Gibbon to Showcase Thrilling Sport of Slacklining at East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

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Attendees can learn to slackline from the pros and see the nation’s bests pull their most impressive tricks.

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The nation’s best slackline athletes will soon descend on Charleston, SC for the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival at James Island County Park on April 19-20. Joining the lineup of canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, archery, climbing and more, the Gibbon Slacklines Pro athletes will demonstrate their most thrilling flips, tricks and jumps on the slackline and host an interactive zone to teach attendees what the sport is all about.

“Introducing the sport of slacklining to outdoors lovers everywhere is one of our main goals,” said Emilio Torres, vice president of sales at Gibbon Slacklines. “We’re very excited to be joining this exhilarating outdoor sports lineup.”

In addition to showcasing slacklining at the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival, the Gibbon athletes will also be visiting the newly constructed slackline park at the James Island County Park. Now open at the park’s climbing wall area, the slackline area features a number of poles secured into the ground as anchor points for the slacklines, allowing slackliners of all ages and abilities a place to practice their skills with other lovers of the sport.

The slackline interactive area will be located at the festival’s Try It Zone, which will be open from 1–4 p.m. on April 19 and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on April 20 and 21.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, slacklining is the act of balancing along a narrow, flexible piece of webbing which is low to the ground and usually anchored between two trees. For more experienced slackliners, tricklining is executing different tricks, flips and jumps on the line while continually developing more creative moves with bigger air and advanced skill.

Slacklining is skyrocketing in popularity as an extreme sport, fitness trend and backyard activity for families thanks to global exposure during the Dew Tour, Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance and MDNA tour, NBC’s “The Office” and more. Gibbon 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 sport accessible for anyone, from athletes to families.

To learn more about Gibbon Slacklines, please visit http://www.gibbonslacklines.com/us and for more information about the East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival visit http://www.ccprc.com/outdoorfest.

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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 3,000 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 East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival
The East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival will feature a multitude of popular outside activities in addition to paddling, all held at James Island County Park April 19-21. Bringing together enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with world-renowned instructors and equipment manufacturers, this year’s festival will feature other recreation-related activities in addition to its traditional showcase of kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding. For the $1 per person admission to James Island County Park, visitors can enjoy the sights, sounds and shopping at the festival. Registration packages are available for the Try It Zone, classes, lectures and demonstrations for all levels and abilities. For more information on the East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival, as well as daily schedules and to register, call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://www.ccprc.com/outdoorfest.

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