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So what is easier for a n00b?

Should I work on being able to stand and balance on the line before walking, or should I go straight to walking?


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I assume you're talking about slacklining?


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So what is easier for a n00b?

Should I work on being able to stand and balance on the line before walking, or should I go straight to walking?

I just started myself, but it seems to me that the learning goes like

- standing on two feet with help
- standing on two feet without help
- walking and constantly falling after three steps
- learning how to stand on one leg
- walking with less falling
- walking and swearing like hell cause you're not able to turn around and there's no line left

insert various 'with help' lessons if you like to. In the end everybody might have her/his own way...

- Daniel


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I assume you're talking about slacklining?

What?!?!? Can a mod move this over to the Walking forum please?


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I just started also, but I started right in with trying to walk. Seems to be working so far, still improving.


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I'm fairly new too, but I spent a good amount of time working on just standing and mounting the line without assistance. I figure it's different for everyone, but once I found my balance...it seemed like other stuff was a lot easier. Walking came easily, turning, one foot etc. I also think you're a little smoother in your motions if you really have a feel for how the line moves. Hope this helps!

Angelika


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I worked on standing for several weeks before walking. I found that practicing balance later helped me walk. Also I bounced on the line like a trampoline (minus the jumping part) which was fun and helped a lot too.

Jay
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The key is finding your center of gravity. It should be in your hips. When you make a step keep your weight over your back leg. Once you have your front foot placed on the line transfer your weight to it leading with your hips.


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run

speed is safety


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skiclimb wrote:
run

speed is safety

You must learn to walk before you can run, Grasshopper.


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my experience has been that while if you just start walking and falling you can start to walk sooner, if you take the time in the beginning to learn to stand and really find great balance that once you start moving you'll progress through walking, into turning around, and way more "tricks" even faster.

a chacun ses gouts


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i learned how to stand before i could walk..i always thought it was easier to stand on one foot than on two also.


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Agreed. It is much better and more useful to learn to stand on one foot as that is what you are doing the majority of the time that you are walking. Generally you will only have two feet on the line for a second as you step, then you regain your balance on one foot. At least this is how I learned and it worked well.


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