Basic lineGrip handling (attaching / removing / reposition) [man] [vid]
lineGrip handling is basically self explanatory, but there are a few little tricks, that will help make some things a bit easier in the beginning.
You would, undoubtedly, discover these tricks yourself, after using the lineGrip for a while, but why bother?
Check out the video and use the lineGrip like a pro right away 😉
Attaching to the Webbing
1. Attach the lineGrip to the webbing preferably from below, and insert the loose clamping plate.
2. Push the clamping plate forward, and latch the pegs into the hooks by moving the load bracket forward. Finally insert the retainer pin if present.
Keep the tether cord and retainer pin clear of the hooks and the clamping surfaces! Ensure correct orientation of the clamping plate with the rubber surface facing the webbing!
Moving on the Webbing
To move the lineGrip away from the tensioning device, pull at the load bracket, keeping hands clear of the hooks and clamping plate.
To move the lineGrip towards the tensioning device, push at the (top/loose) clamping plate.
If no retainer-pin is installed, the lineGrip may fall off the webbing due to a shaking or oscillating slackline, when no load is applied to the load eye of the load bracket.
It keeps the loose clamping plate locked in place to ensure that the lineGrip will never fall off the slackline in any case.
The retainer-pin is “self evasive”, which means, it will stay clear of the clamping surface when unclipped, due to the steel attachment-cable, which acts like a spring. This reduces the risk of mistakenly getting caught between the clamping surfaces when inserting the plate.
Insert the pin into the pin hole nearest to the lever to secure the clamping plate.
Push out the pin before removing the loose plate.
When using the lineGrip UPSIDE DOWN, always insert the retainer pin! In this orientation, and without installed pin, it can easily fall off even a calm and steady slackline while unloaded.