SLACKLINE - a kind of sport when the rope is loosely attached and significantly deviates from a straight line downward by gravity, and the efforts of both sides of the equilibrist. Today, this type of extreme activity more popular than ever. And now we learn more.
SLACKLINE is a good way to practice balance and concentration, which may be useful in other sports disciplines. Springy design will allow to test coordination, learn jumps, flips, moonwalk and more.
The story began in SLACKLINE Yosemite Valley (Calif.) in the early 80s, where Adam and Jeff Ellington Grossovsky began to walk on the enclosing parking circuits. More specifically been stretched sagging lines, and the idea quickly spread among the climbers of the valley, and then around the world.
With the development of skills in SLACKLINE just walk can turn into a running, jumping and other acrobatics. As the rope is commonly used nylon ribbon width of 2.5-6 cm or thin wire, rope, metal wire (3-6 mm) in diameter. Ropes greater mass are less suitable because they are more difficult to quickly sum up under the center of gravity of the body.
At the moment there are several classifications SLACKLINE.
Triklayn / Loulayn (Tricklining / Lowlining): slings placed at a small height above the ground or water. Due to a low altitude balancer can do without insurance.
Voterlayn (Waterlining): normal SLACKLINE above the water surface. Recently become increasingly popular, especially in the summer.
Highline (Highlining): SLACKLINE view, when the sling is stretched high above the ground or water. For this kind is preferable to use insurance.
It should be noted that this is a very SLACKLINE fun and entertaining activity for recreation, which in addition to all developing good concentration skills balance and coordination.
To purchase a rope for SLACKLINE, there is no need to special order or look for a sports shop. Enough to buy a sling on the type of those used for towing cars.
In SLACKLINE world records already exist, which are held for several years. For example, a record for the highest Highline was established by Christian Shaw (Christian Schou) August 3, 2006 on a plateau Kjerag, Norway. The height was 1000 meters.
Record the length of 203 meters was installed March 16, 2009 Dzhunhanom Stefan (Stefan Junghannß) from Dresden, Germany. Stefan broke his own 171-meter record set July 1, 2008.