Tightrope walking is defined as an individual walking along a thin wire or rope of some sort. Most people will associate this skill much more being related to a circus. Whether you have tried this or not, slacklining is one of the most difficult balancing acts you can ever do in your life.
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There are many variations of tightrope walking. Tightwire is the art of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points. You can try using instruments such as an umbrella, a pole or if you up to it, you may even using nothing and go “freehand.”
Slackwire rope walking is another form of this difficult balancing act. The tension on the wire or rope is mainly provided by the weight of the performer himself. The difference in technique for the performer to maintain balance on a slackwire is for him to mainly use his centre of mass in keeping him balanced properly. The sagging of the rope will allow the slack liner to do this.
Well, on August 2nd 2015, Spencer Seabrooke set out to break the world record for the longest free solo slackline ever. Did you hear me, FREE solo slackline world record? For all of you who don’t realize what this is, it means a crazy human being will walk along a thin rope thousands of feet up in the air without having a safety harness of any sort. Could you ever imagine doing this?
On the video you will see Seabrooke come close to falling with no safety equipment to save him. Watch how he pulls himself back up and continued with the walk along the rope, while a drone filmed the amazing footage of him from the air. The video is will have you on the edge of your seat cringing at every step he literally takes. Horrifying and breathtaking at the same time!
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