cam didn’t come out which is a huge range. The axial would get bent and make the lobes look all messed up! Dynamometer we broke is LineScale2

Climbing cams pulled over an edge! Break tests in real rock

We break test 6 very different climbing cams in the CamCrusher adapter for the SlackSnap machine. Samples 910 to 919 on our Slacksnap chart is on our website and these broke between 8kn and 16kn with the slings breaking first, usually, then the wire. The axial would get bent and make the lobes look all messed up!

Break testing climbing Cams

You asked, we finally did it! We tested 3 of each amazon knock off carabiners. Xinda, Favofit, Ayamaya and Big Wall Traverse brands (@Sam_Moritz donated the Traverse biners). Some are UIAA rated, some are not, some say they are… and are not. They all broke super good enough but we should support the name brands who are actually innovating. Will not link to these carabiners as I do not want to support them more than I already have brought attention to them. And don’t accidentally buy 12kn carabiners!!! They look the same on amazon.

Amazon Chinese Knockoff Climbing Carabiners TESTED

We give you lots of tips on how NOT to use cams and a few tips on how to do it. We break our first cam break test at the end!

How NOT to use cams for climbing trad gear - with break test!

If one bolt or cam fails on a sliding X, does the shock load create enough force to be dangerous. Many put limiter knots half way up the slings on both sides in order to limit the shock load but that reduces the strength of your sling significantly. So I use my body to see what it feels like when shock loading a mammut dyneema climbing sling. Filmed with Bobby Hutton, Russell Travis, Robbee Pitts in January 2020.

Climbing anchor shock loads are a myth - human testing in Yosemite

We bought 6 Mammut Crag Wire Gates and 6 Mammut Wall Micro Locks to test if microfractures were a myth. We abused 3 of each and broke test all of them on our slacksnap machine. Watch to see if any of them lost strength! We used a LineScale2 dynomometer which is great for slacklines and slow pull tests under 30kn. We purchased all this gear including the dynos but using the amazon links to buy the gear helps this channel out. Thank you Bobby Hutton for filming and helping break test.

Are MicroFractures a Myth in climbing carabiners? Slow motion break tests on new & abused gear

Sarah Sacky shares in this podcast about when she was lead climbing and took a bite of rope in her mouth to clip a quick draw higher but slipped. Broken jaw, couldn't smile, lost tooth! We all put ropes in our mouth from time to time... how would you do it safer???

Climbing lead fall with rope in mouth!!! Podcast of a broken jaw

We tested Mammut 8.0 dyneema climbing slings. Pulled normal, sliding x and with limiter knots. We also tested new vs old and found dyneema doesn't hold up well! Also limiter knots, when broken from force, break in the knot and the whole thing unravels so it isn't redundant. Do you think 2 climbing slings in a sliding X is a better solution to anchors??? -with Bobby Hutton

Mammut Dyneema Climbing Slings gear break test in slow motion - Limiter Knots are NOT redundant!!!

What forces are generated during a lead fall at a climbing gym? At Pipeworks climbing gym in Sacramento, CA, Michael Melner, TJ Gillick and Ryan Kowalski do some falling for science. We put dynamometers on the climber, belayer and the quickdraw in order to find out how many kilonewtons we generate. Our gear ratings are more helpful when we understand the forces we generate.

Lead falls in climbing gyms - how much forces does it generate? Climbing Science!

Yann Camus from https://blissclimbing.com/en/online-c... posted a question about quick links in his video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A69F... . He asked why climbing quick links are all rated 10kn when they are cross loaded. As we can see in this video the quick links don't fail at 10kn but they become irreversibly damaged.

SlackSnap - Camp & Maillon Rapide quick Links are all rated the same when cross loaded? Slow Motion!

We broke a bunch of super old climbing gear donated by Layne Zuelke on our slacksnap machine. The good results we had in this video does NOT mean old gear is safe. Everything has an expiration date, don't find out what yours is.

Break testing OLD Climbing gear on Slacksnap - Slings, dog bones, and ropes

Christian Black (@_christian_black_) shows us how to do big walls better! Christian shows us a better system that he has used when climbing El Capitan and other big walls in Yosemite Valley. We normally go over highlining rigging on this channel but this was gold. If you want to see more climbing videos, let me know in the comments below. Thank you @nickgoeswild for editing.

How NOT to Big Wall 2.0 - Better climbing beta when climbing El Capitan in Yosemite

We broke brand new Black diamond oval wiregate and Rocklock screwgates and 15 year old carabiners in slow motion break tests.

Black diamond carabiner break tests in slow motion

And we interrupt this highline channel to blast you with climbing logistics. This video shares as much as i could think up on the fly about big walling. Climbing tricks, anchor organization, hauling, sleeping, belaying and general logistics when you climb El Capitan or other big walls. Thank you Marco Fontana for helping me film and Daniel Ristow for editing.

How NOT to Big Wall - Climbing logistics when big walling

Rigging

Want to know the logistics behind setting up a highline? In this series, we go into the gear you'll need, different methods for different types of lines, and how to be safe for all of it!
This was a dream of mine for years. Justin Smestad and I helped Jerry Miszewski and Faith Dickey establish this in 2015, I rigged it with Friedi Kuhne, Lukas Irmler and Kyle Lovett in 2018 and now this time I rigged it 100% by myself in 11hrs 59min while I was hanging out with my friends Nick McPherson and Brian Ward. I believe this is the largest line ever rigged completely solo and it’s Yosemite’s longest line currently. I did enough pulling to equal hauling a 120lb haul bag up the entire face of El Capitan because of the Z dragging. I was only able to do this because Emily May hit me up on her way to Yosemite to tell me about their secret project with a Canadian group (Jan blazek Jirka georga Maurie kowalski) and I realized their line would have been up after I’ve been packing for 2 weeks for this and I can’t go later because GGBY and next year the area is closed for road construction. They were super kind enough to wait to rig it until I was done with this project in this video. I rigged it with the intention of rope swinging which went successful and will be in another episode. I did not walk this line because of the time crunch and Emily had a time crunch as well. She did great on it. Crossing it 3x with not that much time left in the day. Here is the story of this line being rigged! Dreams do come true with enough webbing, packing and stoke!

