Slackline Infos

  1. Take part in the game and become the Slacktivity Freestyle Champion 2020!

    From March to June 2020 we challenge you with 10 different slackline tasks that you have to master. After the task is released, you have 3 weeks to stick the challenge. Every week, a new challenge will be released. Every time you succeed to fulfill the task, you will get to the next round. Every week the tasks will become more challenging. This year, due to the circumstances, the challenges will take place on (indoor) rodeolines. As some of you might not have much space at home, surfing challenges won’t be part of the game. If the tasks are too easy for you, try to combine all of them into one combo.

    Most importantly: Please stay safe! If you feel like one of the tasks could lead to an injury, please don’t do it. You can use mats to lower down the risk. Stay home, stay safe, but don’t forget to have fun.

    Rules

    See the video for a better explaination of the competition. Here you can also see the first trick of the contest! 

    Overview of tricks

      Trick Presented by Start Deadline Challenge Video Succesfull 
    Round 1 5-seconds Samuel Volery 24th March 14th April Video  
    Round 2            
    Round 3            
    Round 4            
                 
    Round 6            
    Round 7            
    Round 8            
    Round 9            
    Round 10            

    What can you win?

    First of all eternal fame! Plus cool skills and a strong body. The Slacktivity Freestyle Champion will win a SLACKTIVITY DaVinci Line plus a Traveler Slackline Set of 40m that weights only 2kg.

    You think that you won’t make it 1st place? Good news for you: There will be a second winner! The participant that classifies in the middle of the entire ranking will win a 15m Traveler Slackline that weights only 1kg and is simply the ideal light weight rodeoline set.

    How can I participate?

    Slacktivity uploads a video of each round on their Youtube channel, this page and on Facebook. From that moment on you’ll have 3 weeks to send us back your video, performing the trick. You’ll have to upload a video of you doing the requested trick to a video-platform of your choice (Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, others – important to have open privacy settings, so that we will be able to watch the video without any login). Then you send us an e-mail to contest@slacktivity.ch. The following information need to be in the e-mail:

    Header: Make sure to state what round it is already in the header. E.g. “Round 1 – Samuel Volery”

    • Your Full Name
    • Age (only necessary in the first e-mail)
    • Country of Residence (only necessary in the first e-mail or if you change residence)
    • Link to the video
    • Optional: Sponsors
    • Optional: Slackline-Association / Federation 

    It would be cool if you use Slacktivity Intro or logo in the video. You can download the intro video here, and the logo's here

    If you want, then share this video and challenge a friend who should also participate.

    Disclaimer

    You participate at your own risk. In the first days of the challenge we will post some pictures and videos of possible rodeoline anchoring methods. We do not take any responsibility for any damage caused to your room, house or furniture.

    Copyright

    Your video is your property. We will not use any of your content on our channels unless you give us written permission to do that.

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  2. ISA Slackline Gear Standards

    isa slackline certification

    Certified Slackline Gear

    The International Slackline Association (ISA) has started to certify highline-gear. Some people are wondering what the advantage of a certification might be. But before answering, let us ask you a question: Would you buy climbing gear that is not certified? Most climbers would not.

    But let us start explaining how gear can become certified. First, the ISA is in discussion with different slackline-brands to decide what the gear in question needs to fulfil. This includes:

    • Minimum Breaking strength
    • A manual that is easy to understand and explains well how the gear needs to be used
    • A clarification after how much time the gear needs to be replaced
    • Depending on the gear some further tests like e.g. slippage-test for weblocks, etc.

    Those standards are based on experience from highlining of the last decades, different studies led by the ISA, private people or companies, experience from the climbing world and the incidents and accidents that have happened in the slackline-world so far.

    Once a standard for a certain piece of gear has been decided, the company needs to send their gear to a neutral tester. This is SIEBERT CONSULTING (Walter Siebert, siebert.at) who then tests the gear according to the standard. The manual will be checked by a team from the ISA. Once the gear has successfully been tested and has fulfilled all the required standard, it will be officially certified slackline- or highline-gear.

