Why is it called a slack line?
The name “Slackline” says it all, the line is not under a lot of tension. In contrast to steel cables, slackline webbing is able to stretch under load and behaves dynamically, the person on the line has to constantly seek balance on the line. Balancing poles are not normally used and don’t work well on Slacklines.
What is a slack line in fishing?
Slack lines on the other hand, allow the main line to sink to the bottom, out of the way of the fish, perhaps increasing their confidence to stay in the swim. Exactly what you want when fishing for wary or pressured carp and when fishing at close quarters.
Is a slackline just a ratchet strap?
Slacklines are made from the same material as ratchet straps that are used in the transportation industry. The material that is used for slacklines comes traditionally in either 1 inch wide or 2-inch wide polyester webbing material based on skill level some slackliners may prefer one side or the other.