Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Scotty on Wed 8/Oct/14 9:09am

Soooo more like a line you're saying?
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Bigfoot on Wed 8/Oct/14 9:24am

I think so. If not tight rope, then what on earth do we call it now? :blink:
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Velocipedestrian on Wed 8/Oct/14 9:25am

Tightrope is tight, and a rope (or wire)
Slackline is slack, and tape.

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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Scotty on Wed 8/Oct/14 9:33am

So WHY is it not called slacktaping then, MR SMARTY PANTS?
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby dwgknz on Wed 8/Oct/14 10:24am

I reckon T7 are spying on youse all, look what's in their 48 hour sale this morning:

15m Slackline only $29.99
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby danose on Wed 8/Oct/14 10:46am

CrustyMTB wrote:
nagem wrote:What's wrong with slacklining?
It's the hackey sack of the teens. What next, whiteboy dreads?


nah, remember things run in cycles - so next it'll be the resurgence of fire poi and bad 90s rave music! :D :paranoid:
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby danose on Wed 8/Oct/14 10:51am

Bigfoot wrote:When rock climbers started doing it? It's also more flexy than the circus kind.


I blame Dean Potter - though pissing around 3' off the deck is for wannabes, no high lining to the lost arrow spire, that's more like it

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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby thelivo on Wed 8/Oct/14 10:53am

fire poi


The people still swinging fire poi are also the ones likely to be slacklining. That should give you an idea of the relative douchebaggery
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby danose on Wed 8/Oct/14 11:34am

thelivo wrote:
fire poi


The people still swinging fire poi are also the ones likely to be slacklining. That should give you an idea of the relative douchebaggery


climbers, exploring the limits of douchebaggery since wayyyyyy back......

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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Wed 8/Oct/14 11:45am

Can't tell if I'm aroused or nauseated. :hmmm:
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Wobbler on Wed 8/Oct/14 11:53am

arouseated
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Velocipedestrian on Wed 8/Oct/14 3:01pm

danose wrote:
CrustyMTB wrote:
nagem wrote:What's wrong with slacklining?
It's the hackey sack of the teens. What next, whiteboy dreads?


nah, remember things run in cycles - so next it'll be the resurgence of fire poi and bad 90s rave music! :D :paranoid:


This is scarily true, I keep seeing the [terrible] undercut&ponytail I wore 20[!] years ago on cool kids in Wellington.
So tempting to stop them in the supermarket and tell them...
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Malcy on Wed 8/Oct/14 6:28pm

dwgknz wrote:I reckon T7 are spying on youse all, look what's in their 48 hour sale this morning:

15m Slackline only $29.99



Feck it all, just went for it. Needed to buy a new chain today anyway.... so threw a slackline in. A nearly forty not so slim dude wibbling and wobbling.... trying to balance on something that wibbles and wobbles. If only I were a weeble. I sense sore muscles and bruises in my future.
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby dwgknz on Wed 8/Oct/14 6:44pm

Malcy wrote:
dwgknz wrote:I reckon T7 are spying on youse all, look what's in their 48 hour sale this morning:

15m Slackline only $29.99



Feck it all, just went for it. Needed to buy a new chain today anyway.... so threw a slackline in. A nearly forty not so slim dude wibbling and wobbling.... trying to balance on something that wibbles and wobbles. If only I were a weeble. I sense sore muscles and bruises in my future.


Best thing about it is that you still have a pretty cheap tie down after you fall and break your ankle! Although probably not rated for 1500kg...
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Re: Trying To Figure Out The Name Of A Past-time

Postby Malcy on Wed 8/Oct/14 7:56pm

dwgknz wrote:
Malcy wrote:
dwgknz wrote:I reckon T7 are spying on youse all, look what's in their 48 hour sale this morning:

15m Slackline only $29.99



Feck it all, just went for it. Needed to buy a new chain today anyway.... so threw a slackline in. A nearly forty not so slim dude wibbling and wobbling.... trying to balance on something that wibbles and wobbles. If only I were a weeble. I sense sore muscles and bruises in my future.


Best thing about it is that you still have a pretty cheap tie down after you fall and break your ankle! Although probably not rated for 1500kg...


Clever wrapping after breaking my ankle and it'll be a cast! WooT!
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