    But what is the advantage for you as user? So far (March 2020) there is almost no tested gear on the market. But this will change over the next months and years and it will become a standard.

    • When buying certified gear you will know that it is safe and tested by a neutral party. In the manual you will also be able to read how it needs to be used, about the lifespan of the gear and at what point it should be replaced.
    • Insurance companies might insist (in future) that only certifed gear will be used to get an insurance covering.
    • Access: Often when talking to officials about permission to rig a slackline or highline in a public space, you will be asked whether you use certified gear. In future you can answer with yes which will for sure help you to get access to a new place.
    • Gear certification will also help to get acceptance for the sport – it is not unlikely that prohibited areas for highlining will be allowed again.
    • Shows: when offering shows and courses it will help you a lot if you can tell the organizers that you are using certified gear.

    SLACKTIVITY has started with 3 certified products: redTube, seaHorse and the leash – more will follow.

    redTube

    Webbing is categorized into 4 different types, depending on the MBS (minimum breaking strength). The webbing categories A+, A, B and C of the ISA have nothing to do with the categories A, B and C that have been used by SLACKTIVITY for over 2 years now (just coincidence). Here are the ISA classifications:

    • Type A+: 40kN+
    • Type A: 30 – 40kN
    • Type B: 26 – 30kN
    • Type C: 22 – 26kN

    The SLACKTIVITY redTube is the first webbing on the market that can be used as an official highline webbing. It is categorized as webbing Type A by the ISA-Standards. This means, it has a recommended lifetime of 720 days of use. Lifetime is counted as the days that the slackline is rigged. Leaving your line rigged for a week costs 7 days of lifetime, no matter if it is being sessioned or not because UV-light is one of the main factors to weaken your line. Once the days run out, the slackline is no longer safe for highlining. Webbing can becume unsafe much earlier for other reasons like abrasion, cuts, burns or contact with chemicals.

    For permanent rigs, SLACKTIVITY recommends slacklines that have a physical connection between the mainline and the backup. This is e.g. the case with redTube Type B (SLACKTIVITY-classification of webbings with T-Loops). The T-Loop should be connected to a backup-webbing with a knot/connection that holds at least 12kN. Here you can find the breaking strength of different knots of SLACKTIVITY-Webbings.

    Be aware that every redTube sold, comes with a sewn end loop on BOTH sides of the line plus a backup loop on one side of the line. This loop can be used for a direct connection to the anchor point. More information about the use of the redTube as highline can be found in the manual.

    Leash

    Also for highline-leashes there is a new ISA-Standard. And the SLACKTIVITY leash is the first leash on the market that can officially be used on a highline. According to the standard the rings need to have a MBS of at least 24kN. The SLACKTIVITY leash ring is much stronger than the required standard and convinces with a MBS of 39kN at a weight of only 51g per ring. Also the weight of the rings have been limited to 150g in the new ISA standard, because being hit by a heavy ring can lead to injuries. Therefore oldschool leashes with a heavy steel bomber ring will luckily be prohibited in future.

    SLACKTIVITY (Tobi + Sam) thanks to all people from the ISA that have worked hard to realize this standards - we think it is a big step for the slackline sport and his futur.

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  3. Bruchlast-Abnahme von Slacklines durch UV-Licht

    SLACKTIVITY (Samuel Volery, Tobias Rodenkirch) hat an einer Midline, welche im Sommer für 7 Monate ununterbrochen gespannt war, UV-Tests durchgeführt. Die getesteten Slacklines waren in voller Exposition zur Sonne und nicht etwa im Schatten von Bäumen gespannt. Fünf verschiedene SLACKTIVITY Slacklines wurden getestet:

    uv-test-slackline-band

    Sowohl die Main-Line wie auch das Backup wurden untersucht. Im Durchschnitt hat die Bruchlast der Main-Line nach etwa 1500 Stunden Sonnen-Exposition um 8kN (=800kg) und diejenige des Backups um 7kN abgenommen. Die komplette Studie kann in folgendem pdf nachgelesen werden.

