November Slackline Workshop at Boulder Brighton

The open workshops I have been teaching at Boulder Brighton climbing centre have been going really well! This was my second session, focusing on Jumping techniques on the slackline. We had a great turn out, and lots of people landed their first few airs!

The next workshop will be held on Thursday December 5th. Check this event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/59160…

See you there!

October Slackline Workshop at Boulder Brighton

October saw the first open slackline workshop held at the awesome new Boulder Brighton indoor bouldering centre.

I had the pleasure of teaching loads of people throughout the evening a variety of techniques for walking and balancing, some basic tricks and an introduction to mounting the line safely.

Here’s the video clip from the workshop, the next one is on November 7th and will follow a similar format; turn up, learn some cool new stuff, pick my brains on anything you want and hopefully leave a better slacker than when you arrived!

VIDEO | CASTLE GARDEN PARTY HIGHLINE 2013

On July 21st 2013, I had the pleasure of walking one of the finest highlines in London. The photos were even featured on SportPursuit’s blog.

Now it’s time for you to see the footage, filmed and edited by lens wizard, Ben Grubb.
Look out for my spicy Luke Skywalker dive off of the highline, with head-cam view!!

EVENTS | Urban Highlining @ The Castle Climbing Centre Garden Party

The Castle Climbing Centre’s chief rigger messaged me asking if I wanted to jam on their super-aesthetic highline for the annual Garden Party. I was so stoked I temporarily forgot how to type a response! The garden party exhibited the new, outdoor feature boulders in the Castle’s garden, a site dating right back to the crazy, gothic architectural times of the mental Victorians. castlebanner1Here’s how the day went, including my highline ritual exposed, my first dyno comp and a collection of awesome photos.
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Harry Cloudfoot Slackline Feature | Time Out London Magazine

Recently I was contacted by Time Out magazine, London, to do a feature for their “Whatever Next?” section, all about slacklining. I had the pleasure of teaching up-and-coming mag editor and writer Flo Wales Bonner the art of balance (and wobble).

It was a short and sweet event, Flo picked up the skills very quickly and was far more athletic than I think she realised! She writes well, and drops some funny one-liners in the article below. To read, just click on the image to load it full screen.


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To book a slackline lesson with me this Summer, you can contact me here.

Some more articles you might find interesting:

ARTICLE | THE PLAYFUL NATURE OF SLACKLINING

Here is a piece I wrote about slacklining for Love Outdoor Play called “The Playful Nature of Slacklining” – it explains a bit about the versatility of the slacklife and how we can use it to compliment the lives of the young’uns coming up in the world…
Please share if you like it, and any comments/thoughts you have would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

The playful nature of Slacklining.
Slackline Meditation at any age..

Check out the following pioneers for more info on play-related topics:

Love Outdoor Play
Tri Slacklining
Play England
Harry Cloudfoot

SLACKLINING WITH THE KIDS : OBSERVATIONS

It’s August 2012, and right now I am up in the midlands of the UK, working with TriSlacklining.com – basically I help take the slacklining experience to kids of all ages, all over the place. And here are some of the things I have noticed:

  • Fear as conceptual
    It seems to be that a child’s concept of fear determines their actions. If a child has a preconceived belief that the slackline is scary, then they act accordingly. If it’s a new toy to play on, then they play. At even younger ages (4-7) it seems that primal factors such as height, are also subjected to being coneptualised as either scary or fun. There is no evidence to suggest that putting every child on a higher slackline will yield a result where they are all as scared as each other. Some of the kids shit themselves. Some of them love it.
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