How I rigged a complex 291m highline in Yosemite BY MYSELF in 12 hours

How on earth does a 2km long highline get rigged? Watch the process on this episode. The world record long slackline was in Asbestos, Canada set up by Les Funambules Modernes. Thank you Michael Madsen (@magicmikeadventures) for the drone footage and Nick McPhearson (@nickgoeswild) for editing. Dany Bouchard (@danybchard), Heidi Blais (@heidiblais), Spencer Seabrooke (@spencerseabrooke), Mia Noblet (@mianoblet), Lukas Irmler (@lukasirmler), Camille Langlois-Barriere (@that_girl_with_the_sunflowers), Liz Thomas (@lizasouras) Julien Desforges, Anthony Boulay, Renaud Vézeau, Ludovic Tardif, Michael Madsen, Ari DeLashmutt, et Caël Trudeau-Cauchon, Mat Bas Félix Paradis, Nicolas Husson, Matthieu Plante, Karine Lequy, Thierry Leroux, Adiact Valladares, Dominic Bouchard, Danick Pellerin, Cinthia Duc, Fabioloshky Martinez, Axl Ch, Maxime Pelletier, Audrey Noémie, Matthew McMillan, Ryan Jenks, Heidi Blais, Thomas Courtois.

How to rig a 2km long highline with 30 people in Asbestos Quebec Canada

Daniel Ristow flies by me within 3 meters at 105mph! Check out our logistics on how we coordinated the project on this episode of HowNOTtoHighline @danielristow. Thank you Lorenzo DeMuro, Nick McPherson, Rachel Bakin, and Brandon Hibler for helping this hot tub idea come to fruition.

Wingsuit flies by me on a highline!

This is a project that I have planned for 2 years now. 2005 i failed at climbing it. 2006 I climbed it but failed at rigging the highline. 2010 I rigged highline but failed at walking it. I have had a few successful trips since then but it was always a 3 day project with a team and now you can watch my journey as I attempt to do everything by myself in under 24 hours from Lodi which is a 3 hour drive from Yosemite. Please share in the comments below, or in a private message, any difficult project with a meaningful story that you are planning or have done. Share the stoke!

Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite National Park - Climb and Highline, in a day, couch to couch by myself

Watch us use my new drone to tag a highline with fishing line and then reel it in with a drill. The Drone I used here is the Typhoon from Yuneec. A bit large for a big hike but it has muscle and felt fairly stable. Thank you Michael Melner and Mitch Jacobs for your help.

We used a drone to tag our highline for the first time at CRG 240!

We crossed the gully at Taft point using the classic 100 foot anchors for one side and rigged natural on the other. Good job Garrison Rowland for sending this line and getting the Yosemite record . Thank you team for helping rig this dream. Kim Weglin, Garrison Rowland, Mauro Poletti, Ben Donnelly, Natalie Kinsaul.

Highline Rigging Example - Yosemite Taft Point 615 foot line (187 meters)

We established 5 highlines in iceland in a week. Check out all 5 episodes where we explain how we did each one! This 5th line was on a pile of small rocks.

Highline Rigging Example - Iceland Part 5 of 5 - Esja

We established 5 highlines in Iceland in a week. Check out all 5 episodes where we explain how we did each one! This 4th line was on a glacier! Thank you Doddy (Þórður Sævarsson) for hosting team "So Fucking Cold" (Sara Kokkelenberg, Kim Weglin and myself) and providing the music for this video in his album "My Sweet Baklava - Drops of Sounds". Thank you Joshua Tabti for narrating the mating dance of the Giant Puffin!

Highline Rigging Example - Iceland Part 4 of 5 - Glacier

We established 5 highlines in Iceland in a week. Check out all 5 episodes where we explain how we did each one! This 3rd line was rigged was in a wind storm! Thank you Doddy (Þórður Sævarsson) for hosting team "So Fucking Cold" (Sara Kokkelenberg, Kim Weglin and myself) and providing the music for this video in his album "My Sweet Baklava - Drops of Sounds".

Highline Rigging Example - Iceland Part 3 of 5 - Nappa

We established 5 highlines in Iceland in a week. Check out all 5 episodes where we explain how we did each one! This 2nd line was rigged on mud cliffs! Thank you Doddy (Þórður Sævarsson) for hosting team "So Fucking Cold" (Sara Kokkelenberg, Kim Weglin and myself) and providing the music for this video in his album "My Sweet Baklava - Drops of Sounds".

Highline Rigging Example - Iceland Part 2 of 5 - Haifoss

We established 5 highlines in Iceland in a week. Check out all 5 episodes where we explain how we did each one! This first line was rigged in a cloud! Thank you Doddy (Þórður Sævarsson) for hosting team "So Fucking Cold" (Sara Kokkelenberg, Kim Weglin and myself) and providing the music for this video in his album "My Sweet Baklava - Drops of Sounds".