    Studie zur Bruchlastreduktion von Slacklines durch UV-Licht-Exposition (pdf)

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  4. TreeSling oder RoundSling?

    TreeSling oder RoundSling?

    Wenn man slacklinen möchte, stellt sich schnell einmal die Frage, woran die Line befestigt werden soll. In den allermeisten Fällen sind dies Bäume. Wenn dies so ist, ist es wichtig, dass die Baumschlinge breit ist, um die Zugkraft auf eine möglichst grosse Fläche zu verteilen. Ebenfalls von Vorteil ist, wenn die Schlinge längenverstellbar ist, damit sie ohne zu verrutschen auf der gewünschten Höhe befestigt werden kann. Verstellbare Baumschlingen haben zudem den Vorteil, dass die Ratsche oder WebLock nahe beim Baum hängt und somit nicht als störendes Gewicht im System mitschwingt. In diesem Falle sind die SLACKTIVITY-TreeSlings erste Wahl bis zu Kräften (Arbeitslast WLL) von 8kN (doppelt umlegt WLL 12kN).

    Andere Anforderungen muss die Rundschlinge erfüllen, wenn die Slackline an künstlichen Objekten wie Stahlträgern oder Betonpfeilern befestigt werden soll. In diesem Falle sollte die Schlinge vor allem abriebfest und robust gegen Kantenbelastungen sein. In solchen Fällen sind Rundschlingen zu bevorzugen. Auch bei grossen Kräften, wie sie bei extremen Jump- und Longlines auftreten können, sollten «RoundSlings» verwendet werden.

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  5. Final Round Slackline Contest

    Spin to win

    The final and last round 10 is here! Quite the challenge, time to get dizzy! The goal is to keep doing the same sequence of Chest - Sofa - Back - Belly, with each time you succeed to do one roll in each position you have to add one more. Is your head already spinning? Good luck! 

    In round 6, 36 people succeed. Want to know more about the competition click here

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  6. Round 9 Slacktivity Freestyle Competition

    Rocket-Mount to Sofa to Sick-Nasty to Feet.

    Lukas Irmler explains the 9th round of our competetion

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  7. Round 6 Slacktivity Freestyle Competition

    This is the 6th challenge in the contest, brought to you by our Slacktivity Athlete Richard! In this video you will learn one of his signature tricks which makes his style so amazing, powerfull and fun! The Korean roll to sofa position, the tricky part is the timing here, in time you have to put your leg over the line and quickly grab the line before it will throw your self off. Also be quick this time after the roll you need to stand up quickly. 

    Information about how to participate & how many people succeeded can be found here.

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  8. Round 5 Slacktivity Freestyle Competition

    This combo is the fifth assignment in our slackline contest. In this video Slacktivity Athlete Louis Lenobe shows the 5th challenge. Last challenge you already had a go had getting from sitting to feet, this round has this challenge once more. But now also from feet to sitting. Louise explains that it's important to change your position when you're "lightweight" aka on top of the bounce. And when you are "heavy" on the end of the bounce you have to be strong. Good luck!  

    Information about how to participate can be found here.

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  9. Round 4 Slacktivity Freestyle Competition

    This combo is the fourth assignment in our slackline contest. In this video Slacktivity Athlete Sarah Rixham shows the 4th challenge. It's time to get to the more challenging combo's. We go from backbounce, to chestroll, to feet. It has element of tricky balancing on the back, and the fast acting for getting back on the line again in one bounce. Checkout the video, Sarah will talk you right through it! 

    Some backstory from Sarah about the video:

    I’m stoked to present this combo as I hadn’t tried it before so it was fun to try something new! I’m really psyched about learning new bounce tricks on the highline at the moment as I’m finally making progress after everything feeling so hard (and scary) at the beginning. Especially the mount in this combo which took me a really long time to learn and it feels like just the basics (not to put you off trying I’ve seen people learn it in one session). So even if you think it’s too hard or scary try this combo or even just some parts of it, it will become really fun I promise!

    Information about how to participate can be found here.

