How To Slackline Beginner

Slacklining is an exciting outdoor pursuit that not only enhances your balance, but also improves your concentration. It may seem intimidating at first, but with the proper approach, anyone can become skilled at slacklining. For beginners, this guide will assist you in starting your slacklining journey.

Step 1: Setup Your Slackline

The first thing you need to do is set up your slackline. Most slackline kits come with a ratchet system which makes it easy to set up and take down.

Find two strong trees that are about 10-15 feet apart. Wrap the tree protectors around the trees at about waist height. Attach the ratchet to one end of the slackline and clip it onto one tree protector. Walk the slackline out and attach it to the other tree protector. Tighten the slackline using the ratchet until it’s taut, but not too tight. It should have a bit of give when you step on it.

Step 2: Take Your First Steps

It’s time to take your first steps. Start by standing next to the slackline with your dominant foot on the line. Hold onto a friend or use a balance aid such as a pole for support.

Look straight ahead and not down at your feet. This helps maintain balance. Place your other foot in front of the first, aiming to keep your feet parallel to the line.

In slacklining, you control your balance with your arms, so keep them out to your sides and slightly above your shoulders. Don’t rush, just take it one step at a time.

Step 3: Practice Makes Perfect

Don’t be discouraged if you find it difficult at first. Slacklining requires quite a bit of practice before you get the hang of it. Start with short practice sessions of about 10-15 minutes and gradually increase your time as your balance improves.

Remember to wear comfortable and supportive shoes, stay hydrated and most importantly, have fun.


Slacklining is a great way to challenge yourself physically and mentally. It’s not just about walking across a line; it’s about finding your balance and focus. As a beginner, don’t rush. Take your time, practice consistently, and you’ll be slacklining like a pro in no time.

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