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    Canyon Span Air Walking

    My son and I went to a local climbing area today and as we pulled up to one of the spots I was surprised to see several vehicles with plates from WY, MT, and ID. Baffled me for a bit as the climbing is not that good here and then I saw what they were doing. They had a strap(s) stretched across the span of this basalt canyon and were tightrope walking it. Well, maybe it is TR walking? When I have seen pics of TR walking they are on a giant, fat cable with some giant pole in their hands so I don
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    I thought it likely wasn't new, but it was to me. Either way, I was impressed. And now that I know what the name is....I have heard the term but never saw it to know what it was. In fact, my daughter at USU told me about a fatality with a bike at my former school.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56...itale.html.csp

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    Yeah that was a pretty bad deal, shame on them for leaving it over a trail.

    It's been getting more popular, i wouldn't mind trying it myself, my balance is pretty good. Is like to start from trees in my yard just a couple feet off the ground.

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    I have a couple of Gibbon slack lines around if you want to try it. I've told Acca to take them to a Bogley fest and get some pics! My son's buddy is the Owner of Gibbon Slacklines out of Germany - they do a lot of promotional stunting and sponsor various extreme athletes. Look them up on youtube and you'll see some amazing things these kids do on the line.

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    The guys in the photos are on "Highline". If anyone is going out to practice this, just realize a high line involves much more gear than just setting up a simple gibbon ratchet set in your back yard. On that note, if anyone around Tooele ever wants to hit a park or something to practice, I practice all the time. I have a Gibbon Classic and a Tubeline.

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    Cool, good to know

    And moo, maybe I'll hit you up on that gear. Then again, maybe I'll wait until next spring, I'm building a deck right now and that's taking all my time.

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    Slack-lining, specifically high-lining. Reel Rock 2011 had an interesting short on the more extreme aspects of it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diA6sFnPDi8

    As with most aspects of these outdoor sports, I'd love to try, but not necessarily take them to such lengths.

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