Slacklining is the art of balancing on a flat line of webbing. Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip with varying widths and fibres. This webbing is used in the instead of rope and tensioned between two anchor points. The use of webbing makes it different to classical tightrope walking. The nature of the webbing and its tension means that it is stretchy and bouncy, like a trampoline.
Origins of modern day slacklining are generally attributed to a pair of rock climbers while attending Olympia, Washington's The Evergreen State College in 1979. Adam Grosowsky and Jeff Ellington started walking on loose chains and cables around Olympia, and quickly innovated the technique of stringing up 1" flat climbing webbing and walking it, employing the dynamics and flexibility of the nylon webbing to develop tricks. The sport blossomed within the West Coast rock climbing community, and then branched out elsewhere all over the world.
Parkour Experiences offers the basics of Slacklining and Slackline taster sessions available to ages 8 and up. Parkour Experiences has run slackline sessions for all manor of events including Children's Week with Play Torbay and open days with Wild Fox Adventure Playground. We can run corporate events, festivals, play days and well as openings and birthdays, or you can hire us by the hour.
If you are interested in organising a slackline session or taster event please contact Parkour Experiences at 07800649970 as the slackline is subject to terms of availability.