About 2 months ago my friend asked me to go slacklining with her. I said sure. She had a car tow strap from Home Depot and she made me set it up because she wasn’t sure how. I have an extensive background in rock climbing, tree climbing, hammocking, high altitude hammocking and paragliding. So I figured out how to set it up and I tried it out. Wow it was not easy but I could feel the potential of getting it. I was hooked.
When I get into something that I enjoy I tend to dive into the deep end and immerse myself into it. A few days later I found a slackline on amazon for like $35. Now I could go whenever I wanted to. My evenings became saturated with slackline YouTube videos.
I could easily see the correlation between my tree climbing and hammocking gear and the gear used for slacklining. I’ve made my own dog bones, Whoopi’s slings and continuous loops out of amsteel.
What really fascinates me is highlining. I want to do it. I have a 12 foot long slackfline in my apartment, right below my hammock (I have been sleeping in a hammock for about 6 month now). So I can practice while I’m at home. I recently purchased pure slackline 30m line with a primitive tensioning system. So I am starting to get into longlining. Shortly after getting the 30m, I decided to get a 60m. Now I setup 50 plus foot long lines when I now go to the park.
I am practicing the chongo mount and getting on the line from underneath.
I want to go highlining, but I know no-one who can take me. I am learning a tom from watching youtube, but I hope to meet some experienced highliners soon to help me transition into highlining.
Slacklining can really change your life for the better. I was looking for a way to stay in shape and climbing trees just wasn’t cutting it for me. Now slacklining is filling that need. I have fallen head over heels in love with it and I am going to continue to progress onto highlining.
Thank you for letting me be part of this church and community and I hope to meet more of you eventually.