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If you have visited a pubic park or college campus on a nice day recently, you may have noticed a group of people walking on what looks like a tightrope strung between two trees. The activity known as “slacklining” has been gaining in popularity across the country, and it seems like we see more and more people using them. Once confined mostly to the inside of rock gyms, slacklining has burst beyond the niche climbing scene to become a trendy thing among the genera population. The popularity can be attributed to a few things. First, they’re cheap and portable, offering a quick way to get some exercise and activity with friends in a casual outdoor setting.
All you really need is a slackline kit, and two trees or poles to attach it to. It’s also a great way to get some exercise and improve balance; for anyone who participates in sports, improving your balance can be a great benefit. We even saw slacklining go mainstream at the latest Super Bowl, when Andy Lewis, a 25-year-old from CA, performed some stunts on a bouncing line as Madonna performed her halftime show. In fact, Andy is known as “Sketchy Andy” and Gibbons features a special slackline made just for him.
Last week we updated our site to include the full range of Gibbons slackline products. Gibbons is a leader in the industry, and makes slacklines for all types – from long 80′ lines meant for professionals, to more forgiving and shorter ones for the recreational user, we carry them all. Choose between 1-inch lines or thicker 2-inch ones that are better for beginners. In addition to the actual slacklines, we sell instructional videos that can get you up and balancing in no time.
Check out the full line of Gibbons slackline equipment.