Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
As professional athletes, up-and-coming competitors and action-loving spectators convene in Vail, CO for the Winter Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer, there’s one exciting new sport that’s set to steal the spotlight. At the Games, a project of the Vail Valley Foundation, Gibbon Slacklines will be hosting trickline and highline demonstrations on February 8-10 to show attendees what this exhilarating new sport is all about. The tricklining will include professional slackliners pulling their most impressive flips, tricks and jumps, while the highline exhibition features top athletes balancing on and walking across a slackline rigged three stories high and over 100 feet long. For attendees, the Gibbon interactive area lets people of all ages “walk the line” and give slacklining a try.
“The Winter Mountain Games features the most progressive outdoor sports, making it the ideal event for slacklining,” said Emilio Torres, vice president of sales at Gibbon Slacklines. “We introduced slacklining to the Mountain Games this past summer with huge success and are thrilled to return this winter with the most exciting exhibitions the sport has to offer.”
The highline demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend from 8:30-10:00 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday over Gore Creek near the covered bridge. The Trickline demonstrations will take place at the stage in Gold Peak from 12-2 p.m. each day and from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday.
Gibbon will also be featuring an interactive zone where attendees can try the sport of slacklining for themselves. Located near the covered bridge, spectators of all ages can learn how to slackline from the pros in a safe area.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, slacklining is the act of balancing, and for more advanced users, doing tricks on a flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. Slacklining has been seen everywhere from the Dew Tour to NBC’s “The Office” season nine premiere episode. Featured during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, slacklining was also a feature of Madonna’s MDNA tour where three Gibbon athletes toured with the Material Girl.
Gibbon is the world’s leading slackline manufacturer and is rapidly building the sport with its top-level pro team and by hosting competitions across the U.S. Gibbon’s easy-to-use equipment makes the sport accessible for anyone, from athletes to families, and has evolved slacklining into a cross-trainer, backyard activity, fitness trend and sport all of its own.
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.
About the Winter Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The Winter Mountain Games, presented by Eddie Bauer, is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit http://www.vvf.org.