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.