Slackline, I have to Conquer It

I just can’t get over slackline and how hard it works every little muscle in my body. Not to mention how hard it is overall. To even imagine flipping and bouncing on one of these things at this point is mind blowing. Those people, and they are out there just google it, spent a lot alot of time on the line. I do it for the workout and because I want to conquer the damn thing.

All I wonder is how much time I will actually have to spend to learn how to slackline before I can actually walk any line, at anytime, over any span? It might never happen as far as I know. This might be a lifetime sport thought, so hopefully I have the rest of my life to figure it out.

Enjoy a video of my thoughts and attempts at slackline.

I can’t tell you how much sweat I had running down my body after this session. I am not sure how long I was out there, but I know I had 14 minutes of video so my best guess is around 20 minutes on the line. I had to walk away because I don’t know how much longer my legs and core could take the torture. The workout is good.

I believe the only way to truly conquer slackline is to condition my body to know every single movement and to make sure every single muscle knows how to act when I stand on a 2 inch nylon strap.

This means the only way to conquer it is to do it as much as possible. My old coach used to say, practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more. With slackline this is the only way.

I don’t know if I will ever conquer it. First, I have to define what conquering slackline means to me. My first thought, a flip. I don’t know if I will ever get to that point, but you better believe I will try my damnedest to get there. If I don’t, I won’t be mad, but you have to set goals at some point. I can’t wait to post a vid. of my first flip flop on this thing. That will be a dang good day. As long as I don’t break myself off.

Flips or not, I look forward to the day when I can balance on this line without wiggle, with poise and walk the entire line. Only time will tell when that actually happens.