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Highline show at Extraschicht

Extraschicht Kultur

Published in Highline, Shows
by Jonas Konijnenberg

Highline Show Extraschicht

Part 1 by Jonas

Some good friends of ours from Germany, Basti Aldehoff and Claas Lendt invited us help present a highline show at a cultural night in the Ruhr Area, Germany. The night was called “Extraschicht, Die Nacht der Indrustriekultur” (The Night of Industrial Culture). The Ruhr is former Germany’s biggest industrial environment, but almost all industry is closed now.
We were informed that the highline was planned between a 23m high cooling tower and the roof of an old hall – 65-70m long. When we saw the first pictures, we were immediately stoked! Unfortunately Yuri and David couldn’t make the event, so Tom and I travelled to represent the Dreamwalkers in Germany

So far my personal best on highlines was about 55m long. However, we had just received the brand new Marathon webbing from Slacktivity, a lightweight, low stretch, easy walking webbing. So this gave me huge confidence to at least make a crossing!
We went there 5 days in advance to rig the line early enough for the show. Rigging on the cooling tower was quite a challenge, as we couldn’t easily access the rigging point. We had to throw some ropes attached to shackles over the top, attach them to the other side of the tower and climb up. Luckily the cooling tower had good, solid anchors. There was one metal beam that went all the way through the tower and so we attached slings to this beam on the inner and outer side of the cooling tower. Thus, the forces would be equalized and the weblock would remain perfectly in place.



The other side was easy, metal beams everywhere on the roof! However, the walkway to the access point was quite scary, as due to all the rusty metal. They were safe enough, organizer Klaus Borkens, told us. So we just took care walking there…The highline only took about 4-5 hours to rig. Tom, Basti and I all had a short attempt before we left for the day. The line felt comfortable and relaxed. The view towards the cooling tower was great :-)! I was looking forward to session and really play around on the line

The day before the show we returned to have some much better attempts. Tom was super controlled on the line and went for the fullman. For me the line was still quite a challenge. Sometimes I was able to walk 30m and then suddenly I lost my focus and I had to make a catch. Things were working out, but I didn’t have a full crossing under my belt yet!

We were able to stay at the Hahn Family as they lived close to the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum. Thanks again for the great hospitality 🙂

The following day we arrived early at 11:00 in the morning. Well, it is early when the show begins at 18:00 ;-). So we still had some practice time on the line before we needed to perform. During one of my attempts I finally managed to the line with only two catches!
I felt great, because it took me almost 2 years to walk and control lines longer than 50m. Especially in the year when I finished my studies (and had no time to train) this caused some disappointments.



18:00. Showtime! We gave 3 Jumpline shows and 3 Highline shows, performing until 23:30. A looong 5 hour demo night! The combination of first Highlining, then immediately running down for a Jumpline show was quite exhausting, but also funny. Highlining with an audience still causes a bit of pressure (even after Holland’s got Talent), but Jumplining on super nice raggae sounds (Ranking dread) only caused some massive jamming! Tom and I aren’t the best trickliners out there, but we definitely know how to give a show and get the audience involved!
The shows were really nice to do; we even experimented with a rodeoline underneath the highline. Tom did some real nice exposures and I had some good attempts and started to become comfortable. At 23:00 we had our last Jumpline show, before we went for a highline session in the dark. You think highlining is already difficult? Try it when you can’t see ANYTHING!
Just seconds before the show I saw these aerial silks (from another performance) hanging 5m from the jumpline. I saw a new option right away. I took the end of the silks to the Jumpline and my plan was to make a huge jump on the jumpline, hold the silks, make a big swing and jump back onto the Jumpline. But… the moment that I stood up, a BIG pain burst shot through my knee. I immediately knew, this isn’t good. And my evening was over 🙁

Part 2 by Tom

Rigging with Jonas and Basti was a fun, but time consuming process that got us all incredibly dirty from being in the old cooling tower. The line itself felt really nice and comfortable. It was also cool to test a new webbing in such a nice setting for the first time! The shows all went well, and I was able to walk the line every time I wanted to with some exposures and bounces during the walk. The transition from highline to trickline and back, 2 times per hour, seemed tough at first. After the relaxed reggae sounds from the first jumpline show, we managed to stay in that vibe for the rest of the night. 

