Josh Greenwood: Pro Slackliner
Dec 29, 2015
I was introduced to Slackline when I was in college at a rock climbing gym in Colorado.
I love Slackline because it is one of a few sports that challenges you both physically and mentally. Also it is a sport where you can always learn something new no matter how long you have been doing it. It is not just about the tricks you can do, but about the length or height of the line you can walk. Or sometimes just how long you can balance!
I also love rock climbing and I did gymnastics for many years.
“That trick was super dabbed out.” “This webbing is super soft! I love it!” “Slacklife”
What are the benefits?
Great full body workout, especially for the abs and shoulders. Mental health and focus. Balance (of course) that translates well into other sports and activities.
Hands up high, breath, and no need to be too serious, have fun learning how to walk again!
Put a piece of tape or rope down on the ground in a straight line and balance on that. Also try balancing on objects you find while walking around in the city. There are more than you think!
Rock climbing is great for slacklining because it uses similar muscles in your body. Also yoga and gymnastics.
Which came first: slacklining or stunting?
I am an actor, so the stunts I do are a supplement to that work
Lots of Slackline and rock climbing. Also Yoga and gymnastics with healthy eating
Well I do a lot of different things and am always on the move, so I like to keep things healthy, new and interesting.
I think the most common misconception about Slacklining is that it is a lazy sport, that people with nothing better to do, do in the park in between drum circles on the quad haha. In reality, it is a physically and mentally demanding sport that people do in many different countries. It is a global sport with professional athletes that continue to expand its possibilities everyday.