AIR: Slackline

  • February 26, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • This location is shown only to members


PXT Slackline is BACK for 2013!

 

Photo: Magnar Myrtveit

We've been gone for a while, but now is the time to get back on the line!

If you haven't slacked before, come give it a try! Those of you that have,we're gonna change things up a bit with a couple of higher/longer lines for learning tricks and pushing those skills.

With a bit of practice, this could be you! http://bit.ly/SbsuFl


SLACKLINING 走扁帶 / 走软绳 / 走绳

Slacklining is a practice in balance that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points.  The line is dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline, allowing for impressive tricks and stunts.  More info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacklining
http://baike.baidu.com/view/2491770.html?fromTaglist

PXT Slacklining in NM: http://tinyurl.com/201210NM-PXTSlackline

PXT Slacklining on TVB: http://tinyurl.com/201209TVB-PXTSlackline

PXT Slacklining in SCMP: http://tinyurl.com/201202SCMP-PXTSlackline

 

SAFETY & ARRIVAL

Regulars, please arrive 7:30pm to help set up the slacklines.

Beginner Slackliners, please arrive by 8:00pm for the slackline safety demo. Make sure you have 2 spotters. The ground is concrete; if you fall, you could get hurt!

Upon arrival, please find submit your a) signed PXT Waiver and b) HKD20 donation to an event host with an ipad. (Please see items 1 and 2 below.) Thank you.

 

SLACKLINES & ATTENDEE / WAIT LIST

To join, please RSVP and Respect the Attendee/Wait Lists. Due to limited gear, headcount is limited. Slackline Providers: your RSVP is guaranteed :-) Thanks for sharing and enabling others to enjoy! If you are looking for a reasonably-priced slackline, try www.taobao.com (search "slackline" / 走扁帶 / 走软绳 / 走绳).


WHAT TO BRING?

  1. Signed PXT Waiver (required once): http://www.projectxteam.org/events/pxt-waiver.pdf
  2. Slacklines OR HKD20 Your HKD20 will initially go towards the cost of a few general use slacklines.  Afterwards, it will be donated to http://www.changingyounglives.org.hk
  3. Anchor Protectors (old towel/fabric/reusable bag) to ensure the anchors are left unmarked.
  4. Your Smile & RespectNot just for fellow slackers, but also, for the public and guards.  As slacklining is relatively unknown in Hong Kong, the public and guards may be wary of the sport. As long as we slackline safely with spotters and take into consideration the people with whom we share public space with and leave it in excellent condition, we may continue to slackline undisturbed. We ask that slackliners bring anchor protectors (see above).  http://tinyurl.com/201202SCMP-PXTSlackline

The slackline area is sheltered from rain and well-lit at night.

Note:
To participate in this event, you must understand and accept the following; there are inherent risks to everything in life. We all assume and take daily doses of calculated risks. The events we run at Project X are to be regarded the same way. Project X Team Event Organizers are unpaid volunteers who run events out of goodwill, and in the purest spirit of fellowship and friendship. While Event Organizers are trained, given the tools and support to run fastidiously safe events, you must assume and accept the “risks” involved through your participation in this event. Without this fundamental understanding between you and Event Organizers, Project X Team will cease to function as the largest, most active volunteer-powered not-for-profit extreme activities group in Hong Kong.
Waiver:
I am participating in an event organized by Project X Team (the “Group”), a non-official social group of friends and acquaintances connected through Facebook and Meet-Up. The Group organizes various activities which I participate out of my own free will. As a member of the Group I agree to abide by the rules of the Group and to follow legitimate instructions of an Officer of the Group. When participating in the Group’s activities, I agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Group, failing which my participation may be denied. As a participant, I acknowledge and fully understand the inherent risks and dangers associated with the said activities, which I accept completely and voluntarily. Neither the Group nor her officers or helpers will be held liable for any death, bodily injuries, property damage or any other loss or suffering sustained by me due to any cause whatsoever. If I have health concerns and medical conditions, I agree to consult a doctor and to inform an officer of the Group before participating in the Group’s activities. I am also aware that I am responsible for taking out my own insurance to cover risks and dangers associated with the activities. By RSVPing on this event, I confirm my participation in the activity, and it signifies and confirms my voluntary acceptance of the above terms and conditions.

Join or login to comment.

  • Arisa

    Hi, I just realized that I forgot my tree protecter last week. Did anyone see it?

    March 4, 2013

    • Andy K.

      Oh yeah! I forgot to mention. We saw it. It's in the X slackline bag.

      March 4, 2013

    • Arisa

      Thanks! See ya tomorrow;)

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun & good training for balancing and challenging something new!

    February 27, 2013

  • David T.

    Good times thanks everyone

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had fun! Hoping to see you all again;)

    February 26, 2013

  • Arisa

    It was FUN;)

    February 26, 2013

  • Andy K.

    I'm running just a tiny bit behind schedule but I'll be there soon!

    February 26, 2013

  • shrynne

    sadly, can't make it tonite but check out this truly awesome (albeit dangerous) capture of a slackliner in Guatemala City (care of Reuters)
    http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2013/02/25/editors-choice-18/#a=1

    February 26, 2013

  • Arisa

    I'll bring a line;)

    February 26, 2013

  • Andy K.

    Hi Martha, spotters are other slackers so unless you can fit people in your handbag you can't bring them along! Come along an we'll show you how it's done.

    February 25, 2013

  • Martha Z.

    Hi! I’m totally new, so I don’t have 2 spotters. Can I joint anyways?

    February 25, 2013

  • Nora S.

    Will bring 2 lines

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't slacked before but try!

    February 24, 2013

  • Kamille

    Hopefully can finish work on time and be there on time :)

    February 24, 2013

17 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy