Lunch Break Slack Line
Are you getting hit with the Mid Week Blues, or your hair falling out from Quarter Close stress? Be sure to blow some steam and stay nimble over lunch break! Read this to learn how to set up a slack line and leave work behind for the hour.
You Will Need to Start With a Few Simple Supplies:
1) 60' piece of one inch tubular webbing ($0-20) use retired climbing webbing or buy at local retailer
2) Four climbing grade Carabiners ($0-20) use retired climbing biners or buy at local retailer
3) Time (most important commodity)
Before you are ready to hit the park, cut two ten foot pieces out of your 60' of webbing. To cut it, heat up a knife blade to cut through it like butter and seal it off to prevent fraying.
|Setting up the Highline|
12:00 PM! Grab your lunch, supplies, buddies and hunt down two sturdy posts roughly 15-30' apart. Some environments may require some creativity, be it trees if you live near a park, or light poles and parking en-butments if you are in the city. You will be using the two ten foot sections as the anchors on the "sturdy posts", and you will use the long section as your slack line, and finally the carabiners to rig your locking pulley system. See the Movie above to master the set up.
Slack line Tips:
The key to mastering the slack line is to keep relaxed and remain focused. You can easily expect it to take five separate days of attempts before making past half way. This is a great exercise to build your core muscles as well as balance, meditation, and friendships. below are some other tips to get you started.
1) Start with a friend to spot you as necessary
2) Find a spot ahead of you to focus on and keep your eyes and mind on that spot
3) Focus on where you want to go, if you look down or think about falling, you will!
4) Keep your knees bent and your weight set back
5) To start place one foot on the line, and push off ground with other foot
6) Set the slack line height below crotch level if you plan on making it back to work
|Duke it out!|
What are your lunch break rituals to stay active, or ready for the weekend? Tweet me @Corpdirtbagger.