Derigging the line however was a completely different story for me, and honestly the most scary experience I’ve ever had. Since the cooling tower was incredibly hard to access, the plan was for me to leash in, slide to the cooling tower with a rope, derig the line and rappel down. Before sliding over, everybody was in place and we went through the plan again. Two minutes later I sat down on the cooling tower, which was about 50 centimeters wide at the rim. My left leg was hanging inside the cooling tower, and my right leg on the outside, with about 20 meters below me. So far so good, and I gave Jonas the sign to detension the highline. At this point, I still had not seen the massive thunderstorm coming from behind.Out of nowhere, a strong gust of wind knocked me down with my chest against the rim of the cooling tower. When I got up and tried to look what happened, I couldn’t see anything around me. One second later, I saw a lightning bolt striking down not too far away from me, and I realised I was in big trouble. The rim of the cooling tower was the highest point around, and I was sitting right on top of it with no fast way to get off. Sliding back was no option, as the line was already detensioned. Already completely soaked, I concluded that staying on the cooling tower to wait out the storm was not an option, and I had to get down as soon as possible. Building a rappel from the rope in my backpack was the best option. However, I could not even see my hands and I was laying down on the rim to shelter myself from the rain and thunder. There were still lightning strikes everywhere around me. I managed to get the rope out my backpack, tie an eight to a shackle, throw the coil down and clip in with my eddy. During this whole process, I could not see what I was doing. The circumstances were everything but ideal to rig something which my life was depending on. Being super exposed in the middle of a thunderstorm, every second was counting, and I made sure I was not spending any unnecessary time on top of the cooling tower. Another quick double-check using only my hands, and I decided everything felt right. I never rappelled down so fast in my life.Feeling solid ground beneath my feet has never been so good. I ran inside to hide from the rain. As soon as I was in a dry space, I just laid down and was unable to speak or react for quite a while. Even though the whole sequence described above only took 1 or 2 minutes, it drained me of all my physical and mental energy. My friends still had no idea what happened, and were relieved to find me down safely.

When rigging and derigging highlines, I try to be as safe as possible and make sure my friends and I are at all times clipped in to a rope. Sometimes, you cannot control all the factors. What you can do, is take all factors into account and plan and prepare accordingly. In this case, we failed to properly assess the weather before going out to a potentially dangerous place. Luckily, it ended well but it was a scary lesson to be learned!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Double knee drop on a highline

Kraok Festival

Published in Highline, Shows
by Tom Peek

Written by Tom

Just before summer, Yuri called me with the good news that we landed a show at the end of summer, 5 kilometers from Tilburg. The upcoming summer had us all stoked, and the feeling of returning to a highline show in front of a home crowd only added to that. The lack of mountains usually makes it a bit more difficult to rig a highline, but fortunately Yuri assured us that we had plenty of solid, tall trees to anchor our lines to.

After a great, long summer of highlines and adventures we had the luxury of coming home to a highline show! Kraok Festival was where we could showcase our skills. The relaxed family-oriented festival with music, arts and lots of activities for kids was a perfect atmosphere for us. After some messing around with a 10m ladder, some tree climbing, and an easy setup, the line was done. It was a funny feeling to highline between the trees. Usually, we are surrounded by open space and below us are rocks. Now we were surrounded by trees and all we could see was green leaves.

The change of scenery inspired us to entertain everybody that came to watch us, and we had a great day. Yuri, Jonas and I all showed off by surfing and bouncing the line, going for some (non)exposures and some blindfolded walks. Till next time!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Ropeswing de tijd van je leven Blavet

Ropeswing – de tijd van je leven

Published in Highline, Press, Projects, Shows
by Jonas Konijnenberg

In May 2015 we were asked by a Dutch TV produce house to set a ropeswing for a short item about a girl. Her dream was to do once a ropeswing and walk a highline. As we had experience with both, they decided that we were allowed to fix the ropeswing and highline for her. This means that we had our first job where we were asked to fix something for someone else! The ropeswing wasn’t meant for us, but of course for the girl. This was one of our first opportunities to make a real dream become reality 🙂 The show is called “De tijd van je leven”, which means: the time of your life.

