Finally got some free time and some Delicious weather here in Michigan, so decided to try out the slackline I bought in mid-April. I set it up in my backyard and kept falling off, then I had a great idea to move it over my tramp, so I could fall onto the tramp, and bounce of the line and flip onto the tramp. I also got a step ladder for the other side so I could hold onto that to help get started. I was having an epic weekend, and spent 3+ hours on it Friday and Saturday, and over 4 on Sunday. I can walk on it now, and balance on each foot for up to a minute with ease. Super fun time.
At the moment, I have the line so it only hangs over the edge of my circle trampoline, so that I have access to the ladder on the ground, and if I want to sesh the tramp, the line won't get in the way. There was a tree I might have been able to use that would set the anchor right dead center of my tramp, which was something I wanted to try. I went to release the tension via the crank thing, (This part always scares me because of the tension) and I closed my eyes and pulled on the lever slowly until it released. I heard a super loud crack almost like a gunshot, and as I threaded the line out, I discovered this.
Most depressing moment I've had in a while. Was it my fault that it broke? Was it a faulty rachet? idk
Got good enough weather to try the slackline I just bought, ended up bein super fun. Went to move it and ratchet broke. Why the fuck did my ratchet break?