Highline World Championships happening again! A World Championship is the most prestigious international tournament in every sport. After a very successful first Championship in 2022 the spectacle is happening again from July 10th - 14th 2024, in Laax Switzerland. The purpose of the event is to gather the best highliners from around the world and crown the World Championship Winners (M/F). But we also want to promote our beloved activity to a wider audience and motivate young and upcoming slackline athletes and newcomers with a perspective in pursuing slackline as a high level sport. For the organization of [...]
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Presenting the NEW ISA MEMBERS It is our pleasure to introduce our new Associate and Observer members that recently joined the ISA. We are very excited to welcome these local associations on board. NEW Associate Members First of our new Associate members is SlackAlien, a highline community from Slovenia full of young enthusiasts who share the stoke for slacklining in this beautiful country that shares both a bit of Alpine and Balkan atmosphere. Next Associate Member is the Firmament Fundation from Poland, the group which is behind the globally famous Urban Highline Festival [...]
Update of the Highline System Standard ISA:21 After publishing the first ISA Highline System Standard we recieved feedback from our Slackline Safety Partners, Members of the UIAA Safecom and independant third parties. All their feedback has been reviewed and incorporated into the new version of the standard. Summarzing, the most important points: Enables Highline Systems that fulfill this standard to be used in workplace situations if maintenance checklists are utilized. These workplace situations may include, but are not limited to: shows, courses, competitions and festivals, etc. Expanding the scope of the standard, allowing the use of [...]
High-Altitude Highlining World Records- where is this heading? The new record has huge implications on altitude highlining, it means that the final frontier now is the Himalaya, since this is one of the highest possible lines in the Andes mountain range! There remains the possiblity to rig a line on Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, but since this a very commercial mountain the permits are expensive. Male Highline Altitude World Record The Highline Altitude World Record has been broken by a large margin, now [...]
All the Fail Friday posts in a single place! By sharing a story where something went wrong, we can learn from other people's mistakes, avoid common mistakes and encourage best practice. All fail fridays are now available on a single page on the ISA website. If you want to share your story of incident, near miss or injury, here is the SAIR form. If you think others can learn from it, we could share it as a Fail Friday All fail Fridays
NEW YEARS SERIES Short Educational Videos We would like to start the year with a series of short video clips brought to you by the ISA, Swiss Slackline and the volunteers helping onsite. Filmed at the Transalp Waterline Tour in Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland. Festival and short films organized by Thomas Buckingham. Thanks to Cara Urban for filming and editing them. Support the ISA on the following plattforms: BECOME AN ISA PATREON DONATE VIA PAYPAL SUBSCRIBE FOLLOW US [...]
Switzerland is the first country to recognise slacklining as a sport Nine years after the founding of the national federation of Switzerland, Swiss Slackline was elected by the Swiss Sports Parliament as a new member of Swiss Olympic. This national recognition of the sport of slacklining as part of the sports family is unique worldwide and will significantly shape various aspects of the young sport in the future - away from the trend sport image, to an official sport. The young sport of slacklining in Switzerland is structured in more than 20 regional [...]