Rock 2 Tree (Media Preview)

Waking up and walk the line at 530am for this shot!
Waking up and walk the line at 530am for this shot!

After weeks of planning, meetings, training and never ending weaving through everyone’s busy schedule, we finally managed to pull everyone together to execute the media shoot for our Rock 2 Tree project.

The setting up phase (Photo by Andrew Ong)
The setting up phase (Photo by Andrew Ong)

First we figured that not a lot of people know about slacklining and among the small slackline community in Singapore, perhaps only half of those would know what highlining is all about and maybe only a handful are crazy like me and the Ang Moh (Jordan) to actually want to pull it off in our little escape park, Dairy Farm. Looking around us, we could probably find a lot of place to highline, but only a few are actually legal to pull off such an act. So crazy ang moh and I spotted a nice spot in Dairy farm during our last outing where a slackline could be tied at about 25m high and what looks like about 10m long with good anchors on both sides.

Partners in crime!
Some one please tell ang moh there's not Red Bull in there...
Anchors checked! Highline up!
Anchors checked! Highline up! (Photo by Charity Goh)

The whole idea behind Rock 2 Tree protect was to pull off a multi sport project involving, trad climbing, tree climbing and slacklining. Both of us thought that this would be a pretty cool collaboration with the somewhat similar climbing community. We were so psych about the project that we took some time off one Sunday afternoon to climb the rock and the tree separation to check if its possible to rig the high line there.

The setup (Photo By Andrew Ong)
The setup (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Hauling the bags up (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Hauling the bags up (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Getting up the tree (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Getting up the tree (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Ground Manager sorting out the portaledge before we haul it up (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Ground Manager sorting out the portaledge before we haul it up (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Chilling out after the line is set!
Chilling out after the line is set!

It was all possible with good style too! We did not want add more bolts on The Nose and the tree had its well deserved trim after we found the dead branch still hanging on to the tree.

Photography Crew - Charity Goh
Photography Crew - Charity Goh
Photography Crew - Andrew Ong
Photography Crew - Andrew Ong
Photography Crew - Azmi Photography Crew - Azmi
Photography Crew - Azmi (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Photography Crew - Chuan
Photography Crew - Chuan (right) (Photo By Charity Goh)
Video Crew - Marx Yim
Video Crew - Marx Yim

So off we go with shooting for the project with Charity Goh, Chuan, Azmi, Andrew and Marx. The whole idea was to put together some good highlining photos and a short trailer video to get people to know whats going on in Singapore slacklining scene. We were also very keen to put the photographers and videographers up somewhere in the air to shoot some action shots for the 2 days event.

The batman rest
The batman rest

End of the day, we had 7 more high liners added to our community. Jordan, Fal, Irham, Nick, Marx, Daniel and me had the chance to get on the line and have some hardcore fun, although most people who came around to support the project did not have a go at it but it was really important to have you people there with us!

Fal mounting the line
Fal drop kneeing the line
Irham taking the plunge
Irham taking the plunge
Daniel waiting for his turn on the Porta Ledge
Daniel waiting for his turn on the Porta Ledge
Marx ditched the video cam and get on the line
Marx ditched the video cam and get on the line (Photo By Charity Goh)
Nick after his run on the line
Nick after his run on the line
Jordan tricking on the high line! (Photo By Charity Goh)
Jordan tricking on the high line! (Photo By Charity Goh)
Qx doing the normal thing.. just walking.. (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Qx doing the normal thing.. just walking.. (Photo By Andrew Ong)

At the end of the 2 days session, we’ve learn a lot of stuff and we are glad that all went well without any glitches except for the rain in the morning. Most importantly we got the slackline community in Singapore and did something together. It surely marked the start to more great projects in future.

The line we trust up there (Photo by Chuan)
The line we trust up there (Photo by Chuan)

Great support and sponsorship from Camper’s Corner, Red Bull Singapore, Elephant Slacklines, Onsight Climbing Gym, iClimbinc and Qxadventures.

Special thanks to Mr and Mrs Chua and Andy for meal sponsors for the event.

Auntie Chua (Photo by Chuan)
Auntie Chua (Photo by Chuan)
Terence Chua on the tree!
Terence Chua on the tree!
Andy Tan from Onsight
Andy Tan from Onsight
Uncle Chua helping out the tree setup
Uncle Chua helping out the tree setup (Photo By Chuan)
Kelly Khiew my do it all floor manager!
Kelly Khiew my do it all floor manager! (Photo by Andrew Ong)

Heres some of the other photos for the event. Next up full length video of the entire event. Enjoy!

Crash dummy run on the line (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Crash dummy run on the line (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Crash dummy run on the line 2 (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Crash dummy run on the line 2 (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Crash dummy doing the greatest workout (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Crash dummy doing the greatest workout (Photo By Andrew Ong)
Getting Fal ready for the walk
Getting Fal ready for the walk
Relax one corner when not on the line
Relax one corner when not on the line
Breakie up in the air...
Breakie up in the air...
Great time chilling out together with the crew
Great time chilling out together with the crew
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8 thoughts on “Rock 2 Tree (Media Preview)

  1. Hey Richard! Yes its great fun and its always good to start closer to the ground and move up gradually.. Have fun and be safe! join our Elephant slackline page in Facebook!

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