- Extreme Balance Sport -
Slacklining improves Fitness,
Focus, Balance and Strength
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Holyrood Close . Poole . BH177FJ
Trees play an important part in the world of slacklining. Their health and well-being must not be overlooked.
Trees may seem strong and indestructible. However, damage to the bark can cause even the strongest trees to suffer or die. Through breaks in the bark, which is the tree’s skin, insects and other pathogens can cause infections and disease. If there is significant damage to the bark, it can affect the tree’s ‘circulatory system’, which is directly beneath it and carries the energy produced by the leaves to the rest of the tree. This is why it is massively important to use tree protectors between your slackline and the tree.
As slacklining becomes more popular and widespread in parks and public spaces, the rule-makers will be looking at the pros and cons of the sport on which to base their rules. If us slackers are seen to be responsible users of our much-loved trees, then hopefully we can continue to use them, in parks and public spaces, with everyone’s approval.