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Friday, October 22, 2010

Slackline - the worlds newest craze

Frankie, Mike and I are preparing for our America's Got Talent Audition on Sunday. We've been asked to audition by the producers because they've seen some slackline videos online. At first, we didn't want to do it....and I'll tell you why. One - slacklining is a sport, not an act. Two - we don't want to get up there and be labeled as a circus act (like people often do). Slacklining is a sport and a lifestyle, and we want to keep it that way. But, we realized that this is an amazing opportunity to expose millions of viewers to the sport and get the word out there! We don't plan on winning  (and don't think we would). We just  want to show the world what slackline is, and also demonstrate what's possible! Many people that slackline (and i'm not speaking for everyone) can only walk; and the reason for this is because they don't know what the next step is: Tricks! Slackline is similar to parkour, balance beam, and even tight rope walking, but it adds personal style and the attributes of a trampoline. It's bouncy, so you can trick, jump, and even flip! All in the comfort of your own backyard. It's a great challenge for anyone to try - kids, adults, even the elderly!

Keep a look out for us on the Ellen Show, and on America's Got Talent. I want to express why  we've chosen to go on these shows, and please know that we're not steering away from who we are and the lifestyles that we live. Mike and I are still dirtbag's at heart (meaning we love to be on the road, explore, get dirty, and spend most of our time outdoors). Thanks for reading!