Slackline Is Not A Crime, But It Is Crazy Fun

Gibbon slackline

If you’re going to be a risky parent, it’s good to find risky friends! No-holds-barred play loves company. We had the best kind of company over Spring Break, my good friend Lisa. She doesn’t let anything hold her back – not even knee surgery can stop her! She might not be able to run anymore, but that doesn’t mean she can’t kayak. Or skateboard. Or even better: master the slackline.

Lisa came to visit with her son, Thomas, and they brought the coolest risky gadget ever: a Gibbon slackline. She had it set up between two trees in a jiffy and the kids (big and little!) were all over it.

Gibbon slackline

Gibbon slackline

Gibbon slackline

Gibbon slackline

It’s not easy, but the best things in life take some practice. The kids spent hours playing on it, and my kids were so sad to see it (and our company) go. More than just a fun way to spend an afternoon, the slackline promotes balance and coordination, builds self-confidence, encourages perseverance, and most importantly, it’s crazy fun.

Think the fun is over once you master getting from one side to the other without falling? Take a look at this:

As soon as I get that flip down, I’ll let you know.

Learn more about Gibbon slacklines here.

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