Slacklining is a balance sport which uses flat nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. Easy?!

We are not quite up to this standard – buy we can keep trying!

How to walk a slackline

We use 50mm lines that can be secured between 2 trees or posts, at a height close to the ground. Slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut; it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. Invariably we carry a slackline in one of our rucksacks and whether it is at the end of a hike, at the sports ground or walking in the woods, everybody has an attempt at the elusive – walking unaided the length of the 15m or 25m line.

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