Highline Rigging Example - Iceland Part 1 of 5 - Akrafjall

Want to see how we rigged an all natural line on Half Dome? Check this episode out because we also show you a 2 litter bottle full of poop! Thank you Michael Melner for filming me on top of half dome while I kept screwing up, you are a champ! Thank you Scott Hong for the video footage and teaching me more artistic editing. Thank you Garrison Rowland for inspiring me to push my limits and congrats on a full man onsight. Thank you Kim Weglin for doing cool shit and being pretty when you do it! Love you!

Highline Rigging Example - Yosemite Half Dome

Check out how we rigged 3 all natural lines in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Thank team: Andy Lewis, Scott Rogers, Kim Weglin, Alex Mason, Carly McGee, and Annelise Temple. Photo credits: Scott Roger, Wingate Motion.

Highline Rigging Example - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Here is a case study of us rigging our last highline. It doesn't dive into a lot detail but gives a big picture of how we rig and derig. Please let us know in comments how you want future rigging examples to look. This line was at Consumnes River Gorge (CRG) in Placerville, CA. This was the 700 foot line 200(ish) meters that Jerry Miszewski broke the world record on (when it was a world record). It was rigged the new feather pro from balance community for the main and backup. We had less than 1000lbf or 4kn on the line (not measured but guessed) on the main line and the backup was taped every 15 feet with an average of a foot of sag between each tape (so less than 0 tension). Sewn loops on static side and Weblock 4.0s on the tension side. Thank you team: Kim Weglin, Garrison Rowland, Nick Honnold, Tim Hawkins.

Highline Rigging Example - Consumnes River Gorge (CRG), California

Here is a case study of us rigging our last highline. It doesn't dive into a lot detail but gives a big picture of how we rig and derig. Please let us know in comments how you want future rigging examples to look. Thank you SlacklifeBC for the Lion Webbing. Thank you team: Kim Weglin, Garrison Rowland, Michael Melner, Sara Wilson, Marco Fontana, and Xavier Staggs

Highline Rigging Example - Yosemite Rostrum 195

Human Testing

This channel is all about testing limits, and of course humans are needed for such experimentation! Check out some of the whackiest things we've done to find out the truth behind safety and best practices.
We used a climbing sling with a sliding x on 2 bolts, then eliminated one to shock load the anchor, while I was on the highline. Making highlining dangerous again! With Bobby Hutton and Tj Gillick

Shockloading Highlines is a Myth - more human testing

When we rigged our CRG 200m experiment our 50 meter section of pink tube had no backup loops. So @Matthew_McMillan and I set up the same highline configuration in the park and play with different lengths for extenders.

Slackline Extenders. How long do your highline extenders need to be for your Inov Splits?

We cut the main line on a 200 meter line! Both a continuous setup AND with an Inov Split highline. Thank you Matthew McMillan, Matt Stolling, Travis Phillips, Levi Lowe, Rob Smith (Slimb soap) for helping with this experiment.

We cut a 200 meter long highline. TWICE. Inov Split Slackline experiment at Cosumnes River Gorge

We built 3 different shapes of spacenets and put dynamometers on the legs, perimeter and inside weave to see where all the forces are. You can find the chart of all this data at https://www.slackademics.com/hnth/forces

You won't believe how much FORCE a slackline space net PERIMETER sees when highlining

We did 14 tests on our new favorite 3 bolt pattern - the equilateral triangle. We did sliding Xs and BFKs and short anchors and long anchors and static ropes and dynamic ropes. Our results were shocking, so check it out so you know what is going on inside your anchor when you go highlining.

14 tests on triangle bolting patterns for highline anchors - do they equalize?

Watch the differences in the dynamometers when we embed them into a slackline pulley system. If you think of other fun slack science experiments we can do, leave a comment or if you want to make an episode that we share on this channel, message me on my personal fb page and we can collaborate.

Forces inside of a slackline block and tackle pulley. Does a 5:1 distribute the load evenly?

We tried the Slack Inov Split in the park. My new favorite way to connect 50 meter sections of webbing for safer and more convenient highlines. We walk it, we slide rings over it, and we play with a main line failure... and I still love it. And walking a combination of super static webbing and super stretchy webbing felt quite nice when I was slacklining.

Slack Inov Split TESTED in the park - Connecting multiple highlines together made easy

Straight bolt patterns for highline anchors equalize quite poorly and BFKs are random at best. If it really matters what is the best pattern to get perfect equalization. 4 bolt patterns did well with giant parabolas and 3 bolt patterns did well with an equilateral triangle. Check out the numbers on each leg of our anchors in this video.

What is the perfect bolt pattern for highlining? Equilateral triangles might be the best!

I've been asked about only using whoopie slings as anchor material several times, so we put it to the test in this video. If you have slack science ideas you want to see leave a comment or if you want to make an episode that gets shared on HNTH, please message me and get involved!

Can you build highline anchors only with whoopie slings?

About a year ago, we should "automatic" equalization was a myth when using a sliding x for an anchor and that BFK anchors were random at best. The bolts most in line see the most force and the closest bolts see the most force, so we cancel them out in this video by putting the center most bolts much further back than the sides and we were able to achieve equalization with our sliding X. This may be the future pattern we start to use when bolting highlines. Thank you Ben Donnelly for telling me about the issues of equalization and thank you Andy Lewis for letting me borrow your dynomometers to do this test.

Equalization is NOT a myth - new bolt pattern to make sliding x highline anchors equalize

What are the limits of a drone. The small Mavic Air and DJI Spark drones can carry a surprising amount of fishing line or paracord but it is also interesting to see what the limits are so we know how far we can push it when we try to tag highlines. Caution: this is NOT what drones are designed for and you can damage your drone or get hurt and if you need to be told this, you shouldn't be flying drones.

How much weight can a Mavic Air & DJI Spark haul to tag a highline?

