Martin, Jonas 18 Dec 2012

Indoor Slackline

Learn to walk... on a 1-inch wide trampoline

This proposal did not evolve into a project

Slackline -

Slacklining is a practice in balance that typically uses nylon or polyester webbing tensioned between two anchor points. A slackline is very dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline.

The first time on a line is like learning how to walk again, but after a while you will be able to do tricks, yoga, or walk even at big heights (tricklining en highlining).

Here in Amsterdam we can slackline in the parks, but only in spring and summer. Winter is too cold and wet, so we need an indoor place to keep practising! And besides that you can place mats under the line indoors, so you can try more dangerous tricks!

We don't need a lot, as we have all the gear (except for mats to fall on, would this be possible with strawbales?).

Only thing we need to do is to drill several holes in the ground were we can anchor the slackline. About 20m in between these points, and about 5meters free space on the sides to make falling safe. As you have to put up the slackline everytime again anyway it is maybe an idea to make several places in the factory with these holes, as to make our slackline place more flexible.