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The sport has made it into local newspapers and TV stations across the United States a few other countries. We will add more of these as we receive them. Submit your clips at email@example.com
Why don't we have complete articles posted? Here's the scoop, we have tons of things to post here but the problem is copyright law forbids from hosting copies most news articles. We will gladly post links to freely available sites where slacklines are mentioned in the media however we can only mention the brief details of non-online submissions unless we obtain the provider's consent.
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Using a slackline to enhance climbing performance. Features our Primo 50 Slackline Kit.
By Clyde Soles
Daily Camera - Boulder, CO - Jan 26, 2008
Featuring Joe Kuster and Jon McNally
By Aimee Heckle
Japanese National TV
A crazy back flip line to line and feature on a Japanese game show. The show seems like a "believe it or not" type of thing.
Featuring: Andy Lewis
Minnesota Star Tribune - Sept 12 2007
Featuring Joe Kuster, Ric Phiegh, Sam Salwei, Kathryn Joyce,
By Stephen Regenold - The Gear Junkie
Men's Journal - Oct 2007
Interview with Joe Kuster
Oklahoma Magazine 2007
Interview with Joe Kuster
Oct 11, 2007 Go Magazine
Interview & Photos with Joe Kuster & Patricia Krus
Channel 33 News - Springfield, MO
Sept 21, 2006 10pm news & Sept 22 5am news
Featured: Joe Kuster & Patty Krus
Our mention in the New York Times!
Oct 7, 2006 - The Today Show on NBC
Several Slackers including Scott Balcom were briefly shown demonstrating the sport on the Today Show.
Picture This article from
Mike McDougall's story in his own words. Photos, text and sound.
The Slackline Wizard
James Wyland, caught on digital video by the intrepid GreatOutdoors.com TV crew.
An interesting Slackline news story from a German news station. You don't need to speak the language to enjoy the movie. You need Real Player to view the file.
Cutting some slack
Andy Anderson interviews some slackers (including Joe Kuster) to figure out what slacking is and what it's about. “The great thing about it is that it can be an intense but slow conversation with fear and the subconscious reactions your body has. It creates a conflict within your body and the sport is about overcoming that.”
Congratulations go out to Jack
Olsen for making it on the front
Front Page of LaCrosse Tribune,
Larger version with clearer photo (edited for clarity)
The small blurry caption reads “University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student Jack Olsen leaps into the air while walking across a slack line in Riverside Park. A slack line is a strand of tubular webbing, used for climbing, tied between two trees and walked across like a tight rope.”
Finally, a decent newspaper article on what slacking is about and how it works more than just a "gee wiz check out this kid."
Sure, lots of people have their photos taken for newspapers, but how many have their likeness put into the political cartoons section? Featuring Joe Kuster's likeness on a cartoonist's rant on other people playing in the quad on SMSU Campus.
Southwest Missouri State Standard - 4/04
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