Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Slacklining:
Dean Potter "Baselining"
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Slacklining

Premier Sponsor:

 


camhead


Mar 14, 2008, 7:19 AM
Post #1 of 5 (2390 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 9, 2001
Posts: 20753

Dean Potter "Baselining"
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

in the video section of today's New York Times http://nytimes.com/.


dubforceone


Mar 14, 2008, 7:45 AM
Post #2 of 5 (2355 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 11, 2003
Posts: 83

Re: [camhead] Dean Potter "Baselining" [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

http://video.on.nytimes.com/...21054e55e379d99f5883

Wink


socalbolter


Mar 14, 2008, 7:48 AM
Post #3 of 5 (2349 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 796

Re: [camhead] Dean Potter "Baselining" [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

As a former "jumper" and an amateur slackliner, this seems like a logical combination to me.

Seems the most dangerous parts would be leaving the base and approaching the far side. Once you got in the middle 1/2 of the line you'd be relatively safe.

The cool thing about this is that I could see some really high lines being walked this way. They'd be harder to rig, but once you had them rigged, the taller the line - the safer the walk (and if needed take-off) would be.

And how about some really long spans? I could just picture a 200-300 foot spongy line with someone doing swings and tricks in the middle with nothing but the chute as a backup. Maybe some complicated flip dismount / take off? Could be pretty cool.

He may be on to something here...


areyoumydude


Mar 14, 2008, 4:53 PM
Post #4 of 5 (2198 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 27, 2003
Posts: 1971

Re: [camhead] Dean Potter "Baselining" [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

As far as I know that's the longest highline (180') walked so far.


Partner macherry


Mar 14, 2008, 6:27 PM
Post #5 of 5 (2167 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2003
Posts: 15803

Re: [areyoumydude] Dean Potter "Baselining" [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

a non climber friend pointed me to the nyt today. interesting story/video.

like dean or hate 'em, he's pushing the limits


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Slacklining

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$53.96 (10% off)
$42.26 (10% off)
$37.76 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook