Age range 8 years thru 16 years
Toy Type AE -- Active Toy EQ -- Equipment OP -- Outdoor Play The Play Line from Slackline Industries is a complete introductory slackline kit designed specifically for beginner and intermediate users. Turning any environment into a playground, the Play Line is purpose-built for quick and easy learning. Slacklines are an engaging toy for backyard and indoor use. The Play Line incorporates fun, adventure and physical activity to help kids live more active lives. Slacklining is the act of balancing on a flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross-trainer, backyard activity and sport all its own. Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid-seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they started rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and it was FUN. The Play Line kit includes a slackline, an overhead Help Line guideline, ratchet tensioner, tree protection and instructional DVD guide. The line itself is static-material with rubber grip for less bounce and more traction when balancing on it. The overhead Help Line with arm position trainer helps the user easily pick-up the form, techniques and balance needed. An instructional DVD offers guidance on set-up and getting started with the Play Line. The true length (walkable portion) of the line is 50 feet with an additional 8 feet of webbing for ratcheting. The two-piece slackline is fully adjustable and easily installed between trees or other sturdy anchor points. Improving balance skills, core strength, and coordination while having fun, the Play Line is a toy that offers an active and exciting experience. The Play Line is portable and compact for easy transport. An easy-to-use ratcheting system with 8 feet of webbing and a reinforced loop firmly anchor and tension the slackline. The ratcheting handle grip is a soft plastic for comfortable and efficient tensioning and the ratchet release is also rubberized for easy and safe release of the tension on the line.