I bought my first slackline four years ago while studying physics for my bachelor’s degree and solar cells for my master’s degree at the School of Mines and have since fallen in love with the sport. I was lucky to become friends with some very experienced slackliners early on in my slackline journey and they showed me the ropes in the three major disciplines of slacklining: tricklining, longlining, and highlining. I founded a slackline club at my university and before I knew it, we had a hundred members and considerable funding from the university. In 2011, my friends convinced me to attend my first ever slackline competition, the USA National Championships, an event sponsored by the slackline powerhouse Gibbon Slacklines. I finished 2nd behind the legendary Mike Payton and from there I was catapulted into my very own slacklife! Since then, I have continuously pushed my skills in all the major slackline disciplines in an effort to mold myself into the most complete slackliner I can be. I have competed at numerous other slackline competitions since 2011 and am currently ranked 11th in world in tricklining by the World Slackline Federation.
- Dirty Dog Eyewear
The slackline is a sport with many variations and enjoyable for all. Take a simple strap more or less large, stretched by its two ends and let your creativity do the rest. Take the height with the “Trickline” and don’t hesitate to wet the jersey with the “Waterline”.