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  10. Round 3 Slacktivity Freestyle Competion

    This combo is the third assignment in our slackline contest. In this video dutch slackliner Tijmen van Dieren explains how to do it.
    This combo is the perfect one to get a feeling of what it's like to do trickbouncing on a highline. Later on you can try to get bigger amplitude, for now, you can do it with smaller bounces and make it yourself a bit easier. 

    Information about how to participate can be found here.

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  11. Used pinkTube breaking strength test by the International Slackline Association (ISA)

    A piece of pinkTube has been permanently rigged and sessioned for 6-8 months. It has seen between 3000 - 5000 leashfalls and was exposed to the sun for about 2 hours per day. It was located in a forest in France, near streaming water with high humidity. This piece of webbing has been break tested by the International Slackline Association. In the following article you can see the results:

    Webbing break tests Slacktivity pinkTube - ISA

    If you want to find out more about forces that are occuring in highlines, then you can watch the following video. Be aware that highlines rigged with low-stretch webbing and short highlines see clearly higher peak forces compared to high-stretch webbing ones or long highlines. 

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  12. Knots in slackline webbing

    TEAR IT UP

    Knot breaking by SLACKTIVITY

    Tear it up

    Author: Daan Nieuwenhuis
    Break tests: Daan Nieuwenhuis & Samuel Volery
    Pictures by: Daan Nieuwenhuis

    Introduction

    Since a few years the low-tension lines have become more of a standard. This new style brings new styles of rigging, one of these is tying knots in the back up webbing. But what does a knot in webbing actually hold? How does the knot influence the breaking strength of the webbing? As SLACKTIVITY we also had the goal to test out multiple knots to connect our back-up webbing to the mainline in our Type B webbings (redTube & pinkTube). This is done by making a knot in your back up webbing, and connect it to a T-Loop with a quicklink.

    WARNING: Knots can be complicated and hard to check properly. Don’t use them if you’re not 100% sure that the knot is correct, or if there is nobody that has the knowledge to double check it. Even after tying a knot 20 times, mistakes can still happen. Always double check each other rigs.

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  13. Samuel Volery

    Sam Volery - Pic by Aiden Williams


    Samuel Volery

    The 34 year old slackliner from Zurich, Switzerland started Slacklining in 2004 to stabilize his knee after an injury of his crutiate ligament. Not only did he recover extremely fast from his injury, but he started loving that sport and soon after founded SLACKTIVITY together with Tobias Rodenkirch. In the following years he concentrated on Jumplining and became Swiss Champion in Tricklining in 2013. From that moment on he started to highline more and more as he discovered the freestyle potential of that sport, and started pushing the boundaries. He broke the world record of highlining several times - in 2018 he walked a 1900m long highline without falling. Beside that, he was the first person to manage the handstand on a highline and keeps impressing the slackline world with spectacular trick-combos. He walks all his highlines secured.

    Titles

    Current Highline World Record Holder

    Shows

    Sam already did countless highline-shows in Switzerland but also in other countries in Europe. His favourite length to do shows is between 40m and 100m. But he is open for any highline up to 3km length. Contact him on info@slacktivity.ch if you want to book him for a show.

    Specialities

    Sam was the first highliner to do shoulder stands and handstands on highlines and is still inventing a lot of new tricks. His show-program - mixed up with music and dance-elements - is versatile and amazes every crowd.

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Sam? Email to info@slacktivity.ch, checkout www.slacktivity.ch, give a follow on his Instagram: @samuelvolery or check out his Athlethe page on Facebook!

     Instagram @samuelvoleryFacebook Samuel VoleryWebsite SlacktivityCH

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  14. Lukas Irmler

    Lukas Irmler picture by Christian Spreitz


    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Lukas Irmler
    Nick name: Luke Skywalker
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    Age: 30

    When I stepped on my first Slackline in the summer of 2006, it felt totally different to me then any other sport I had tried before. I will never forget that positive feeling after crossing my first Slackline after 3 days of practising. Slacklining quickly became more than just my hobby. It developed into my sport, my passion and finally became my profession in 2011. After finishing my Bachelor of Science in 2011 I decided to dedicate my life completely to my passion Slacklining. Since then I was able to travel the world, realizing my dreams, sharing my passion and knowledge. After I finished my studies 2016 with a Master degree in Economics I commit my time fully to the sport and the work as a professional Athlete, Artist and Consultant.

