THEY DON’T SEEM TO CARE whether they are 10 feet or 5,000 feet above the ground, the nimble-footed, brass-balled (and brass-ovaried) members of the Skyliners will walk the fine line between flying and falling anywhere their nylon cord will reach.
With a feature length documentary about to debut on November 11, 2011 the Skyliners and filmmaker Sébastien Montaz-Rosset give the audience access to a sport and lifestyle that most of us could never imagine.
I love slacklining, highlinings little brother. I suck at it, which keeps me safely tottering 2 feet above the squishy grass, but I love it. I bought my Gibbon slacklining kit from REI (I know many / most hardcore slackliners frown on the Gibbon kit and prefer to assemble their own rigging but I am NOT hardcore and think the kit is great for casual beginner) and have spent many afternoon hours balancing between trees. Maybe if I keep practicing the Skyliners will draft me into their ranks?
Yeah, probably not.
Video created by Sebastien Montaz-Rosset