Normal highline situations generally have a healthy safety ratio but when we start doing projects where there are a bunch of people on one system, it can get risky if not properly rigged. The Ticket to the Moon project with hammocks in Bismantova Italy inspired this video/ The set up had an MBS of 120kn and they put a max force of 30kn with 18 highliners all on a single system. Watch what happens to the dynomometer every time we add a slackliner on this single system.

How much force do 10 slackliners put on a slackline?

The Buckingham method is to use a linegrip + hangover to tension a slackline or highline with an efficient 3 to 1 system. I had a lot of grips and hangovers so we decided to put a bunch together... making the Buckingham Palace. (I had a G2 linegrip in this video, not a G4, but all WLL was correct... opps!) Thank you Kyle Lovett for filming and Neil Skinner for reading the static side dynomometer. And thank you Friedi Kühne, Robert Yuwiler, Cameron Nelson, and Kyle Lovett for lending me hangovers and thank you Andy Lewis for the extra dynomometers.

Slackline tensioning experiment - Buckingham Palace

Taft 960 or "Dusk to Dawn" is Yosemite's biggest highline at 292 meters and has finally been sent after it was first rigged 3 years ago with Jerry Miszewski. Friedi Onsighted in the dark, and Lukas sent the next morning so they decided "Dusk to Dawn" was good name. Robert Yuwiler onsighted it and Mark Boyd crossed it as well. Everyone else enjoyed crossing it one way or another. Thank you to those who sent the line and Kyle Lovett, Zollie Goodman, Kim Weglin, Christian Saupe, and Sebastian Segraves for helping rig the line and being involved.

Forces on anchors and leashes on a big 292 meter highline

Michael Melner and I went longlining in the park to see what forces we would get on the dynomometer.

Forces on a Slackline Anchor -How many kilonewtons of force do we have when we are slacklining

Do tight highlines or loose highlines create more forces on the anchor when you fall off and take a whipper. I volunteered to test this out by falling 3x on loose Skypilot webbing from SlacklifeBC and again 3x after tightening it. Results were very similar! This test is interesting if you are always wondering how much force your whippers are creating.

Forces on the anchors during highline whippers at the Rostrum in Yosemite National Park

Andy Lewis and I play with 5 dynomometers all afternoon to see if 13 different anchor set ups would equalize. Nerd out on these results!

Is Equalization a Myth on Highline Anchors??? 2 guys + 5 dynomometers + 13 anchors!!!

How much force does a 102lb women vs a 214lb man put on rope jump ropes and anchors? We put a dynomometer on the ropes and the anchors. Check out our "Rope Jump Science" chart to find out what happens! Thank you Anthony Ricco, Robert Boulter, Raguel Hagalinsson, Liz Thomas, Homer Manson for risking your life for "science"!

EXTREME Rope Jumping in Moab Utah - How much force is created on the rope and the anchor???

Here is a case study of us rigging our last highline. It doesn't dive into a lot detail but gives a big picture of how we rig and derig. This line was at Consumnes River Gorge (CRG) in Placerville, CA. This was the 700 foot line 200(ish) meters that Jerry Miszewski broke the world record on (when it was a world record). It was rigged the new feather pro from balance community for the main and backup. We had less than 1000lbf or 4kn on the line (not measured but guessed) on the main line and the backup was taped every 15 feet with an average of a foot of sag between each tape (so less than 0 tension). Sewn loops on static side and Weblock 4.0s on the tension side. Thank you team: Kim Weglin, Garrison Rowland, Nick Honnold, Tim Hawkins.

Highline whipper forces on an anchor - 73 meter line at CRG (Consumnes River Gorge) Placerville

We dropped a bag with 170lbs of rocks on our amsteel backup line... check it out!!!

Drop test - Amsteel as a Highline Backup with climbing extenders

Slacksnap

We've devised a device to measure breaking points of all things slack. When will they snap? Check out this channel to find out!
4 different pulleys tested with low stretch polyester and high stretch nylon webbing = 8 longlines rigged in a day! It was crazy to get 1kn when pulling without multipliers, 0.6kn when pulling with 1 multiplier and 0.3kn when multiplied twice. It’s like two steps forward and 1 step backward.

Slackline webbing breaks super low! Testing Nova

Hunter Campbell @camp_316 donated a nylon Goldline twisted rope that he pulled out of a cave and believes was installed in the cave in the early 60s or early 70s. Never saw sunlight or water. 9.8kn to 13.8kn was our range. Lots of stuff on slacksnap chart, these tests were samples #924-#929…

50 year old cave rope break tested in slow motion

We built a full quad anchor out of 6mm accessory cord that is only 6kn strong... and were getting 32kn. SlackSnap chart on website. Live life high... safely. It's all free at https://www.slackline.com/

Climbing Quad Anchor break test with 6mm accessory cord

Benjamin Schuldt donated some 60cm mammut contact slings made out of dyneema, which is very slippery so when one side breaks of a leg of a climbing anchor when a girth hitch or clove hitch is used it isn't very redundant. Yann Camus came up with a combo that might be more redundant.

Are climbing master points made with a girth hitch or clove hitch REDUNDANT???

We tested Mammut 8.0 dyneema climbing slings. Pulled normal, sliding x and with limiter knots. We also tested new vs old and found dyneema doesn't hold up well! Also limiter knots, when broken from force, break in the knot and the whole thing unravels so it isn't redundant. Do you think 2 climbing slings in a sliding X is a better solution to anchors??? -with Bobby Hutton

Mammut Dyneema Climbing Slings gear break test in slow motion - Limiter Knots are NOT redundant!!!