    I got unique chances and never let pass one, so I got two Guinness World Record Titles and numerous Longline Records within the last years. I also became first in several Tricks and Combinations on the Trickline and Highline. Furthermore I have gathered great experience in performing shows all around the globe and have been part of multiple TV productions. Today I am more than happy to share my passion and experiences while giving speeches and presentations as well as performances and workshops.

    Shows

    As a slackliner, speaker and artists Lukas is the most experience worldwide among all slackliners. He started doing shows all around the globe in 2008. Check out his website www.lukas-irmler.com/en for more information about this! Or send him an email at lukas@lukas-irmler.com

    Specialities

    He's a specialist on the highline, freestyle tricks and going on expeditions to rig epic lines.His favorite trick is the handstand, but you will always see it Lukas when he does a double drop knee or handstand. 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Lukas? Or follow his adventures? Check out his website, send him an email, give him a follow on Instagram @lukasirmler or follow his Facebook Athlethe page

     Instagram @lukasirmlerFacebook Lukas IrmlerWebsite Lukas IrmlerMail Lukas Irmler YouTube

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  15. Richard Terashy

    Richard Terashy


    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Richard Terashy
    Nick name: Terashy

    Age: 33

    Richard aka Terashy88 is a Slackliner from Zürich, Switzerland. He was born in Jamaica and moved to Switserland as a kid. He has only been slacklining since 2016. Before that he has enjoyed a lot of other sports like ice hockey, surfing, downhill mountainbike and downhill longboard. He's unstopable and rarely sits still, he keeps on going! Besides a lot of slacklining he's an elevator technician and gives slackline lessons. He loves to visit different meetings when he has enough time besides his work. 

    Shows

    Richard has been helping out Samuel Volery with some shows in Switserland. 

    Personal message

    "Hope to slackline with you soon at a slackline meeting!"

    Specialities

    You can easily recognize him by his aggressive, but controlled slackline style. You can regonize him by his quick twists, surfs (one leg) and bounces. All his tricks are always peformed with a huge smile on his face. Next to that he also loves to dance and feel the flow on the Slackline. He can be a real crowd entertainer! 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Richard? Or follow his adventures? Give him a follow on Instagram @terashy88 or find him on Facebook

     Instagram @lukasirmlerFacebook Lukas Irmler

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  16. Anthony Hotte

    Anthony Hotte - Pic by Aiden Williams

    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Anthony Hotte
    Nick name: Antho

    Age: 20

    Anthony is an slackline artist from Québec, Canada. He was introduced to highlining in May 2016 by his great friend Guillaume Fontaine. They are now knows as the duo Les Farfadets! Direcyly he fell in love with the sport, he already started highlining in september 2016, and ONLY after one year he competed in his first Highline compettion in China. There he stunned every pro highliner by winning the competition, he came out of nowhere! 
    There Samual Volery took 3rd place after Guilliame Fontaine, Sam was so amazed by their skill that since then Les Farfadets are part of the Slacktivity Athlete team. In the winter of 2018, he won a trickhighline competition in Mexico. In that same year in September he set the new world record for highlining to 1900m together with a team of other slackliners, including Slacktivity Athletes Lukas Irmler, Sam Volery and Guilliame Fontaine. 

    Shows

    Anthony already has quite some show experience! He has been performing at Jackalope 2017 (Big action sports event), Freak Show 2018,  Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke in 2018 and Noctalumbe in 2018. 

