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Is youth culture Slackline?

” Youth culture is destruction, skateboarding, talking flying animals, Bruno de Luca, Slackline…
Want something younger than Bruno de Luca in slackline?” 

The Youtube program Choque de Cultura makes clear the taste of young people for this sport, which every day is becoming more popular and attracts thousands of practitioners.



Do you want to know a little more about this sport?

Come here!


After all, what is Slackline?

It is a sport that challenges a person's balance on an elastic band.

The tape is stretched between two fixed points (usually trees are used), allowing the practitioner flexibility to walk or perform maneuvers on top.



It became popular because it was practiced mainly on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and later spread throughout the country. Slackline was designed to be practiced by everyone, that is, it is suitable for all ages.

Several athletes often use Slackline as a practice and alternative training for their respective sports, as movements and muscles are similar to those used in Slack.


What are Slackline's modalities?

There are five most popular modalities within the sport:

#1. waterline

Practiced on water: pools, rivers or beaches.

It is the most refreshing and relaxed modality, as your falls will never be unwanted by those who practice it.


#2. jumpline

The maneuvers performed by the practitioner are accompanied by special jumps on the tape.

It requires a lot of attention and balance from the practitioner.



#3. Trickline

It is usually practiced at heights from 60 cm, allowing the performance of acrobatics accompanied by jumping (as well as Jumpline) and extreme balance.

This modality requires a lot of physical preparation and training from the participant.


#4. longline

Requiring extreme physical conditioning from the athlete, this modality seeks to train motor strength in order to overcome difficulties along the way.

The longer the tape length, the more muscle strength and balance is required.

Concentration is also the key to staying on top of the tape!


#5. highline

In this modality, prior knowledge and practice of activities such as mountaineering are requirements.

The Highline is practiced at heights greater than 5 meters and it is necessary to use safety equipment, in addition to technical knowledge about steel cables.



Does Slackline Have Benefits?

Every sport has benefits and Slackline is not that different.

Working the athlete's body and mind, the activity contributes to the strengthening of all body muscles, mainly legs and abdominal region.

Because an elastic tape is used in practice, it is very healthy as there are no direct impacts on the joints, as seen in other sports.



The elasticity offered by the modality serves to prevent injuries and injuries.

In addition to the physical benefit, psychological attributes such as balance and concentration can be worked on.

The activity requires a high level of discipline as it always seeks a healthy balance, whether on tape or in life, developing patience and resilience.



How about starting to practice Slackline in 2018? 

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