Yann Camus from https://blissclimbing.com/en/online-c... posted a question about quick links in his video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A69F... . He asked why climbing quick links are all rated 10kn when they are cross loaded. As we can see in this video the quick links don't fail at 10kn but they become irreversibly damaged.

SlackSnap - Camp & Maillon Rapide quick Links are all rated the same when cross loaded? Slow Motion!

We broke a bunch of super old climbing gear donated by Layne Zuelke on our slacksnap machine. The good results we had in this video does NOT mean old gear is safe. Everything has an expiration date, don't find out what yours is.

Break testing OLD Climbing gear on Slacksnap - Slings, dog bones, and ropes

We broke brand new Black diamond oval wiregate and Rocklock screwgates and 15 year old carabiners in slow motion break tests.

Black diamond carabiner break tests in slow motion

Over 50 samples in the last 8 months on SlackSnap we have explored different sewing patterns on slackline webbing so we get the highest strength out of something that isn't redundant when we highline. If you put in a thick enough thread in often enough, it will hold but watch what we learn in this episode.

Sewn Loop Patterns on webbing - what is the strongest pattern to sew loops on your slacklines?

We did 36 break tests to see how strong the Inov Split system is with 5mm and 6mm soft shackle connectors. Find the chart at https://www.slackademics.com/hnth/sla...Thank you Daniel Ristow and Lorenzo DeMuro for helping with this episode.

Inov Split break tests. Are segmented highline connections safe?

Lorenzo DeMuro donated his 3.5 year old Arc'teryx 395a climbing harness to SlackSnap and we tested the belay loop, waist belt and leg loops.

Arc'teryx 395A Harness Break Test! How strong is the most expensive harness highliners use?

Thank you Rob Smith from Slimb Soap for prepping and breaking 100 samples to be SlackSnapped to help us understand dirt and webbing a little bit more. Thank you Dan Walsh, President of SlacklineUS and owner of Concord Analytics for creating this chart for us found at https://public.tableau.com/profile/da...

How does dirt affect your slackline webbing. 100 break tests on SlackSnap!

I tested my 60lb fishing line and my 200lb fishing line and I discovered I now need 120lb fishing line

ACTUAL Fishing Line Strength - What do you need to tag your highlines?

This video is in response to a video demonstrating that soft shackles reduced the strength of webbing sewn loops too much to be safe on a highline. We did over 10 break tests to demonstrate that they are super good enough. We even broke a 12mm quicklink with a super old 8mm soft shackle. Thank you Lorenzo DeMuro and Kyle Lovett for helping make this video.

Soft shackles on slackline sewn loops. Are they safe to use on a highline?

We use and break test the Coloz Souz Slackline leash protector found at https://souzslackline.com/product/lea.... (They did not sponsor this video).

Highline leash ring TESTED in Chapada, Brazil. Break testing the Souz Slackline leash protector.

We break test 2 new highline leashes and 3 old ones on our SlackSnap machine plus static ropes of all sizes. Elliot Kirk (@elliotisanoodle) and I also whip for science at Kirby Cove in San Francisco so we know how strong slackline leashes need to be.

Highline leashes break super weird! SLACKSNAP!

What a better way to have a grand opening than to break the single most expensive piece of hardware you can buy... A LINEGRIP. If you want to see the history of all the different version of the Linegrip, check out https://www.linegrip.com/linegrip-mod...

Slackline Linegrip break test in slow motion with our finished Slack Snap 2.0

Watch how the snatch performs as a webbing grip on this episode. We tested it on slippery moonwalk, strong spider silk, and random McFly (because it was laying there!)

Break testing the Snatch linegrip - SlackSnap

Just a teaser episode! Tried breaking Giovanni Marengo's 3d printed grip on my protype slacksnap machine. Meh, machine needs tweeking, grip is pretty strong. String broke at 1950lbf. Urethane printed grip at the end is from Hendric Vogel and exploded at 1750lbf. More testing to come.

Slacksnap teaser - 3d printed grips

It pisses me off no one really knows if piss damages webbing! So here we "release" some "showers" upon our samples and then break test them. Warning: don't try this at home... because it is gross!

SlackSnap - Does pee weaken slackline webbing? You will be "pissed" by the results!

I did what I do best at and fell off my highline! But I put the dynomometer between me and the leash to find out how much force the only NON-redundant part of our highline sees.

How much FORCE does your LEASH have when you fall off a highline?

Fiber reinforced tape is great to tape your main line and backup together on a highline because it won't tear when it is windy or during whippers, but is it so strong that it can break your webbing? We tested fiber tape, duct tape, and climbing tape up to 16 layers thick on our break test machine and filmed it in slow motion.

Slack Snap - Can fiber reinforced tape break your highlines

(Thank you Anthony Chandler for the PORTUGUESE and Aharon Khachatryan for the Russian subtitles!) The Slackline WoodGrip by Kyriakos Kyriakakis goes up against the time tested beloved G4 Linegrip. The WoodGrip is 2.5x lighter and 4x cheaper but is it just as strong? This is also an open source project so Kyriakos shows how he makes it (thank you George Economou for filming it) and the beta can be found at https://www.slackademics.com/hnth/sla...

SlackSnap: Woodgrip vs Linegrip - what's the best grip for your highline and slackline rig

Here are 32 break tests to compare how sewn loops hold up on webbing. We compare the strength of the loops that I had done by a local source at the jump center near where I live with the strength of webbing in weblocks. We film each break in slow motion and organized a chart that can be found at Slackademics. https://www.slackademics.com/hnth/sla...

