I've had the Slackrack for about half an year now and I'm very happy with it. Although it was a bit pricy, it was worth every cent.
It's constructed out of heavy duty steel. Very rugged and I have no qualms with hoping and bouncing all along the line. The rig just feels solid and safe. I was initially worried about how stable it would be, but the legs do a remarkable job in keeping the rig rigid. There's no way to accidentally tip the rig over.
Despite being huge and kinda heavy (at 65lb), it's surprisingly portable. It comes in three pieces. Two long pieces with the anchors on the end and a center piece that connects the anchor pieces together. Putting it together and breaking it down take less than five minutes. The pieces fit into the back seat of my sedan fine with a bit of maneuvering. You might have a problem if you have a compact or subcompact car though. If you have a SUV, van, or pickup, it'll fit no problem. I take it apart and reassemble it probably three times a week and it's holding up fine.
Every time I bring it out, people are always fighting over the chance to walk on the slackline. And it's a very good slackline to learn on. Very tight and low to the ground. People usually figure out how to balance on it after a few tries, versus the days it usually takes for a typical slackline. Anyways, having a slackline is great for meeting new people all the time cuz everyone wants to try it!
Another major benefit of the Slackrack is that I can slackline everyday now. I just keep it assembled in my room and I hop on it whenever I feel like it. No need to go outside and set up a line just to walk. I can now slackline on a whim!
For the more advanced slackliners, the Slackrack works just like a regular slackline. You can still do jumps and some tricklining moves on it. It can also be tensioned down very tightly, so it's also good for static poses. You can also keep the tension low for a very slack slackline.
On the downside, the initial set up was a bit finicky. The center piece didn't smoothly slide into the anchor pieces and I had to take a metal file to smooth down some of the welding burs for the pieces to slide together smoothly. Not a huge deal. And you only have to do it once. Also, word of caution: you do have to pay attention which way the center piece goes in. The extra layer of steel in the middle of the center piece should be facing up. Besides that, putting it together and breaking it down is pretty idiot proof.
Overall, I'm very pleased with Slackrack. It's a bit of an investment, but well worth it.
I ordered this for my 9-year-old daughter who is obsessed with acrobatics. She kept trying to make her own tightrope by tying jump ropes or bungee straps between chairs, trees, etc. A climbing gym we visited last year had a slackrack set up, and she wouldn't stay off it. Although it was expensive, my husband and I finally caved and ordered this one. It's heavy-duty, sturdy, and sets up in about an hour (my husband put it together alone with no problem). I was nervous that it would not be stable, as the little feet only stick out about eight inches on either side, but this thing is rock-solid. We have all been trying it all afternoon. Truly ingenious. Although other sellers list a lower price (and many list a MUCH higher price), we got ours for only $5 shipping--phenomenal! Delivered well ahead of schedule in perfect condition. We are happy; would purchase again.
My son (age 9) wanted a Slack Line for Christmas. We opted for the Slack Rack for two reasons. (1) Can be used indoors for cold rainy months. (2) My research showed that the slack rack was easier for learning than the slack line between trees.
We have already had a good time with it. It is fun to compete with - who can go farthest, fastest, backwards, etc. Any kids that visit always want to try it. When the weather improves, it will be fairly simple to take outside. Although by then, he may want a traditional slackline
It is expensive but it is a quality product and with Amazon - it includes free shipping.
The box containing the Slackrack said it weighed 64 lbs, and that felt about right. The main beam is actually three pieces - two pieces that are about 5 feet long, with a short, slightly smaller diameter beam that slides into both of those. The instructions weren't great - they could use a few close-up drawings of the assembly and how to feed the line into the ratchet - but we still got it assembled in about 15 minutes. I'm thrilled to be able to have a slackline in my treeless yard (or in my living room during winter)!
Slacklining is one of the best physical activities you can engage in. Every step is a learning experience, requiring focussed attention and high level balance skills. The slackrack allows you to do it indoors; all year round in safe, controlled conditions. Peter Fisher (physical therapist)
I have four grandkids who have spent a lot of time on the slackline since receiving it as a birthday gift. We were worried about the stability but it is made in such a way that even adults can use it safely.
The slackrack rocks when it comes to slacklining on the first popular type 2 inch webbing and a "very" unique red line in the sand. Ten feet of don't cross this line. One thing for sure this thing is fun. Not easy to master but fun even so. Not sure if I need to loosen the racket but for now it is tight. Do see some wear on the line itself. Not sure if I should be worried about it or not? Was a surprise when the racket failed as I was on the middle of this thing. I dropped right to the steel frame without a hitch. Lucky no injuries so far, good for 10-100.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most fun, this is one of those times. The build quality of the Slackrack is great and the possibilities to balance, jump, battle and do other crazy things is limitless. If you have active kids, or you just want to be cool get this thing. Put your sofa on craigslist and put this in its place.