Awesome Weekend!

9 05 2010

Team member Josh Beaudoin reporting this weekends events. For both Saturday and Sunday the weather was awesome. On Saturday we set up two slacklines, a 30fter and a 45ft slackline. On Sunday, even though it was Mothers Day, we set up six slacklines. The turnout was more than expected over the weekend, with 20 slackers, countless bystanders and children to watch or try the lines themselves. The only drama for this weekend was that the 150ft longline snapped while setting it up. With all the safety precautions in place and being early in the morning no one was hurt, for more on that story tune in on Wednesday.


Parfet Park Longline this Sunday May 9

6 05 2010

This coming Sunday May 9th, we’ll be meeting at Parfet Park in Golden, CO to setup a 150′ longline. We’ll be meeting late Sunday morning and plan to have slacklines up by noon. In addition to the longline, we’ll more than likely have another shorter slackline for throwing down tricks and practicing on. If you are interested in slacklining and want to hang out, then stop by Parfet Park this Sunday May 9th at noon.

Directions & Map to Parfet Park here.

If you haven’t ever tried out an extra long slackline over 100′ in length (longline), then you might not be aware of the unique difficulties they pose. Because longlines are so long, they need to be really tight and be rigged higher off the ground to account for displacement in the middle. This certainly adds to the challenge and creates high, more dramatic falls. If anything, longlines are unforgiving. The video below briefly illustrates some of the difficulties of walking a longline. The longline shown is the exact line that we will be setting up this weekend.

Golden Spire Gap

3 05 2010

The Golden Spire Gap is a fairly “well-known” highlining spot located in Golden Colorado. Golden Spire itself is just off the west side of Table Mesa, which overshadows Golden. Certainly not the longest line in the world, but high enough to get your heart racing and enough to challenge your mental steel. Please enjoy the video below.

On another note, with the weather improving, we are certainly looking to get out as often as possible to setup some sort of slacklining rig. Whether it be a longline, highline, or trickline, check back every Thursday to get the update on where we’ll be heading out to for the weekend. We would be excited to meet up with you on our next slackline escapade, regardless of your experience. If you are on facebook, join our group, the Leaping Lemurs Slackline Club to get updates and to meet fellow slackers!