Slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing usually low to the ground. Originating in the climbing world, it has become popular for balance training and now, thanks to Gibbon, is available to everyone.
Slacklining can be traced back to climbing camps in Yosemite during the mid seventies. Climbers would camp there for weeks blazing new routes up the mountains and in their time on the ground they starting rigging lines to walk across.
The "slack" in a slackline, as compared to the taught steel cable of a "tight" rope, gave people the opportunity to bounce and do tricks. Early slackliners also found that the activity improved their core strength, balance and movement for climbing - and is was FUN.
Gibbon has provided the evolution of Slacklining by making it easy and accessible to everyone. The 2" webbing and ratchet tensioning design make the Gibbon line friendlier to walk on and easier to set up. No additional tools or rigging are needed; just the kit and a couple of trees and you're ready to go.