Slacklinz return for a second year
Back for a second year at Paddle Round The Pier we welcome Slacklinz, who provide premium quality slackline throughout Europe. Based in Brighton and Eastbourne, they have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and demonstrated the activity to thousands of people.Slacklining is a sport a little like tightrope walking and trampolining, where you walk, bounce or perform tricks from one end of the nylon webbing to the other. Anchored either end to secure points such as trees; it’s taken the world by storm.
Not only is it fun to do, but it’s also a great work out. Due to the movement in the line, slackining improves your core strength as well as your balance. In fact, you can even find the more adventurous of slackliners holding yoga positions on the line.
Recently if you watched the Madonna half time entertainment at the Superbowl you would have seen slackline pioneer Andy Lewis performing tricks while wearing a toga.
Slacklinz owner Matt Dunn has been looking forward to this event ever since he packed up the equipment last year.
“We really didn’t know what to expect when we turned up last year, but it wasn’t long before the crowds appeared. We even had people stopping to have their lunch in front of the line so they had a little entertainment too.
If you were at the event (if not, why not!) then you would have seen an amazing range of ages on the line. We had some children being supported by their parents from two years old, right up to an elderly gentleman of over 60. It was used constantly for two days.
All of us can’t wait to be part of it once again and we thank Dave for the opportunity to get this activity out in front of thousands of people.”
If you want to check out slacklining, just look for the crowds of people and listen out for laughing and cheering. If you were one of the people who gave it a go last year you can check out all the pictures from the slackline gallery