Have you tried – Slacklining?

Tension 1″ nylon webbing between two anchor points and you’re good to go!

At the recent trade show in Germany for the European Outdoor Industry the sport was being demonstrated. Favoured by the young and very agile ( I wonder why ) the level of expertise was astounding and made a fantastic spectator sports especially with the sun shinning.

According to Wikipedia… rope walking has been around in one manner or another for thousands of years, the origins of modern day slacklining are generally attributed to a pair of rock climbersliving in Yosemite Valley, California, in the early 1980s. Adam Grosowsky and Jeff Ellington started walking on loose chains and cables alongside parking lots, and over time progressed to stringing up their climbing webbing and walking it. The sport blossomed from there among climbers in the valley, and then branched out elsewhere all over the world...

Read the variations on slacklining in Wikipedia – Urbanlining – Tricklining – Watrerlining – Highlining – Yoga slacklining – Freestyle slacklining and more.

The honing of balance skills is becomming a very big deal in a fast developing group of outdoor sports including climbing, speedclimbing and slacklining.

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