17 July 2015
A nylon strap tensed between two trees less than half a metre off the ground, balance and consistency. These are the basic ingredients of slackline, a rising sport that can be practiced on beaches, in parks and other open air urban spaces, that returns to the Rototom Circus by the hand of festival regulars Balear Slacklife (Tree Monkeys), a solid group of slackliners who have had great results in national and international tournaments.
Test your balance with the free session and acrobatic exhibitions of slackline that will take place every evening. From Sunday 16 to Friday 21 at 18:00 and Saturday 22 at 17:00, so those are the dates to keep in mind if you are interested in trying out this upcoming sport of equilibrium or if you just want to enjoy the show.
Learn alongside Balear Slacklife (Tree Monkeys), from the Mallorca Slackline School, the jumps, twists and impossible turns of this complete sport, which not only helps to keep you in shape, but can be practiced by people of all ages. The is the big difference from tight rope walking –where height is important- in slackline, the risks are fewer, given that the strap normally no much higher than 60 centimetres from the ground.