Best Overall Slackline
Slackers Wave Walker
Great for beginners - comes with a hand line to practice balance
Webbing has nice bounce to it
Not very attractive
Graphics are printed on both sides, which makes it harder to rig twist-free
Excelling at almost all aspects of the sport, the Slackers Wave Walker
was easily our favorite line of all the models we tested. It's a high quality line with a few added features that does a marvelous job of pleasing both beginner and intermediate slackers. The webbing has a bit more bounce than their Classic Series Kit, and the overhead hand line is great for novice walkers to help gain their balance, and for aspiring tricksters to start to get the feel for going airborne. The price point is moderate and for all the people you can entertain with this line, well worth it!
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Best Bang for the Buck
Slackline Industries Base Line
A good beginner set-up
Set-up is easy
We've given the Slackline Industries Base Line
our Best Buy award because of its affordable price and all its additional features. While it is a basic kit for beginners, the line and ratchet are well made and durable. It comes with a video to help you learn how to set it up and take it down, plus it gives an introduction to walking and basic tricks. This line also comes with tree protection, something we wish was standard in all kits. If you're looking for an inexpensive kit to get started with, this is a great choice.
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Top Pick for Traditional Slacklining
Balance Community Primitive Kit
Several lengths to choose from
More complex to set up than a ratchet system
Difficult to rig alone
Our Top Pick for Traditional Slacklining award goes to the Balance Community Primitive Kit
. This is a specialized one-inch system with the highest quality components we tested, and it's a must have for any long term slacker. The pieces of this kit grow with you as you move through the various disciplines, and their high quality ensures they will outlast even the most motivated slacker. As two-inch models increase in popularity and ubiquity, the Balance Community Primitive Kit is a big win for the traditional slackers out there. What makes this kit really stand out is the way it tackles the main drawbacks to primitive lines. They've included two highly durable and independent anchor pieces, which leaves your main line out of the anchor system and increases its longevity. The multiplier ring helps combat the largest drawback to primitive lines: tensioning. This simple addition enables you to tension much longer lines with ease.
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