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WREC’s new slacklining event tests balance over water

Third-year student Malin Eiremo falls into Wildcat Recreation Center's pool as she attempts to walk across the slackline. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Alex Grant

February 28, 2018

A new weekly slacklining program kicked off at the Wildcat Recreation Center last Friday.Slack or Swim combines the skills of balancing on a slackline, a tightrope-like line, with swimming. Participants walk across a flat two-inch wide cable, that’s placed four feet above the WREC's pool. The line is 25...

Slacklining doubles as stress reliever, workout

Riley Cox demonstrates perfect balance as he lunges across a slackline. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Sabrina Grislis

November 9, 2015

Considering how busy college students' lives can get with school, work and homework, finding something that can double as a stress reliever and a workout is hard to come by. For some Chico State students, like senior outdoor education major Riley Cox, they've found their happy medium— slacklining. A slackline is a piece of webbing, typically about one inch wide, slung betwe...

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