If you’ve ever wanted to walk a tightrope high above the circus floor but got nervous just thinking about it, slack lining may be for you. Slack lining, an increasingly popular sport sweeping across Europe. It involves walking across a strechable strap that is only a couple inches off the ground.
Slacklining is a balance sport that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the user and different types of dynamic webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats.
The line itself is flat, due to the nature of webbing, thus keeping the slacker’s footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope. The dynamic nature of the line allows for impressive tricks and stunts.
Most of us have an inner equilibrium that can enable us to perform extraordinary balancing feats, but getting up on the Slack Line can still be scary. Remember how intimidating it seemed to balance on a bicycle without training wheels? Now think how easy it turned out to be.
Walking a slackline just takes confidence and a bit of practice. We provide crash mats for a soft landing !!
This activity needs to be on soft grassland so we can anchor the Slack Lines into position and an area of about 15 x 15m. If you have some trees even better.
Extreme Slack Lining
The highest slackline on record was walked by Christian Schou on August 3, 2006 in Kjerag, Norway. The slackline was 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) high. The project was repeated by Aleksander Mork in September 2007
The picture below is as it happened, no safety and no harness !!!