Slackline Industries, a brand created in 2014 by Canaima Outdoors Inc. in Boulder, Colorado, and acquired in early 2020 by Montréal, Québec-based distributor In-Sport Fashions, has unveiled a revamped look to revive the hype around slacklining and “have more people reaching for that slackline kit.“
The sport, initially invented by climbers in Yosemite Valley in the 1960s for balance exercise, became a real trend sport between 2007 and 2015, when many companies such as Gibbon, YogaSlackers or Slackline Industries began developing and marketing slackline kits to the public. While the real hype has since slowed down, slacklining has established itself both as a recreational and training sport. Today, the Highline discipline probably receives the strongest perception when professional slackers create breathtaking images with lines over deep and wide alpine canyons.
Slackline Industries joined 1% for the Planet at the time of the relaunch and will donate 1 percent of sales to the Environmental Youth Alliance, an organization that motivates youth facing obstacles to become environmental stewards and community leaders.