Slacklining: Getting Balanced on Rio’s Beaches

By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Slacklining, the latest craze to hit Rio's beaches, is a sport where one must maintain balance while walking on a springy line of nylon webbing that is taut between two anchor points (often between two coconut trees). Experts can also do jumps, flips and other acrobatic moves on low, tight lines (called tricklining). Some even like to practice yoga poses on the line (referred to as slackline yoga).

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