Author: Samuel Volery

SLACKTIVITY Slacklines co-founder, managing partner and team athlete, Samuel Volery olds multiple highline world records (1900m - September 2019) and has a spectacular and versatile style when performing highline-shows.
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Slackline benefits: the positive effects on your health

Without any doubt, slackline benefits are plenty and they can influence your health in a positive way. Not only will it improve your posture and joint stability, but it also boosts your mental health and overall well-being. Slackline benefits for posture Slacklining activates your core muscles. Therefore those muscles get trained over time. This leads […]

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Highline Humping: what is it and why does it happen?

In slacklining, humping describes a back and forth movement of the line. This mainly occurs in a long and stretchy highline. The word “humping” literally means “having sex”. And when the movement occurs, the slackliner will understand where this expression comes from… Why does highline humping occur? The reason for highline humping is simple physics. […]

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An alpine highline project in Braunwald, Switzerland

The idea was born in 2019 when I did the via ferrata up in the lovely ski resort Braunwald. There was a 100m gap between 2 peaks. Mittel Eggstock to Hinter Eggstock. Super exposed with a beautiful view. And the via ferrata was going from one peak to the other. Simply the perfect spot for […]

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How to rig a highline

For many years nobody dared to put any sheet online in which it was explained how to rig a highline. Even though, highline-festivals were taking place in many different countries, it was just common to tell people what NOT to do when rigging highlines. We have decided to change that and have invested countless hours […]

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A Slackline Workout to Increase your Fitness: Tips and Exercises

Almost any kind of workout will increase your fitness. Doing exercises on an unstable ground offers the advantage that it stabilizes your joints while putting less stress on them. So, slackline workout is great to prevent injuries but also to build up your stability after an injury.

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Highline Freestyle: Fun and powerful moves on a highline

Highline Freestyle is a slackline discipline in which it is the goal to do all kinds of dynamic tricks and combos on a highline. Walking and crossing the line are irrelevant, contrary to traditional slacklining. Some of the new school athletes don’t even walk in, but simply slide to the middle with their HangOver, to […]

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The history of Y2K – The worlds first segmented highline high-tech webbing

In 2018 we had a dream: We wanted to rig and walk the longest highline in the world. We had a 3km-project in mind (Y2K? – “Why 2K if you can do 3K?”). But for that we needed to develop the best slackline webbing possible. And not simply a webbing but a whole new system […]

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