This week I began thinking about what I wanted to learn to do. Learning to Slackline has been something I have wanted to learn how to do for a while not, so this is the perfect time to commit! I set a realistic goal of being able to simply walk from one end of the Slackline to the other, I’ll save the tricks for later. This had always seemed like a difficult activity to learn, but I had no idea how many Slackline options there were (you can see them here). I opted not to purchase the trickline or competition line and ended up purchasing the Gibbon Slackline Classic (below).
I am looking forward to receiving my Slackline, but first I need to learn the in’s and out’s of Slacklining. In order to adhere to the constraints of this project, I only turned to YouTube videos and help forums to learn all I need to know. Here are some of the sources I found most helpful:
1. Gibbon Slackline YouTube Channel: This source has many user-submitted videos including videos for beginners, how to set up your slackline, and other tips and tricks.
2. WikiHow: This source included text and pictures in a step-by-step guide to setting your Slackline up and exactly how to position your body.
3. Slackline HiveFly: This source includes pictures and videos to enhance the step-by-step, detailed instructions. I liked this source because it talks a lot about how to stay balanced.
4. Absolute Slacklines FAQs: This sources has a good selection of FAQs. I’m sure I will have many questions once I begin learning and this will be a good source to turn to.
This image will serve as my inspiration whenever I begin to think what I am trying to learn is too difficult:
[Photo of Gibbon slackline]. Retrieved May 25, 2014 from http://www.amazon.com/Gibbon-GISL211-P-Classic-Slacklines/dp/B008AT9HGQ.
[Photo of high line slackline]. Retrieved May 25, 2014 from http://www.infinitylist.com/video/high-line-slack-line-with-good-line/.