First day

Finally. We arrived at the spot at about 10 in the morning on the first day. Dropping off 125kg of gear at a newly agreed meeting point after which we went looking for the anchors. Three days of rigging, testing and derigging in the 32 degree sun were ahead of us, and we were stoked.
Quickly we found the anchors of the short highline and the ropeswing highline. The short highline was 28 meters long and easy to rig. The ropeswing highline was about 85 meters long, and 15 meters (!) off leveled. Quite bit harder to rig and the most important line, so we started on that one.
Everything went smoothly and we established the big line in about 5 hours, after which we took a small break in the shade to cool off and energize ourselves to rig the smaller line. We didn’t rig the ropeswing on the 85m line yet, because we were pretty sure we had enough time to give the big line a try the next morning. Also the small line was done within no-time (except for a little throwline-error ;)), and at around 18:00 we went back to the hotel after a successful day of rigging. Tomorrow walking time!

Second day

I sat on the lower part of the big line. It was a weird experience, being in the beginning of a line, and bending your neck just to see the anchor. As soon as I stood up my eyes went straight ahead and I just focused on the line. After a couple of steps I fell. Back into chongo, and.. Wow, the line was already going up! Chongo would get harder and harder! Just don’t fall smile-emoticon
At about half the line I fell again. Chongo was hard, but still doable. Reaching the end was a weird experience. It was so steep, that I almost slipped backwards. Since the line wasn’t very tensioned yet, it was about to hit the rocks, so I just went down. After some bouncy fun in the middle, we decided it was time to rig the ropeswing. We would still have to test it, and the next day was d-day!
I went to the middle of the line to do some improvisatory rigging. With some prussiks and tape to keep everything in place it was all fixed and ready to go. I brought the ropes back to the side, Jonas made an 80kg haulbag full of stones ready to be thrown off the cliff, and then it was time. The first test. Tom and I were keeping an eye on the anchors, which I tried to blindly film the fall of the haulbag.
“3… 2… 1… Komt ‘ie!”. The haulbag fell, and… There was barely any sound. The anchors didn’t move an inch, and the haulbag was slowly swinging 35 meters below the line. Success! Getting the haulbag back up took us quite a lot of time, considering it doesn’t have any arms to keep the ropes from twisting. Therefore it was already late when we got everything ready for the next jump, so we decided to let only Jonas jump the next day before Karen would be the lucky one.

Third and last day

We went to the lines at 9:30 in the morning on the last day to do some final checks before the filmcrew arrived. Everything was ready. Even though everything was 200% safe and thought through, we were still a bit nervous. But… Better nervous than careless!
At 11:30 the filmcrew arrived and the show got started. After some funny fake “meetings” it was time to get started. Jonas would jump first. I was by his side, encouraging him. 3, 2, 1, JUMP!!! Without any doubt he threw himself in the abyss. A few seconds later; a dull sound of the ropes catching him as smoothly as possible. A few high pitched man screams later, Tom and I were hauling him back up, and after arriving back to the middle of the line, he pulled himself to safety. Then the moment we’ve been waiting for. Karen was going to jump!
Tom was waiting at the top anchor to go on the line to get Karen off, Jonas at the bottom to pull her up, and me by her side, tieing her into the ropes. The ropes were ready, the filmcrew was ready, and Karen was ready. We would do a countdown from five, she was sure about jumping, and not even breaking a sweat. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, JUMP!!!
And there she went. No hesitation. Fully trusting our judgment. 30 minutes later we got her back on the side, and after some necessary ‘reaction filming’ it was done. Everything went so smoothly!
No more highline for Karen, since they had to go to the airport to catch their flight. We said our goodbyes, as soon as the TV crew left we hugged each other and we were so proud of ourselfs.
Three days of hard work all came together in that one, single jump. All the preparations were totally worth it, as everything in the Jump of Karen went without problems. We were also really happy with the fact that we made a real dream come true; Karen had an awesome experience with the ropeswing and we had made this possible 🙂

We started derigging. I looked on my phone and… A message from our good friend Guillaume: “I’ll see you in 5 minutes!”. And there he was, 5 minutes later! After all the small highline wasn’t rigged for nothing. He went to have a quick session on it while we derigged the big line, and after that also the small line. 125Kg of gear back in all the backpacks, and we were ready to go home!
PS: Thanks Guillaume for all the great work you did in getting permission for us and finding the spot!

