On the first day of Riverrock, the mood was light and festive. We spent a large percetange of the day covering the newly added Slackline event. Little did we know what an amazing treat that it would turn out to be. The slackline event was sponsored by Gibbon Slacklines and featured their US Pro team.
Mike Payton, the world champion and Alex Mason, who at age 14 is the youngest title holder in the world, were both out doing demonstrations and having a great time.
As the day concluded, a small crowd formed at the Gibbon tents, watching as the pros bounced and danced carefree under the emerging stars.
Slackline is a newer sport and fits into the extreme realm somewhere between tightrope walking and trampoline gymnastics.