New Outdoor Sports Craze: Slacklining

August 15, 2011    |    By +
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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (a.k.a “OR”) is the world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering! This is THE place to find the hot products, the latest trends and see the “coming soon” goods from over 1000 outdoor lifestyle brands.

The trick for a Gift Guru is to find the fun, unique, helpful and ultimately “gift-able” products from the thousands on hand. Here’s one I love:

The Gift: Gibbon Slacklines (available now – prices vary but kits start around $70)

The Scoop: Slacklining is a sport that’s gaining popularity especially in outdoors and mountain sports circles. Imagine a sport that combines elements of a balance beam, a tightrope and trampoline. Once the balance element is tackled, the slackline is then used to showcase athleticism and style. I’ve tried the slackline and it’s not easy, but seeing the experts do their thing really makes you want to get our there and give it a whirl. And if you want to get into the game, Gibbon is the sport leading brand you’ll need to know.

A Great Gift For: Outdoors lovers and daredevil athletes

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