Proposed Projects

Community Development

Public impact and perception – Encourage a positive public perception of slacklining and the slackline community.
Environmental stewardship and conservation – Promote minimal impact rigging and land use practices.
Events & Festivals – Assist in the development of local, national, and international events.
Competitions – Develop standard rules and guidelines for competitions.
Local and national organizations – Help local and national slackline communities incorporate and develop into self-sustaining entities

Safety

Gear safety – In conjunction with gear manufacturers and third-party volunteer engineers, develop elective guidelines for slackline companies to follow regarding gear and testing methods.
Rigging safety – Develop recommendations for safe gear usage and rigging practices as well as resources for rigging education.
Incident reporting and analysis – Track and report accidents, failures, near-misses, injuries, damage and death.

Knowledge and Communication

Networking and information exchange resource – Support the development of a communication resource for slackliners to connect and correspond with one another.
Compilation and distribution of knowledge – Gather and provide access to peer-reviewed research relating to slacklining; provide resources to aid and encourage future research.
Site beta and location resources – Compile and maintain an archive of slackline locations, including access and rigging data, and other site-specific considerations.
Maintaining details of records and achievements – Provide a central location for submission of new achievements.

Access

Communications materials – Provide resources for communication with local officials to advance access and legal rights.
Environmental impact data – Gather and summarize existing environmental impact studies related to slacklining and encourage the continued research in this field.
Coordinate contacts – Maintain a list of slackline advocates and establish connections as needed to support access.

 

Tallied survey results used to write the Mission Statement and Proposed Projects

Why do you think we should have an ISA? or why not?
# of responses – Topic
29 – Gear safety and standards
25 – Legal & access rights issues
23 – Rigging safety and standards
20 – Informational resource
18 – Development/promotion of the sport
18 – Communication resource
17 – Legitimization/recognition of the sport
16 – Advocacy/speaking on behalf of slacklining
14 – Support and development of local & national organizations
7 – Competition standards and organization
7 – Event standards and organization
5 – Insurance
5 – Slackline locations and beta resource
5 – Resist major corporate influence
5 – Record and acheivement recording/regulation
3 – Accident & incident reporting
3 – Instructor/rigger certification
2 – Regulate community conduct
1 – Training/educational standards
1 – Intellectual property issues
1 – Manufacturer’s liability issues
1 – Gear discounts
1 – ISA is not necessary
1 – Lend slackline gear for meetings/festivals

 

What should be the primary goals of the ISA?
# of responses – Topic
33 – Legal & access rights issues
30 – Gear safety and standards/guidelines
27 – Rigging safety standards/guidelines
25 – Knowledge and information resource
24 – Development/promotion of the sport
21 – Communication resource
16 – Support/develop/cooperate with national/local organizations
11 – Advocacy/public perception
10 – Competition and championship organization and standards
10 – Event organization/information resources
6 – Instructor/rigger certification
5 – Guidelines for environmental protection
5 – Legitimization/recognition of the sport
5 – Accident & incident reporting
4 – Insurance
4 – Etiquette guidelines
4 – Open/democratic/transparent/independent organization
3 – Multilingual support for information resources
1 – 3rd party gear reviews
1 – Implement mission statement and organization structure
1 – Get the support of the community
1 – Meetings/congress about slacklining
1 – Mediation/intermediary