Slack Snap! - Break testing sewn loops on slackline webbing in slow motion

FINALLY! I dreamed of doing this a year ago and I finally have a SlackSnap machine worthy of the task. We are going to break stuff... lots of stuff. In fact I've already done 70 samples. It is portable, it can "safely" go up to 177KN and unsafely to 222KN. Why on earth do I want something so strong??? I want to break ANYTHING we think of. Please don't try this at home and just let me do it.

SlackSnap - How I built my 222KN break test machine - slackline gear breaking in slow motion

Rope Jumping

Want to take an adrenaline rush to the next level? Rope jump off a highline! But, make sure to do it safely. This channel has the beta.

How NOT to Rig a Rope Swing as seen on Pushing the Line - Discovery Plus

Does the climbing rope you fall on see a different force at the top than the bottom of it and why? We do some human testing on this In Line Rope Swing at Elephant Rock. As long as your big highline is high enough, you can rope swing off any of them now. You don’t need a rock off to the side for an exit. In line rope swinging opens up all sorts of new spots to fly through the air.

Different forces on top and bottom of same climbing rope? Human testing on a Rope Swing

Can someone hang onto 2 to 3kn? We did human testing! We also tested the forces when people jump swing. Want to know how to haul people back up? We cover that too. This is a full value episode.

The Insanity Rope Swing in Moab Utah - Human testing!

We love rope jumping and we found a new spot. We did 2 jumps, one with a tire just to be funny and one holding my iphone 11 to see how stable it is. Edited by Nick McPherson

Testing iPhone 11 stabilization on a giant rope swing attached to a slackline

World's largest tire swing with (not on) pink tube!!! I love bagging pointless non-verifiable world records to make fun of slackline world records. Oh, here is another stupid one. I rigged the 291m line this is attached to 100% solo, other than my camera guys Nick McPherson and @BrianWard giving me a snack halfway through. The episode of my pulling and pulling and pulling this line over comes out in 10 days.

World's largest tire swing - in Yosemite

We rope swing at the Rostrum in Yosemite National Park off the 100 meter highline stabilizing the ring with additional soft shackles attached to one of the connector joints on our highline. We are also experimenting with arborist ascending methods to eliminate the need to pull people up as that can save a lot of gear and work for the team. This was the first time I held onto a super 8 to see if the rope would rip out of my hands and I was able to do it! Stay tuned for more stunts now that we know how stupid we can be!

How NOT to Rope Jump. Extreme rope swinging off highlines with the Inov Split Stabilizer

I show off my muscles and try skateboarding at the fruitbowl in Moab... then I fell off the cliff!!! Here is a cheesy rope jump video just for fun.

Skateboarder in costume falls off cliff! Extreme Rope jumping!

Is it safe to stabilize highline rings ON TOP OF an Inov Split for a rope swing. We pull test a simulated rope jump rig in the park and filmed it slow motion. This "Jenks Stabilizer" with 2 additional soft shackles could be all we need for the most efficient yet redundant rope swing configuration on a highline. Thank you Lorenzo Demuro, Brandon Hibler and Nick McPherson for helping with this episode.

Rope Swing Break Test Slow Motion - How strong is the "Jenks Stabilizer" on highlines

We had 6 anchors and put up 7 lines on the horizontal part when we jumped at the fruitbowl. We were trying to overkill it. I wasn't that stoked on the results. I then rant about being safe on rope jumps and explain why I share information that some people feel shouldn't be open source.

Rope Jump rigging tips and ranting about the dangers

Here is a safe, efficient way to pull people back up after rope jumping right back to the spot they jumped from! Thank you Raguel Hagalinsson (@remolads) for trusting us to get you back up!

How to Haul people back up after an Extreme Rope Jump at the Fruitbowl in Moab

How much force does a 102lb women vs a 214lb man put on rope jump ropes and anchors? We put a dynomometer on the ropes and the anchors. Check out our "Rope Jump Science" chart to find out what happens! Thank you Anthony Ricco, Robert Boulter, Raguel Hagalinsson, Liz Thomas, Homer Manson for risking your life for "science"!

EXTREME Rope Jumping in Moab Utah - How much force is created on the rope and the anchor???

Friedi Kühne wanted his first glance at the fruitbowl in Moab Utah to be seconds before jumping into the abyss. We walked him down blindfolded and tied him in. He pulled off his blindfold seconds before jumping! Would you trust your friends to do this??? I hope not!!!

Would you rope jump off a cliff you've never seen... and didn't tie yourself in??? Friedi Kühne Did!

Want to see how we rigged our rope swing off our highline? We also had a nifty way of hauling people back up without them being attached to the haul line. This is high risk and only super experienced riggers should do this only AFTER they have jumped with someone who knows what they are doing. I'm hoping that showing you how to rig a rope swing will overwhelm you with how much detail goes into a safe rig and that someone doesn't see a jump video and think they can clip 2 dynamic ropes to a highline and start jumping off cliffs. Please be careful!

How Not to Rope Jump - Extreme Rope Jumping off Highlines!

Dan Osman has inspired many with his climbing and his rope jumping. Alex Honnold did a tribute to the late Dan Osman by repeating a speed free solo. I am paying tribute to Dan by repeating a rope swing he did at the Rostrum in Yosemite. Thank you Dan and Alex for your inspiration! Original free solo was in "Masters of Stone IV"

Dan Osman Rope Jump Tribute with an Alex Honnold Spoof!

Spacenets

Another creative way to take an outdoor adventure: bounce around on a spacenet! Here is a channel combining our knowledge of highlining with the natural next step of spacenet rigging.
Tree forts are a thing of the past. Tree nets only take some climbing rope and a TON of paracord and a TON of time! Please don't fall out of trees!

