Slacklining

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Published on October 17, 2011 with No Comments

Not sure how this was thought up, but Slacklining is an insane sport that looks to be a cross between trampolining, gymnastics and acrobatics. The premise of the sport is to do stunts that are judged on a thin piece of elastic that is spread between two points.

Wikipedia explanation:

Slacklining is a practice in balance that typically uses 1 inch 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 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.

See some slackliners in action:

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