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Slackline Demos

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Watch pro slackliners highline their way accross Gore Creek near the Covered Bridge in the heart of Vail Village or trickline on the concert stage in Golden Peak.

You'll be amazed at the level of balance, control and acrobatics performed by athletes Josh Beaudoin, Mickey Wilson, Travis Brown and Marcus Nelson.

Never seen a highline demo? Imagine a tightrope across an icy Gore Creek and you'll get the idea. Never seen a trickline demo? Imagine the same tightrope but with backflips and boat loads of other tricks. Yeah, it's really cool.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

HISTORY
Slacklining is defined as the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and anchored between two points, usually trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross trainer, backyard activity and sport all of its own.

Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they started rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and is was FUN.

SPORT
In 2007 slacklining began to broaden from a cross trainer to a unique sport of its' own with the advent of tricklining. The sport developed much like skateboarding with an urban presence and heavy emphasis on creating tricks. A global community grew and tricks were shared through social media channels and viral videos.

In 2008 the first official competition was put on by Gibbon in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Competitive slacklining grew from there and the first World Cup was held in Munich, Germany in 2010. The United States began hosting slackline competitions in 2011 and the Summer Mountain Games hosted its first Slackline competition in the Summer of 2012.

 

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Friday - Sunday
February 8-10, 2013

TIME & CATEGORIES:
February 8, 8:30am - (Highline Demo)
February 8, 12pm - (Trickline Demo)
February 9, 8:30am - (Highline Demo)
February 9, 12pm - (Trickline Demo)
February 10, 8:30am - (Highline Demo)
February 10, 12pm - (Trickline Demo)

LOCATION:
Golden Peak Base Area
Covered Bridge & International Bridge

PRICE:

Demo only. Free to watch!

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