HUGE tree nets with Andy Lewis - Modern day tree forts

We look at an 8 year old tree net (I didn't build it!) that is deteriorating and strangling a tree and try to do some repairs with paracord. Please stay clipped in while working in a tree. Please only build these in healthy trees on your property. Please don't be an idiot and get hurt. With @Charlies_web and @SagleySight

How NOT to install a Tree Net - These are way more fun than Tree Houses!

This project was a collaboration from so many slackers, ideas and crossed fingers that it was very exciting to have it officially rigged for www.ggbygather.org . The net was hand woven in my living room and in the park square by square by an amazing team over several months. Thank you to @charlies_webs @mikevanbikeman @sagelysight @tati.gaia @jmanslackin @loriggzo @spencermcbrideable @wind_bender_shea @meladapted.

How we rigged the giant space net for GGBY and walked a slackline set up in the middle!

Before GGBY (https://ggbygathering.org/) we set up the net for some silly shenanigans but only had a few people. Andy Lewis rigged his nanogon spacenet with the "shower curtain method" near this area so we gave it a try. Watch us learn how not to do it. Team who built the GGBY spacenet: @charlies_webs @mikevanbikeman @sagelysight @tati.gaia @jmanslackin @loriggzo @spencermcbrideable @wind_bender_shea @meladapted Rigging team for this specific project: @spencermcbrideable @matheus_waeny @dirtbaggenius, @mikevanbikeman, @Vertical_escapades, @Zachw_1999 Wingsuiters: @danielristow @bendicko101 @havfun_flyfast @tristan_flies

Highline rigging 2.0 - How to rig a 350lb spacenet with only a few people

How are all the fancy patterns woven in the spacenet for GGBY Highline Gathering? Our expert weaver, Charlie Sand (@charlies_webs), shows us. All these monkeys helped until their fingers bled: Michael T Vanderburg, Thanatos Mors, Tati Gaia Permact, Jason Man, Lorenzo DeMuro, Spencer McBride, Shea Servo, Michael Melner. @TreeNetWilly and @treeweaves also make nets professionally.

How NOT to weave spacenets - fancy ass patterns in the GGBY spacenet

Go to www.ggbygathering.org to get your tickets so you can play on this net.

Giant spacenet drone footage

12 nets, 5 miles of paracord, 500 hours of weaving and $5000 in materials and we have what we believe is world record 1600 square foot net with a 400 square foot hole so big that we rigged a slackline inside of it. Thank you to Charlie Sand, Michael T Vanderburg, Tati Gaia, Lorenzo DeMuro, Jason Man, TJ Gillick, Spencer McBride, Shea Servo, and Michael Melner for helping build this one of a kind master piece. (edit done by Nick McPherson) www.ggbygathering.org

Giant space net for GGBY is done!

GGBY is getting a new net. It's going to be 1600 square feet and the hole is so big in the middle that we will rig a highline INSIDE of it. It will have almost 5 miles of paracord and over 300 hours of weaving. Watch the learning and building process in this episode with Lorenzo DeMuro, Michael Melner, Jason Man, and Nick McPherson.

The making of GGBY 2019's NEW HUGE SPACENET. 1600 square feet!

We built 3 different shapes of spacenets and put dynamometers on the legs, perimeter and inside weave to see where all the forces are. You can find the chart of all this data at https://www.slackademics.com/hnth/forces

You won't believe how much FORCE a slackline space net PERIMETER sees when highlining

Rocco Fucetola, Anthony Cresap, and Kevin Tayah built a 16ft sided spacenet and they share their journey in detail. You can find them at @ark_se

How do you build a slackline spacenet? Detailed instructions on building a bomber highline spacenet

Check out how we rigged the spacenet at GGBY 2018. We had 4kn on the line most of the time and the spider silk breaks at 42kn in all my slacksnap tests and we had 4 layers of it. It wasn't perfect but it was super safe enough! Getting 2 lines to hold the tension didn't work out but with the slackline above (the jelly line) holding the corners up, it reduced the force by half.

Space net at GGBY 2018 had 10:1 safety ratio and 4x redundancy

Purely For Fun

What does every series on this channel have in common? We do it to have FUN! Here is a series dedicated just to the motivation behind it all.
Andy Lewis (@sketchyandylewis) is getting more responsible but sometimes he still does sketchy things. Sylvan Christensen (@sylvanslacks) droned over a 1/8" or 3mm Technora 12 cord that Andy got from his super bowl project attached to a taped open carabiner and hooked the chain on the Witch tower in Moab Utah... THEN ANDY SCOOTED ACROSS IT!!! The next day he BASER jumped out of a plane and landed on the tower next to it, "The Warlock" with Joshua G. (@joshua_wild_skies). Of course I break test the tech cord when I got home and discovered it was at it's limits with the overhand knots he tied in it! with Logan O'Brien and Madeleine Mckenzie

Two Sketchiest ways to tag a highline - with Sketchy Andy Lewis

Andy Lewis surprised me with a tandem base jump off the GGBY Highline Gathering net. What a cool experience!!!

Tandem Base Jump with Andy Lewis - Base Jump Moab

This is a throwback episode from 2011 from pre-Youtube Ryan. The Yosemite culture is to do epic projects in a day and doing an ultra day hike sounded like fun, mostly because people said I shouldn't do it! :) I trained for the Rim to Rim to Rim Grand Canyon hike by hiking Half Dome 2x in one day. Just as I thought I was pretty special half way up the 2nd lap on Half Dome, a real marathon hiker told me they did in 3x in a day (in the same amount of time it took me to do it 2x in a day) haha.