    Specialities

    When you see a guy with a unicycle on a highline, it's him, it's Anthony for sure. And when you see two people doing tandem on a highline you can be quite certain it's Anthony & Guilliame. His favorite trick is the handstand on the line! He's an specialist in handstand on the line, he has been practicing a lot with the handstand on the rodeoline. 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Anthony? Or follow his adventures? Give him a follow on Instagram @lesfarfadets or find him on Facebook

     Instagram @lesfarfadetsFacebook Les Farfadets YouTube

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  17. Andrea Dattoli

    Andrea Datolli picture by Maurico Ramos


    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Andrea Dattoli
    Age: 28

    Andrea is a slackliner from Mexico. She's a very passionate practioneer and teacher of the following three things: Yoga, Acroyoga and Slacklining! The mastering of these 3 skills make up for an unique creative slackline style with lots of controlled and elegant yoga moves on the slackline. Next to that she's a social psychologist and sometimes an artist!
    She defines her self as someone who experiments with all forms of movement, lately she has been mainly interested in the development of her balance. This has led to new Yoga moves on the floor & on the slackline. Her improved balance on the line helps her a lot while doing Yoga and Acroyoga. Her moves come from moving her body consious and constant motivation. She has been slacklining for 5 years now. 

    She's a certified teacher in Acroyoga TT Montreal since 2015 and Hatha Yoga. She's a member of the Mexico City slackline team "Tenochtitline Slackline México". Her goal is to motivate the community and make it grow, and above all to create new possibilities of art, corporal expression and options to open a path of heailing and well-being. 

    Shows / Workshops

    Andrea hasn't done a true show yet, but it's always magical to see her move so calmly and elegenant on the highline which is already a great performance! However she has a lot of experience giving slackline workshops, for beginners and about Yogalining. The workshops she gave were in numerous of places, think about yoga centres, musical / cultural events and even in a juvenal jail! She's trying to show kids, adults, yoga teachers and physiotherapist the way of the slackline! Sharing is very important to her. 

    Specialities

    Check out her photo on the left, Andrea is a true master in Yoga on the line! Check out the video below for a feel about what Yoga on the line is. Slowly she's moving from the slow and controlled yoga to the highline trickbouncing as well. 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Andrea? Or follow her adventures? Give her a follow on Instagram @a_dattoli, subricbe to her YouTube or follow her Facebook

     Instagram @a_dattolliFacebook Lukas Irmler YouTube

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  18. Pablo Traversat

    Pablo Traversat Picture by Daan Nieuwenhuis


    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Pablo Traversat
    Age: 22
    Lives in: Eindhoven, Netherlands. Expat with French and Dutch roots.

    Pablo – founder of SlackNED (Slackline Association of the Netherlands) – is currently finalizing his bachelor thesis in  Industrial Design at the Technical University of Eindhoven.

    It was in 2016 – after injuring both of his elbows while bouldering and watching Spencer Seabrook’s documentary “Free Solo” – that Pablo soon discovered the universe of slackline. Now it’s been over two years that he is passionately practicing this discipline in combination with his study. For him, slacklining is not only a discipline which enhances your mental and physical state. It is also a way of living which brought him a lot of stability in his life. “Whenever you fall, learn the causes and try again till you succeed. Be patient, persist and enjoy the ride because step by step everything can be fulfilled.”

    The first time Pablo encounter a Highline was in 2017, during the first Dutch Highline Festival (also known as the Safety Meeting). Walking a Highline was so intense, magical and unique that ever since – despite the constraint of his studies and living in a flat country – he eagerly tries to pursue Highline projects and events. That same year Pablo had the privilege to take part in a Highline project, in Zakynthos, where he walked on a 580m long Highline.

    If you briefly want to know  Pablo, he is an energetic exuberant clown. People mainly know him as a “park slackliner” and for his distinct style of expressing himself on the line. Inspired by Sebastian Segraves, Pablo enjoys mastering the surf-bounce. He is eager to go on new adventures, learn new bounce tricks and send big highline.  “Believe in your abilities, be patient, and with passion, you will reach what you seek.”

