What Is Slacklining?
Slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Originating in the climbing world, slacklining has evolved into a cross trainer, backyard activity and sport all of its own.
Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid seventies. Climbers would stay there for weeks blazing new routes and in their time on the ground they starting rigging climbing rope to walk across. They found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and is was FUN.
Gibbon has fueled the next generation of slacklining by making it easy and accessible to everyone. The 2" webbing and ratchet tensioning design make the Gibbon line friendlier to walk on and easier to set up. No additional tools or rigging are needed; just the kit and a couple of trees and you're ready to go.
The company has also introduced slacklines (jib and surf) that are made of trampoline material. This new more dynamic type of line has led to a branch of the sport known as tricklining. Now, competitions are held all over the world ranking the best trickliners.
Gibbon has not forgotten their roots and has designed slackline specific one inch webbing that can be rigged traditionally or with the ease of Gibbon hardware.