Ultra day hike - Grand Canyon R2R2R

Here are 10 tips and tricks for things I learned the first year I went to Burning Man. Everyone's first year is a learning curve so hopefully this video make your first trip less curvy.

Burning Man - 10 Tips and Tricks to make the most out of your experience

I show off my muscles and try skateboarding at the fruitbowl in Moab... then I fell off the cliff!!! Here is a cheesy rope jump video just for fun.

Skateboarder in costume falls off cliff! Extreme Rope jumping!

These real life slackers open up about their relationships... with their slackline gear!

Are you in an Open Relationship with your Slackline Gear?

What are things you shouldn't do when establishing highlines? Check what these experts have to say. Thank you Kim Weglin, Mauro Poletti, Ryan Robinson, Elias Tinseth, Garrison Rowland for your advice!

How NOT to establish Highlines - Taft Point, Yosemite National Park

Dan Osman has inspired many with his climbing and his rope jumping. Alex Honnold did a tribute to the late Dan Osman by repeating a speed free solo. I am paying tribute to Dan by repeating a rope swing he did at the Rostrum in Yosemite. Thank you Dan and Alex for your inspiration! Original free solo was in "Masters of Stone IV"

Dan Osman Rope Jump Tribute with an Alex Honnold Spoof!

Confused by highline lingo? We explain the basics in this video! DON'T MISS THE BLOOPERS AT THE END! Thank you to Michael Melner, Garrison Rowland and Scott Hong for helping me fine tune this list.

Highline Lingo

Van Life

Another aspect of the community: van life! There is a movement of people turning to a nomadic lifestyle, and in this series we show a bunch of different styles of living in a van.
Ethan Arkin did a van conversion on an ambulance he bought for van life. We did this van tour at https://www.ggbygathering.org and you can follow Ethan's adventures on https://www.instagram.com/spaceworks_ee/

Living the Van Life in an AMBULANCE - awesome van conversion!

Chris Merenlander (@merdi167) shows us his Winnebago Revel 4x4 Sprinter van and some upgrades he did. This is one expensive way to van life at $100,000!

Van life tour in a Winnebago Revel Sprinter Van

Daniel Tulberg and Christine Mason have traveled and partied in their school bus van life conversion. They have taken it down to Honduras and back up. Fuel doesn't last long but the space is great. They can bake cookies and pizza in their oven! They have a patio and solar on the roof. Follow their journey @MarvelousMonkeyBus Jump off a cliff with www.basejumpmoab.com or go to the festival at www.ggbygathering.org

Van life in the short bus! Tour a school bus conversion. OMG the GAS!!!

Josh Kean Daum (@joshkean) spends a lot of time in the snow and he built out his van for van life to accommodate the snow sports he loves. He uses an Olympian Wave 3 heater for low emissions to keep his van warm.

Vanlife Series - 2005 Ford Econoline E-250 4x4 with Olympian Wave 3 heater

Van life is one way to live the slacklife and if you are going to do it in cold weather, this is creative way to stay warm. Spencer Seabrooke from www.SlacklifeBC.com gives us a tour of his van at the GGBY festival (www.ggbygathering.org).

Van Life with a WOOD STOVE with Spencer Seabrooke

Welcome to HowNOTto Vanlife - a series showing off different slackliner vans to give you lots of ideas for your build out. Ash and Callen show us their 88 ford econoline vanlife setup.

How NOT to Vanlife - 88 Ford Econoline van build out tour

Every conversion van build seems to be different. This is how I did mine... IN DETAIL! Grab your popcorn and check out what took me 6 months to do.

My Conversion Van Build out IN DETAIL for living the Slacklife - Chevy Express - Work and Slack Van

Amsteel Dyneema

A great material you need to know about for rigging: this stuff has the strength of metal wire at 1/7th the weight!
We love the button knot for our soft shackles but there is an easier way and it is just as strong. Michael Melner shows you how to make the easy soft shackle with an overhand knot and we break test a 6mm and 5mm afterwards.

Make an EASY Amsteel soft shackle with overhand knot - includes break tests!

Is Plasma just as good as Amsteel? They are both dyneema so we tested them with button knot soft shackles on the slack snap machine and filmed it in slow motion. We also test different configurations to see strength comparisons depending how you use them. Thank you Matt Stolling and Lorenzo Demuro (@thezenlunatics) for helping break stuff. Thank you Sean Simmons (@seansimmons93) for sponsoring this video with the Plasma. Thank you Matthew Warwick (@matwick_uk) for giving us the modified girth hitch idea.

Soft shackle break tests in slow motion! Plasma vs Amsteel (Dyneema) button knot soft shackles

We did 36 break tests to see how strong the Inov Split system is with 5mm and 6mm soft shackle connectors.

Inov Split break tests. Are segmented highline connections safe?

When we rigged our CRG 200m experiment our 50 meter section of pink tube had no backup loops. So @Matthew_McMillan and I set up the same highline configuration in the park and play with different lengths for extenders.

Slackline Extenders. How long do your highline extenders need to be for your Inov Splits?

Here is a comprehensive video on soft shackles for highling and how to tie the button knot. This is for entertainment only. Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Highlining - Soft Shackles with Button Knots

The do's and don'ts for using whoopie slings as a redundant backup for your highline anchor. This is for entertainment only. Please don't try highlining without an expert!

Highlining - How to Use Whoopie Slings

Step by step instructions on how to make whoopie slings so you can add redundancy to your highline anchor. Samson Ropes instructions are at http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/S... This is for entertainment only. Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Highlining - Making Whoopie Slings

All the amsteel basics you need to know for highlining. This is for entertainment only. Please don't trying highlining without an expert!

Highlining - Amsteel 101