The Soft Release is an innovative way of anchoring and de-rigging your longline, highline or trickline making it easier to de-tension after your sessions.
A soft release is a webbing de-tensioning strap used to de-rig your system after use. It is made from BC Feather and works by wrapping the webbing around itself a minimal of 6 times between two SS Shackles or 1 Shackle and your ZenlockSR and fixed with the attched velcro and a security knot. Whether you are using the soft pointing method (tensioning with a LineGrip) or a non-releasing pulley system the Soft release allows you to easily release the tension.
NOTE: Using a soft release to release a high tension slackline can be very dangerous. Please be careful and take your time along with any and all precautions when using.
The strength of the Soft Release is based on the number of wraps. The suggested number of wraps is 6 with a strength of 13,488 lbf (60kN) and a Working Load Limit (WLL) again with 6 wraps is 2,248 lbf (10kN)
The Soft release comes with a reinforced sewn loop on one end that is rated at 4,496 lbf (20kN).
*When using a shackle and 2 pin weblock place the sewn loop on the shackle side so that the pin on the weblock will spin freely during de-tensioning.
* When using 2 Shackles take the time to orient the shackles to where the pin would be tightening as the webbing is released.