by Lochan Baratakke (@lochanb) on Friday, 17 February 2017

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Status: Confirmed
Section
Workshops

Technical level
Beginner

Abstract

Looks like a Tightrope, but it’s a Slackline. Looking for balance in life? How about you see how well you can stand on a flat piece of rope 1-2 inches wide and walk across? Oh, you can walk it? Why don’t you try sitting on it. Oh that’s easy too? How about you bounce on it? Well, there’s so much to explore on the slackline - balance, spatial ability, focus, breathing, posture, a whole bunch of tricks - whatever you can imagine. A meditation, sport and art-form all rolled into one, Slacklining is a new-age tool for the body and mind. YouTube slacklining, be inspired, and come!

Outline

  • Warm up/Stretching
  • Slacklining Primer - History, forms, rigs, etc.
  • Demo: The Mount
  • Trials
  • Demo: Stabilizing the line
  • Trials
  • Demo: Walking the line
  • Trials
  • Demo: The turn
  • Trials
  • Demo: The longline mount

Requirements

None. You don’t need slippers, no shoes, nothing. Just come in something loose and comfortable.

Speaker bio

Lochan is an Uh - that’s what you’ll hear first when you ask him what he does. A Yoga practitioner, guitar player, cyclist, juggler, slackliner, ex-UX guy, wanna-be farmer, DIY evangelist - well! - an Uh.