Slacklining Tips for Both Kids and Beginners

KogetoTesting out the kid-friendly SlackRack. Photo: Gibbon Slacklines

With their low center of gravity and natural ability to live fearlessly in the present, most kids are quick studies on the slackline. Just look at 14-year-old Alex Mason, who won the inaugural slackline competition at the Teva Summer Mountain Games earlier this summer, trumping competitors nearly twice his age. The sport—which entails balancing and performing tricks on a piece of dynamic climbing webbing strung horizontally between two fixed points—is booming in town parks, backyards, and climbing gyms around the country. And because the webbing is rigged low to the ground, it’s a great, safe way to teach little ones about agility, balance, and concentration.

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