De-tensioning your Slackline
Most slackliners know that ratchet sets simply do not last as teeth get damaged and eroded from de-rigging time and time again. A soft release strap is always the best way to de-tension a slackline so use one of these if you can, however many slackline kits do not provide these as standard.
So here is a short video tutorial demonstrating how to de-tension your slackline without causing too much damage to the teeth of your ratchet.
This method works will under a normal slackline tension, but please take care not to get your fingers stuck in the ratchet.
If the slackline is over-tensioned so that you cannot easily take up the tension using the ratchet handle then do not use this
method. Your fingers are more important than your ratchet.
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