May 9th meetup at Golden Gardens

May 9th meetup at Golden Gardens

Thanks to everyone who came out today.  We had a wide variety of lines (including an 80ft from Jim and a triangle line!).  This was the third nice day of the year and it feels as if summer is right around the corner.  We all had a ton of fun, made a few more slackline [...]

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Golden Gardens Playground Renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation is going to spend $500,000 to put in a new playground at Golden Gardens park in Ballard.  Kids love slacklines.  I see some possibilities here.  The benefits are manifold.  First off, kids would get a more safe (rubberized surface if they fall) and more accessible (lower + shorter) slackline (or slacklines!) [...]

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March 14 meetup.

Thanks to everybody who had a chance to make it out to the beach today.  I’ll try to post some video in the next few days, schedule permitting.  For now, here’s a quick teaser of the fun…

Evening Magazine segment airing Tues the 2nd at 7pm

Evening Magazine segment airing Tues the 2nd at 7pm

For everyone who was so kind to come out and join us at the beach, here’s the segment!

MLK JR Day!

MLK JR Day!

Katie and I talked about where we could go volunteer today, to make MLK day a “day on” rather than a “day off.”  There were a few projects going on across town, mostly landscaping related.  When we woke up today and saw the beautiful weather, we had no choice — today would be a day [...]

Q13 Morning Show!

Q13 Morning Show!

If you’re loading this site for the first time, after seeing slacklining on Q13 this morning: GREAT!  Slackline is incredibly simple but also incredibly fun.  The most useful articles on this site are linked directly from the Frequently Asked Questions page, so I’d check that out first if you’re new to slackline.  It has links [...]

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Alpha Mike and Jeremy come to town…

Alpha Mike and Jeremy are in town for a day or two, doing a demo at REI for Gibbon (the German guys who make the super static 2″ ratchet lines).  After their demo we met up at Golden Gardens for some one-inch fun.  More pics to come after tomorrow’s slacktivities…

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Legality of Slacklining in Seattle…

Solutions I am attempting to work with Parks & Rec to come to a mutually beneficial access policy.  As I’ve stated below slacklining in Seattle is totally legal (when done responsibly). That said, it seems a very few employees of the Parks dept may see things another way, and it would be nice to have [...]

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Seattle Slackline Spots

Thinking of slacklining in Seattle?  Here are a few spots I like.  I’ve taken the liberty of adding several of them to Google Maps.  If you search “seattle slackline” on gmaps, you should get my three favorite spots as the top results. Golden Gardens My favorite slackline spot is Golden Gardens beach in Ballard.  Sand [...]

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Golden Gardens on a Tuesday afternoon

Bonnie and I put in an hour at GG today, and bumped into Joey and Cody right as we were setting up.  Joey’s mentioned in this Stranger blog post.

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Stormy Slacklining at Golden Gardens

I don’t own a television, so I’m somewhat removed from a lot of local news and other typical gossip.  As a consequence of this, I have no idea what precipitated the winds, but a storm of some kind rolled through here Saturday.  My friend, Elsbeth, and I already had slackline plans, so we met at [...]

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Alec learns to slack

I took Alec to the tree grove at Golden Gardens today, and she was walking the line within five minutes.  Complete with front flip dismounts.  Damn you, former gymnasts.