Slackline is the activity of placing nylon webbing between two anchor points (usually trees) and then bouncing, walking or performing elaborate tricks. Also falling off a lot. It’s a bit like skiing or snowboarding, not that you wear lots of clothes and attach things to your feet, but it’s one of those sports that suddenly, after a bit of practice, you suddenly get it.
The easiest way to describe it is that it’s half tightrope walking and half trampoline, and it’s taking the world by storm. When Slacklinz was founded in 2010 there were very few people slacklining, and it was usually in front of an ever-increasing crowd of people. Now, with it appearing on the BBC and various newspapers it reached the masses. If that wasn’t enough, if you’re a fan of the Superbowl, you would have seen it at half time during the Madonna concert.
Slacklinz (a cunning word play on the work Slackline) was a blog before 2010 and then we decided to get our own gear, but make sure we did it the British way. We didn’t look for the cheapest option and buy in dodgy material cheap from China, but instead we designed it here in the UK and found a UK manufacturer. Not only that, but it adheres to EU regulations so you know it’s the real deal. It costs us a little more, but it makes us feel better and we can sleep well at nights.