Longlining is a form of slacklining reaching greater lengths of 100 feet in distance. On many levels, longlining is more challenging than the primitive slackline. More force is required to reach the tension needed to walk on lines between 100 to 1,000+ ft in length. Primitive techniques and ratchets systems are no longer capable of withstanding the tension of a longline. To reach your desired tension you then need to use the block and tackle pulley system. The most common in slacklining is the 5:1 block and tackle pulley system. The 5:1 rig is great for lengths up to 400 ft but after that, you need more mechanical advantage such as the 6:1 and the 9:1 pulley system.
When tensioning longlines you also have to raise the anchors (ie. 6-8 ft. for 300 ft lines). You still want the middle of the line as close to the ground as possible without grounding out. Increasing the anchors' height also raises the mental and safety factors. Falling from these heights is something that can only be perfected by experience and practice. Crash pads are never a bad idea for the beginner.
Our Longline Kits are built with well engineered, high-efficiency pulleys to provide the most mechanical advantage. The more the pull counts the less effort to get to the desired tension which equals more time on the line.