NBC’s “The Office” Kicks Off Season Nine on a Slackline

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Gibbon Slacklines, the world’s leading slackline manufacturer, weighs in on the sport’s debut on NBC’s hit comedy series

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Seen everywhere from Madonna’s global MDNA tour to parks and backyards across the U.S., the sport of slacklining has now made it to Scranton, PA’s Dunder Mifflin, the fictional paper company at the center of NBC’s hit comedy series “The Office.” On September 20, 2012, the show’s ninth season opens with a team-building exercise held in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot incorporating the surging new sport of slacklining, as orchestrated by regional manager Andy Bernard. Gibbon Slacklines, the world’s leading slackline manufacturer and a driving force behind the sport’s rapid growth, weighs in on its primetime appearance.

“Seeing the sport of slacklining featured on ‘The Office’ is a testament to just how popular it’s becoming and its appeal to all types of people,” said Emilio Torres, vice president of sales at Gibbon Slacklines. “Slacklining is continuing to grow and evolve as both a competitive sport and backyard activity. It’s extremely exciting to see ‘The Office’ stars on a slackline, introducing even more people to the sport.”
The show’s “new guy” played by actor Clark Duke, affectionately deemed “Dwight Jr.,” walks the line with ease thanks to his “gigantic inner ears,” a feature he claims make balance-centric activities a breeze.
“It’s unlikely that someone would be able to walk the line, meaning to traverse it from end-to-end, on their first-ever slacklining attempt,” advised Torres. “Typically a first-timer can only stand on the line for a second or two in place, but finding your balance and being able to navigate the slackline can happen quickly. Just like any sport, some master it with greater ease than others, but slacklining is fun whether you’re a beginner learning the basics, or a pro performing aerials.”

Gibbon Slacklines is the world’s leading slackline manufacturer and is rapidly building the sport with their top-level pro team and by hosting competitions across the U.S. Gibbon’s easy-to-use equipment makes the activity accessible for everyone, from athletes to families, and has evolved slacklining into a cross-trainer, backyard activity, fitness trend and sport all of its own.
    For more information about Gibbon Slacklines, please visit http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/us.


About Gibbon Slacklines USA
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Gibbon Slacklines USA is the exclusive North American distributor for Gibbon Slacklines. Gibbon Slacklines are a fun and accessible way to increase balance, build muscle, and rehabilitate injuries.

Gibbon Slacklines are available at over 1,700 retailers across the U.S. The company holds slacklining competitions across North America and sponsors a group of athletes to travel the country introducing and teaching the sport of slacklining. For more information about Gibbon slacklines or the sport of slacklining, visit http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/us

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