Slackliners rig the longest Hammock Chain in the World

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New World Record in Switzerland!

Slackliners rig the longest hammock chain in the world – at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sardona

Have you ever wondered what highliners do when they are not slacklining?
Sunday, the 23rd of June 2019, high above the ground with a mesmorizing view over the lower Segnesboden people are playing music, casually eating their lunch, doing acro and hanging from silks, All of this wouldn´t sound so unusual if there were actual slacklines involved. Instead, 4 very unslack, static cables and 26 hammocks paint the scene. These 26 hammocks rigged as a caravan along the cable lift are the foundation of what we can now call the longest hammock chain the world. 
To realize this project the Swiss Slackline Association partnered up with Ticket to the Moon and the Flims Laax Falera Management AG.

It took a total of 12 hours non-stop installation and dismantling on the steel cables, 10 professional industrial climbers, 5 aerial artists, 5 hammock acrobats, 30 slackliners and outdoor lovers, as well as 26 hammocks to realize this project.”

Thus, it surpassed the previous record set in 2015 in the Italian Dolomites, with 26 people in 17 hammocks. Encouraged by the successful realization of this project, the organizer and rigging team is taking it even a step further. This week-end, on the 29th and 30th of June, 2019 a second record attempt made by the Swiss Slackline Federation. Aspiring to rig the longest slackline in Switzerland, athletes will have to cross an 800m long webbing situated 200m above the ground of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tectonic Arena Sardona.
Will the crew be able to pull this off? 

Photo Credit

Gian Ehrenzeller            Aiden Williams

Event Organizer
Organization

Swiss Slackline
Thomas Buckingham
Ninja Versteeg
Igor Scotland
Jascha Schmid
Elena Koller

Rigging Team

Stephen Cave
Justinus Portenier
Benj Herren
Charles Chater
Emil Hübner
Igor Scotland
Stefan Pruckner
Peter Lützgendorf
Thomas Spöttl
Matthias Brunner

Acrobats

Eliane Koch
Nina Mappes
Charles Chater
Sina Fehr
Valentina Waller
Ninja Versteeg
Eva Ammann
Thomas Buckingham
Richard Derico
Marc Thompson
Benj Herren

Participants

André Gisler
Martina Tresch
Florian Karb
Tobias Müller
Firuseh Gisler
Luke Reinhard
Marc Weber
Roger Vincent
Ariana Trudel

2019-09-02T09:15:51+00:00