SALOMÉ CHOLETHi! I’m Salomé, I’m 21 and I’m a French physio student in Montpellier. I’d grow up with cliffs in my garden and after more than 10 years of climbing I finally felt in love with highlining. It was a dream that comes true 3 years ago now. What I love in this sport is the feeling when I am on the line, this intense freedom and this continuous smile I got when I’m walking, bouncing, playing on the line and the beautiful community around it!
SlackFaq's on Salomé's Slacklife
When did you start slacklining and how did you discover that sport?
I’ve discovered this sport when I was 14 during a cave visit (someone was highlining in that cave) and I immediately fell in love, during the whole visit, I was like “I want to try!
I really want to try!” But I didn’t and that became a dream. But 3 years ago, I was working in that cave and I saw the same guy. We talked a lot and few hours later, I was on my first highline, a 110 meter long highline just above my home. From this moment, I’ve never stopped!
Why do you love slacklining so much?
I’ve almost never slacklined on the ground, I’m too afraid about getting hurt. That’s one of the things I love in highlining, no concerns about the ground or anything.
In highlining, when you are walking, you’re on birds place, you have this air all around you, at a place humans are not supposed to be able to walk, and if you fall, you’re still flying! I love this feeling of freedom when I walk and when I do absolutely what I want in the middle on the sky!
What are your favorite slackline disciplines?
What is your favourite setup ?
My favourite setup so far is around 75 meters of Slacktivity LSDTube, with high-tension. I’ve never felt a bounce like this one! There is time to do tricks like in longer lines and there is reactivity and energy like in shorter lines. The perfect highline freestyle setup!
Do you have a permanent rig?
I have a permanent rig since a few months now, it’s a 60m Slacktivity pinkTube in the cliffs above my home.