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    Tree Protection - a balanced step to staying Self Regulated.

    Tree Protection - a balanced step to staying Self Regulated.

    One thing that I really love about being part of the slacklining community is that we really are fortunate enough to be a self regulated community group that is passionate about slacklining.    I remember back in 2008 when we first caught the attention of local council officers, they didn't know what to make of 45 people slacklining in the local park.

    three worlds, matt, Australian Made slacklines(Back in 2008 we didn't know better to use tree wraps but it wasn't long before we realised and made it compulsory on our website to say that you were going to use tree wear when you bought a Slackline Australia slackline kit. Since then its become part of the culture and we rarely see people slacklining with out tree wear).

    When the local council offers first approached our group of 45 slackliners in the park, they had a bit of fear but the group had such a great vibe and was having so much fun that the officers joined in with us.  They loved it. Since then we've had so many local councils pay Slackline Australia instructors to come and share the wonders and benefits of slacklining in their paid community out reach programs.  

    There are only a few places in Australia where slacklining community groups haven't flowed so nicely with the local councils, we do our best to educate councils and general public of the benefits and help slacklining community groups know some of the practices that Slackline Australia Instructors and some of the top social media group admins use to keep things safer with minimal impact.  

    Its only by working together and sharing knowledge can we stay self regulated.  Slackline Australia gives away training courses to community leaders, teachers and sports coaches. 

    We also want you to share this article because below is some information about Tree Protection from our partners at ISA and we've given you the best priced tree wear for the best tree wear we can currently access. 

     

    Tree protection when slacklining

    The following has to be considered when slacklining with trees as anchors:

    • Tree diameter of at least 30 cm at anchor point, increase the diameter with higher tensions
    • Tree protection under the tree sling, in order to prevent the sling of abrading the bark and distributing the pressure amoung the uneven surface of the tree.
      -> Check out the tree protection consumer report
    • Treeslings which are at least 5 cm wide (Slings should be spread out behind the tree to increase surface area)

    We also recommend you proactively approach slackliners in your community about these issues – this helps the entire community! 

    Can I rig my slackline on this tree?

    More flyers can be downloaded here  

    Thanks to our Partner ISA.

    Stay Balanced! Stay Connected! 

     


     

     

    Slackline Australia's 10th Birthday!

    Slackline Australia's 10th Birthday!

    Happy Birthday to Slackline Australia!  

    Thank you to all the people who have shared their slacklining passion and made what slacklining is today!  Thank you to the office staff, team riders, Slackline Australia Instructors and members.

     

    Message from the current Director: Logan Hurford

    Are you doing what you love?

    On the 7th of May, Slackline Australia turned 10 years old.  Founded by the Gittoes Brothers Ryan and Dylan Slackline Australia has since grown into an amazing network of awesome people who are passionate about sharing what they love.    (Image below is of Ryan, Logan and Dylan in 2008). 

    I joined Slackline Australia in 2008 after they visited Broadbeach Surf School where I was working as a Surfing Coach for intermediate junior surfers. At the time when I was surf coaching I didn't think I could love anything more than surfing and sharing my passion. When Slackline Australia came and gave their series of workshops, I was blown away how switched on and in the moment the students were after their session . 

    Now I have to confess, I tried to teach myself to slackline.  Weeks and weeks of stepping up and falling off, stepping up and falling off. One session with Ryan from Slackline Australia and I was able to, for the first time in my life, really hold strong focus and relax my body.  I got the feeling you get after you've just ridden a tube and I was hooked! 

    Slacklining has really changed my life and has helped me become who I am today. 

    I have met the most amazing people since joining and have loved sharing slacklining with thousands and thousands of people over the years. 

    Sure, commercially, we've had to keep things basic in regards to the length and height in which we train people but the Slackline Australia principles have been time tested and have been taken to greater and greater lengths (and height- pun intended).

    For ten years we've evolved from making slacklines in the garage, to importing the worlds best reputable slacklining gear, selling quality gear assembled in Australia,  to training a professional network of Slackline Australia Instructors that are ready to share the thread of balance with you.  (Did you know there are over 45 Slackline Australia trained instructors across Australia?)

    This year has already been a big year!  We've given over 3500 people their first taste of the slacklining gifts of balance and awareness at the Australian Tennis Open, Music festivals, and gigs for various local councils and organisations. 

    In this last Slackline Australia Instructor Training course on the Gold Coast we had the most amazing group of people (as we always do).   I am so excited to introduce them to you, you'll love them too. 

    Slackline Australia would like to welcome

    Dan- Engineer / Entrepreneur -Slackline Australia trained Level 2 Instructor.

    Fabian- Physio Therapist-Slackline Australia trained Level 2 Instructor.

    Gary - High Performance Coach-Slackline Australia trained Level 2 Instructor.

    Emily- Occupational Therapist- Slackline Australia trained Level 2 Instructor. 

    Alysha- Marketing and Events Manager-Slackline Australia trained Level 2 Instructor.

    Read more about these awesome instructors as their profiles are uploaded. 

    Please get in touch with us if you would like to join the Slackline Australia Professional Network or sign up for our members email. 

     

    Slackline Australia Website

    Welcome to Slackline Australia's brand new website!

    We have been working hard to bring you a website that inspires you and meets your slacklining needs. Our website has been broken down into three key areas for your convenience; Slacklines, Slacklining and Slackliners.

    'Slacklines' - here you will find all your slacklining equipment for purchase.

    'Slacklining' - Features our latest courses in all areas and for all levels of Slacklining.

    'Slackliners' - This is where you will find Australia's network of Slackliners, with focus on our Centres of Balance, Team Riders, and Slacklining Pros.

    We hope you enjoy your time on our new website.

     

    Thank you for visiting,

    Slackline Australia!