Ryan Jenks

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HowNOTtoHighline has evolved over the last 4 years to not only teach highlining and now climbing but explore new territory with break tests.  As of writing this in April 2020, we have over 800 SlackSnap tests done of slackline and climbing gear and over 300 BoltBuster tests done on climbing and highlining bolts.  We aren't trying to mimic labs who test for standards, but we test things in a more real life scenario so we know the true limits of the gear.  We also do human testing meaning real life experiments with real people to see how much force we can generate and if it is safe.  (Please don't try any stunts we do on the channel as I always have an ace up my sleeve for safety.  The stunts are real but a lot more goes into them then I reveal.)  
The Bolting Bible just had a re-edit and is better than ever with 133 pages, 426 photos and 216 links THAT WORK.  It is free and on our website hoping everyone who depends their lives on bolts learns about them and not just a few bolting nerds who install them.  Recently we have released Highline University for free as well because we want people to be safe more than we want $20 for a course.  We also have released our BoltBuster and SlackSnap spreadsheets on the website as well for anyone to access them.  Slackademics is all the other information online about slacklining all in one place.  I have been making videos on YouTube for about 4 years and I have never missed a Wednesday upload!  Now we upload on Saturdays when I am caught up on episodes.  I edit in batches of 8 or 12 episodes so I have time to work on breaking things or editing Highline University courses. 

Everything is free and on www.HowNOTtoHighline.com

No, I do not make money on YouTube.  It takes millions of subscribers to make a living at it.  I run ads but that only brings in about $100 to $200 a month.  I think I have made about $100 total profit on T-shirts since we started selling them.  I am not sponsored by a company and very rarely do I get free gear.  I am independent AF.  I avoid manufacturing or retailing gear so I can be an unbiased-ish source of slack information.  I paint houses for a living, this is a hobby.  I'd love for this hobby to not cost me so much as I'm about $10,000 on average per year to do everything we do.  The expenses are editors ($50-$150 per episode), website and domain expenses, break tests plus the machines, and occasionally I pay slackers to do ultra tedious tasks so I don't quit.  All this literally runs off donations.  Everything you donate matters and everything goes back into this channel.  Believe me, I'd do even cooler break tests if I had the money to justify it.  Let's make Myth Busters jealous!  

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Or donating one time via Paypal at paypal.me/slackcessfund,
Support my new instant coffee business www.brewjuno.com

(NOTE: I do not put the list of patrons on end of videos anymore.  It is time consuming to maintain as I have a fixed ending I always use.  I'd rather devote my limited time to making new content.  Thank you for understanding.)

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