Extreme Athletes Highline Between Cliffs In Southeast France

NewsflarePublished: November 13, 201790 views
Published: November 13, 2017

This nerve-tingling footage from southeast France shows extreme athletes practicing highlining at the home spot of world-record holder Pablo Signoret.

The video, shot on October 12 in Guillestre, by Rory Stephenson, shows Pablo Signoret, Friedi Kuhne, Matthias Brunner, Jobber Moltmaker, Julie Julez and Stephenson himself highlining - an extreme sport in which participants walk along a narrow, springy band of rope suspended high above the ground.

In the video the athletes train on two lines of 100m and 190m in length.

These <a href="https://rumble.com/v3hbap-slackliners-perform-amazing-handstands-between-cable-cars.html" target="_blank">slackliners</a> are part of the Balance Community, an organization that started in San Luis Obispo, California as a retail company specializing in slackline and highline specific gear and merchandise.

Slacklining is a balance sport, with its roots planted in Yosemite, California. Started by rock climbers, slacklining began by using climbing gear to tension webbing, between two objects, to walk on. Since then, slacklining has evolved and newer, safer, easier to use gear is available specifically for slacklining and highlining.

Slacklines differ from tightwires and tightropes in the type of material used and the amount of tension applied during use. <a href="https://rumble.com/v3rcp9-couple-tie-the-knot-and-many-other-knots-in-slackline-wedding-high-above-ca.html" target="_blank">Slacklines</a> are tensioned significantly less than tightropes or tightwires in order to create a dynamic line which will stretch and bounce like a long and narrow trampoline.

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