Slacklining is a young and emerging sport with many disciplines and athletes who compete in these. Many definitions of “Sport” actually include competitions as one of the core elements and slacklining is no exception.
However, while one might be able to define slacklining as a sport, it is not recognised as an official sport in any country. This means there is little public and private funding available for events, gear and development. The few competitive slackliner in this respect are a important minority in the community for slacklining as a sport, but are lacking support to continue. This lack of funding and small contest scene is what the ISA has recognised and wants to develop as a non-profit network based on volunteer work. In this way we can support and help guide the evolution of the sport in collaboration with athletes, the community and event organisers.