Slackfest 2013

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.

This is a good example of what a fistula looks like on my ass.. h9991493_001

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!

Setting off lanterns after everyone is half drunk during my wedding party last Dec (Photo by Garick Bay)
Setting off lanterns after everyone is half drunk during my wedding party last Dec (Photo by Garick Bay)

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)

Never mind you can see Maxi's face but this move on a 45m longline is bad ass
Never mind you can see Maxi’s face but this move on a 45m longline is bad ass

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

Anchors in the ground, SPEAR, Safe, Protected, Equalised, Angle and Redundancy !
Anchors in the ground, SPEAR, Safe, Protected, Equalised, Angle and Redundancy !
Sushi from Elephant Slacklines Malaysia!
Sushi from Elephant Slacklines Malaysia!
Ferran from Spain!
Ferran from Spain!
Everyone who walked passed us wanted to give it a go!
Everyone who walked passed us wanted to give it a go!
As the long line is getting too much sun.. having slacklines in the bars are a good way to cool off!
As the long line is getting too much sun.. having slacklines in the bars are a good way to cool off! Fal is teaching the rest how to butt bounce
Regular Night slacklining in the bars.
Regular Night slacklining in the bars.

Day 2 Waterlining at Pra Nang Beach

The crew who got to the boat in the morning!
The crew who got to the boat in the morning!
Setting up.. line at about 20m
Setting up.. line at about 20m
Bolts are rusty as hell! But they still hold!
Bolts are rusty as hell! But they still hold!
Fal starting up on the line..
Fal starting up on the line..
Juliette loves waterlining! Haha
Juliette loves waterlining! Haha
relax double drop knee.. face not very relax though
relax double drop knee.. face not very relax though
Enough of grilling ourselves on the rocks. Time to go back to the beach for Aloe Vera massage!
Enough of grilling ourselves on the rocks. Time to go back to the beach for Aloe Vera massage!

The setting takes my breath away!

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!

Access to the highline rigging point (photo by John Borland)
Access to the highline rigging point (photo by John Borland)
Maxi and i checking out the rigging and back up
Maxi and i checking out the rigging and back up (photo by John Borland)
The tools we trust
The tools we trust (photo by John Borland)
Tension the G string!
Tension the G string! (photo by John Borland)
Combinations of my rig and Maxi's plate!
Combinations of my rig and Maxi’s plate! (photo by John Borland)
My fav job..
My fav job.. (photo by John Borland)
John gets the first walk and sends the line!
John gets the first walk and sends the line! (photo by Sebastian)
On the way to send!
On the way to send! (photo by Sebastian)

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!

 

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One thought on “Slackfest 2013

  1. Good afternoon,
    Wonderful work, beautiful images, breathtaking place.
    It’s quite the way I want to work here in my region so wonderful to fortify the slackline.
    I gradually succeeding, but it is not easy to make happen without proper investment grade.
    Congratulations for the work and document everything.
    big hug
    corpo.mente.equilíbrio

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