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The Floatline

Jared Alden tests his balance on the newly constructed  "Floatline," consisting of 5 slacklines meeting in space to create this 130' long beast. The floatline was tensioned by hand, without the aid of pulleys, making for a very loose and disorienting line to attempt. It still remains unwalked...

Jared Alden tests his balance on the newly constructed “Floatline,” consisting of 5 slacklines meeting in space to create this 130′ long beast. The central line was tensioned only by hand, without the aid of pulleys, making for a very loose and disorienting walk to attempt. The three combined images create an accurate depiction of this experimental and creative rigging design. The approximate depth of exposure is about 400′ making for a very dizzying and disorienting experience. Of the handful of accomplished highliners who attempted this line, very few made progressive movement on it with the exception of Jared Alden. He was able to link his advances with several falls while demonstrating impressive composure despite the loose and challenging circumstances. The line was engineered by Brian Mosbaugh and Julien Desforges in Moab, Utah.

Jared Alden tests his balance on the newly constructed  "Floatline," consisting of 5 slacklines meeting in space to create this 130' long beast.

Jared Alden tests his balance on the newly constructed  "Floatline," consisting of 5 slacklines meeting in space to create this 130' long beast.

 

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