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If You’re Afraid of Heights, Don’t Watch This World Record Slackline Run

You don’t need to be a fan of slacklining to appreciate this stunt by Théo Sanson. The French daredevil recently set a world record by walking 500 meters (about 1640 feet) on a line that was anchored between two large rock formations in the Utah Desert. If you’re afraid of heights, you should probably skip this video. Was that a trigger warning?

What’s the difference between slacklining and walking a regular tightrope? Basically, there’s more slack. According to Wikipedia:

Slacklines differ from tightwires and tightropes in that they are tensioned to create a dynamic line with stretch and bounce like a long and narrow trampoline.

It’s worth noting that Sanson is wearing a safety line in the video, so it looks like he wasn’t in immediate danger. Even so, I won’t be signing up to try it any time soon.

(Source: The Scout, H/T: Digg)

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