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Styles of Slacklining:
– Urbanlining: Combines different styles in urban areas
– Timelining: Focuses on staying on the line as long as possible
– Streetlining: Combines street workout moves with slacklining
– Tricklining: Common with various tricks and new possibilities
– Highlining: Done at elevation above ground or water

History of Slacklining:
– Modern slacklining credited to Adam Grosowsky in 1976
– Slackline performance by Andy Lewis at Madonna’s halftime show in 2012
– Slacklining gained attention during the 2016 Rio Olympics
– Professional slackliner saved a man from a ski lift tower in 2017
– Highlining inspired by highwire artists with notable milestones

Highlining History:
– First successful highline walk by Scott Balcom and Chris Carpenter
– Scott Balcom crossed the Lost Arrow Spire highline in 1985
– Darrin Carter performed unprotected crossings in 1995
– Libby Sauter became the first woman to cross the Lost Arrow Spire in 2007
– Dean Potter was the first to BASE jump from a Highline in 2008

Highlining World Records:
– Longest highline set by four German athletes in July 2021: 2.1 kilometers long and 500 meters high
– Longest free solo highline was 110m in length
– Highest Slackline Records: Christian Schou, Aleksander Mork, Rafael Zugno Bridi, Friedi Kühne, Mia Noblet, etc.
– Longest Slackline Records: Annalisa Casiraghi, Laetitia Gonnon, locations in Switzerland
– Longest Blindfolded Slackline Walk: Friedi Kühne and Lukas Irmler, 975m long, in Kislovodsk, Russia

Additional Information:
– Sports portal and Jultagi related to slacklining
– References for further reading and resources

Slacklining (Wikipedia)

Slacklining is walking, running or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors. Slacklining is similar to slack rope walking and tightrope walking. Slacklines differ from tightwires and tightropes in the type of material used and the amount of tension applied during use. Slacklines are tensioned significantly less than tightropes or tightwires in order to create a dynamic line which will stretch and bounce like a long and narrow trampoline. Tension can be adjusted to suit the user, and different webbing may be used in various circumstances.

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