Discover the mysterious power of balance.
Move your body and brain into top shape with a fun exercise of proprioception and concentration!
Effects of Balance Training
Walking along stretchy webbing or a slackline is a sociable and fun outdoor activity with many beneficial effects:
Balance Workshops and Courses
Take control into your own hands! Learn how to maintain balance that occurs between one unstable position and another.
Also a great challenge for team-building, various athletes and national teams or school sports days.
Highline and Events
slackline parks | shows | talks
Walking along a slack line requires balance. It depends upon how fast we perceive movements, how quickly our body responds and the quality of these responses. We become faster when we start to better recognize intuitive, subconscious impulses and stop relying on rational control which is too slow for this activity.
Practising balance therefore offers an intense workout for our brain which in turn responds with greater creativity and resourcefulness. Balance is a constant interplay between our rational mind, ego, convictions and intuition.
Level of Difficulty?
Participants of our workshops learn to make at least 5 calm steps on a trembling line in just 2 hours even if they first thought that they lack the necessary balance. The larger part of the balance game plays out in our head!
How to start slacklining?
Flow is a psychophysical state of optimal experience (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990) and is closely linked to walking along a slackline. In the state of flow we can find solutions to even the most challenging tasks in a relaxed manner and even perceive them as play. Research shows that, by means of walking on a slackline, we can efficiently train and also prolong the state of flow. In order for flow to occur, four key conditions must be fulfilled:
- we know every following step;
- we receive immediate feedback on our progress;
- the problem being solved just matches our existing skill level;
- complete focus.
Since we can easily adjust the first three conditions and train the fourth one, slacklining is a fantastic tool to learn the principles of flow. Read more in balance skills training.