It has been almost a month since the Elephant Slacklines Team has got back to Singapore and it was all crazy with TV Charity show and all till now that i have decided to go for my fistula removal surgery. Which sat me down in the bed for a few days before I got restless and started moving again.
Well this post is NOT about another medical condition of mine but about how I finally got time to sit down and write about what slackfest is all about. If you are interested in fistula growth i can write that in another post!
Mean while with my ass healing here’s the video that I edited while I was on medical leave.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/62610967]
Slackfest 2013 is an initiative by Elephant Slacklines Singapore, there is no entrance fee, no bookings, no registration or any form of commitment. It is a Facebook event that we put up with a few posters done by Fal splashed around in the gyms and we went with the flow as soon as the team rendezvous in Tonsai, Krabi, Thailand! I wanted a Slackline Festival and did not have an idea where to hold it. If we did it in Singapore, there will be little respond and you will need to pay for event space, buy insurance, please the police, please the mums, find sponsors and tons of things follows in this little island. So after my wedding in Tonsai last Dec I thought it was a great place to have a slackline event! The slackline vibe is cool in Tonsai, there were already a lot of slackliners there, bars welcome you as long as you bring people who drink beer like Marx and hell anything goes in this little peninsular!
So Kelly, Fal and I landed in sunny peninsular Tonsai and the adventures starts since the first hour we stepped in, we began with slacklining in the bars with the locals and found this dude Maxi. He is high on Bong all the time and when he talks to you, he doesn’t look at you in the eye but you can’t ignore his enthusiasm. Turns out to be, he is a badass slackliner and a great Elephant supporter since every slackliner who visit will leave him something, his gears are almost as comprehensive as mine. (I left him my line lockers, slings and Elephant T-shirt)
So we started preparations, digging holes for longlines, padding the ground with more sand in the bars and talking to people especially locals to ask for advice. Medical evacuation plan – checked, internet connection for live update – checked, events schedule up on Tonsai bascamp – checked, accommadations for slackliners – checked! We were set for next 2 days of slackline madness!
Day 1, Longline, Barline, Yogaline
Day 2 Waterlining at Pra Nang Beach
Day 3 was not part of Slackfest 2013 and it was mostly rumours that we setup a highline on Catwall and people just turned up at Mambo to meet up with us. We ended up with a crowd on the ledge!
Overall it was an exciting way to start the year and yes.. we will be back for more! Watch out for exciting slackline events in 2013! There will be a joint performance with Beatabox in SCAPE in April for SCAPE arts festival and in August Elephant Slacklines will be part of Singapore Night Festival ! What are you waiting for ? Get your lines today and start practicing! Visit www.elephantslacklinessg.com for more details!