We expect the video of the programm soon to be published. For now we just have the session video of Yuri!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Yuri leash

NKBV Lead Finals – Highline Demo

Text by David

Photos by Leonard Fäustle (info@leonardfaustle.nl)

Coffee. Some eggs. Some more coffee. Hours before sunrise, cycling to central station to grab the train, for an hour of snoozing. Strolling along Amsterdam canals in the crisp winter air, sipping another hot black coffee and starting to stop being asleep, clouds transforming in the morning sun to a fierce burnished bronze. Highline days are beautiful.

I arrived at the Klimmuur Centraal Amsterdam (climbing centre) exactly at the agreed time, making me feel like I have started to either become more of an adult or more Dutch. Possibly both. Hmmmmm, worrisome on both counts.

In any case, Jonas arrived at the exact same time, Tom and Yuri a few minutes later. Conveniently, we were offered another coffee, which I greedily accepted, faking a yawn in the hopes of manipulating the barista into making that coffee extra strong. Much success was had with this method.
So, after laying out the redtube and taping it together, organising the shackles (delicious van beest green pin), time to rig. Climbing behind the wall was an interesting experience, to say the least. This route was certainly not designed for humans. Many contortions required and of course much, much dust. So much dust. You know when you are at the climbing hall, all chalked up hands, you’re climbing and then go for the grab and hit the wall instead? That dust gotta go somewhere. And now it is still firmly lodged in all the pores of my skin. Forever. Then at least we got to walk across the roof to rig the other side, getting some awesome views of central Amsterdam, along with sweet fresh air.

Finally, highline time. We all had a chance to highline a few times before the big show, which was really nice to play around, practice a few tricks and prepare to open the Dutch National Climbing Championships later that day, around 6pm.

Surprisingly quickly, showtime rolled around. I climbed up to tie in, and got the crowds attention by sliding quickly across the line on my hangover, definitely surprised them. Now it was time for time for Tom to open the show.

Tom tied in on the other side, went straight to the middle for extra double smooth power and slipped straight into a double knee drop exposure. He stood up into exposure, looking the hundreds of people in the eye (well, he only looked about 15 in the eye). Then his legs started to slide apart, ah nooo! But it is ok loyal readers, he was punching an exposure splits in its metaphorical and actual face. Much goodness. Time to pop the show stopper, he got a good firm grip on that redtube and front levered, legs higher than his head. Much power, much love from the crowd. Tom got up and moonwalked (by moonwalk I mean walked backwards, but you get the idea) back to the wall.

Now it was my turn. Damn. They were probably expecting me to do a flip and breath fire from my hands. I decided instead to surprise them even more. I walked to the middle of the line, stood in exposure, then squatted down. I touched my index fingers to my thumbs and put my hands on my face, and yelled “hoot hoot”, which certainly surprised the crowd!. Yes, I made an owl on the highline, to hundreds of people (interesting sidenote: owl in dutch translates as onion bird). I then stood up (totally didn’t nearly fall and embarrass myself) and then proceeded to stand on one leg, bend my standing leg and put my foot up on my leg, hands together in front of me. Yoga highlining (my version, anyways)! Time for a quick surf,  I then turned around and quickly walked back to the wall and quickly got down.

Yuri stood up. Instead of simply walking out, he bounce walked his way out to the middle. Once there, he immediately focused the crowd, by standing in exposure, turning towards the crowd and lowering his arms. It looks very easy, but it is much more difficult to actually do. He needed to finish his performance, in style and quickly. The route setter had started to climb and get the holds ready for the womens climbing finals. So Yuri gave the crowd a salute, leapt forward very suddenly! The fall really grabbed their attention! He got quickly up and walked quickly to the wall, to allow Jonas to close the show!

