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Pros: Easy to walk beginner line, teaching line makes slacklining accessible for all
Cons: Limited to beginners, expensive
Best Uses: Introductory slacklining
The Slackers Slackline Classic Series Kit is a great beginner slackline for kids and adults looking for an introduction to this sport. Supporting lengths up to 50 feet, the Slackers Classic line is 2" wide, has little stretch, and comes with a teaching line that can be setup at head level. Our favorite beginner line, the Gibbon Classic won our Best Buy Award for its value as an introductory slackline which we recommend for children or adults who want a fun line for play, but are not expecting to dedicate significant time and energy to grow in this sport.
For someone looking to develop a more advanced practice we instead recommend the Gibbon Surfline for those interested in aerial tricks, and the Gibbon Tubeline for those interested in a more versatile practice.
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OutdoorGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review
This kit is extremely easy to setup by anyone. The 2" ratchet is easy to thread and will tighten up the line with minimal effort. It can be setup low to the ground for beginners, and comes with a guide or teaching line that offers something to hold while you learn.
The Slackers Classic Kit is mostly a kit for beginners and is limited to those looking for a fun thing to do in the park with kids. It does not offer stretch or bounce for more serious practitioners, and will quickly be outgrown.
The webbing and ratchet seem to provide high quality durable material, although the webbing itself is not very stretchy or soft on the feet. The ratchet tightening system has the tendency to catch the line, resulting in fraying over time.
This is a great line for children, although at $80 one could simply purchase a ratchet system at Home Depot for quite a bit less money.
— Brian Blum
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Most recent review: March 6, 2013
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