    Shows

    Pablo has been showing his skills during the Safety Meeting in 2016 and 2018 in the Netherlands

    Specialities

    If you see a slackliner and you're wondering, if he's closing his eyes, it's probably Pablo! And if you're wondering why this buffed fitness guy is on a slackline, it's Pablo! With his immense focus he's able to control so many lines and walk them with the arms down. He is a specialist in surf-bouncing and making huge rodeo surfswings! 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Pablo? Or follow his adventures? Give him a follow on Instagram @pab_tra

     Instagram @a_dattolli

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  19. Gaëlle Joubert

    Gaëlle Joubert


    Meet the Athlete

    Name: Gaëlle Joubert
    Age: 24
    Country: France

    Around 2009, Gaëlle read an article about the Flying Frenchies walking "tightrope" in Verdon. She found it awesome and kept the article... "One day ..." She was introduced to slacklining through rock-climbing, in 2011. In 2013 she went to Canada for an Internship., and that’s when she started longline « Seriously ». In 2015 the slackline communities evolved in the Facebook Age, online, she met awesome people that took her highline in Verdon. The circle was complete. 

    For two years she kept highlining, but didn't improve much. She loved being out there, in the wild, but sadly once on the line, she couldn't overcome her fear. At some point, she met the crazy Louise Lenoble and quited her job for a while, and realized her mindset has changed : she was not afraid anymore, having fun on longer lines and enjoying the challenges of rigging ! Now, what she enjoy the most is going exploring the mountains and establishing new lines with Friends. In 2016 she rigged and  send the most northern line ever rigged, on a Greenland glacier. 

    She is also the painter behind the amazing and succesfull “Highline Comics” Facebook page, and part-time Software Engineer.

     Highline Comics

    Gaëlle's lessons! 

    "Don’t despair if you feel highlining is not for you and you are improving much more slowly than others. Take your time, just enjoy how lucky you are to be on that cliff anyway, and at some point it will come. I’m the living proof you can be a beginner for a long time, and end up not so bad.” 

    “Drawing and painting forces you to pay attention to every detail of the landscape that surrounds you. It makes you analyze everything, and look at your environment with another perspective. A drawing session, can help you to feel “at home” on a line.” 

    Specialities

    Drawing super funny, totally relatable and amazing drawings! Go check that out on “Highline Comics”! She enjoys the highline the most, especially opening new cool lines and everything around that. Think about exploration and climbing. She love the back bounce & hammockroll. But If you see a girl doing a mermaid on a line, it's probably Gaëlle! 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Gaëlle? Or follow her adventures / drawings? Give her a follow on Instagram @mamie_gaelle or follow her Facebook page.

     Instagram @mamie_gaelleFacebook Highline Comics 

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  20. Lyell Grunberg

    Lyell Grunberg


    Meet the Athlete

    Lyell Grunberg is a 21 year old professional Slackliner and artist from Switzerland. Having 7 years of experience, he is part of the best Trickliners worldwide and one of the most versatile Slackliners ever. Lyell is Slacklining as a full-time career since June 2016.

    Having participated in more than 25 international competitions around the world, traveling and meeting the Slackline community worldwide, holding workshops and performing shows all over Europe and overseas, he is a well-known athlete for his never-dying motivation and his will to learn something new everyday. “My goal as a Slackliner is to inspire people to balance every single aspect of their life. Walking on the line is for me only a practical way of seeking for balance in everything I do”.

    His philosophy: “Things always seem impossible, until their done. Train a little every day, be patient and at some point you will become really good”. Lyell is a very ambitious and enthusiastic person and trains hard to achieve his dreams. “On a slackline we are constantly falling. I believe it is the same for us in life. We are constantly seeking balance. Each and one of us has to learn to balance and use each opportunity to learning something new everyday”.

    Shows

    Lyell already has a lot of experience in shows! For example in Brussel in a circus and even a wedding in San José! If you want to get in touch with him you can do so by sending him an email at slacklineinfo@gmail.com

    Specialities

    Lyell is a specialist on the trickline, you can almost call that a narrow trampoline. His style is elegant, clean and he makes fancy grabs! 

    Getting in touch

    Do you want to get in touch with Lyell? Or follow his adventures? Check out his website, send him an email, give him a follow on Instagram @slacklineguy or follow his Facebook Athlethe page

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