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Slackline
Slacklining is a practice in balance that typically uses nylon or polyester webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Many people suggest slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still under some tension); it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the user and different types of webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats. The line itself is usually flat, due to the nature of webbing, thus keeping the slacker’s footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope. The dynamic nature of the line allows for tricks and stunts. — [wikipedia]

Getting Started
Ok, so now that i’ve picked up my 25 metre slackline kit what do I do?

Gibbon Classic Slackline

Gibbon Slacklines: Basic Setup

Gibbon Slackline Basics

What’s next?

Slacklife Brazil – A GIBBON Slackline Documentary

Slacklife Moab – feat. Andy Lewis and friends

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On the screen, a lone figure fords an icy stream and hopscotches across a high ridgeline. “What is it that inspires someone to fully commit?” asks a voice. It could be a soulful climbing documentary, but it’s not. The 25-minute film, Searching for West, stars Bozeman, Montana, bow hunter Mark Seacat, 34, and he’s clad from head to toe in the sort of soft-shell Gore-Tex fabric he wore on the two occasions he summited Denali. There’s one major difference, however: rather than the brilliant cardinal colors that stock the racks at REI, this stuff is patterned in splotchy digital camouflage.
Hunting’s Big Comeback (2013-Mar-06) [Outdoors Online]

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ScoutLinks Mar-2013

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Boy’s Life Magazine
* Inside the March 2013 issue
* Links found in the March 2013 Boys’ Life magazine

BL-Mar-13

Scouting Magazine [BSA]
Scouting MagazineMarch/April 2013 Issue

Scouting-Mar-13

Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting Magazine :
Feb/Mar 2013

UK-2013-feb

Tasmania
Newsletter March 2013

South Australia
March 2013, Volume 7, Edition 1 (not published yet)

Queensland
Encompass, Issue-50, March 2013

Encompass50

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Series on National Geographic Channel (USA)

* We’ve only joust begun (‘Are You Tougher?’ Episode 1 Recap) [blog.scoutingmagazine.org]

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