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My daughter went to rock-climbing camp last year, and they had so many cool things for kids to climb on (in addition to the rock walls). One of the things she had a lot of fun with was a slackline, and it never occurred to me that we could have our own – so needless to say I was very excited to get the TrailBlaze Slackline kit right as we were getting some nice spring weather to test it out!
Although I was excited, I had no idea how thrilled the kids would be! They couldn’t wait for me to set up the lines and get started.
This kit comes with the slackline – which is like a flat rope. It also comes with a training line, which is a little thinner and gives you something to hold on to. Setup was pretty easy, and I had no problem following the simple page of illustrated instructions. Basically for the slackline, you loop each side around a tree trunk, then attach together with a ratchet.
The kit comes with two tree guards, and although our trees don’t seem particularly big to me, the guards came just a few inches short of wrapping all the way around the tree (so the tree was still protected, but I had to have someone hold the guard in place while I got the slackline situated – not a big deal). I am glad to have the tree guards for the tree, but also to protect the slackline from tree sap, being as I use these on my blue spruce trees. The training lines (which don’t come with a guard) have gotten a bunch of sap on them.
The recommended height is at least 50 cm / ~ 20 inches. I put the slackline probably just over a foot above the ground, which seemed perfect for the kids (especially my youngest who is just over 40 lbs). It doesn’t get pushed down to the ground, and the littler kids are ok even if they fall.
The training line has been a must as well. Not only does it allow the kids to use it as a guide, they can also have fun doing “tricks”, like sitting on the slackline or bouncing.
Check out how much fun the kids have been having with this slackline!
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My boys would have a blast with that. And I think it would fit perfectly between the two big pine trees I have in my front yard.
My grandkids would go crazy over this! I need to scout the yard to see where the perfect place to set this up will be. Looks like so much fun!
Oh gosh, my daughter would just LOVE this! She’s a fan of being outside, so I might have to get this for our backyard.
My youngest would LOVE this! She is such a daredevil. Knowing her she would find a ravine to put it over to make it extra challenging and just to make me freak out.
How cool! This looks like a lot of fun. I have to look into getting this for the kiddos and my nieces and nephews.
This would be great for my son and two nephews! This post cracks me up, I cant want to try it out with them! Heck, I will probably be up there with them trying it out! Thanks for sharing
Those are some high quality slack lines! My son and daughter would really enjoy playing around with these.
They have one of these at our local park and my daughter loves it. I never thought about getting one so she could play on it at home.
How unique is this toy! We have a lot of trees on our yard. I might have to look into getting this. It would be so much fun for the kids!!
Now that would be fun to do. I’ve never tried anything like this myself but my grandkids are a lot more limber than I am and this would be something fun to get thiem outdoors.
It’s so much fun for the kids especially if you’re going hiking or camping outdoors! I’m pretty sure they’re going to appreciate this. It’s easy to set up and it’s safe!
My nephew would love this! He is a very active child and his mom is running out of ideas for activities he can engage in. I think this would be a good addition to the trampoline they have in their backyard.
Imagine going outdoors and taking this with you! I bet the kids will have mad fun! I like that it’s easy to install and has safety festures as well.
This trailblazer better have durable materials for the kids’ safety. This could develop the kids body coordination and locomotive skills.
i know a couple of kids now that would like to have the Trailblazer. I like that it is an outside game that gets the kids out and enjoying some fresh air. Really seems like a bunch of fun.
My kids would go crazy about this Trailblazer,no, let me rephrase that. My kids and I would go crazy! What a fantastic way to get the kids outside and away from all the gadgets and stuff and let them play like we used to back in the days!