Jonas. He walked very cleanly out to the centre of the line, but he was feeling the pressure to perform and perform quickly. A typical Jonas decision to let off the steam: he made a huge jump and leashfall, quickly monkeying back up the leash. Now for some acro shizzle. Starting with a side plank, which is incredibly difficult, he then hung from the line from just his toes. After this, his reached up for the line and keeping a firm grip, he rotated his legs and feet over his head, continuing to hold the line. The clock was really ticking; the route setter for the climbing championship was completely ready and already roped in, waiting for us to finish. Jonas stood up, waved to the crowd and headed back. A great finish to the show and we now needed to pack up, QUICKLY!

It was up to me to get to the roof, climb across, getting down into the wall on the other side. I realized as soon as I started to crawl through the very tight gaps, that I forgot a torch. Too late to go back. But, actually quite nice, with the light streaming through the holes in the climbing wall, dust particles entering every orifice of my body, driving me insane. Lovely. We had some minor difficulties with derigging and managed to get the line down just as the route bolter finished with the womens route. Moments later the live stream started and shortly after they were climbing!

Another excellent demonstration given, we all learnt much and can’t wait for the next event! Thanks to Slacktivity, SO SOLID and Van Beest for gear and support!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Moen highline slackline show

Highline show @ Moen

Published in Highline, Shows
by Jonas Konijnenberg

On the weekend of 21 & 22 september the Dream Walkers gave a highline show in Moen, Belgium. Kenny Belaey and Viki Gomez (both World Champion Trial bike/flatland BMX) Text underneath by David. Video by Jonas

Travel, friends, adventure. All the right ingredients for an epic weekend. The whole Dream Walkers team had a highline show in Moen, Belgium. Church plus crane is some highline maths we love! So, I got up at 6am on Saturday morning, drove from Rotterdam to Tilburg to pick up Yuri and meet Tom and Jonas. Also, to go over gear one last time and drive down to Belgium together, in a little team convoy. Highline time!

Two hours later we arrived at Moen in Belgium, in good spirits. We greeted the festival organisers and went directly up into the church. Going into a bell tower was something I had always wanted to do, so quite exciting to see the old wood and bells. However, a few hours later, during the rigging, when the bells rang for a wedding, deafening us, my enthusiasm faded somewhat…

After looking around and checking the structural rigging points, we brought up all the gear, pre-taped the lines, slung beams with slings and padded all the points where any rubbing would or could occur. Rigging is a really fun process, bringing all the team together, all working out the best way to do things, many, many jokes and laughs. If only I could repeat some of the jokes here…

Basic rigging completed, Tom and Yuri went down to the crane, supervised the final positioning and height coordinating of the crane with Jonas and I. Really great fun to be in charge of a big machine. They also arranged for the placement of three, 1t concrete blocks, to provide anchoring for the crane and suitable backup to stop it from wobbling.

After everything was setup, we doubled checked the rigging, double-checked each point and made sure everything was padded and safe. This is a very important step, to make sure that everything is safe and that we have not missed anything. Then we tested out the setup, with a walk. Handily, there were about 400 people running around the village dressed as devils, so a nice crowd. Of course, it was a nice contrast to walk towards the church and have devils running around underneath. We practiced our routine, got the feeling for the line and enjoyed the view.
So amazing, to look out over the village, from such a unique viewpoint and to be able to highline from there. Well, these are the unique moments in life you will always remember, shared with friends. It is for these moments that we love highlining

As it was getting dark, we decided to head to the hotel. The organisers had booked us a hotel room just outside Moen, which was simply amazing. Normally, when we are highlining, we are camping or sleeping somewhere not particularly comfortable. In Moen, we had a huge hot shower, beds and the next morning a huge buffet breakfast. Such a great team experience and great preparation for the show.

Sunday morning, waking up after a great sleep. We arrived back in Moen and straight away double checked every point of the rigging, checked the line, double-checked all possible abrasion points. Safety is our number one concern and we only rig and walk safe lines. Our life is on the line, after all.

We then met Kenny Belaey and Viki Gomez, which was inspirational. They make a living from pursuing their passion, pushing the limits in their sports. They travel the world, competing and showing their skills to thousands and thousands of people each year.
Kenny Belay is a world champion trial biker, he uses a modified mountain bike to hop and jump over all kinds of obstacles and it is amazing to see him perform.
Viki Gomez competes with the world’s best, in BMX flatlands, which is using a modified BMX to do many amazing tricks like riding a BMX like a unicycle , front wheel monos, backwards and more.
We went to lunch with them and they are super relaxed and very friendly. It is quite interesting to talk with people who are successfully pursuing their dreams. I am looking forward to the next time we can work together.

