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Big change for Pablo this year ! Pablo Signoret just joined the mythic team Balance Community. We wish him all the best. An interview is in progress, so we’ll know more on this guy.
To follow him : http://www.balancecommunity.com/pro-team/pablosignoret
The video is all over the net, so we had to share it. Kenny Belaey managed to successfully ride his bike over a highline.
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The Hangover 2 by Slacktivity is out.
We were expecting new features, but there is not real change. The Hangover 2 is like the 1. The efficency is slightly better but it’s hard to feel any difference unless you use line like Kill Bill or Diablo. It’s a little expensiver than the first version because it has an official label. This doesn’t do anything for the users. Getting a label costs a little more, so this is the reason why it’s more expensive. We do not recommend to buy a new Hangover 2 if you already own the first.
However the version 2 can comes with a screw. This is an extra safety for those who are worried about safety. But it’s not only that. Here is what Samuel had to say :
“Hooking into the line while falling happens from time to time when you have the hangover clipped in to the front. Happened to me 2 or 3 times already. In future when using at shows, then I will take a screw-version. Clipping into the line is potentially dangerous when you have the hangover clipped to the side of the harness as shock-load can occur on your body. This was the main reason for us to produce a screw-version.
Screw-version does not fit through a linegrip. That is one of the reasons why we developed the soft-rigging-plate.http://www.slacktivity.ch/
The price is outrageous : 49,95€ for a carabiner !
Nevertheless it’s the best webbing pulley in the market so far : easy to clip, easy to use on the tyrolien, easy to use when you work on the tension… So if you don’t have any, you should get one.
We posted photos, but here comes the video ! A true mission was necessary to etablish this record. It’s not a problem of distance anymore, it’s more logistic that can block a record. You need the webbing and the spot. Digging your own spot for a record…. what would be the next record ?
EQB decided to reinvent his gears. The new Prolock is a true marvel. It’s futuristic with a unique design in own piece of alu entirely machined in every angle. What a change !
120 grammes with 12 kN strength is more than correct. It also hollows soft shackle. What else Mister Clooney ?
Coming soon on www.eqb.cz !
The latest Slacktivity product is out : the Soft Rig Plate.
it’s a soft rigging plate. It’s a new concept since it was only in metal before.
The best part : it’s light -> 42 grammes . It also fits easily in any bag. If you like light product, this one is for you. To get an idea, the closest product in the market is the Petzl PAW S which weight 55 grammes. There isn’t a big gap between them, but when you save weight on each of your belongings that you carry, then it can make a 1kg different. It’s worth it when you carry you pack in the mountain or in the plane.
It’s also really cheap compared to an alu plate : only 14,95 € . The PAW petzl costs 20€. This means it’s only 0,35 cents per gramme : soft or alu are worth the same.
The weakness is the strentgth : only 6Kn WLL. Usuallyalu plate between 36Kn and 45 KN WLL. It’s a big gap. The other question is how long this product can be used. Since it’s soft you will damage it faster than a metal connector. In the other hand if you drop it on a rock, it won’t be broken such as an alu connector.
This Soft rig plate from Slackivity is awesome for those who like light product and not too much tension. An excellent idea from the R&D Slacktivity team !
Available here :
Samuel Volery set up a highline to break the world record this summer but a lightning broke the line. Unreal !A must watch
No anyone can do a free solo especially when it’s 64m on a true highline. Spencer Seabrooke is one of those human being that like to break the limit and he did manage to walk a 64M highline with no leash in Squamish this summer !
Love it or hate it : it’s scary to watch for sure.
Have you ever dreamed about a gorgeous spots were you could rig countless highline ? It exists, and here is our favorite dream spots list :
Mounts Tianzi, China
The Needles, USA
Adrspach, Czech Republic
Cat Ba bay, Vietnam
La Jonte, France
After a long summer with plenty of adventures we are back with daily news. Sorry for the break but we were gone abroad…
Pablo went to festivals though Europe and worked on a highline world record. Thomas recovered from his ACL injury and got back on a slack after 12 months break. He went to film in Vietnam, Chili, Egypt, Italy and Spain.
More exclusive news coming !
Thomas is back : no hand !
Pablo on the full poly highline record !