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.
The attractions include beatboxer Jack Hobbs AKA 'Hobbit', urban basketball, freestyle yo-yoing and slacklining, while the stars of smart's latest 'skate fortwo' film - pro freestyle skateboarders Kilian Martin and Alfredo Urbon - will be performing stunts on the world's first-ever tandem skateboard.
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.
Tonight's show features Dean Potter - one of only a few people in the world who enjoy extreme slacklining.
Dean Potter is a rare breed indeed - he's one of only a few people in the world who enjoy extreme slacklining.
About free climbing, slacklining and bouldering with the world's best climbers in the Yosemite Valley.
Learn the basics of belaying, bouldering, slacklining and safe climbing.
Take your pick from instructor-led sessions in volleyball, bouldering, slacklining or snorkelling to playing beach tennis.
Pro athletes will be showcasing their skills while offering festival goers the chance to have a go at sports like stand-up paddleboarding, beach volleyball and slacklining.
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.