Photos by Nick Adams for WSB
That’s Alan Thorne, left, and Jonathan Evans, right, tightening their slackline in Lincoln Park today, photographed by WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams. Slacklining – explained here – is legal in Seattle public parks, reports Nick; slackliners say the best practice to protect the trees from harm is to only put lines around thick trunks and also by padding the trunk. These two set up a 250-foot line. Here’s Evans, who usually practices on a shorter line, 150 feet:
The sport kicked up some controversy two years ago …
There was talk of even setting up official guidelines for city parks.
Nick happened onto Thorne and Evans in Lincoln Park; you can see other examples on nwslackline.org.
Checking the WSB archives, we featured a reader photo of Alki slacklining in 2010.