slacklining


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slacklining

An extreme sport of a similar nature to tightrope walking, but which adds a second dimension of danger in that the walker must maintain his or her balance on a slack line (as opposed to a taut one), thereby increasing the risk of falls (and death).
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There will also be free training clinics for adventurous New Yorkers of all ages who would like to try slacklining for themselves.
Slacklining, pioneered by Potter, involves a slightly looser rope than tightrope walking, and is considered a greater challenge.
He's also thinking about pairing the device with slacklining (tightrope walking on a rope that isn't tight).
Events saw 200 youngsters taken to cinemas in Birkenhead and Woolton and 60 teens slacklining at Brunswick Youth Club in Litherland.
Dean Potter is a rare breed indeed - he's one of only a few people in the world who enjoy extreme slacklining.
Tonight's show features Dean Potter - one of only a few people in the world who enjoy extreme slacklining.
Slackline 101 - Slacklining helps improve balance, core strength and flexibility.
The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping.
00pm) Documentary following Dean Potter, a man who enjoys extreme slacklining, a dangerous variation on tightrope walking that he completes without a pole or safety harness.
You can also try your hand at Slacklining ( a fast growing outdoor sport that similar to tightrope walking.
Learn the basics of climbing and slacklining in a safe environment taught by experienced staff.