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Slacklining: Verb, The act of having an unbelievable amount of fun walking and doing tricks on a piece of webbing pulled tight between two points, also used as a form of meditation, physical and mental training.

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Slacklining has its origins the rock climbing arena. For days off or evenings after a hard days climb, climbers in Camp 4 were walking chains between posts just for fun as a balancing trick. Eventually someone came up with the idea of walking climbing webbing. It provided a more "live" feel and instead of being a static balancing act, it would bounce and recoil against your moves making for a really fun dynamic ride.

Joe Kneeling on a line in MauiBesides being incredibly fun, walking on webbing was used for a new type of concentration and balance exercise. Some people use it for meditation or to bring their balance and concentration to a new level for performance in sports. Others just find it relaxing yet exhilarating as a sport it itself. Most importantly though, it was for fun. The sport has evolved a lot since the beginning of just a handful of slackers being in the loop to lines popping up around campfires and climbing gyms across the world. Our goal is to push it one step even further by introducing non-climbers to the sport as well.

A typical slackline setup is consists of a line of webbing pulled tight between two upright and sturdy objects, preferably trees but telephone poles and vehicles are frequently used as well. There are lots of variations on how to get the line tight and some creative minds have found interesting ways of setting up slacklines without trees as well. Use the links below and to the left to learn more about the sport.

Check out the Slackline Sport FAQs for lots of common questions and a LOT of random information.

Check out our Slackline Tips for some good info on getting started at the sport.

See our Slackline Tricks for a small collection of some of the tricks of the trade.

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