There a many different ways to secure your slackline webbing. A common method is to use a static lock created by passing a bite of webbing through a closed loop and securing it. For instructions on static locker methods see the how to single wrap static locker and double wrap static locker.
The strength of webbing in a bend or a bite will be reduced. The double wrap line locker increases the bend radius and reduced the pitching force in the knot.
4 x 3m pieces of Skypilot Nylon Webbing
4 x 3 1/4 T 5/8″ Steel Shackle
Certified Break Test Machine
Break test Method – Secure the webbing to be tested using the Static Lock Method below. A constantly increasing force will be applied until the webbing fails.
Test #1 – Control Test – Perform a break test of a piece of webbing with double wrap static locker on both ends.
Test #2 – Control Test 2 – Perform a break test of a piece of webbing with double wrap static locker on both ends.
Test #3 – Single Wrap 3 – Perform a break test of a piece of webbing with double wrap static locker on one ends and a single wrap on the other.
Test #4 – Single Wrap 4 – Perform a break test of a piece of webbing with double wrap static locker on one ends and a single wrap on the other.
Test 1 – Control
22.2 kN (5000 lbs)
Test 2 – Control
22.4 kN (5050 lbs)
Test 3 – Single Wrap
20 kN (4500 lbs)
Test 4 – Single Wrap
18.9 kN (4250 lbs)
Single Wrap Break Test Read-out
Control Tests – As expected the ‘control tests’ webbing broke inside the double wrapped static locker at about 80% of the webbing MBS.
Single Wrap Tests – As expected the webbing secured using a single wrap method broke inside the single wrap at roughly 70% the webbing MBS.
A double-wrapped static locker retains more of the webbing’s breaking strength at roughly 80% whereas the single-wrapped method retains 70%. There are other methods of securing the webbing that retains more of the webbing strength. More test will be performed on other lock-off methods.