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Date: 06/14/11 12:20 PM

35 Responses to Slackline Competition

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Link: Slackline Competition - I didn`t realize this sport even existed, much less that they had actual competitions...very interesting!
  2. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
    2553 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Am I the only one who didn`t know what slacklining was until about 1:50 into this video?
  3. Profile photo of Dimmu_Borgir
    Dimmu_Borgir Male 18-29
    63 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Since i only watched the first 1:38 of the video, I am assuming slacklining is a high-five competition.
  4. Profile photo of EntrE
    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    you didn`t know this sport exists??? do you ever leave your house?
  5. Profile photo of wko
    wko Male 18-29
    554 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    i like what i see
  6. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Tightrope walkers, eat your heart out.
  7. Profile photo of simbha
    simbha Male 30-39
    412 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Interesting. It looks like fun - but how is it judged? Are there actual judges, or does the crowd simply cheer? Is there a winner?

    I might have missed something in the video that answers these questions.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    Now that should be an olympic sport
  9. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    881 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Lets not go calling this is sport.

    But it is an interesting activity.
  10. Profile photo of Jammey
    Jammey Male 18-29
    239 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    I forsee 2 things:
    A massive cult of `extreme sports` types taking this up and
    A massive influx of amateur fail videos coming to IAB shortly
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    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Would be more exciting if it involved skyscrapers.
  12. Profile photo of timebored
    timebored Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm
    a friend of mine introduced me to this two years ago. there were about ten of us and we all ate it at one time or another. but i was the only one to land on his balls before falling.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    Dibs on the blonde
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    No wonder humans haven`t landed on Mars yet. We`re spending our time doing this or watching reality television.
  15. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Impressive stuff at ~2:40. Spilts into one-handed balance on a slackline...damn.

    [quote">Would be more exciting if it involved skyscrapers.[/quote">

    Dean Potter takes it much further than that.

    One example

    There was an interesting documentary on him on Channel 4. This link is probably UK-only

    The series was called Daredevils and this episode was called The Sky Walker. Maybe people elsewhere can find it (or fake being in the UK to watch it).
  16. Profile photo of ihurtmyself
    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    this is goddammed retarded
  17. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    Ridiculous. 2 mins of self important build up for an activity that seems to be exclusively populated by over-privileged brats. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Not.
  18. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    I`d have been more impressed with this had it been at least 6 ft off the padded mat.
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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    does any one know the name of the song in the backround
  20. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    747 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    This is a great home movie. Just like any home movie, it`s only interesting to those who are in it.

    A 30 second overview of the "activity" would have been better
  21. Profile photo of Willowwatch
    Willowwatch Female 30-39
    734 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Rubberband gymnastics-they`ll have to wear tight swimsuits with their hair in buns before they ever get that into the Olympics
  22. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    just looks like a "sport" for gymnastic dropouts.
  23. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    looks fun
  24. Profile photo of rynEnigma
    rynEnigma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    Because the other sports didn`t offer enough chances to rack yourself...
  25. Profile photo of Milo_Pretzel
    Milo_Pretzel Female 18-29
    180 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm
    Romanian dude with the dreads is my favorite.
  26. Profile photo of ledzeppeloyd
    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    quit slacking off *drum shot*
  27. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Wow- so much sh*t talk in this thread. I love how something as simple and awesome as other people developing skill and having fun with an activity can arouse the ire of the internet.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    What a remarkable and strange thing.
  29. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    June 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Angilion`s link is better than the original post
  30. Profile photo of I-See-U
    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 2:05 am
    You would think if you are a male and you participate in this.... might as well just get neutered.
  31. Profile photo of pumba62
    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 5:05 am
    Wasn`t so much a film about the competition but more of a documentation of a douchebag hipster convention !!!
    Nice bouncing on a strap though !
  32. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 8:37 am
    Hipster tightrope gymnastics compo. No not a fad. Not at all.
  33. Profile photo of jessly424
    jessly424 Female 13-17
    62 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 11:07 am
    haha i was in boulder and some kids had set up a slackline between two trees and were trying to do tricks and stuff. now i understand why
  34. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    June 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Awesome thing is awesome.
  35. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 16, 2011 at 4:13 am
    First impression from the line up at the start, safe to bet their all stoners.

    Second impression about the 1:30 mark, oh, heh, that`s pretty neat.

    Third impression about the 2:30 mark, HEY, these kids just couldn`t afford a trampoline.

    *on a different note, wtf is with the t-shirts "slack line is not a crime"? Are they really being dickish enough to set this up in public places where it would be a crime?*

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