That would be my 8-year-old daughter, who can now take about 10 steps. Not that I'm keeping track or anything. And so the humiliation begins.
One other noteworthy point on this activity: remember how I said that slackliners often refer to themselves as slackers ? As I finished that report, I realized that I needed to create a new label for this series of posts, because I already use "slacker" for posts which illustrate the fact that, you know ... I'm a compete slacker sometimes. So from now on I'm referring to this whole project as "slack life" - which has kind of a sweet sound to it, don't you think?
I'll continue to report back on my slack life as events warrant, including a separate post about just how easy (but potentially tricky) it is to get one of these things set up in a yard or park near you. In the meantime, I submit to you the following brilliant video that was brought to my attention by a loyal reader: it's a promotional trailer for an upcoming feature length documentary about slacklining (yes, you read that correctly).
The clip features captivating video from a variety of spectacular locations - one of which happens to be the Bixby Bridge just down the road from me in Big Sur. Apparently I'm not the only one enjoying the slack life in Monterey County, which strikes me as an incredibly cool thing indeed.
"Cherish Your Stoke" by Grant Thompson (click to play)
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