Cape Town slacklining

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jcarroll310
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Cape Town slacklining

Post by jcarroll310 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:41 am

anybody slackline in cape town? i didn't bring mine and would love to hop on a line. PM me if you're interested.

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Wes
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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by Wes » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:30 pm

Check out these facebook groups.

City Slackers
Highliners

I know Andy is planning a Highline on Sunday 6th October in Nursery ravine

Also the City Slackers generally meet in De Waal Park on Sundays, but not sure if they have been there recently as the weather has been pretty bleak.

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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by Andy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:16 am

You coming Wes :!:

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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by Wes » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:10 pm

I wish I could, this Sunday is family time. Celebrating all the birthdays in the last 2 weeks. :)

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Nic Le Maitre
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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi

The ravines and gorges of Table Mountain (and elsewhere) are very often popular hiking routes and therefore quite often people hurt themselves and require rescue. In most cases those rescues are done by helicopters, which are extremely vulnerable to lines, even very light ones. It is almost impossible to see them while flying so I ask that should you be planning on rigging a line over somewhere where a helicopter could fly, please inform anyone of these people:

Myself (email: nicholaslemaitre (at) gmail (dot) com, sms/whatsapp: Zero seven two 495 five three one five)
Matthew Young (email: mjsyoung (at) gmail (dot) com, sms/whatsapp: Zero eight two 924 four four four eight)
Ant Hall (email: antventure (at) yahoo (dot) com)
Brent Jennings (email: brent (dot) jennings (at) uct (dot) ac (dot) za)
Hugo Vaughan (email: hugovaughan (at) yahoo (dot) com)

Here is video of what can happen
Happy climbing
Nic

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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by jeff » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:15 pm

I understand the concern over slack lines and choppers operating, but this vid hardly demonstrates what can happened. :) Apart from the guy striking the rotors on the wires in one accident, the rest seemed to be all self inflicted.

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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by Andy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:04 pm

This line is short and there are no paths below it.

However if we start walking bigger and higher lines over paths we'll let you know.
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Re: Cape Town slacklining

Post by mentaaal » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:28 am

Hi guys,
I'm in Capetown until Jan 10. I didn't bring my slack line but I'd love to join anyone slacklining in Capetown.
My number is 0612124793
Cheers

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