News and updates from the ISA
On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, Nathan Paulin (FR) set a new world record with a 1020m highline rigged in France with Danny Menšík (CZ). Rigged on Moonwalk at a height of approximately 600m with 50m of sag, Nathan managed the feat onsight. Danny sent the line on his third attempt. Congrats on a beautiful new record. For more information, see the Red Bull article and the video below. Also, on FranceInfo.fr.
On November 15th, Théo Sanson (FR) sent a 493m highline in the Utah desert, a project masterminded by Andy Lewis. Check out the video below and part of the story written by Andy which will be published in full this spring by Slackline U.S. "Hands down this is the scariest, most fear inspiring, inner child murdering, monster of a highline -- I have ever seen. Just walking 1/3 of this highline would break my Personal Record by nearly 40 meters!!~ I'm not sure if it's the 2000' of exposure, the 1600' of line stretching into oblivion, or the fact that I consistently [...]
The highline extreme - World Record gathering on the Moléson During the last weekend of September highliners from all over Europe gathered on the Moléson in Switzerland to deliver a great show and try some of the longest highlines ever rigged. The event was organised by Samuel Volery from slacktivity.ch in collaboration with Claude Gendre from une-bonne-idee.ch. After last year’s success of the event, more highliners turned up and enjoyed a free stay sponsored by the restaurant and the cable car company. There were four lines rigged from the cable car station ranging from 45 to 150m as well as [...]
Participants discussing various topics related to slacklining in public spaces. Photo: Benj Herren / Julian Huber. From the 22nd to the 28th of August, roughly thirty people from Germany, Austria, the UK and Switzerland gathered in Bern, Switzerland, to join efforts in brainstorming and creating recommendations on how to gain and preserve access to public lands. Philipp Gesing, Thomas Spöttl, Charles Chater and Thomas Buckingham were the leaders of the four delegations. The event was funded by the Swiss branch of a European programme called “Youth in Action” (YIA) or Erasmus. The YIA funding is available to cover the [...]
The highline meeting in Monte Piana is the largest in the world with several hundred people attending Jediah Doohan (UK, 23) walked a 209m long highline on his first attempt and set a new world record The gap he crossed was a fiercely contested battle front in WWI, he named the Highline 'Live for Love' Bern, September 2015: Jediah Doohan from Hampshire, UK has smashed the world record with a 209m Highline by 40m, for the longest polyester highline, in Italy on the 10th September 2015. At a highline meeting well-known for hanging out in hammocks in the sky. Jediah walked [...]
July 2015 Urban Highline Festival was held again in Lublin, Poland in July as part of the annual city festival. In it's 7th year, UHF is organized by Jan Galek, Faith Dickey, Jordon Tybon, Piotr Błaszczak and a rotating crew of riggers and offers the unique experience of walking out of the city hall windows and between church spires. With 2-300 highliners attending, we took advantage of the gathering to talk a bit about the International Slackline Association and ask for input from the community. Sonya Iverson and Bradley Duling made a presentation about the development of the ISA thus far and [...]
February 2015 We held a meeting at the Turkish Highline Carnival near Antalya, Turkey, on February 19th at 19:00 to talk about the Mission Statement and proposed projects. Present were five members of the ISA development team; Bradley Duling, Sonya Iverson, Thomas Buckingham, Thomas Snoudl, and Freddy Zimmerman. A video recording of that meeting can be seen here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9J-jgTPk5k). For 90 minutes we spoke with approximately 60 slackliners about the various aspects of the ISA, how it was developing, the projects listed above and then opened the floor for discussions before breaking into smaller groups to talk about specific projects.