Welcome to In-Depth Night! I hope you’ve been having a great time looking at all our projects. My name is Tyson, and I’ve been working on slacklining for the past few months. Since Middle school I’ve been practicing many different circus performances and skills. I came across slacklining because of my past experience with circus skills as well as my interest in rock climbing.
What is slacklining?
Slacklining is similar to walking on a tightrope but provides a completely different experience compared to one. Many tricks performed on a slackline look similar to jumping on a trampoline due to the nature of it.
A slackline is a 1-2 inch wide length of webbing that is connected to two anchors, which are usually trees. Unlike a tightrope, slacklines are, as the name suggests, slack. The line itself has slack in it rather than being completely tight all the way across. While standing on a slackline, it is bouncy, and feels like standing on a narrow trampoline.
It is thought of as originating from the rock climbing community for a way to pass time. It builds concentration, core strength and overall balance skills. Over the past few years, it has evolved as a sport and there are various variations of slacklining now.
Please enjoy my progression video!
Notes about the video:
Near to the end of the video I had some fun and tried various juggling skills on it just for fun. Overall, this project went quite well, and I enjoyed it a lot.
For this project and all the progress, I would like to thank my mentor, Hayden, for all the help he’s given. He is an amazing mentor and I hope to work with him again in the future.
Thanks for watching! Please leave a comment or a question in response to my post! Please enjoy the rest of your night!