Gibbon Slackline

New Age Tight Rope

Hang Tight

I’ve never been that in touch with my inner circus performer. Until now.

I have the Gibbon Slackline to thank.

The Slackline is a new-age, bouncy tightrope, constructed of nylon fabric that’s roughly the width and texture of a seat belt. The sport, which is sometimes called “jiblining,” was invented by rock climbers who would practice their balance by walking parking lot chains or ropes between climbs. Eventually, the climbers settled on webbing as safer and easier to walk. The Gibbon Slackline kit we’re featuring
includes webbing and anchors — everything you need to quickly “get online.” Because the Slackline is flat and two inches wide, your feet don’t roll off it like they would on a tightrope. First-timers should plan on falling off a few times, but set the Slackline up near the ground and a few falls won’t be painful – except to your ego. Your skills will improve quickly, but slacklining is surprisingly addictive.

Bottom line? The Gibbon Slackline could be just the thing to lure you and your kids away from those computers and TVs, and outside into the backyard for some exercise. And that’s sure to bring some bounce to your outdoor routine.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Gibbon Slackline
    Gibbon Slackline

    Hi everyone! We know slacklining may be new to lots of you, so we're happy to answer your questions today. Gibbon Slackline is simple, fun, and addictive! This sport gets everyone moving, whether in the backyard or the park - within a few minutes any place is a big adventure playground.

    This innovative product has been engineered to the highest levels of safety and user-friendliness. We invite you to discover Gibbon Slacklines and have fun! Thanks!

  • Robert
    7/23/2009 12:44 PM

    We also support young talents all over the world.

    Check out this video of the Slackline in action

  • Jana
    7/23/2009 12:51 PM

    this is one of the coolest things i've ever seen!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/23/2009 1:52 PM

    Hey a couple points that maybe did not come through on the video: 1) You need a couple trees, or a tree and a telephone pole that are 10 to 30 feet apart. For beginners shorter is better. 2) The hardward for the Gibbon Slackline is very very sturdy and well-built. You can see a little bit of it in the video when Julia is ratcheting it tight.

  • Patrick
    7/23/2009 4:25 PM

    I've been playing around with the Gibbons for two years now - got addicted from the very beginning and still am! I usually have a bunch of them in the trunk of my car so wherever I go I can setup a couple of lines! Great fun :-)

  • Angel
    7/23/2009 4:57 PM

    What a great product! I'm looking for clarification on the weight restrictions on the slackline, what is the maximum weight allowance?

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/23/2009 5:38 PM

    @Angel The Slackline can handle one person up to 330 pounds, or 150kg if you are in a metric state of mind.

  • Lisa
    7/23/2009 10:00 PM

    I think my 12-year-old athletic son would love this. Thanks for sharing this neat find!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/24/2009 8:32 AM

    @ Lisa O. Any kid with an athletic bent would find the Slackline refreshing and challenging. And...thanks for thanking us for the find. I know that seems like a small thing, but we appreciate it.

  • Jeff
    7/24/2009 9:32 AM

    I tried out this product earlier this month with my kids and we all loved it. The material appeared to me to be the same stuff used for vehicle tow ropes (so it is plenty strong) and the ratchet system is substantial and allowed for a quick set up.

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    8/28/2009 5:06 PM

    Hi everyone - check out these photos @jeggers shared with us on Twitter: We're so impressed with your progress guys!! Have you been testing your Gibbon Slackline out? Send us pics ... or better yet, video!

  • Susan J
    Susan J
    11/20/2012 9:27 AM

    What does the (w) and (s) mean, following "Products Shipped by Daily Grommet?" Great Products! Thank you! Sue

  • Desmond
    Desmond – Grommet Team
    11/20/2012 6:22 PM

    @Susan J Haebig Sue, those are just codes we use internally to tell our team members where the product is located in our shipping facility. Sorry if they were confusing. And thank you for our kind comments. We appreciate them.

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