One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The activity or sport of balancing on a strip of webbing that is fixed above the ground but not stretched tight.‘slacklining in Cheddar Gorge has been banned until new rules covering insurance come into force’
- ‘If you've ever wanted to walk a tightrope high above the circus floor but got nervous just thinking about it, slacklining may be for you.’
- ‘The slacklining begins at sundown, the various walkers gloriously backlit by a cliff across the Valley that shines in the last light of day.’
- ‘Indoor slacklining is usually practiced in winter months or at rainy locations.’
- ‘Mr Ritson holds both British slacklining records.’
- ‘After class, students hang out in front of the dining hall and practice slacklining - balancing on a loose piece of webbing tied between two trees.’
- ‘Slack lining and climbing are very different activities that require different types of muscular control in order to create balance.’
- ‘The sport has caught on at the University of Utah, where arboreal slacklining had to be banned and special poles set up.’
- ‘Most climbers won't try slacklining at high altitudes.’
- ‘It is often claimed that slack lining "improves balance."’
- ‘More laid-back students practice "slacklining - balancing on a loose piece of webbing tied between two trees."’
- ‘Slacklining takes a lot more energy then most people think.’
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