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The Steel City Slackers is a passionate team of slackline enthusiasts who share a love for the Pittsburgh community. Our mission is to bring different people, organizations, and local businesses together in the Pittsburgh community through slacklining. To learn more, meet the team, check out our projects, Instagram and Facebook, or contact us. We are always excited to hear from new people who are curious about slacklining!

 
 

The Steel City Slackers is a passionate team of slackline enthusiasts who share a love for the Pittsburgh community. Our mission is to bring different people, organizations, and local businesses together in the Pittsburgh community through slacklining. To learn more, meet the team, check out our projects, Instagram and Facebook, or contact us. We are always excited to hear from new people who are curious about slacklining!

 
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From the moment I saw a video of a man sitting crosslegged on a highline, I absolutely knew it was something I need to pursue. Likely because of my gymnastics background, I was drawn to the art, balance, and acrobatic aspects of the slackline. Fast forward two years later: my goal is to build the pittsburgh community and connect with slackliners from all corners of the Earth. In addition to being a member of SCS, I teach acro yoga and gymnastics.

I’m a Pittsburgh native, born n’ raised. Pittsburgh is also where my slackline adventure started while attending Pitt. I still remember my first day on a slackline; it was at the Carnegie Library in Oakland, I couldn’t even stand up on it by myself and now it’s been about 4 years since that day! I’ve attended both Breathe: A Slackline and Discovery Festival and the North East Balance Festival in 2017. This past year I’ve been traveling to Chicago for work and I’ve met some of the awesome Chicago Slackline Association group. I love to spread slacklining, so I always have an extra spot in my pack to toss a line.

I found slacklining in 2014 as I was walking across my college campus. Finding myself mesmerized, I immediately went inside and ordered a slackline of my own. In the months after, slacklining served as an inspiration and catalyst to build a life I never dreamed of! After spending months traveling (slackline in tow), a YogaSlackers and 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and countless hours of self discovery, my passion and goal is to share my love for movement and exploration with others!

I had tried slacklining at a yoga festival once before, but it wasn’t until being invited on a highlining trip that I actually found a drive to practice. Highlining in this case involved carrying overnight gear and rigging equipment off-trail up a tall rock formation, adding the fun of rock climbing and camping into the mix. Slacklining near the ground is okay in my book, but when you take the meditative practice of stillness and focus required to slackline, pair it with my first love (backpacking) and move it up a beautiful mountain, I’m in heaven.

During the summer of 2017, I borrowed a slackline from my brother’s girlfriend, really just for snorts and giggles. I had no idea that less than a month later, I’d be up at 4am watching a few crazy slackers waterline in wetsuits over the Allegheny. One of them warned me “from a veteran to a rookie, one day you’ll be totally obsessed with this too”. Well folks, here I am. Hooked on the high energy, playfulness, and meditative focus that come with slacklining. Usually jamming at Dippy on the Carnegie Library lawn. Swing by for some silliness and slacking!

I first slacklined a few years ago and thought it was cool, but didn’t feel to keen about the danger that lurked from hitting the ground. Then a great friend introduced me to highlining! Essentially the same thing, with elimination of the danger. The danger being the ground, and it being eliminated by raising the line as high as possible. It takes a lil more gear (who doesn’t want more gear?!) and a lot more rigging (half the fun anyway), but finally I feel cozy up there with this new hobby of mine. Now, after some experience and exposure on highlines, I finally feel sorta comfortable on a slackline.

I’m Aaron. I grew up in Maryland and emerged on the Pittsburgh scene in 2014. After landing a job at BNY Mellon, it was tough finding ways to stay physically active with a routine that wasn’t boring. Although I do have other hobbies and interests, slacklining has become my biggest passion and I am thankful I discovered it in the “Steel City.” It is a way of life that has activated a different side of me spiritually, mentally, and physically. I was fortunate enough to find the Steel City Slackers which has allowed me to meet great people and help grow the slackline community as a whole.

I’m not too good at the whole words thing, but here we go. I slackline a lot. I used to slackline alone a lot. That was the best for learning. I was sponsored for a little bit but slacklining without it is a lot more pure. Short, long, low, high, trick, water, rodeo, love it all let’s go slack. Now that I’ve spent years learning, I’m extremely fortunate to be able to hang around others and give back to something that has given me so much I am unable to describe. Talk to me about anything else and I won’t really know what to say. Talk to me about slacklining and I see a good friendship starting. Hope to see you soon. Jeremy.

Slackline enthusiast. I started slacklining on less-than-primitive tensioned climb-spec in 2009. I seriously started slacklining after building my first longline rig a few years ago. Since then I’ve gotten into more longlines, highlines, waterlines, and most recently rodeolines, I’ve also made a personal slackline website. Tricklining will be my next adventure, but rodeos and longlines are my current challenge of choice. I was reminded recently that climb-spec might be the most fun of all the webbings!

Though I’d tried it before, I really joined slacklife during a highline gathering in West Virginia. After almost 20 years of climbing, I never thought I’d find an activity more fulfilling than rock, yet the combination of creativity, engineering, outdoor retreat, and balance has given me profound love for highline in particular. I spend my work days in an ER, where fast-tempo shift work supports my high-energy and obsessively organized personality. I absolutely love fish tacos. Above all else, I embrace passion as one of the strongest human attributes and work hard to share impassioned moments with others.

My first slackline was introduced to me be my mother for Christmas about 10 years ago. Bewildered by unwrapping a present that clearly couldn’t fit in my Xbox she told me, “you are going to love this some day”. When I tried it, I hated it. It sat in my closet for the next 8 years until one day I decided to give it another shot. Long story short, my mom called it nearly a century in the making; slacklining has changed my life in more ways than I could ever imagine and it’s been one awesome journey.

 

Slackline enthusiast. I started slacklining on less-than-primitive tensioned climb-spec in 2009. I seriously started slacklining after building my first longline rig a few years ago. Since then I’ve gotten into more longlines, highlines, waterlines, and most recently rodeolines, I’ve also made a personal slackline website. Tricklining will be my next adventure, but rodeos and longlines are my current challenge of choice. I was reminded recently that climb-spec might be the most fun of all the webbings!

 
 

Though I’d tried it before, I really joined slacklife during a highline gathering in West Virginia. After almost 20 years of climbing, I never thought I’d find an activity more fulfilling than rock, yet the combination of creativity, engineering, outdoor retreat, and balance has given me profound love for highline in particular. I spend my work days in an ER, where fast-tempo shift work supports my high-energy and obsessively organized personality. I absolutely love fish tacos. Above all else, I embrace passion as one of the strongest human attributes and work hard to share impassioned moments with others.

 
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