Tom and Jonas opened the show with an amazing trickline performance which really wowed the audience. They really engaged with the audience, got people lying under lines whilst doing tricks over the top and getting the crowd pumped for the Kenny and Viki’s shows. I think that no one there had ever seen slacklining before and to see a few guys who had been doing it for years giving the a top show was a perfect introduction.

All of a sudden, our highline show time arrived! The show plan was us walking and performing for two to three minutes and then Kenny and Viki performing, then us again. Really fast changes and no wasted time at! I was tied in, when suddenly I heard my name being announced over the speakers, by the MC, Denis Herman.
Time to go! I got out, got the start cheering and before I attempted to stand. I was quite nervous, with every one watching. So, I tried to stand up….. and made it! Feeling really great now, I walked out to the middle, balanced on one leg, then danced a little on the line in time to the music, having a lot of fun. I ended up doing a short exposure turn, sat on the line thanked the crowd and slid back to the start, using a Hangover (a line slide to helo you move fast along the slackline)
Then Tom headed out onto the line, showing the crowd how easily it can be to walk the line, showing great control. He didn’t have more time, so he calmly sat down on the line, 15m over the trial bike course, and clipped in, sliding back with a smile on his face!
Jonas followed up, with a show all about interacting with the audience. He had three paper airplanes which he threw down to the audience, hung upside down and showed the crowd his gymnastic abilities.
Yuri closed the show, with a spectacular blindfolded walk. He walked really calmly to the end and sat down, no shaking at all, a solid walk! Ending up with a one arm hang, he clipped in and slid back, a great end to a great show.

It was a marvelous show, we all had a lot of fun putting on a show for Moen! It is nice feeling giving so many people smiles. We aim to inspire people into pushing themselves and doing amazing things. We are already busy planning the next event and hope to get more people interested in highlining and slacklining!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Holland's Got Talent slackline

Holland’s Got Talent Highline

Published in Highline, Shows
by Jonas Konijnenberg

By Jonas Konijnenberg
So, a couple of months ago my girlfriend encouraged me to participate in Holland’s got Talent. I wasn’t so motivated in the beginning, but it seemed like a nice challenge after some previous experiences with television and demonstrations. First, it was my plan to make a trickline show, as tricklining is much more spectacular for people who are not familiar with the difficulty of a highline.A couple of days before the recordings of the show the HGT staff called and informed me that they had a perfect highline possibility inside the theatre, above the audience and judges. A highline show is a bit of a risk when it comes to creating a successful show, but it was the ultimate challenge to see if my nerves would hold in front of an audience and 10 cameras!My show was planned in the afternoon around dinner time. Tom Peek and Cor Vinke helped me with rigging the highline in the theatre. We only had 1 hour to rig and test the highline. On both sides we had to fix a rappel to get to the anchor points, which is difficult.

It was super stressful to rig the line, because there was a super thin area where the slings had to fit through. After 50 minutes we managed to complete the setup. I leashed in and took some steps. In the middle I had to test with a big leash fall to check that it was at a safe height. I had some tries and began to enjoy the line. The location was perfect, an indoor theatre highline! I never thought this would be possible, a dream come true :)Right at the moment when I wanted to take a rest, the head chief of the show wanted a final rehearsal. I already was totally sweaty because of the spotlights that were all pointing at me. But it was a good idea to make a full test run. During the test run I found out that the startup should be a bit faster, I also found out on which spot I had to make my tricks to be perfectly positioned above the judges. People were waiting to get into the theatre, so we had a short rest and prepared for the real show.
The show started with an introduction of myself and my act on stage. Judges were astonished about the idea that I was planning to walk over the slackline. I went up to the balcony, rapelled down and leashed in. The music started and my act had begun! Walking with the whole crowed and in front of a lot of cameras was challenging, falling was not an option because that would be the end of my act….. But I really liked the idea that everyone was watching me while I was having fun on a highline! So I stayed quite calm and made it easily to the spot were I planned to do static tricks. All my statics went pretty good and I heard that my two minutes of show were almost to an end. I rushed to go hanging on my toes above Gordon, one of the judges. The music stopped and I dropped myself from my toes into my leash. I heard some small screams from the audience and realised I brought my act to an good end!The judges were a bit critical, as they couldn’t understand the difficulty of a highline, but they seemed to like me and so I made it to the next round!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Urban Hhighline Show Mundial

