After years of good cooperation the ID Sports GmbH (GIBBON Slacklines) and the World Slackline Federation e.V. terminate the partnership by the date of 31st December 2014.
From the beginning until now, the encouragement of the sport was in the focus of the cooperation, which was proceeded with success. The constant growth of the sport brought along that the partnership between a slackline manufacturer as the main partner was not beneficial for the position of the WSFed as a neutral federation.
Robert Käding, CEO ID Sports GmbH:
“In the first years of tricklining we have seen the need in an international association to give the sport an independent base. During the last years, fortunately a lot of things happened and now we can see, that the communities worldwide are getting organized better and better by themselves. Nowadays slacklining is an autonomous sport as well as a leisure-time activity with varied facets. To our opinion the future of slacklining will be carried on several shoulders, hence we came to the result to retract from the role of the main partner of the association to enable the cooperation with different partners.”
That for we came to the result that it is indispensable for the further development of the sport, to focus on the cooperation with all manufactures, national federations and communities worldwide. To enhance this step and to showcase the opening to all who are interested, GIBBON Slacklines will no longer be the exclusive outfitter of the WSFed WorldCups and World Championship from 2015 on. Furthermore all partnership based connections will be terminated.
The promotion of the partnership in speech and writing will be deleted from all communication material in an appropriate period of time.
We would like to thank GIBBON Slacklines for the long lasting support and successful partnership!