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Slackline World Cup Returns to the US

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Slackline World Cup Returns to the US
The GoPro Mountain Games held this June in Vail, Colorado, is the country’s largest celebration of outdoor sports and lifestyle. At the GoPro Mountain Games, amateur and professional athletes from 9 sports and 25 disciplines converge on the rivers and trails to compete for more than $100,000 in prize money during a weekend filled with free concerts, expos and parties. Among others, one of the most anticipated events will be for sure the Slackline World Cup 2014.

In 2008 the first official competition was put on by Gibbon in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Competitive slacklining grew from there and the first World Cup was held in Munich, Germany in 2010. The United States began hosting slackline competitions in 2011 and is proud to host the first 2014 World Cup event at the GoPro Mountain Games. The World Cup will begin with 32 athletes on Friday afternoon and be whittled down to 8 by Sunday for the final showdown.


phot credit: GoPro Mountain Games

The best pro slackliners from around the globe battle it out head to head. You'll be amazed at the level of balance, control and acrobatics performed by these 32 top ranking athletes. They will descend upon Vail Valley for 5 rounds of intense competition to determine the best of the best. Wanna give it a shot? An interactive slackline area will be set up for everyone to try throughout the whole weekend.

Check out a video form last year held at Freakwave Festival in Bregenz.

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