Highline show @ Mundial Festival

Published in Highline, Shows
by admin

Highline Show @ Mundial Festival 2014

By Tom Peek (pictures by Marijn Haertel)
A few months after coming up with the idea of Dream Walkers, we were facing our first highline show as a team. It was really fitting that this show was happening in Tilburg, the home of Yuri and I. Also the first place we had our first team meeting.Festival Mundial seemed like the perfect festival to start off with for us. Famous for the always impressive line-up of artists from all genres, good food and culture, and the recently new urban location in the Spoorzone it seemed like a no-brainer to try and do a highline show at Mundial. We had our entrance through Loïs de Jong, organizer of the Fusion Jam at Mundial and a slackline enthusiast. After some friendly conversation we got invited to check out the LOC-loods, the venue for the Fusion Jam, the Monday before the festival. It was better than we could have dreamed of! Endless possibilities for highlines, easy access and the most bomb-proof anchor points. A few hours later, two new highlines were established!
We rigged a 30m high tension double Redtube line designed to trick on, and a 38m double core 2 line quite loose, for a nice challenge. We were allowed to leave the highlines up from Monday until the Saturday of the shows and come in everyday to get comfortable with the venue and the lines.On Saturday morning, the Fusion Jam started. It was a grand spectacle with multiple disciplines of BMX, freerunning and beginner slacklines and tricklines by Slacktivity. We realized soon, that two hours later we would be balancing above it all to entertain the people. We were a bit nervous for the first show, but as soon as we were on the lines we experienced the same state of calmness as always. Yuri started on the longer line, while I went on to the shorter one. After some exposure turns and bounces Yuri and me both got off. . I leashed in on the longer one, while Jonas prepared for his show on the 30 meter line.
Jonas wowed the crowd with all kinds of static and acrobatic tricks, while I calmly walked the longer line and layed down in the middle to relax. A few minutes later we all got off the lines and high fived each other: our first show was done and it went great! We had a few hours to catch our breath, explain people how to slackline on the ground and do some tricklining before we had to go up for our second show. It went even better and we were enjoying the reactions of the crowd a bit more. We followed up our first two shows by a great party in the evening, only to come back on Sunday morning for some more highlining. During the time of our fourth and last show, the Dutch team was playing in the world championship of soccer. We had no spectators and decided to watch the match ourselves and celebrate a close win over Mexico! All in all we had a great experience but still need to practice more to beat soccer in popularity!

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.

Highline Show Rocksteady NSK

Highline Show @ RockSteady Bussum

Published in Projects, Shows
by Jonas Konijnenberg

Highline show @ RockSteady Bussum

During the break before the finals of the National Students Championships of Lead Climbing in 2013 the Dream Walkers performed a highline Show. Yuri, Tom and Jonas showed their skills on the highline that went totally across the climbing hall. Jonas and Tom showed some pretty hard moves on the line, like a buttbounce and loads of  static moves.

Informatie over geneesmiddelen verandert regelmatig. Sommige geneesmiddelen zijn populair. Andere werken voor bepaalde ziekten zoals schizofrenie. Typisch, zowel mannen als vrouwen hebben last van seksuele disfuncties. Als u geïnteresseerd bent in viagra bestellen zijn waarschijnlijk wensen u om te leren over viagra 100mg. Wellicht weet je over “viagra kopen“. De meest gedenkwaardige wat je moet zoeken is “viagra voor vrouwen“. By the way, zijn er verschillende verklaringen en beroepsbeoefenaren in de gezondheidszorg zijn gewoonlijk in staat om uw probleem te lokaliseren door middel van psychologische tests. Sommige geneesmiddelen kunnen bijwerkingen veroorzaken. Dit geneesmiddel is alleen voor u. Nooit op te geven Viagra naar andere mensen, zelfs als de verschijnselen dezelfde zijn als de jouwe.